We just decided to go to a fundraiser for a building project in my town. It's being called a "gala". It's in 3 weeks :-). According to the woman handling tickets, " at the last auction the dress ranged from for women, jeans and a nice top to beautiful summer dresses. For the men, jeans and a nice shirt to a suit."

I'm not sure whether to go with stuff I already have or look for something new. Below are a few options from my closet...would like your ideas
on what looks good and how to style them, in particular how to brighten them up a bit. They are all a bit dark for a "summer dress". DH has already said he will not wear a suit, so he'll be in slacks, shirt and maybe a blazer (maybe not).

Thanks in advance!!

#1 +2 Navy Lace overlay dress

#3 + 4 Grey sheath that skews toward purple in some light, with a bag that converts from shoulder to clutch

#5 + 6 Black cotton dress with tiny white dots, and a 32" pearl rope.

#7 Bone patent pumps I'm wearing in all pics.The heels are 2 1/2" which is about the highest heel I can manage easily.

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