Shirt arrived and I agree that it’s a quality item. Bravo and thank you.
The [Kathleen] dress is perfect. Saved further trailing through retail stores with no success. Your website catered for my specific needs. Thank you. Vanessa
I have been spreading the news about how wonderful your store/site is. Thank you! Thank you! Wendy
I cannot rate your website highly enough for both quality and customer service. I am absolutely delighted with the purchase of my bespoke ‘Clara’ skirt which fits to perfection. I would have no qualms in recommending you to family, friends and colleagues. A truly first rate service. You should all be very proud of the service which you offer. Mary Hayton
The [Edward] shirt is excellent, really ideal. It is very comfortable and smart. Gwyn Parry-Jones
The [Vivien Maxi] skirt fits perfectly and is BEAUTIFUL. Thank you again. I have passed along your information to the orchestra….as I know it is often difficult to find the proper, professional attire for performances. Charla
The [Vivien Maxi] skirt has arrived and it is beautiful! Thank you Elisabete
Thank you so much for your help earlier today – and for the [Rebecca] dress. It is absolutely beautiful and my daughter loves it. Apparently it is too nice to just use for concerts, so it is going to become a “party dress” as well! I’m delighted to find something that fits so well and looks appropriate for concerts. Thank you once again. Sarah
Thank you so much for delivering the wonderful black skirt and sashes for Phoebe. She is absolutely thrilled and they are a perfect fit. I’m sure all her friends will want to know where we found such a wonderful skirt and we will point them towards your company! We look forward to making future orders! Penelope
I’ve received the Vivien Maxi Child skirt . To be honest with you I was really surprised at the wonderful quality of the material. It’s such a lovely skirt that I’ve recommended you to my daughter’s cello teacher who, in turn, will recommend to other parents . I can’t thank you enough. Tia
The dresses were a great success and the girls and parents were really happy with them. They made the performance look much more professional and cohesive. Lucy Elphinstone, Headmistress Francis Holland School, Sloane Square
It worked really well at its first outing at our recent concert and had many nice compliments. Rebecca Cavill, St Mary’s School, Calne
Your clothes are worth every penny, and are quite frankly the only clothes I’ve ever found that I’ve felt remotely comfortable in to perform. Pianist, Wales
I had a reception gig yesterday and wore the [Clara] skirt and it was just beautiful. Hannah Flowers, Professional Harpist, Forest Lake, Minnesota
The dress arrived earlier today and it’s lovely! So elegant and very comfortable! Flautist, Shropshire
I am wearing the (Imogen) top! It is lovely! Everything worked so well, the website, ordering and the prompt delivery. Sharon, Newbury

Where music and fashion meet

The worlds of music and fashion have everything and nothing in common. Many musicians disdain such boringly material issues such as dress, when their minds are taken up with the far more important music matters, while few fashionistas would consider darkening the door of a classical music venue. And yet, everyone needs music, image does matter – and wouldn’t it be useful if your performance wardrobe actually enhanced your performance?

In general, I now understand, the effort entailed in a music performance is misunderstood and is severely underestimated. When I set up Black Dress Code I did not anticipate this divergence between the two worlds, but I soon realised that for most designers, the idea of dressing a musician involves a lot of frills and decoration without a hint of movement.

How fortunate for Black Dress Code then, that we found So-Mes Creation and the capable hands of Surjit, Kiran and Lakhvinder, not to mention the So-mes production team, including Aunty Kaura. This family-run clothing factory saw the challenge immediately and took it on with flare, taking our commissioned designs and turning them into performable garments.  Surjit has a phenomenal eye and it is to her that we owe so much, including our breathable waistbands and the superbly fitted palazzo trousers. All of them have patiently taught me the business of getting clothes made. We thought you might find it interesting to see where our clothes are made and who makes them. So-mes will always be at the heart of Black Dress Code.

Meet the So-mes Creation Team

 “Leading the way for Ethical and Sustainable
British Clothing Manufacturing”