5 of the most elegant evenings in Vienna


If you can’t spruce yourself up in Vienna, where else could you? While Austria’s capital boasts tons of old-world-glamour, the idea of true elegance often stops at the individual. Consequently, a few less savvy visitors stick out in elegant evening wear among a crowd of casual locals attending a concert or opera. Here are five occasions your black suit and long gown will be in good company.

A Vienna ball

To the delight of most classical fans, dress codes are strict at most Viennese balls. Unless you attend the folkloric Balls of the Hunters or the Styrians, or crazily flamboyant Life Ball, you can reach out to tail coat, tuxedo, and long traditional evening dresses. As Vienna stages some 400 balls each season, there are plenty of evening wear shops to buy or rent. Each ball has its own requirements when it comes to men’s outfits. As for the ladies, dresses shouldn’t be skintight. Every dress colour…

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