Christine Roos

5 Looks for 5 Kinds of Weddings

When you know no one will be looking at you, but you still want to look your best…



Ah, summer weddings… the bubbles, the friends, the pretty frocks. Dress codes can be a minefield, but we’ve taken the hassle out of decoding all your wedding invites.

All-White Beach Wedding

Keep it breezy and light with a floaty, ethereal dress and delicate details, such as embroidery or beading. Stick to neutral or metallic accessories.

Beauty must-have: A shimmering tan

Lace Ruffle Trim Midi Dress – White ON SALE

aed 157 Ownthelooks
aed209 25

Oblong Ditsy Floral Scarf ON SALE

aed 39 Gap
aed99 61

Rattan Half Moon Clutch ON SALE

aed 105 South Beach
aed150 30

Flattered Leather Plaited T-Bar Flat Sandals

aed 95.64 Asos

Women’s Circular Oversized Sunglasses Black ON SALE

aed 550.94 Chloé
aed915 40

Leo Necklace ON SALE

aed 363.65 Fallon
aed716 49

Sublime Bronze Face and Body Gel – Non-Tinted (150ml)

aed 59.70 L’Oréal Paris

Classic Evening Wedding

You can’t go wrong with all-black – but give the look a fresh spin by wearing a classy jumpsuit instead of a dress. Punch it up with bright accessories.

Beauty must-have: A subtle smoky eye

Cleveland Jumpsuit ON SALE

aed 471.12 Outline
aed1,178 60

Velour Clutch

aed 99 Ella

Open Toe Sandals ON SALE

aed 318 Schutz
aed530 40

Studded Earrings with Push Back Closure ON SALE

aed 15 Sasha
aed30 50

Smoky Stories Palette – Various Colours (3.2g)

aed 38.19 Bourjois

Daytime Garden Wedding

No one wants to sink their new stilettoes into the grass, so for a summer garden wedding, pair a floral dress with classy flats. Think flowers and ruffles for ladylike charm.

Beauty must-have: A delicate floral scent

Midi Dress in Floral Print

aed 334.74 Chi Chi London

Slim Clutch ON SALE

aed 330.59 Michael Kors
aed393 16

PVC And Leather Sandals ON SALE

aed 210 Schutz
aed350 40

Riva Diamond Bracelet ON SALE

aed 501 Monica Vinader
aed835 40

Raspberry & Matcha Green Tea Eau De Parfum

aed 449 L’occitane

Black-Tie Wedding

While black-tie means floor-sweeping formal, it doesn’t have to mean black. Live your princess dreams in a printed gown but keep it fresh with bold colours and interesting cuts. Keep accessories minimal.

Beauty must-have: A showstopper red lip

Akan floral print maxi-dress ON SALE

aed 929.33 Solace London
aed2,321 60

Large Raffia Flap Pouch with Leather ON SALE

aed 621.76 Diane Von Furstenberg
aed1,036 40

Velvet Sandals ON SALE

aed 1409.33 Charlotte Olympia
aed2,819 50

Stone-Studded Circular Brass Earrings ON SALE

aed 18 Lifestyle
aed25 28

Mega Last Lip Color Wine Room

aed 18.90 Wet N Wild

The Wedding Where You Don’t Know Anyone…

Smart casual is your friend, even if no one else at the wedding is. Keep it chic and understated, with classic yet wearable accessories.

Beauty must-have: Shiny hair

High Neck Mallo Blouse ON SALE

aed 547.30 Beaufille
aed1,091 50

Skinny Ankle Pants

aed 199 Gap

Biia Di Scallop Stud Clutch – Black

aed 329 Dune London

Smart Cocktail 100 Sandals ON SALE

aed 1098 Alexandre Birman
aed1,830 40

Circular Drop Earrings ON SALE

aed 412 Isabel Marant
aed1,030 60

Art Of Hair Essence Absolue (150ml)

aed 164.58 Shu Uemura

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