What to Wear for an Award or Black Tie Event

Awards season is magical! It’s a wonderful opportunity to wear your dream Bombshell gown with the perfect accessories and shoes that make you feel giddy. Did your heart skip a beat when you received your invitation to the awards ceremony or black tie gala event? It can be daunting if you are unsure of the correct dress code, but we’ve got you covered! Our best advice? You will never go wrong with a full-length evening gown. We share more in this blog.

Have you seen our Luxury Velvet Gown in Wine? It has a v-fronted shape that skims past the hips, a satin tie sash and slim yet comfortable arms that end in a gentle bell sleeve with a satin cuff. The tea dress style is in fashion, and we have a range of maxi tea dresses made from a silky-feel viscose fabric that looks luxurious and drapes beautifully. When green is your colour, you need the Bombshell Maxi Tea Dress in Green!

Our styling advice for curvy women? Embrace it! Yes, love those curves and show off your shape with pride. You look fabulous whatever you wear!

What Do You Wear to a Gala?   

You have been invited to a gala! What an amazing opportunity to celebrate or raise money for a charitable cause and wear a beautiful evening dress. You need shoes or sandals with a heel, a clutch, and the right jewellery to complement your floor-length dress. Do you have a beautiful emerald ring that has been a family heirloom for generations? It will look lovely with our Bombshell Luxury Velvet Gown in Dark Green. If you love sequins as much as we do, we have two styles that might be perfect for the gala – our Swing Sequin Gown in Silver with 3/4 sleeves and a wrap bodice or our Cap Sleeve Swing Sequin Gown in Gold.

What Should Women Wear to an Awards Ceremony?

Who wouldn’t love to attend the Baftas, or any other awards ceremony that allows you to wear something beautiful and be confident in yourself? Awards ceremonies can be a black-tie event that requires a long, elegant gown or a formal event with a cocktail dress code. When you prefer classic colours for long evening dresses, you can wear the Bombshell Luxury Sequin Gown in Black or Luxury Sequin Gown in Gold Oyster. Does navy complement your skin and hair colour best? We have a Luxury Velvet Gown in Navy and a wonderfully light Maxi Tea Dress in Navy if velvet is too rich for you. Does the occasion require a cocktail-style dress? You might like the Bombshell Lace Confident Dress in Metallic Pewter that gives you a beautiful, delicate silhouette. 

Should I Wear a Short Skirt to a Black Tie Event?    

Black tie events generally require longer gowns or skirts as it is quite a formal occasion. If you want to highlight your legs, what about a full-length dress with a waterfall hem that is shorter in the front and longer in the back? Do you love bright colours? Can we just say that nobody is too old for pink, and you will look gorgeous in the Bombshell Maxi Tea Dress in Pink! It has a v-neckline with delicate pleating under the bust line and multiway sashes - stunning.

About Bombshell

Our mission at Bombshell is to create dresses that make women look and feel confident. We love to make gowns that transform a curvy woman into her authentic self, ready to embrace any formal occasion with passion. Our founder and designer, Katya, combines the finest materials with tricks of the trade she learnt as a television Costume Designer, to give you something wonderful and memorable to wear. Let your light shine in a gorgeous Bombshell evening gown!

At Bombshell, we have evening gowns and cocktail dresses that will make you feel confident and fabulous at any awards ceremony or gala. And if you’re unsure what will suit you, why not book an appointment at our London showroom and try them all on!


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