In three weeks my boyfriend's company is hosting a gala evening at a local art museum (a very well known art museum with many important exhibits). The entire museum will be closed to the public specifically for this event. There will be a live band (so dancing?), a very expensive catered dinner, and a tour of the newest wing which does not open to the public until late spring.
I understand the attire will be formal, but how formal? Do you think cocktail dresses will be enough, or should I invest in a gown?
link Probably a longer cocktail dress like that. It makes it a bit more formal and less cutesy, but it's casual and light enough to blend in with everyone else and dance in. (unless you want to make a Cinderella entrance... lol)
They didn't say anything on the invitation? Usually they will specify. I'd say you're probably better off with a nice, conservative cocktail dress. Nothing too revealing or tight, but still fashionable and nice. The live band gives me the impression that its a little more casual than a black tie and gown type of affair.