Stumped on what to wear to an upcoming wedding? Perhaps your best friend is also the bride? We thought so. Whether you’re heading to a destination wedding or a big gala affair, these stylish wedding outfits will keep you looking on point and on the best dressed list on your bestie’s big day.
What to Wear to Your Best Friend’s Wedding
If your best friend has a larger-than-life personality that demands the spotlight, then expect to attend a lavish affair. When attending a traditional wedding held at a ballroom venue, lean towards dramatic gowns and floor-sweeping dresses. Maticevski Glacier spiracle gown US $4,800; AED/SAR 17,630 Shop here Aquazzura Milla jewel 105 embellished metallic leather sandals US $1,695; AED/SAR 6,226 Shop here Olympia Le-Tan Bird book clutch US $1,447; AED/SAR 5,315 Shop here Hanut Singh Tree of life drop earrings US $ 8,000; AED/SAR 29,384 Shop here Jaisalmer Sapphire and diamond bracelet Price upon request Available at Sauce Rocks
Keep in mind that while even a beach setting can be formal, you need to be prepared for a day of sea, sand, and sun. Don a light and breezy silhouette in airy materials and punchy colors and tie your look together with whimsical accessories that seamlessly blend in with the outdoor venue. Stella McCartney Astrid silk-crepe gown US $4,880; AED/SAR 17,924 Shop here Gianvito Rossi Antigua contrast-stitch suede sandals US $695; AED/SAR 2,553 Shop here Nathalie Trad Klee mother of pearl box clutch US $1,425; AED/SAR 5,234 Shop here Wouters & Hendrix “My Favourite” reef bracelet US $631; AED/SAR 2,318 Shop here Balenciaga Gold-plated faux pearl clip earrings US $735; AED/SAR 2,700 Shop here
If the bride will celebrate her nuptials in a tight-knit setting with close family and friends, then your wedding look calls for a flirty cocktail dress styled with statement shoes. Keep your opulent options at bay as they might overshadow the bride. Proenza Schouler Long ruffle dress US $5,950; AED/SAR 21,854 Shop here Giambattista Valli Embellished-heel sandals US $969; AED/SAR 3,559 Shop here Kotur Simone Merrick perspex clutch US $1,035; AED/SAR 3,801 Shop here Susan Foster Rose gold onyx drop earrings US $4,000; AED/SAR 14,691 Shop here Suzanne Kalan “Vitrine Firworks” 18kt rose gold green amethyst diamond ring US $8,150; AED/SAR 29,934 Shop here
It wouldn’t be ideal to lug layers of tulle to a far away destination. Instead, travel light and opt for streamlined silhouettes and conversation-starting accessories. Rosie Assoulin Flower stamp silk midi dress US $3,348; AED/SAR 12,297 Shop here Dolce & Gabbana Dolce leather-trimmed painted wood clutch US $4,702; AED/SAR 17,270 Shop here Stuart Weitzman “Nudist” sandals US $428; AED/SAR 1,572 Shop here Bil Arabi Letter N diamond cuff Price upon request Available at Sauce Rocks boutique Monique Péan White diamond and yellow gold drop earrings US $4,850; AED/SAR 17,813 Shop here
Theme Destination Wedding
If there’s a themed celebration thrown into the mix—like that of Sabine Getty’s Dangerous Liaisons pre-wedding party and Noor Fares’ imaginary “Noormandie” street—embrace it, however don’t treat a wedding celebration like you would a costume party. Get creative and embrace the theme via a single element, like your dress or one of your accessories. Etro Embellished printed silk-chiffon gown US $2,457; AED/SAR 9,024 Shop here Gianvito Rossi Hydra lace-up sandals US $953; AED/SAR 3,500 Shop here NS by Noof Shaikha the Princess of Arabia clutch Price upon request Shop here Gucci Gold-tone crystal clip earrings US $1,117; AED/SAR 4,103 Shop here Native Gem Raw opal ring US $148; AED/SAR 543 Shop here