Dresscode Gala

In general, a gala is a formal event, where stricter dress codes apply than at casual parties. Follow the dress code which is on the invitation, you can also expect Black Tie or Festive dress codes on the card. Keep up with the regulations associated with the required dress code.
Below the explanation and tips you will find the dresses in our collection for the dress code Gala.

Dresscode gala dresses

What is dress code Gala?

A gala has mostly a ceremonial part, for which the men and women must dress properly. Appearing in the right clothes you show appreciation for the invitation. At school gala's, exclusive parties or ceremonies where a gala dress code is specifically requested, it is more likely to be overdressed than too simple! You can go big and be creative with your outfit.
The men's suit depends on the requested dress code and will at least consist of a two-piece suit. The ladies have a wide choice of long prom dresses and exclusive evening dresses. The length of the dress has to reach the floor or heel. Consider for a thin and supple fabric, generally the bodice is tightly fitted, combined with a smoothly skirt. In general, a V-neck or strapless neckline is chosen, a high-necked dress with transparent lace is also allowed. Take in consideration the type of event and location when choosing the colour of the dress, for officially events opt for calm colours. Going to a school gala you can safely choose a bright shades or multi-print prom dress, for a company event a neutral colour is nicer.
Wear pumps or shoes with heels, especially when the dress has a slit. If the shoes are in a different colour than the dress, make sure they match with your accessories. Wear striking earrings and possibly. a necklace or bracelet. A clutch or gala bag is allowed. Do not forget to provide a stylish make-up and a beautiful hairstyle.

Tips for Gala

  • Gala is a chic and formal dress code.
  • A long prom or evening dress.
  • Choose a colour which matches the event and location.
  • Shoes with heels or pumps.
  • Wear prominent or exclusive jewelry.
  • Clutch or gala bag is allowed.
  • Put effort in your hair and makeup.
Fitted evening dress with an off-shoulder bodice, three-quarter long sleeves and a small train | modelnr g-mo2-79

Fitted evening dress with an off-shoulder bodice, three-quarter long sleeves and a small train.

Ruby prom dress features an illusion V-neck, lace-up back and a high slit in the full skirt | modelnr g-2-174

Ruby prom dress features an illusion V-neck, lace-up back and a high slit in the full skirt.

Sexy prom dress with deep V-neck, half-open back and high slit in the long skirt | modelnr g-e2-6

Sexy prom dress with deep V-neck, half-open back and high slit in the long skirt.

Stunning glamour prom dress, features a fitted bodice and fishtail skirt fully covered embroidered and beaded lace overlay.| modelnr g-mo2-45

Stunning glamour prom dress, features a fitted bodice and fishtail skirt fully covered embroidered and beaded lace overlay.

Long V-neck dress with lace applique covers the neckline and sides | modelnr g-2-193

Long V-neck dress with lace applique covers the neckline and sides.

Long sequin prom dress with wide shoulder straps, feature a rich colour scheme on the skirt with split | modelnr g-a2-36

Long sequin prom dress with wide shoulder straps, feature a rich colour scheme on the skirt with split.

Off the shoulder prom dress with sweetheart lace bodice and chiffon skirt | modelnr g-e2-14

Off the shoulder prom dress with sweetheart lace bodice and chiffon skirt.

Halter prom dress with a high slit and simple silhouette | modelnr g-e2-19

Halter prom dress with a high slit and simple silhouette.

Glamorous prom dress with v-cut neckline and delicate beaded waist band | modelnr g-mo2-33

Glamorous prom dress with v-cut neckline and delicate beaded waist band.

Sexy lace prom dress with an illusion deep V-neck, narrow straps, an low back and high slit in the long skirt | modelnr g-a2-38

Sexy lace prom dress with an illusion deep V-neck, narrow straps, an low back and high slit in the long skirt.

High-neckline evening dress with a heart-shaped bodice, the lace fabric has embroidery and beading accents | modelnr g-mo2-27

High-neckline evening dress with a heart-shaped bodice, the lace fabric has embroidery and beading accents.

High-necked evening dress in a fitted model and a high slit | modelnr g-e2-15

High-necked evening dress in a fitted model and a high slit.

Lace evening dress with twig pattern all over the dress | modelnr g-p2-2

Lace evening dress with twig pattern all over the dress.

Evening dress with three-quarter sleeves and a high V-neckline | modelnr g-a2-67

Evening dress with three-quarter sleeves and a high V-neckline.

Evening dress with a high neck, net bodice accented in beaded embroidery | modelnr g-mo2-43

Evening dress with a high neck, net bodice accented in beaded embroidery.

Prom dress with lace bodice, low V-back and small train | modelnr g-a2-69

Prom dress with lace bodice, low V-back and small train.

