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The ultimate dresses for wedding guests
Wedding season has arrived and with it comes some wardrobe woes. Can I wear cream? Are comfortable flat sandals acceptable? Will a mini dress pass as black-tie? Having trouble knowing your black-tie from white-tie? Don’t panic – we’re here to solve any style dilemmas and to ensure you’re the best-dressed guest.
Remember that every bride and groom has a particular vision for their big day so always adhere to the dress code listed on the invite – even if that means donning a gown and heels for a beach ceremony, you can still keep sandals in your bag to change into for dancing later.
Here, we break down exactly what to wear for the upcoming occasion and where to shop the most glamorous evening dresses in Dubai and across the MENA region.
The Dress Code: Casual
This laidback dress code gives you free reign to wear what you fancy, however, be mindful that this is still an important day for the couple, so we recommend steering clear of denim or trainers. If the wedding is outdoors, a printed summer sundress will be appropriate.
Pleated dress, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Muscat
The Dress Code: Semi-formal
This one usually brings up the most questions for fear of being either overdressed or underdressed. Cocktail frocks and jumpsuits are a failsafe or opt for dressy separates such as a full skirt or palazzo pants. Don’t forget a blazer or wrap in case you need to cover your shoulders during the ceremony.
Blue jumpsuit, Bershka, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Bahrain and Mall of Egypt
The Dress Code: Black-tie
Floor-length is usually preferred however you can get away with a smart midi-length frock or tailored suiting. If the wedding is on grass or cobbled stone it’s perfectly acceptable to wear smart wedges over heels – your soles will thank you for it the next day.
Embroidered dress, Karen Millen, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Bahrain and City Centre Beirut
The Dress Code: White-tie
The smartest of the dress codes, this is the time to bring out the big guns such as floor-length evening gowns, your best jewels and heels.
Pink gown, Marchesa Notte at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates