What To Wear To A Gala Or Black Tie Event

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Galas or black tie events are my favorite things to shop for… And, also the most difficult.

Why? It’s SUCH a commitment to buy a gown. You know it’s going to be hanging in your closet for a decade…

AND it’s expensive!

You also have to tailor the purchase for the event.

In this case, I attended a “GLASSWING” charity gala in downtown NYC.

(CLICK HERE To learn more about Glasswing, founded by a friend of my husbands)

I wanted to look ‘elegant and understated.’

That basically eliminated sequins, plunging necklines and cutouts.

I also wanted to avoid black… because I knew it would be a sea of black.

I went to two stores on my gown search, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.

I tried on about 10 dresses, and ended up picking this one by Monique Lhuillier (size 2).

FEATURES of the DRESS

First, I love the color. I gravitate towards bright colors because I’m really fair.

I love the IDEA of wearing blush toned gowns, but they never pack the same punch.

Second, I thought the mermaid or fit and flare shape was flattering on my petite frame.

When I put on big, princess gowns, it often looks like they are wearing me.

I also like a wow factor.

With this dress, it’s the open back!

Additionally, lace is on trend and also a classic…

So it will be easy to wear years from now.

Thank you for reading and subscribing to my blog! Erin xo

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SIMILAR ROSE GOLD SANDALS – CLICK HERE

SIMILAR GOLD EARRINGS – CLICK HERE

WHITE CLUTCH – CLICK HERE

WHITE BELT – CLICK HERE

BROWN SUNGLASSES  – CLICK HERE

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This dress is eligible for Friends and Family discount at Saks – 30% OFF!

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FOR LESS

Don’t want to buy the dress? CLICK HERE (or below) To Rent it!

PLUS, PETITE & TALL

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To read a blog about Spring Fashion Trends, CLICK HERE!

CLICK HERE To Read about Wearing a Dress with Cutouts.

If you have a beach trip coming up, CLICK HERE to read my “Essential Swimsuit Guide!”

(The Guide includes, plus, petite, swim dresses, tankinis and swim with shape wear!)

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