Captivating prom dress with an illusion deep v neckline and thigh high slit. The bodice is beautifully decorated with beads on the front and features a lace-up back | modelnr b-4-6

Captivating prom dress with an illusion deep v neckline and thigh high slit. The bodice is beautifully decorated with beads on the front.

Green sparkly dress with playful colour gradient with bronze sequins and beads, in mermaid model | modelnr g-a2-37

Green sparkly dress with playful colour gradient with bronze sequins and beads, in mermaid model.

Long prom dress with V-neck, spaghetti straps that continue into the lacing and glitter waistband | modelnr g-2-238

Long prom dress with V-neck, spaghetti straps that continue into the lacing and glitter waistband.

Elegant green prom dress, the fitted bodice with illusion deep V-neck features lace sides which run to the half-open back | modelnr g-2-230

Elegant green prom dress, the fitted bodice with illusion deep V-neck features lace sides which run to the half-open back.

Fitted prom dress with lace appliques, v-neck and narrow straps | modelnr g-2-243

Fitted prom dress with lace appliques, v-neck and narrow straps.

Fitted prom dress with strapless bodice and an off-shoulder look | modelnr g-e2-13

Fitted prom dress with strapless bodice and an off-shoulder look.

Black glamour dress with silver-coloured beads, features a high slit, sexy V-neck and straps over the open back | modelnr g-mo2-48

Black glamour dress with silver-coloured beads, features a high slit, sexy V-neck and straps over the open back.

Evening dress with three-quarter sleeves and bodice with sequins | modelnr g-a2-66

Evening dress with three-quarter sleeves and bodice with sequins.

Chiffon V-neck dress with embroidered and beaded bodice and long sleeves. Available in navy blue and pink | modelnr g-mo2-41

Chiffon V-neck dress with embroidered and beaded bodice and long sleeves. Available in navy blue and pink.

Dark blue evening dress with chiffon skirt and a high neckline, the bodice is decorated with coloured beads and has a half-open back | modelnr g-n2-111

Dark blue evening dress with chiffon skirt and a high neckline, the bodice is decorated with coloured beads and has a half-open back.

Flowy chiffon evening dress with embroidered bodice in light pink. | modelnr g-mo2-42

Flowy chiffon evening dress with embroidered bodice in light pink.

Prom dress with lace bodice, V-neckline and long chiffon skirt | modelnr g-p2-6

Prom dress with lace bodice, V-neckline and long chiffon skirt.

Elegant evening dress in a silver colour with a lace overlay bodice, high neck and a long lace sleeve. | modelnr g-u2-6

Elegant evening dress in a silver colour with a lace overlay bodice, high neck and a long lace sleeve.

Dark blue evening dress features an overlay lace bodice, high neck line and long lace sleeves | modelnr g-u2-11

Dark blue evening dress features an overlay lace bodice, high neck line and long lace sleeves.

Silver grey evening dress with pleated skirt, the high-neck line bodice is beautifully decorated with white coloured stones | modelnr g-n2-117

Silver grey evening dress with pleated skirt, the high-neck line bodice is beautifully decorated with white coloured stones.

Navy blue long prom dress with draped front, V-neck and a high slit | modelnr g-2-173

Navy blue long prom dress with draped front, V-neck and a high slit.

Silver grey prom dress with lace halter bodice, decorated with sequins and beads and tulle skirt trimmed with a wide band | modelnr g-2-229

Silver grey prom dress with lace halter bodice, decorated with sequins and beads and tulle skirt trimmed with a wide band

Long prom dress features a deep v neckline, the slim fitting silhouette is embellished with radiant stones, and the high split adds a sexy touch | modelnr g-mo2-53

Long prom dress features a deep v neckline, the slim fitting silhouette is embellished with radiant stones, and the high split adds a sexy touch.

Charming white prom dress with a high side leg slit, the bodice is decorated with detailed embroidery and the thin spaghetti straps runs to the lace-up back | modelnr b-4-4

Charming white prom dress with a high side leg slit, the bodice is decorated with detailed embroidery and the thin spaghetti straps runs to the lace-up back.

Prom dress with lace V-neck bodice, cap sleeves and semi-open back | modelnr g-2-246

Prom dress with lace V-neck bodice, cap sleeves and semi-open back.

Sexy prom dresses in magenta pink with V-neck and halter neckline | g-n2-48

Sexy prom dresses in magenta pink with V-neck and halter neckline.

Gold coloured evening gown in a graceful lace fabric, the fitted bodice has an elegant V-neck and half-open back | modelnr g-2-228

Gold coloured evening gown in a graceful lace fabric, the fitted bodice has an elegant V-neck and half-open back.

