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.
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.
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.