Moving on in my holiday party outfit ideas feature, today I´m focusing on outfits for a black-tie gala. In choosing a dress for such an event, you must first decide if you´re going for a short dress or a long gown.
With shorter dresses your goal is to create a look that is elegant while flashing some legs, so your best hem length is knee-length or midi. With long gowns you want to look like a dream by letting the dress do all the talking. While low-vamp heels are best to go with shorter dresses, simple strap heels are best for long gowns.
Here are five looks to consider for a black-tie gala party.
1. Silky Twill Bow Dress
Silk is a lovely alternative to chiffon. A silk dress will skim your figure but not cling on to your curves. This silky twill bow dress from Erin has an A-line midi silhouette which is totally flattering when worn with pointed-toe pumps.
2. Sleeveless Dress with Contrasting Waistband
You can never rule out a simple but utterly elegant black dress when it comes to gala events. Black will always be the beautiful black. Try a sleeveless midi dress with luscious V-neck, figure-flattering contrast band, leg-lengthening vented skirt and surplice bodice.
3. Teal Flower Jacquard Party Dress
Dress, Watch, Evening Bag, Pump
Opting for a printed dress to wear to a black-tie gala can be a little tricky. My tip is to go for a subtle print on a dark-hued dress such as this black flower jacquard on a teal fit-and-flare dress.
4. Long Draped Jersey Gown with Lace
Gown, Evening Bag, Watch, Sandal
Red is always bold. So if you want to channel your bold spirit (read: if you have the guts), why not go for the attention grabbing red long gown? You´ll surely love the sheer-lace insets in the beautiful bodice of the red long frock.
5. Off The Shoulder Sequin Lace Dress
Are you wondering how to wear black without fading into the background? Choose a sequined black dress. This evening dress has a simple contour midi shape but with its off-shoulder and glimmer of sequined lace, all eyes are on you.
Are you prepping for a black-tie gala party for this coming holiday? Which of the outfits above would you love to wear?