From statement dresses in bold colors to embellished gowns and dazzling jewelry (not to mention their performances), Arab divas know how to put on a show. The next time you’re looking for an evening look that demands the spotlight, take a style cue from these singers’ on-stage gear.
Get Inspired by the Stage Looks of Your Favorite Arab Stars
While performing at the Merit Royal Hotel & Casino in Cyprus, Cyrine Abdelnour wore a white strapless embroidered gown by Lebanese designer Antoine Kareh. She adorned her half-up hairstyle with a headpiece and delicate jewelry to complete the look. Marchesa Notte Strapless lace bridal gown US $1,470; AED/SAR 5,399 www.farfetch.com Jennifer Behr Dorothea gunmetal crystal headpiece US $1,388; AED/SAR 5,100 www.sophiescloset.com Balenciaga Silver-tone crystal cuff US $1,335; AED/SAR 4,977 www.net-a-porter.com Harry Winston Round brilliant diamond earrings Price upon request www.harrywisnton.com Dolce & Gabbana Crystal-embellished majolica-print mesh pumps US $1,127; AED/SAR 4,140 www.matchesfashion.com
During an evening soirée performance in Lebanon, the singer and Arab Idol judge stood out in a bright pink and marigold strapless gown with gathered detail on the waist by designer Nicolas Jebran. Karam wore heels in the same color scheme as the dress. Antonio Berardi Red ruffle belted maxi dress US $2,920; AED/SAR 10,725 www.modaoperandi.com Charlotte Olympia Dolly signature pumps US $848; AED/SAR 3,115 www.matchesfashion.com Edie Parker Gold confetti chevron minnie clutch US $1,188; AED/SAR 4,363 www.avenue32.com Jennifer Meyer Trillion 18-karat gold diamond cuff US $10,500; AED/SAR 38,568 www.net-a-porter.com Kenneth Jay Lane Drop earrings US $88; AED/SAR 323 www.shopbop.com
While performing at a wedding in Riyadh, the Yemeni singer wore a leaf green trumpet gown with draped ruffled sleeves, paired with diamond jewelry. Zac Posen Leaf green double face duchesse strapless gown US $4,590; AED/SAR 16,859 www.modaoperandi.com De Beers Swan Lake necklace with diamond beads Price upon request www.debeers.com De Beers Swan Lake diamond earrings Price upon request www.debeers.com Christian Louboutin Follies lace pumps US $795; AED/SAR 2,920 www.barneys.com Kotur Zebra clutch US $590; AED/SAR 2,170 www.boutique1.com
Haifa Wehbe is known to go full throttle in the embellishment department. While performing at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club and Casino in Monaco, the Lebanese singer stayed true to her signature curve-hugging style by wearing a sheer, embellished gown by Zuhair Murad. Marchesa Embellished tulle gown US $10,950; AED/SAR 40,220 www.net-a-porter.com Eddie Borgo Gold-plated cubic zirconia earring US $375; AED/SAR 1,377 www.net-a-porter.com Bottega Veneta Knot leather clutch US $2,102; AED/SAR 7,720 www.mytheresa.com Gianvito Rossi Organza crystal lace-up sandal, nude US $1,980; AED/SAR 7,272 www.neimanmarcus.com