The Dubai World Cup (Saturday, March 28) is one is one of the most fabulously stylish events on our sporting calendar. With the creme de la creme of the style world pulling out all the stops to make a statement – and potentially win the coveted best dressed title – choosing what to wear can be a headache, luckily that’s where we come in…
Acting as your fairy god mother of the fashion world, team Emirates Woman have trawled the malls and picked a few outfits to inspire you for the event, because, after all, no one’s really watching the horses…
Online Editor, Alexandria Gouveia opts for a vibrant playsuit that is not for your average wall flower. The Lipsy jumpsuit is tailored with a fitted bustier and cigarette pant bottoms.
Alexandria says: “I usually avoid in-your-face prints and jumpsuits but this floral design is bold but not too daring. The jumpsuit is a lovely alternative to the predictable dress trends that are chosen for the races. Go on, have a little fun and stand out from the crowd…”
Bag: Venezia Bag by Max Mara
Watch: Michael Kors
Love ring: Pandora
Necklace, rings and bracelet: Vitrine
“My son says I look like a princess in this delicate, lace, baby blue Reiss dress. He often says that, but for the first time I’m inclined to agree with him,” says Deputy Editor Lyndsey Steven.
“Pair with wedges just high enough to elongate your legs, but still realistic enough to be able to wear comfortably all day long and you’re racing ready,” she adds.
Holly Wedge Sandals: Lucy Choi at sivvi.com
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban at sivvi.com
Handbag: Foley + Corinna Becker Crossbody Bag at sivvi.com
It’s a whiteout for our Features Editor, Sarah Garden, who proves that a blank canvas doesn’t need to be boring. With a fitted dress and delicate cover-up, she’s ready for a day of sunshine at the races.
“These sunglasses are by The Row – a brand created by my fashion idols the Olsen twins,” says Sarah. “They’re perfect for channeling the bourgeois-bohemian look that Mary-Kate and Ashley are famous for. A low, chunky heel and a Dolce & Gabbana sacred heart mini tote complete the outfit with a pop of colour.”
Dress: Aigner at The Dubai Mall
Cover-up: Aigner at The Dubai Mall
Bag: Dolce & Gabanna
Sunglasses: The Row at Boutique 1
Who says a flat shoe can’t look elegant? Fashion and Beauty Assistant Carmel favours pretty lace-up espadrilles instead of heels for the Dubai World Cup 2015.
Carmel says: “Always aspire to go to the races in a dress that says Parisian-girl cool, keep your shoe flat and your legs bare.”
Dress: The Kooples
Envelope clutch bag: Celiné
Espadrilles: Dolce Vita at revolveclothing.com
Sunglasses: Christian Dior
Emirates Woman’s beautiful intern Yasmine Khammash shows us that you can never go wrong with the LBD.
Yasmine says: “I love body-con-style dresses, as I find them very flattering. The full skirt is very playful and feminine, and teamed with the sunhat it makes the perfect ensemble for the races. The statement shades and double leather wrap bracelet add a cool edge to the outfit.”
Dress: Azzedine Alaia available at Boutique 1
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Hat: Eugenia Kim available at Boutique 1
Sunglasses: Linda Farrow available at Boutique 1
Click here for top tips on how to find the right fascinators and head wear for the Dubai World Cup,