Who says bold colors should only be worn during the day? Get out of your black evening outfit rut with some inspiration from these ladies. Our favorite bold and colorful looks from the Met Museum and NYC Ballet Galas definitely stand out!

1. Lovely cherry blossom pink gown

2. Maroon cropped bolero

Floral designed red gown for women | 40plusstyle.com

3. India-inspired purple, orange and fuchsia

A chic layered draped dress for formal events | 40plusstyle.com

4. Retro inspired red and white polka dots

 A sweet and vintage inspired look for formal events | 40plusstyle.com

5. Striking magenta

6. Red and blue color block

Red and blue pairings make a simple yet stylish color blocking look | 40plusstyle.com

7. Flower embroidery details in crimson

Beauty is in the details, like this sheer pleated dress with embroidery florals | 40plusstyle.com

8. Bold tangerine coat

Compose a striking look with bold and solid colored pieces | 40plusstyle.com

9. Violet dress complimented with a black top

A chic mix of black and lilac colors | 40plusstyle.com

10. Bold, graphic black and white

MET gala outfits: A classic black and white dress with a mod print | 40plusstyle.com

11. Red with black contrast

Mix prints and contrasting colors for a bold look! | 40plusstyle.com

12. Emerald green lace

A feminine look with a long one shoulder lace dress in mint green | 40plusstyle.com

13. Blush and rouge color play

You may also create contrast with varying tones of one color | 40plusstyle.com

14. Orange graphic print coat

Graphic printed clothing can add a unique feel to your outfit | 40plusstyle.com

15. Royal blue elegance

Indigo elegance for evening | 40plusstyle.com

What’s your favorite bold color look from the gala?


Photography by Denton Taylor


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