Flowing chiffon dress features a long skirt with all-over floral print and lace up back. | modelnr g-2-231

Flowing chiffon dress features a long skirt with all-over floral print and lace up back.

Chiffon evening dress with richly decorated sequin bodice and high neckline, in light summer and dark winter colours | modelnr g-2-97

Chiffon evening dress with richly decorated sequin bodice and high neckline, in light summer and dark winter colours.

Purple prom dress with high slit and hearts shape bodice decorated with sequins | modelnr g-n2-150

Purple prom dress with high slit and hearts shape bodice decorated with sequins.

Long evening dress with halter bodice decorated with sequins | modelnr g-u2-201

Long evening dress with halter bodice decorated with sequins.

Elegant hour-glass shape evening dress features long lace sleeves, a V-neck draped bodice and waist | modelnr g-u2-12

Bordeauxred hour-glass shape evening dress features long lace sleeves.

Long style chiffon prom dress with lace halter bodice | modelnr g-u2-200

Long style chiffon prom dress with lace halter bodice.

Stylish long evening dress with a scoop neckline, the sleeveless bodice with side cut-outs and beaded waistband highlights your figure | modelnr g-5-16

Stylish long evening dress with a scoop neckline, the sleeveless bodice with side cut-outs and beaded waistband highlights your figure

Elegant evening dress with a beaded lace, V-neck bodice with flowy skirt. | modelnr g-mo2-40

Elegant evening dress with a beaded lace, V-neck bodice with flowy skirt.

Classic A-line evening gown with draped, surplus V-neckline and waistline. | modelnr g-mo2-37

Classic A-line evening gown with draped, surplus V-neckline and waistline.

Exclusive black evening dress with silver beaded bands over the shoulder and waist | modelnr g-u2-16

Exclusive black evening dress with silver beaded bands over the shoulder and waist.

Evening dress with V-neck and rhinestones beaded straps | modelnr g-u2-202

Evening dress with V-neck and rhinestones beaded straps.

Elegant grey evening dress features a overlay embroidered lace bodice with high neck line and cap sleeves | modelnr g-u2-15

Elegant grey evening dress features a overlay embroidered lace bodice with high neck line and cap sleeves.

Long slim fitted prom dress, the lace bodice is decorated with small delicate stones, the skirt has a high slit, available in red | modelnr g-2-226

Long slim fitted prom dress, the lace bodice is decorated with small delicate stones, the skirt has a high slit, available in red

Sweetheart strapless prom dress with ruched patterned bodice and a straight-cut back | modelnr g-2-19

Sweetheart strapless prom dress with ruched patterned bodice and a straight-cut back.

Curious for other dresses that are suitable for the gala dress code? Look at the pages of long prom dresses or exclusive evening dresses.

How to pick the perfect gala outfit!

A gala is festive and chic, where you can go glamourous with your outfit. A long prom dress with strapless top or cut-out V-neck is mostly worn. If you feel more secure with a higher neckline, choose a model with a transparent lace boat neck. If you want to have more covered, there are options such as a stole, bolero jacket or a gown with sleeves. The dresses are made of soft and light fabrics, which give you freedom to dance. The skirt is falling straight along the body or slightly flared. A high slit gives an charming look to your outfit and you have the opportunity to show off your shoes. A mermaid model dress gives you mystical appearance and will certainly be appreciated. Wide dresses with tulle are chosen less for this dress code but are also allowed.

Accessories and shoes complete your gala outfit

Nothing is as festive as a good combination of shoes, jewellery, makeup and hairstyle. Pay plenty of attention to these. Advance in choosing the right shoes and accessories and on the day itself for your hair and makeup. Don’t go over the top, after all you want to appear chic and stylish at the gala.
You wear shoes with a heel or pumps. On most occasions dancing is included, which means that high heels are less suitable. A closed pump or an open shoe are allowed with the dress code gala. Make sure that the colour of the shoes matches the accessories that you wear.
Feel free to choose luxurious or eye-catching earrings. Whether or not to wear a necklace is highly dependent on the neckline of the dress, with a deep V-neck a droplet necklace is a perfect choice. A clutch or gala bag to store your lipstick or mobile is a good addition. A large handbag or backpack may be handy, but it is definitely not festive.
If it is really too fresh for your bare shoulders on the way to the party, wear a stole. You can store this inside in your clutch or drape it over your forearms. In the winter you can wear a neat long coat, which hangs loosely over your shoulders.
Long gloves are rarely worn with a gala dress code. If you do so, wear the bracelet over the gloves and your rings underneath. You can leave your watch at home; you will notice when the party ends.