What to wear to a gala? – Choose your favorite from 18 looks!

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What to wear to a gala? - more inspiration from the Ballet gala in New York! | 40plusstyle.com

Galas come in different shapes and forms. The dress code for the New York city ballet gala was definitely formal but open to personal interpretation.

Many women wore gowns, but also shorter dresses, pant suits or more regular evening dresses. I believe you can look great in both long and medium length gowns for an event like this or special pant suits. I would keep it festive though and opt for special fabrics like silk or lace.

The perfect fit is essential and good draping in all the right places can be your best friend.

I would also stay as true as possible to your style personality. Try to let it shine through your outfit!

I already shared earlier pictures from the gala here and here.

In the additional selection below, you can really see each woman’s personality coming through in many of these outfits which included a few stand-out looks for me.

1. Fuchsia

This woman (pictured above) is a stand-out. What a unique dress in a fabulous color! It looks like a perfect fit for this woman and her creative spirit is shining through.

2. All black

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3. Blue flowers

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4. Black lace

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5. Fuchsia and orange

Another stand-out dress, of course beautifully complemented by her beautiful face and smile. Just love the combination of these 2 colors and the soft flow and drape of this dress.

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6. Black & white suit

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7. Arty

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8. Black elegance

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9. Black and white stripes

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10. Beautiful pastels

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11. Practical black

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12. Strapless glitter

Gorgeous elegant and glamorous look that is super practical to wear.

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13. Short cape and see blue dress

A unique choice but this short black cape suits this woman well and it’s a standout look for me.

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14. Pleats

This looks like a Miyake jacket and a piece from this designer is high on my list. It lifts a plain pant suit into something special!

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15. Horizontal pleats

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16. Turquoise and blue

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17. Flirty lace

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18. Mint green

What a beautiful color for a dress which suits this woman so well. I also love the draping of the fabric from right to left. Looks like she paired it with the perfect shoes too. The gentleman is looking very chic too.

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Stay tuned for even more looks from the ballet gala coming up soon.