November 18

One of the biggest events celebrating inspiring women in the region is only a few days away, which means it’s time to start plotting that perfect outfit.

This year’s Emirates Woman, Woman of the Year Awards theme is a true classic – black and white – so forget the hassle of choosing the right colour, and instead focus on the detailing, silhouette and cut.

While sequins are often synonymous with evening wear, you can also look to puff-sleeve details, frills, lace and feminine pearl accents that instantly elevate an elegant white and black outfit. A chic gown seems like a no-brainer, but our editors are also looking to clean tailoring like a wide-leg jumpsuit, elongated velvet blazer dress and a sharp evening suit that offer a modern spin on after-dark dressing.

Personally, we find it hard to resist sparkle that’s scattered across seemingly every garment in every new-in section, but if you’re a minimalist at heart then focus on dazzling accessories that will add just the right amount of shimmer to your look.

Regardless of your personal aesthetic, we guarantee that one of these outfit options will hit the mark.

Fashion Directors, Natalie Westernoff’s picks: Alexander McQueen dress, Simone Rocha bag, Aligheri earrings By Far shoes

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Halpern dress, Saint Laurent bag, Gianvito Rossi shoes, Bottega Veneta bracelet

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Erdem dress, Gucci shoes, Emily Levine bag, Bvlgari Fiorever bracelet bangle


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Khaite at blazer dress, Gucci tights, Isabelt Marant shoes, Ratio et Motus bag, Ippolita earrings


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Martin Martin on net-a-porter blazer, Chloe trousers, Jimmy Choo shoes, Bottega Veneta bag on


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