Ladies: Your last minute style guide to the Dubai World Cup
Useful tips on what to wear to the races
If you’re anything like us, you probably left your World Cup outfit unsorted until the last minute. But don’t fear, here’s our guide to help you look fabulous – quickly. 1. Let’s start from the feet up. A lot of walking (on uncomfortable surfaces) is involved in the World Cup, the obvious choice of heels event would be wedges. However, there’s a much trendier and up-to-date option that we prefer – shoes with chunky heels. They’re more comfortable, they go well with everything, and they’re much more ornamented than most wedges. We love these heels from asos.com, but there are plenty more across stores in the UAE like Level Shoe District or Also for a wallet-friendly option. 2. Forget the hat and opt for a hair accessory. It’s easier to match to your outfit and quite frankly, easier to wear and handle! We absolutely love this piece from Accessorize. For an elegant look, wear a headpiece with a low bun. For a more casual look, wear it with loosely curled hair. 3. Backless dresses are great for events like the World Cup, where you don’t want to look too conservative but also want to look appropriate. A backless cut appears less revealing than front low cuts, so we highly recommend it. Opt for something similar to this asos.com dress in pastel blue. And remember, you want to wear something colourful, but not necessarily too bright. Pastel shades are a good medium. 4. We love pearls for any occasion, but especially for this event. Why? The World Cup is one of Dubai’s biggest happenings. A lot of high-statured personas attend every year. Pearls add class to almost any look, and this is the event to look classy at. Similar pieces can be found in Debenhams. 5. Another cut that works for the event is the off-shoulders one. Go for one similar to this asos.com piece, which is in A-line design and mid-length. Remember, the classier, the better, when it comes to this occasion. But you can still be flirty with your heels, hair, and handbag. 6. Speaking of handbags, here’s an idea: women are encouraged to wear feathery hats for the races, but some of us just don’t like feather on our heads! Another solution? Wear feather on your clutch – literally. This pink feather clutch from Aldo is a beauty. 7. So we might be a bit obsessed with this pale blue shade, but can you blame us? Another dress type we would go for is a flirty maxi. It’s a long length so it’s appropriate, but the slit and low cut give it a fun and young vibe. Add some pearls, heels, and a headpiece and you’re good to go! 8. An alternative to headpieces is an embellished clip like this one from Accessorize. You can style it with a bun, with a ponytail, or with loose curls! Opt for an elegant one with crystals or pearls to add a glamorous touch – it’s a glamorous event after all. 9. We’re not that big on sunglasses. We just love the sunlight. But if you’re going to the event early, you do need them. A favourite pair of ours is this Dolce Gabbana two shaded creation. Just look at the floral print on the inside of the frames, they go perfectly well with the occasion!