Arabic weddings are an over-the-top event for different few reasons. They are lavish celebrations filled with traditions and customs that vary across the Levant. If you’re not of Arabic descends and you get invited to an Arab wedding, you’ll most probably feel as an outsider, overwhelmed even. Chances are you’ll seem out of place at first but nevertheless, you’ll enjoy it to the max as Arabic vibes are on another level. Now, for the most important part: the outfits! What does an Arabic wedding dress look like and is there a specific custom you need to follow? And what do you, as a guest, wear to attend such celebrations? We’ve got everything you need to know!
What does an Arabic wedding dress look like?
An Arabic wedding dress should be a gown that represents the occasion. With all the glitz and glam to expect, a royal wedding dress is highly anticipated. When we say a royal bridal look, we automatically imagine a ball gown, high-neck and long sleeves, covered in shimmers and crystals. This image is somewhat a hundred per cent true as Arabs love royalty and majestic feels. As far as traditions go, we tend to put extra work into our appearances especially on weddings. Arab girls go all out on their looks, whether it’s their makeup, their hair or their outfits, they pick them cautiously as if their lives depend on it.
As a bridal boutique, Esposagroup offers you a multitude of options for Arabic wedding dresses in its stores in Dubai, Lebanon and soon in Riyadh.
This Milla Nova gown is a true representation of a traditional Arabic wedding dress. It has the long sleeves, the high-neck, the bedazzled bodice and the full ball gown skirt. This also can be considered a good option for hijabis as it’s modest and extravagant at the same time!
Another representation of an Arabic style wedding dress is this ball gown with floral lace bodice and high-neck. Although the bodice is a bit on the sheer side, but keep in mind that all our dresses are adjustable and can be worn with a hijab!
Now if you’re not a hijabi and don’t mind to show a little skin, this ball gown would look perfect on your wedding dress. It’s an ivory ball gown with a voluminous skirt and a tight corset, fully embellished with shiny crystals and sparkly sequins. Its glamorous sheen makes it a perfect match for a true Arab queen.
Modern day Arabic wedding dress
Even though it’s true that Arabic weddings are a luxurious costly event, modernity and trends are affecting these traditions. Nowadays, and especially with the recent spread of the pandemic, brides are getting oriented towards simpler styles. Even when it comes to the wedding reception, we’re starting to see simple arrangements and decorations.
With that being said, if you’re a 2022 Arab bride that is looking for a simple yet luxurious Arabic wedding dress, here are a few options.
Simple wedding dresses don’t necessarily mean affordable, cheap dresses. You can always get a designer wedding dress but in a simple look. This gown for example is from the newest collection of Ines Di Santo! It’s a merge between simplicity and luxury, all while preserving that Arabic look.
What’s an Arabic look without Arab designers? At our bridal boutique in Dubai, you can get the most luxurious wedding dresses from the world-wide renown Lebanese designer: Zuhair Murad. This designer who styles countless Hollywood stars can also be your designer! This dress below is one of his newest creation which can double as a reception and ceremony dress with its detachable over-skirt. Arabs are know for their love to special and unique looks, so a 2-in-1 dress might be the one!
In addition, you can also choose a Lebanese haute-couture brand, our very own Esposacouture by Kristie Romanos. Esposacouture offers a wide range of wedding dresses which we can adjust to your liking! Take Holland for example, it has sheer long sleeves and a high-neck with a voluminous skirt. It’s a mix between a feminine look and a modern one.
Get your dress from Esposa and Esposa Privé
If get your wedding dress for your Arabic wedding from our stores, we can alter anything to suit your preferences. You can choose to add sleeves, close a slit, the options are endless! So, if you’re planning your wedding, book an appointment with us and let us help you! You wedding is the most important day of your life so it’s very necessary to choose your dream dress. Don’t forget your dancing shoes and get ready to Dabké the night away!