Ahead of Rajwa Al-Saif‘s wedding to Crown Prince Hussein, take a closer look at the sartorial choices that have earned the Saudi national a reputation for being a stylish addition to Jordan’s royal family.
In August 2020, when the couple got engaged in Riyadh, Al-Saif wore an embroidered abaya from Lebanese brand Orient 499. The gold embroidery of the cream number was accentuated by a belt in the same color that reportedly belonged to her mother-in-law–HM Queen Rania wore the piece earlier in May 2019. On the back of her abaya, two embellished birds that seem to share a body carried a romantic message ideal for the occasion while a pair of Chanel fabric cap-toe CC slingbacks sandals were spotted on her feet.
A day after the announcement of their engagement, the Royal Hashemite Court of Jordan shared the pair’s first official portraits showcasing a different side to the Riyadh-born beauty’s style. Color coordinating with her husband-to-be the 29-year-old looked stunning in a Brennie Lurex Georgette Dress from the Greece-based independent fashion house Costarellos.
In another set of official portraits, Al-Saif painted a colorful figure while taking a walk around the palace grounds with Prince Hussein. The future queen paired her vibrant Ariza skirt from Canadian designer Sara Roka with a collared cotton blend buttoned shirt from the same brand. A Grosgrain belt in lilac cinched her waist in and accentuated the billowing flare of her skirt. A pair of Valentino signature blue leather slingback pumps completed the ensemble.
On August 31, 2022, on the occasion of Queen Rania’s birthday, the Jordanian royal shared a photo with all her children, including the two new members – Al-Saif and Princess Iman’s partner Jameel Alexander Thermiotis. She was pictured in a Rosetta Getty darted shirtdress and a pair of Firenze Jewels diamond hoop earrings first worn by Queen Rania in 2017.
For her first official appointment in Jordan, Al-Saif visited the Royal Hashemite Court and got more acquainted with the history of the nation. To reflect the official nature of the visit, she opted for a classic monochrome outfit including a Sara Roka collared shirt with a slightly puffy midi skirt from Alexander McQueen. The look was accessorized with an Alexander McQueen double belt and a Gucci GG Marmont White Leather Bag – the strap of the bag was replaced with a floral silk scarf.
For her next public appearance, Al-Saif visited an art initiative for the blind in Amman with Prince Hussein, who later shared photos from the visit on his Instagram. The pair once again coordinated their outfits in all-black ensembles. In a much more casual yet timeless fashion, the bride-to-be was spotted in a V-neck blouse in ebony, mildly distressed black jeans, and a structured overcoat. Dainty jewelry and white trainers completed the look for this day.
Ahead of Princess Iman’s wedding earlier this year, Al-Saif joined the henna party in rich vibrant hues instead of her usually favored neutral and muted tones. Her plum kaftan from the Saudi brand Art of Heritage came with bold orange stripes on both sides and a floral print. Small lime green patches on the sides of her kaftan were matched with a pair of the Gianvito Rossi 105 suede pumps while her jewelry remained minimal as always.
Al-Saif was a bright vision for Princess Iman’s wedding to Thermiotis at Beit Al Urdon Palace on March 12, 2023. A yellow draped cape dress from Roksanda Ilinčić was accessorised with dangling earrings in burgundy and the Knot Intrecciato Gold Mesh Clutch from Bottega Veneta. Her feet were adorned with the Marla 85 mules in satin from the Malone Souliers capsule collection with generational jewelry house L’Atelier Nawbar.
Soon after Princess Iman’s wedding, Al-Saif made a hot pink statement in a Zara pantsuit as she attended a forum on ‘Tawasol: Dialogue on Reality and Aspirations’, which saw Prince Hussein take the stage for a special talk while Rajwa sat front row. Delicate jewelry such as the Thorn Embrace Stem Studs in black diamond pavé and white gold from Stephen Webster and Accent 55 pink slingback pumps from Gianvito Rossi completed this bold look.
Ahead of her royal nuptials on June 1, 2023, women from both families came together to celebrate Rajwa Al-Saif at her henna party, an occasion that was celebrated with pomp and circumstance. Her ensemble for the event was a bespoke creation by Saudi designer Honayda Serafi’s namesake label combining shades of white and gold and was inspired by the traditional Najdi dress from Saudi Arabia. Elements representing both, the Kindom and Jordan were featured throughout the dress.