14 Gala-Appropriate Pieces That Don't Cost a Fortune – M & S
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14 Gala-Appropriate Pieces That Don't Cost a Fortune

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It’s not every day you get to go to a gala, so if you find yourself with an invitation to such a coveted affair, you may be what to ear. Fret not, that’s where we come in.

A typical gala is a formal affair, often held to support a worthy fundraiser, charity event, and other special occasions. Gala etiquette calls for an evening dress, sleek heels, a small clutch bag, and statement jewelry. In addition to following the dress code, it’s just as important to feel comfortable in whatever you choose to wear.

For example, if you aren’t a dress person, swap in a sophisticated jumpsuit. The same goes for heels: Don’t get caught wobbling in über-high heels if you aren’t used to wearing them—opt for an embellished flat instead. No matter what you decide to wear, this is your chance to go all out with the glamour. So how much is too much? Here are a few styles to help guide your search.

A standout clutch is a perfect add-on if you're sticking to an all-black dress.
This lace maxi is elegant yet on trend. Available in size UK6 to UK14.
The detailed pearl strap is so elegant.  Available in size 6 to 11.
The high slit and seam placement at the bust transform a simple slip dress into a gala-ready piece. Available in sizes 0 to 8.
These affordable earrings will match nicely with any color.
A jumpsuit offers a chic alternative. Available in sizes 14W to 24W.
The hardware is so cute, we guarantee you'll find another occasion to use this clutch.
Ear climbers are a fresh take on the traditional sparkly drop earring.
This jumpsuit is guaranteed to turn heads. Available in sizes 0 to 8. 
How cool are the details on this embellished sandal? Available in sizes 5.5 to 10.
If you want to wear a sparkly or embellished dress, this simple gold necklace is the way to go. 
Cold-shoulder details lend an of-the-moment look. Available in size 14W to 22W.
This embellished strap is beyond perfect.  Available in size IT35 to IT42.
For a traditional look, add a pair of drop earrings.
Sheer Chiffon makes pulling off this jumpsuit so effortless. Available in sizes S to L. 

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