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.
View our suggestions of dresses below.
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.
Long dresses for the dress code Gala
Black glamour prom dress in a mermaid model, the tight bodice with halter straps is accented in beaded lace appliqués
Stunning glamour prom dress in pink, features a fitted bodice and fishtail skirt fully covered embroidered and beaded lace overlay.
Colourful A-line evening dress with blue motif on a lace top layer, the bodice with small cap sleeves, has a V-neck front and back.
High-neckline evening dress with a heart-shaped bodice, the lace fabric has embroidery and beading accents.
Black lace prom dress features an Off-the-shoulder V-neckline with long sleeves, a charming small drag and high slit.
Captivating prom dress with an illusion deep v neckline and thigh high slit. The bodice is beautifully decorated with beads on the front.
Elegant green prom dress, the fitted bodice with illusion deep V-neck features lace sides which run to the half-open back.
Glamour dress with a fitted bodice, the V-neck is supported by the spaghetti straps which trail along the open back in to a criss-cross strap.
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.
Elegant evening dress in a silver colour with a lace overlay bodice, high neck and a long lace sleeve.
Silver grey evening dress with pleated skirt, the high-neck line bodice is beautifully decorated with white coloured stones.
Stunning prom dress, the entire bodice is embroidered with sequins and appliqués, with high halter neckline and a mermaid tulle skirt
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.
Gold coloured evening gown in a graceful lace fabric, the fitted bodice has an elegant V-neck and half-open back.
Elegant hour-glass shape evening dress features long lace sleeves, a V-neck draped bodice and waist.
Elegant evening dress features an illusion high-neckline created with a lace overlay on the sweetheart bodice.
Stylish long evening dress with a scoop neckline, the sleeveless bodice with side cut-outs and beaded waistband highlights your figure
Blue-grey evening dress with a deep V-neckline, the straight shoulder straps cross over the low back.
Long evening dress with high-necked boat neck, the bodice features royal blue liquid beading on sheer nude fabric
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
Breezy long dress features a bodice with beautifully beaded neckline, shoulder straps and waistband.
Fitted prom dress in a stretch glitter fabric, decorated with a beaded trim along the V-neck, cut out back and waist.
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.