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White Party Dresses And Tuxedos: What To Wear To PEERS Gala

On Labor Day weekend, we will be celebrating the last days to wear white party dresses at the PEERS Gala. The PEERS network is hosting their 6th annual black tie soiree on Saturday, August 30th 2014, with the dress code being “white tie”.  Ladies and gents, you may be wondering right now what to wear to a white party, which is why we have sought out the insider scoop for you on what to and what not to wear to PEERS Gala!  Buy Tickets Here.

Traditionally, “white tie” dress code calls for tails for men and long gowns for women; however, the attire for PEERS is black tie formal attire, which means you don’t have to wear all white. Ladies, you should wear a short white cocktail dress or long gown. Men, a black tuxedo is perfect for this event!  You don’t need to wear a white suit!! To make your black suit appropriate for the white party, choose white or oyster tuxedo buttons and cufflinks as well as a white bow tie, pocket square and/or flower.  Note: we love mail order gardenias from High Camp Supply Gardenias If you are feeling up to something a bit more white, by all means, this is the event to sport an all white suit, but surely not necessary! Below, see our white party tips for both male and female partygoers, as well as lots of fabulous white cocktail dresses and outfit ideas.

Please note: all male looks are available at Brooks Brothers in La Jolla, CA or shop online here.

Thank you Land Rover San Diego for being a sponsor of PEERS Gala. Both white Range Rovers seen below are available at Land Rover San Diego.

Photo Credit: Jaime Murray Photography

Model Credit: David Lasco

White Party Dresses & Suits

~ What To Wear To The PEERS Gala ~

White Party Tips For Ladies:

  • Wear white party dresses – short or long.
  • Heels should be white, gold, silver, or nude.  Note: if you are wearing a dress that is ivory or cream, a white shoe may cause your dress to look dirty.  Snow white shoes are only suitable with snow white dresses.
  • A clutch with a shoulder strap is always the best party purse.  Choose a nude, white, gold or silver purse.  A black bag will give your white look a dramatic punch.
  • Wearing white party dresses, cream, ivory, metallic cream, or even some black mixed in will be absolutely gorgeous for the evening. Note: ladies, when it comes to attire rules, you really can’t go wrong with your choice.  

White Party Tips For Men:

  • Please leave the coat tails at home!  Rather, bring out your black tuxedo and white accessories as in a bowtie, cummerbund, suspenders, flower, and/or pocket square.
  • If you are dying to wear a white suit, then make sure you do not also wear white shoes, as this will cause your outfit to look more like a costume. Note: wear darker shoes with an all white suit…no white shoes!
  • An Ivory or white tuxedo jacket with a black pant is a great way to incorporate white into your formal look and it makes your look more summery, as well.

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PEER Gala Party Details

The hottest event of the summer is almost here and you don’t want to miss the “IT” party of the year! Break out your white tie’s (and other swanky couture) and AIM HIGH as we honor some of the most remarkable, inspiring, and amazing athletes and celebrities. Join the PEERS Network and Challenged Athletes Foundation as we delve into delectable bites, sensational libations, and lively entertainment.  Click here to purchase tickets.

Date: Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Time: 5:30-6.30 pm: VIP Reception | 6:30-11:00pm: Main Party

Location: La Jolla Grand Estate | 9776 La Jolla Farms Road, La Jolla, CA 92037

VIP tickets: $550 >> Buy Tickets Here

Regular admission: $250 >> Buy Tickets Here

Join the Facebook event for PEERS Gala

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What To Wear To A White Party

SHOP GRETCHEN’S DRESS: Stylestalker Engine Dress –  $209 ( sale $146)

SHOP BRITT’S DRESS: Elizabeth and James Lela Dress – $365

SHOP BRITT’S EARRINGS: Alexis Bittar lucite Jagged Edge – $345

SHOP HIS JACKET: Brooks Brothers One Button Tuxedo Fitzgerald Jacket – $1198

SHOP HIS BOW TIE: Brooks Brother Pique White Pre-Tied Bow Tie – $60 or Brooks Brothers White Cotton Pique – $60

SHOP HIS VEST: Brooks Brothers White Pique Tuxedo Vest – $175

SHOP GRETCHEN’S PURSE (in black): Bella Bag Hermes Black Rigid Box Calf Kelly 32cm Bag – $4,999

SHOP GRETCHEN’S DRESS: Black Halo Gaberdine Peplum Dress – $390

SHOP GRETCHEN’S PURSE (in black): Bella Bag Hermes Black Rigide Box Calf Kelly 32cm Bag – $4,999

SHOP BRITT’S DRESS: Black Halo Genevieve Flutter Top Dress – $375 (sale $131)

SHOP BRITT’S EARRINGS: Alexis Bittar lucite Earrings – $345

SHOP BRITT’S DRESS: Cut25 by Yigal Azrouel Scuba Multi Layer Dress – $244

SHOP BRITT’S HEELS: Valentino Rockstud Leopard – $1375

SHOP GRETCHEN’S DRESS: Haute Hippie Oversized Blazer Dress – $595

SHOP GRETCHEN’S DRESS: Haute Hippie Oversized Blazer Dress – $595

SHOP BRITT’S DRESS: Cut25 by Yigal Azrouel Scuba Multi Layer Dress – $244

SHOP BRITT’s NECKLACE (similar): Giles & Brother Chain Necklace – $250

SHOP HIS JACKET: Brooks Brothers White Dinner Jacket – $898

SHOP HIS TIE: Brooks Brothers Solid Slim Black Silk Tie – $59

SHOP BRITT’S HEELS: Valentino Rockstud Leopard Heels – $1375

SHOP GRETCHEN’S HEELS: Steve Madden Stecy – $79

SHOP OUR LOOKS:

SHOP HANDBAGS:

SHOP HIS SCARF: Brooks Brothers Polka Dot Jacquard Formal Scarf – $248

SHOP BRITT’S PURSE: Chanel Tweed On Stitch Tote (In Purple) – $1,695

SHOP BRITT’S DRESS: Black Halo Two-Piece Dress ~ Available locally at Reign and Clover Boutique.  Please call 7606352664 to purchase.  Visit the store: 937 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

SHOP GRETCHEN’S DRESS: DKNY Asymmetrical Sleeveless Dress– $296

SHOP BRITT’S EARRINGS: Alexis Bittar lucite Earrings – $345

SHOP BRITT’S HEELS: Valentino Rockstud Ivory T-strap – $1079

SHOP HIS BOW TIE: Brooks Brother Pique White Pre-Tied Bow Tie – $60 or Brooks Brothers White Cotton Pique – $60

SHOP HIS LOOKS:

SHOP GRETCHEN’S DRESS: Black Halo Chardonnay Gown – $850 (sale $297)

SHOP BRITT’S DRESS: Bless’ed are the Meek Endless Summer White Gown – $297 ~ Available locally at Reign and Clover Boutique.  Please call 7606352664 to purchase.  Visit the store: 937 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

SHOP GRETCHEN’S DRESS: Black Halo Chardonnay Gown – $850 (sale $297)

SHOP BRITT’S DRESS: Bless’ed are the Meek Endless Summer White Gown – $297 ~ Available locally at Reign and Clover Boutique.  Please call 7606352664 to purchase. Visit the store: 937 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

Photo Credit: Jaime Murray Photography

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About The Author

Britt Hackmann is the co-founder of Nubry. Her background includes retail management, digital marketing strategy, fashion marketing, and marketing analytics. She loves snow skiing, tennis, traveling, partying in the big city and getting dirty in the countryside. Twitter @BrittHackmann Follow Gretchen and I on Instagram for previews of everything! @nubry

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