Here’s some outfit inspiration to help you be the best-dressed guest at this year’s race day…

If you’ve got a ticket to Dubai’s biggest social calendar event of 2017, the Dubai World Cup at The Meydan Hotel, then you’ll no doubt be feeling the pressure to look the part.

Trawling through the mall or scrolling down an endless supply of ASOS dresses can be overwhelming, but fear not.

In a bid to ease the anxiety, we’ve put together our favourite looks to inspire you ahead of the March 25 event.

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Hit The High Street

If you’ve put H&M in your just-good-for-basics shopping box, then think again. This multiple ruffle dress (Dhs799) is totally worthy of a race day, and would give any designer dress a run for its hefty price tag. Team with an elaborate headband (Dhs2,600 Dolce & Gabbana) and modern mules (Dhs2,570 Fendi) to keep it looking cool.

Something New

Looking to change up your usual style? Zayan The Label is a firm favourite with the EW team for contemporary dresses that still feel formal (dress Dhs1,790). And for the easiest way to update your accessories, ditch the statement necklace because this year it’s all about the statement earrings (Dhs725 Mer’s at

Hat’s Off

Stand out from the crowd by wearing a turban (Dhs3,045 Gucci) amongst a sea of hats. Spring’s intricate embroidery trend is still going strong so invest in delicate threading with Made by Sauce’s dress (Dhs1,400) coupled with pretty pink heels (Dhs2,236 Malone Souliers at

Sitting Pretty

Gul Hurgel’s linen day dress (Dhs2,281) is just the thing for a day spent in the heat. Go bright white for the hottest shoe shade this season (Dhs1,930 Alexandre Birman) and frame your eyes with sparkles courtesy of Gucci (Dhs2,520).

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Ready For Rain

A spot of rain might dampen the turf conditions but don’t let it affect your style. Be prepared for any eventuality with a light neutral jacket (Dhs2,110 Victoria, Victoria Beckham) to go over any dress and Missoni’s colourful umbrella (Dhs439) will brighten the day back up in a flash. (Dress Dhs2,090 Diane Von Furstenburg)

Not a Frock

Who said you have to wear a dress? Try Fendi’s flattering jumpsuit instead (Dhs7,410) with colour pop mules (Dhs1,783 Gianvito Rossi) and an embellished box clutch (Dhs7,990 Manolo Blahnik) to boot.

Gone Fishing

This Johanna Ortitz dress (Dhs6,795) is guaranteed to make an entrance with its figure-hugging silhouette and fishtail finish. Try a light fascinator on a headband (Dhs350 Marks & Spencer) if you find hats too heavy and red shoes (Dhs1,983 Marco de Vincenzo) will catch everyone’s eye.

Back to Back

Make sure the back of your outfit is just as beautiful as the front with Paule Ka’s satin bow dress (Dhs3,325 Paule Ka). Clashing shoes (Dhs4,223 Sergio Rossi at and a pretty headband (Dhs896 Yunotme at will finish the look nicely.

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