Published on: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 04:30

Three cheers for charity! Time to throw on your most glamorous gala gown and support those in need.

Each year, Terry Costa joins forces with the Dallas Margarita Society (aka Dallas’ Children’s Charities.) On November 1 we’ll be at it again, all in the name of giving back.

As the largest annual, invitation only, black tie charity gala in the world, the Margarita Ball provides toys to more than 6,800 at-risk children in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. They also use funds collected at the charity gala to help the community organizations that support them throughout the year.

Want to attend but aren’t sure what to wear to the Dallas Margarita Ball? We’re here to help with your formal attire needs. Give back and look good doing it with these stylish black tie event dresses.

Black Tie Basics


Black tie event attire means formal first and foremost. Men should plan to rent or buy a tuxedo and ladies will want to flaunt their finest formalwear. As the website states, you can’t be overdressed for the Dallas Margarita Ball, so dress to the nines and accessorize to the tens!

When selecting your outfit, think elegance. Your fabulous evening party dress can be long or short so long as your overall look is quite formal. When in doubt, keep in mind that sequins are absolutely encouraged.

Just make sure you buy a dress you can move in. The dance floor will be packed with other do-gooder donors and you don’t want a look that is uncomfortable or at odds with crowds.

In other words, skip gowns with long trains and opt for something that allows you to move freely.

Need some ideas? How about these trendy black tie event gowns?

Nothing says formal like a little black dress. This strapless black satin gown is opulence at its finest. The mini-peplum bodice is the perfect pairing for the dress’ mermaid skirt and sweep train. Dress it up with a drop earring to complete the look.

We can’t get over how much wow-factor a cold-shoulder cut adds to formal gowns. But it doesn’t stop there. The entire silhouette elongates the body and slims figures with a plunging v-neckline and belted waist. The sheath crepe fit of this dreamy turquoise evening gown makes it an ideal choice for any charity benefit.

This eye-popping beaded Sherri Hill dress is everything we love about gala gowns. The sequins alone had us hooked. But there’s nothing more fun than an Organza Flyaway Skirt. And really, how often is it not only permissible to overdress, but outright encouraged? Sign us up! 

Some silhouettes just scream elegance. This emerald green one-shoulder mermaid cut dress is one of them. The texture of this Mikado fabric adds another dimension of luxurious sophistication that is sure to resonate with fellow charity attendees. Moves like a dream, wears like a vision, you’re sure to be the belle of the Margarita Ball in this beauty.

As we mentioned, short gala dresses make wonderful additions to the Dallas Margarita ball. Just make sure to fancy it up a bit. This gold fringe Sherri Hill dress is a great example. Metallic and interesting cuts can help turn up the dial on your black tie style.

Party with a purpose and look fabulous while doing it.

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