As the most formal type of gala, the dress code at a black tie event is the most strict and sophisticated. For these classically elegant formal galas, consider floor-length gowns that offer a regal and luxurious appearance.
Sticking to a full-length dress selection doesn't mean your style options are limited. Pick a fit and flare gown for a figure-hugging fit at the bodice that flares out towards the bottom. For a sleeker, straight fit that still feels comfortable, choose a luxe knit dress. A striking halter or plunge neckline in classic black offers an irresistible combination of classic style and surprise. Reference the glamor of Hollywood with gowns featuring intricate embellishments, metallic accents, cutouts, or inlay sequin designs.
Long ball gowns require high heels and exquisite accessories to complete the ensemble. Drape an elegant necklace around your neck with complementary earrings or other unique jewelry pieces, and add a delicate clutch or handbag for the finishing touch.