For summer gigs the BVB dress code is as follows:
Summer Dress Code
Summer colours – basically yellow / green (…shades of) against black / white.
Black trousers or skirt / white shirt or blouse / black , green or yellow waistcoat (optional), necktie in summer colours (optional).
Hats: top hat, bowler or straw hat decorated with flowers.
Ladies may prefer to wear flowery summer dresses.
Music stands decorated with flowers if possible.
Examples for new members.
Chris (the epitome of elegance) will wear: Black trousers, white shirt, black waistcoat decorated with a summer flower and a top hat decorated with a flower.
Liz will wear green or black trousers, white blouse, white or green waistcoat (depends if she has time to dye it) decorated with a flower, a black tailcoat if cold (unlikely) and a bowler or straw hat.
Helen will wear black trousers, white blouse, waistcoat and straw hat decorated with flowers.