Raise funds and turns heads: Stepping out in style for the Seattle Opera Gala

Always a highlight on the local social calendar, the Seattle Opera’s annual Gala: Beyond the Stage is taking center stage on Saturday, April 22 and the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.  What’s the fun about raising funds? Shopping for a dress to dazzle for a good cause: Seattle Opera’s Education and Community Engagement programs.

And if you are aiming to turn a few heads, Visette is your go-to boutique for a drop-dead, gorgeous dress.

How do we do it? We work with up-and-coming designers from all around the globe to bring you timelessly sophisticated, one-of-a-kind pieces.

Here are a few to consider:

Make an Entrance in Ivory

Designer: Greta Constantine

Channel Grace Kelly in this ivory column with a built-in cape. The neckline is attention-grabbing without revealing too much.

Greta Constantine Ivory Gown at Visette Boutique 

Shimmer in Gold

Designer: Greta Constantine

If you love a simple but flattering silhouette combined with shimmering texture, pair this dress with statement heels or flats to turn heads for all the right reasons.

Greta Constantine gold dress - Visette BoutiqueGreta Constantine gold dress - Visette Boutique

Modern and Edgy

Designer: Sezin Karabulut

This is not your grandmother’s gown. And that’s a good thing! It’s a seamless combination of hard and soft: a fitted bodice with eye-catching zipper details topping a flowing, chiffon skirt.

Sezin Karabulut modern and edgy dress at Visette Boutique

Sezin Karabulut modern and edgy dress at Visette Boutique

One-of-a-kind

Designer: Nuvula

No one will think you bought this dress off the rack at a department store. Dare to be different and unique in this chinoiserie inspired body-con dress.

Nuvula one-of-a-kind unique dress at Visette Boutique

Red Alert

Designer: Sezin Karabulut

Feminine, sexy and elegant, and all in one standout dress. This red stunner has a short train and skims over your curves to reveal a most flattering profile.

Sezin Karabulut red gown at Visette Boutique

The Ultimate Accessories

Clutch Designer: Diego Binetti
Bracelett Designer: Chumil Studio

The gala might call for a simple black dress, but it demands accessories to punch up the impact. A geometric bracelet and a never-seen-before clutch add to the drama (in a good way!).

Diego Binetti clutch at Visette Boutique

Chumil Studio unique silver bracelett at Visette Boutique


Whatever you decide to wear to the Gala, make sure you feel beautiful and confident because that’s what a great dress can do for you. We’d love to see you in the store. Gather your girlfriends and let us host an in store try-on session!