How Gospel Gowns Can Make or Break Your Wedding or Event

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Traditional gospel gowns also known as robes, impacts weddings, parties and corporate events in a powerful way. Allow me to explain… People swoon at the sight of a gospel choir adorned in long, colourful, draped fitted gowns. But, have they become a novelty status symbol?

And that’s not all. I’m going to share another little titbit with you. One of the first things potential clients ask enthusiastically when they book my choir, “ABC Gospel Choir” is, “Do you wear a robe?”

Then, on arrival at the venue in our loosely fitted gospel dresses, they’re amazed. “You all look so stunning,” is their usual reaction. Imagine that… This is before we even sing a song.

So, what is it about gospel robes that arouse such excitement from everyone? Let’s dive into the facts, fiction and history of lengthy dresses for choirs. And hopefully it will shed some more light on the phenomenon of gospel gowns. Keep reading…

Gospel Gowns

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Tommy Hilifger – Sugar City – Amsterdam

Origin of Gospel Gowns

To start with, “a complete account of the origin and background history of gospel gowns and choir robes is beyond research abilities. However, this article gives a brief chronicle of the record of events from the past concerning the costumes and dresses used by choirs. Based on identified documentation from a specific era, it will report a timeline of the outfits known as gospel gowns.” Source: https://www.academicapparel.com/choir/

The Colour of Gospel Gowns

And we don’t stop there… The distinctive looks and flowing movements of choir robes always impress your guests. Special focus is placed on colour, styles and textures. And the result is a garment which enriches any atmosphere. But guess what? Originally, most choir gowns were limited to only one of three colours – black, white and blue. But one thing’s for sure, with the popularity of gospel choirs, the robes blossomed into a multitude of choices.

Uniformed and unified gospel look

Believe it or not, I’m NO gospel gown expert. Nevertheless, the uniformed and unified look of a gospel choir adds to the attraction of the robes. As it turns out, the appearance of the garments greatly influences wedding couples, their guests and corporate business people. Be warned though, this novelty status symbol can make or break your event.

The pulling power of the gospel gown in modern times

Traditional gospel gowns are deeply embedded in the texture of the gospel choirs’ world. And another thing, the fascination of authentic gospel gowns began from 425 BC, which is Ancient Greece and Roman times. Marvelous modern designs and new textures range from satin, velour or high-quality stretch polyester.

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Gospel gowns look professional and presentable

In addition, choirs across the world can choose from over a hundred styles. But that’s not all. You can get almost any colour in the spectrum, numerous material choices as well as matching accessories. And now gospel gowns transcend the fabric and the choir members’ appearances. Most importantly, gospel acts look professional, presentable and approachable.

Gospel dresses affect the mood of wedding celebrations

Here’s something else. Original gospel gowns bring out the feel-good factor during your church or hotel wedding. Their sheer elegance creates an intense grand entrance or finale of your ceremony. In addition, the upbeat and rustic hits will transport you on a melodic journey, setting the perfect tone for your special day.

The dawn of the gospel choir’s robes

In a nutshell, gospel choirs heralded the birth of the traditional gospel gowns. Moreover, the formal robes for weddings & events guarantee a unique ambience and wow factor. Making a bold statement at every occasion, you’ll enjoy a remarkable celebration. To top it all, you and the guests will have precious memories of your wedding day.

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ABC Gospel Choir | Wedding @ MACY’S Haarlemmermeerstation – Amsterdam

Flowing gospel robes versus fashion forward outfits

Although you can have gospel gowns for your formal or informal event, there’s also a choice of hiring a gospel choir without the dresses. Naturally, this can be a lucrative idea if you have a budget. However, both fashion forward outfits becomes a permanent cherished memory in your guest’s imagination.

Wearing and design ease of gospel choir robes

In fact, over the year’s gospel gowns have evolved stylishly and adopted new unique designs. With this evolutionary trend the robes design details have given the garment shape and fit. And the mass marketing of stylish choir robes was born. Nowadays, there are more choirs that have high energy stage presence and great presentation skills. Basically, gospel gowns represent unity, oneness and are a status symbol.

Gospel workshops influence a company’s future success

Lastly, big businesses [bosses with their employees] are now in on the “sister act”. And booking gospel workshops whereby they can sing while wearing traditional gospel gowns. These dresses are influencing how a business leader interacts with their team. Above all, a gospel group in gowns brightens up corporate events and affects the future success of businesses. Even more exciting, choirs successfully promote small, medium or large sized companies’ visions, missions and value statements.

The above information has been inspired by https://www.academicapparel.com/choir/

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About Clover Jean: Hi, I'm Clover Jean, a bespoke wedding and commitment ceremonies celebrant. I love life, laughter and having a good time. I’m a sucker for great relationships and TLC wedding series! Get in touch, like, share my personal Facebook page and sign-up to my newsletters. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

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