As sure as the fall brings changing leaves and cooler nights, it also brings galas – and half of the fun of going to these decadent events is choosing a gala gown that will knock everyone’s socks off! There’s still a while yet until it’s fall proper, but with the Opera Ball and other exciting charity gatherings just around the corner, now’s the best time to start thinking about gala style. Naturally, we’ve got more than a few ideas we hope will influence your style and give you ideas for how to take your look from the runway to the gala!
Playful details, skin-bearing gowns and unique fabrics are just a few of the gala trends we think will be a hit this fall!
Avant-garde colors: How many of us love the beauty of fall seasonal colors – but don’t reflect it in our wardrobes? Reconsider the classic black gala gown for something more jewel-toned like this Elie Saab one-shoulder dress. And while you’re at it, trying out a one-shoulder look is a fun way to stand out and update your style profile.
Metallic beauty: Golds, silvers, platinums – shiny, eye-catching fabrics have been tops on red carpets from the Met to the Golden Globes all year. This sequined Badgley Mischka is a triple trend header: Playful jewel-toned color, metallic detailing AND it’s backless (another gala gown showstopper this season!) Have fun with this look – think beyond gold and silver and consider coppers, gunmetal or even a plum or burgundy done in a glittering tone.
Show some back: Backless and portrait back gowns are another hot red carpet and runway trend just waiting to inspire your gala gown look. Now we know what you’re thinking: Is the Opera Ball REALLY the place to channel Angelina Jolie? The key is to be subtle – a portrait back like the one featured in this Emilio Pucci lace gown will give you just enough skin to intrigue without crossing the line into racy!
Gala season beckons. Ready, set, GOWN!
“Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.” ― Audrey Hepburn
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