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.
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

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.

Black glamour prom dress in a mermaid model, the tight bodice with halter straps is accented in beaded lace appliqués | modelnr g-mo2-56

Black glamour prom dress in a mermaid model, the tight bodice with halter straps is accented in beaded lace appliqués

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.

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

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

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.

Sweet off-the-shoulder dress with a shimmering fully beaded bodice and flowy chiffon skirt | modelnr g-mo2-35

Sweet off-the-shoulder dress with a shimmering fully beaded bodice and flowy chiffon skirt.

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 | modelnr g-u2-178

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 | modelnr g-mo2-27

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

Beautiful chiffon evening dress with embroidered beaded bodice | modelnr g-mo2-26

Beautiful chiffon evening dress with embroidered beaded bodice.

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.

Black lace prom dress features an Off-the-shoulder V-neckline with long sleeves, a charming small drag and high slit. | modelnr g-mo2-44

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 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.

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.

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 | modelnr g-mo2-48

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 | 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.

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.

Stunning prom dress, the entire bodice is embroidered with sequins and appliqués, with high halter neckline and a mermaid tulle skirt | modelnr g-2-229

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 | 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.

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.

Exclusive chiffon evening dress with beaded bodice, a small keyhole back in a variety of colours | modelnr g-2-97

Exclusive chiffon evening dress with beaded bodice, a small keyhole back in a variety of colours.

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

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 | modelnr g-n2-42-mint

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 | 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.

High-necked evening dresses with beaded bodice and peep-hole back in navy blue | modelnr g-u2-108

High-necked evening dresses with beaded bodice and peep-hole back in navy blue.

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.

Long evening dress with high-necked boat neck, the bodice features royal blue liquid beading on sheer nude fabric | modelnr g-5-15

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 | modelnr g-u2-15

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

Tight fitted purple prom dresses with low back, V-neck neckline and high slit | modelnr g-2-171

Tight fitted purple prom dresses with low back, V-neck neckline and high slit.

Long prom dress with light blue lace bodice and white skirt | modelnr g-mo2-17

Long prom dress with light blue lace bodice and white skirt.

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

Breezy long dress features a bodice with beautifully beaded neckline, shoulder straps and waistband | modelnr g-n2-115

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 | modelnr g-mo2-55

Fitted prom dress in a stretch glitter fabric, decorated with a beaded trim along the V-neck, cut out back and waist.

Long full chiffon dress with lace detailing, this V-neck dress has a fitted bodice | modelnr g-2-176

Long full chiffon dress with lace detailing, this V-neck dress has a fitted bodice.

Guava halter dress with layered ruffle detail, a plunging V-neck and a high slit | modelnr g-2-189

Guava halter dress with layered ruffle detail, a plunging V-neck and a high slit.

Off shoulder evening dress with lace bodice, a lace-up back and flared tulle skirt | modelnr g-2-232

Off shoulder evening dress with lace bodice, a lace-up back and flared tulle skirt.

Gold-white evening dress with beaded bodice, the modern halter neckline leads into a flowing skirt | modelnr g-2-185

Gold-white evening dress with beaded bodice, the modern halter neckline leads into a flowing skirt.

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.

Navy blue dress with elegant wrap style bodice and delicately beaded lace cap sleeves | modelnr g-mo2-38

Navy blue dress with elegant wrap style bodice and delicately beaded lace cap sleeves.

Light blue long dress featured a flowy lace overlay bodice with a fit and flare skirt | modelnr g-2-182

Light blue long dress featured a flowy lace overlay bodice with a fit and flare skirt.

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.