With a host of summer nuptials on the horizon, there’s no better time than the present to hit the Dubai shops and get your wedding wardrobe sorted.
As a guest of the bridal party there are some wedding wardrobe rules to abide by. For example, one must never wear white as this is often reserved solely for the bride and (depending on the theme) we advise avoiding anything overtly showy such as a sequinned mini dress or a black leather jumpsuit. Instead, steer towards elegant maxi dresses or tailored cocktail frocks.
Many wedding invitations will arrive with a dress code, which could range from black-tie to cocktail attire – this will help guide your fashion choice.
One must also consider the climate, especially if you are attending a destination wedding. Be sure to pack a shawl or smart jacket to wear over your dress. And if your clutch bag has space, take a pair of pretty flats to allow for extra hours on the dance floor.
We’ve done the mall trawling for you and found three beautiful dresses to suit any type of occasion. Best bit? They are all available in Dubai shopping malls now.
Blue maxi dress, Dhs199, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates
A classic navy gown with feminine lace inserts on the bodice. This wear-forever dress will suit a multitude of different events and rings in at under Dhs200.
Orange gown, Dhs499, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates
A vibrant choice, this blood orange gown is ideal for hot-weather ceremonies and parties. The flattering V-neck and synched satin bow add instant glamour.
Blue printed gown, Dhs1,351, BCBGMAXAZRIA, visit Mall of the Emirates
This romantic sky blue gown is perfect for summery garden weddings. We love the one-shoulder asymmetric style and soft floral print.
* Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point