A typical gala is a formal affair, often held to support a worthy fundraiser, charity event, or other special occasion.
Generally speaking, gala etiquette calls for an evening dress, sleek heels, a small clutch bag, and statement jewelry.
What is formal attire for a gala?
Females: Formal evening gown or dress, or dressy cocktail dress. Males: Black tuxedo jacket, matching trousers, formal (pleated front or pique’) white shirt, black (silk, satin) bow tie, black cummerbund to match tie, optional suspenders, black patent shoes, black dress socks.
How should I dress for a gala event?
A dinner or suit jack is required, however, and trousers should be in a matching dark colour. As for the ladies, the length of a dress generally represents the exclusivity and elegance of an event. So, for partially formal gala dinners, cocktail dresses and more modern styles are appropriate.
What happens at a gala event?
Gala events usually include dinner, dancing, entertainment, and silent auctions or raffles, sometimes packaged around some type of theme. If you think this type of event is something you might want to pull together for your favorite charity, there’s a wealth of info you’ll need to get started.
Can I wear a suit to a gala?
The majority of gala dinners are classed as ‘black tie’ events, so organises do expect male guests to wear either a tuxedo or a three piece suit. This should be in a dark colour like black or navy blue and paired with a formal tie or a cravat.