Gala dresses are dresses for formal parties. They can be for black-tie evenings, parties with a strict protocol such as birthdays or proms.
For this kind of event, you need to wear a long party dress or long gowns, preferably in sober tones, either light or dark. Normally, plain tones are usually worn, although it depends on the formality of the event you are going to attend, we advise you to talk to the host of the party to guide you in this regard.
Gala dresses can have different necklines: bandeau, strapless, with sleeves, with or without cleavage. No rule prevents you from shining with your light in this kind of event. The rule that will mark the type of evening dress you are going to wear is the length of the dress. It should be floor-length, with or without a train, but you should not be able to see your shoes at any time, so ankle-length or midi-cut dresses are forbidden if you want to follow the strictest protocol. If a party is a gala event, but you do not want a strict protocol, you can wear ankle-length dresses.
Gala events take place almost exclusively at night, so the accessories you should choose for this type of event are formal. Stay away from accessories made of raffia or materials normally used during the day, they should be in metallic tones or that combine with the party dress in one of the shades of the same. Party bags or jewel clutch are a perfect option and a wardrobe staple for life. The best earrings to match are those with natural stones, which will give light to your face, and you will look more flattering every time you wear them.