If your year has been anything like ours then it has been rammed full of weddings.

Don’t get us wrong, we enjoy celebrating the unity between our friends and loved ones, but weddings present a very serious wardrobe dilemma.

While our financial advisor would prefer us to perpetually wear the same outfit, rather than splashing a fortune on a new look each time, social media image sharing has made this a big no-no – you don’t want to be that guest who wore the same dress three weddings in a row.


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You also don’t want to be that girl who shows up in white or the girl that tried to look hotter than the bride. We would rather you repeatedly recycled the one ensemble from than commit that style crime.

Not only is it hard to find an outfit that’s suitable but the numerous themes make it even harder when you have to adhere to dress codes. However, fear not as we’ve selected our top picks for five common wedding themes. Now you never have to be in doubt…

The South of France Wedding

You can get away with being slightly more casual as these weddings tend to be more laid back. However, it’s still France so a chic twist is advised.

what to wear to South of France Wedding

Guipure Lace Midi Dress, Dhs2,13,  Self-Portrait at net-a-porter.com; Clutch Dhs439, Clare V at theoutnet.com; Sunglasses, Dhs2,075, Shourouk x Peter and May Walk at S*uce; Shoes Dhs2,070 Giambattista Valli at Level Shoe District 

The Formal Wedding

The black tie theme is still popular among more traditional couples, so keep it demure but add some pizzazz with statement accessories.

what to wear to a Formal Wedding

Dress Dhs965 Ted Baker; Silver Fairy Arabesque Watch, Dhs1,580, Balmain; Earrings Dhs59, Mango; Clutch Dhs3,430, Urania Gazelli at Boutique 1; Shoes, Dhs2,600, Jimmy choo

The ‘Don’t Know Them Too Well’ Wedding

We’ve all been there, usually as a guest to a friend or partner who does know the party. Make an impression by being style conscious but not OTT.

what to wear to a wedding

Top and trousers, Dhs995 each, Whistles; Small zip pouch bag, Dhs2,230 Victoria Beckham at Boutique 1; Shoes Dhs2,550 Charlotte Olympia

The Best Friend’s Wedding

So she is your closet pal, which means you don’t want to show her up or take the limelight. The perfect ensemble then is to bang on-trend, with some razzmatazz, but ultimately elegant.

what to wear to Best Friend's Wedding

Dress, Dhs4,040, Tory Burch theoutnet.com; Biker jacket, Dhs1,995, Whistles, Clutch Dhs1,295 Charlotte Olympia at net-a-porter.com; Heels, Dhs3,300, Jimmy Choo

The Beach Wedding

The more casual of all the weddings but you still want to look good in the pictures. Ditch the heels for statement flats and opt for a more summery vibe. Coral, green, yellow and blue look fab on a beach setting.

what to wear to a beach wedding

Keeley Dress, Dhs670, S*uce; Bag, Dhs495, Banana Republic; 18-Carat Gold Sunglasses, approx Dhs7,000, Chloe, Pom Popm Sandals, Dhs395, JinandJuiceUAE

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