Wedding season is officially upon us. Your little black book is likely overfilled with a double-digit number of wedding invitations calling you to hit RSVP, meaning a wardrobe lined with evening gowns is essential. We understand that figuring out what to wear for each nuptial can be especially daunting, which is why we’ve compiled an edit of our favorite designer offerings for you to choose from. Those who require extra inspiration can turn to the most recent couture and ready-to-wear collections as well as street-style ensembles, while we’ve also gathered a line-up of high-wattage designs by power-player designers such as Elie Saab and Naeem Khan. Below, find Vogue Arabia’s foolproof guide to being the best-dressed wedding guest.
Feathered evening gown
Available at O concept Store in Dubai, Jumeirah 1.
Cut-Out Back Sequinned Gown
Asymmetric Ruffled Silk-Organza-Trimmed Stretch-Knit Gown
Floral-Embroidered Tulle Kaftan
One Shoulder Column Gown
Halter Cutout Gown
Embellished Tulle Gown
Dot Print Silk Dress
Cold-Shoulder Floral-Print Cotton Maxi Dress
Embellished Turtleneck Dress
Embroidered Plunge Dress
Purple Valentina Mermaid Gown
Ruffled Georgette and Lace Gown
One-Shoulder Draped Two-Tone Silk-Tulle Gown
Whether you’re attending a lavish ceremony or an intimate garden reception, one thing is for certain: You’re going to need a dreamy, fairytale gown. Go bold with a ballgown by Dubai-based label Bambah or make a statement with a figure-flattering number by eveningwear designer Naeem Khan. If you’re attending something more intimate and low-key, a one-sleeve column dress from Carolina Herrera or a strapless, feathered, Helen Couture design will see you through the wedding and beyond.
Another Couture Week has wrapped up, leaving us with an extraordinary line-up of eveningwear in myriad designs that those with wedding invitations will surely have their hearts set on. This season, international labels such as Givenchy and Christian Dior were joined by regional names including Georges Hobeika and Zuhair Murad, who all sent out a bevvy of matrimony-worthy pieces.
The streets are not a likely source of inspiration for cocktail gowns and evening dresses, however, the recent street-style snaps captured by Valentina Fruguiele for Vogue Arabia prove otherwise. A number of style stars opted to eschew the traditional bomber jackets and logo tees in favor of romantic, embellished designs while darting between shows that would translate just as beautifully at someone’s summertime nuptials in a far-flung locale.