Another Texan who dresses up here.
It's always fun to choose what to wear to go to concerts, I dress close to formal to go to the (also Houston) Symphony, more formal for Saturday nights than matinees, and more for certain programs. Local concerts more dress casual.
I like chic pantsuits, fun dresses, and a la Carrie Bradshaw heels (girl reference
) though they can be annoying to walk in. I wish I could wear designer stuff (Armani suits, lucky Bunny!) but I find great things at the department store for 1/10th the price, can't complain.
The big cities in Texas do dress, but you see all kinds though, the pic I posted was going to a Pops concert and I was sort of overdressed, yet for this season's Pops finale, I went dressy casual and saw pearls and people in prom dresses. So a wide variety. Classical series I often see ladies in taffeta or silk brocade skirt suits and lots of jewelry, very pretty.
In The Netherlands, I felt overdressed in what I would wear down here, even to see Der fliegende hollander
. I wore a flowy skirt and boots when we went to the world premiere of the De Meij 3rd Symphony and it was just right. Dressy city chic and comfortable more the norm over there, the focus is a little more on the music than impressive outfits and jewelry.