How to cover up a formal outfit – choose your favorite from 34 looks from the Met Museum and Ballet Gala!

by Sylvia

How to cover up a formal outfit – choose your favorite from 34 looks from the Met Museum and Ballet Gala! | 40plusstyle.com

May in New York City is all about glamour but there’s still an unpredictable chill in the air. Here are some of the best cover up looks from two of the biggest events: the annual MET gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York City Ballet Spring Gala . Enjoy all the stylish looks!

1. Laced trimmed wrap

The lace adds light, playful dimension to the velvet wrap.

2. Red silk scarf

A red floral print scarf paired with a black top | 40plusstyle.com

3. Rich, red bolero-style cropped cardigan

Style ideas for wearing bolero jackets with a dress | 40plusstyle.com

4. Reversible, textured evening scarf

A monochrome shawl to add dimension to one's outfit | 40plusstyle.com

5.  Crimson cropped kimono jacket

Crop jackets are great for creating shape and length in outfits | 40plusstyle.com

6. Silver studded jacket

Add edge to your look with a stud embellished coat as shown | 40plusstyle.com

7. Fur shrug

A sequined dress is paired well with a neutral colored shoulder wrap | 40plusstyle.com

8. Black ruffled and pleated jacket by Issey Miyake

Coats with pleats and dimensional cuts make a bold fashion statement | 40plusstyle.com

9. Scallop trimmed coat and silk scarf as color accent

Beauty is in the details like this scalloped trim coat | 40plusstyle.com

10. Soft fur shrug with a sheer scarf layer

Mix and match wraps in order to achieve a more stylish look | 40plusstyle.com

11. Red draped shawl

When wearing a large shawl, use different methods to tie the cloth for an interesting look | 40plusstyle.com

12. Cream fur coat

Pairing pink and cream white helps create a more soft look | 40plusstyle.com

13. Black sequin detailed shawl

An elegant black sequin shawl at the MET gala | 40plusstyle.com

14. Textured coat finished with a brooch closure

Fashionable style ideas on how to style a brooch | 40plusstyle.com

15. Black and white cuffed mink coat

A fur jacket in black and white for evening | 40plusstyle.com

16. Red fur shrug

Epaulettes are a fashionable item for red carpet and formal events | 40plusstyle.com

17. Bright orange wrap jacket

Bright colored coats and wraps make a bold outfit | 40plusstyle.com

18. Fun, feathered jacket

A textured coat adds a unique look to one's overall outfit | 40plusstyle.com

19. Gold scarf with a silk-lined cape

A black and red combination outfit is a classic color pairing | 40plusstyle.com

20. Silk scarf color accent

Soft and feminine coat looks for women | 40plusstyle.com

21. Relaxed fit, two-tone coat

Pair a printed outfit with a neutral and minimalist coat for a more stylish outfit | 40plusstyle.com

22. White silk infinity scarf

Subtle color blocking with a simple white infinity scarf | 40plusstyle.com

23. Sheer shawl worn as a shoulder wrap

Chic sheer wrap styled with a red skirt for a modish ensemble | 40plusstyle.com

24. Simple and elegant pashmina scarf

Simple and elegant nude shawls are a great style piece for a polished look | 40plusstyle.com

25. Cape-style fur coat

A thick fur coat styled over a black printed dress | 40plusstyle.com

26. Reversible black velvet and red silk wrap with tassel detail

This sequin detailed coat in black is a subtle yet stylish piece | 40plusstyle.com

27. Elegant kimono jacket with fur trim

Draping a black wrap on a white top will create a beautiful contrast with one's outfit | 40plusstyle.com

28. Oversized silk scarf

 A great way to create two outfits in one is to use a colorful printed jacket on top of a neutral outfit | 40plusstyle.com

29. Reversible pattern oversized shawl

Florals add a feminine touch to every outfit | 40plusstyle.com

30. Fur cowl wrap cape

Neutral wraps and coats create an elegant look without having to sacrifrice function and style | 40plusstyle.com

31. Floor length evening coat

Elegant button down coats are always a timeless piece | 40plusstyle.com

32. Sheer sequined scarf

Lovely and elegant sheer shawl studded with silver beads and sequins at the MET gala | 40plusstyle.com

33. Stylish reversible oversized wrap

Reversible shawls are great fashion investments in order to create more stylish looks for multiple occasions | 40plusstyle.com

34. Scallop knit cardigan

A dainty cardigan matches well with this woman's pink dress | 40plusstyle.com

Which look is your favorite? And what is your preferred cover up for a formal outfit?

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Greetje

3, 4, 5, 14, 15, 18 with 31 being my winner. There were a few which I thought were horrible, but I will only mention the ones which I thought were really nice. Of course it is just my taste and nobody cares anyway haha.

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