Stand out from the crowd at the Dubai World Cup 2011
Time Out Dubai staff
The Dubai World Cup is more than just a horse race. It is Dubai's biggest fashion show and the competition is fierce. Forget wearing last year's dress, forget mixing and matching your favourite accessories - if you want to stand out you'll need a new outfit. Kristina Lund Hansen presents Time Out's selection of 101 dresses to buy that will make you stand out at the Dubai World Cup.
Kite & Butterﬂy Dhs2,051 Jump into this floral-print frilled kaftan and combine with camel-coloured leather sandals if you’re after a feminine, bohemian style.
Bambah Dhs485 Complete with a large bow on the left hip, plenty of pleats and large floral print this Evenings by Pantagis bandeau dress is about as feminine as it gets.
Bebe Dhs475 Feminine dress with trendy floral print, pleated details and a voluminous, short skirt. Wear with a flower headpiece.
Saks Fifth Avenue Dhs11,467 Don’t go unnoticed with this gaudy pink little number from Jason Wu featuring feather prints and horizontal pleats crossing the chest.
Jaeger Boutique Dhs1,145 Aiming for a girly look? This little red riding hood-like number features a full skirt.
Jaeger Boutique Dhs845 Playful baby-blue dress with a full skirt and cute bow that accentuates the waist. Wear with towering heels to break with the innocent look.
Banana Republic Dhs550 Nude-coloured dress with pleated skirt and cute, short sleeves that will look best on women with a complexion somewhat different to this colour.
H&M Dhs148 Short bandeau dress featuring black hearts and pleats on the skirt. To tone it down wear it with a bolero.
Koton Dhs399 Blue dress in a light fabric with frills. Aim for shoes in a colour that matches the prints.
Cream is a hit this spring and for a complete Roman look wear this toga-inspired dress with a pair of gladiator heels.
Jaeger Boutique Dhs1,245 Wear this vintage inspired ric rac striped tea dress with a set of comfy wedge sandals.
Karen Millen Dhs510 With its sparkling sequins this frock takes you back to the 1920s and to complete the jazzy style wear with a cross-body style handbag.
River Island Dhs495 A pink and airy one shoulder dress with pleated details, bound to look great with a pair of pitch black pumps.
S*uce Dhs1,680 Jazz meets punk with this rust-red and studded flapper dress by Danish designer Malene Birger.
Warehouse Dhs1,020 A little cream-coloured number with frills and embroidery perfect for those that have a pair of long legs and slender arms to show off.
Tophop Dhs295 This short, white and ruffled dress is bound to be a head turner. To finish off the flapper-look wear with a feather fascinator.
Topshop Dhs395 Print is one of this season’s big fashion hits and while this dress features a mellow look you can spiff it up with a pair of pink pumps.
Bebe Dhs615 With a skirt resembling tulip petals this fuchsia-coloured one shoulder dress is perfect for a feminine spring look.
S*uce Dhs1,435 Graham & Spencer know that pink is the colour of the season and here they’ve added funky, red spangles to the neckline. Combine with accessories in pink or red colours.
S*uce Dhs3,835 Be the most sparkling girl of the Meydan crowd in this pink sequin dress by Namrata Joshipura.
Karen Millen Dhs2,040 Maxi dresses suit most body shapes and with its brushstroke prints this halter neck number looks perfect with flat sandals. Not tall enough? Wear with sky-high wedges.
Coast Dhs300 Go for a graphic garden look with black flowers on white background with cut-out florals.
River Island Dhs375 Retro-inspired print chiffon dress great with a pair of brown leather peep toe sandals.
www.boutique1.com Dhs1,945 Complete this colourful 1980s inspired leopard mini dress from Tibi with a pair of black pumps.
Preen Line Dhs2,415 Black doesn’t have to be plain and simple. Aim for an alternative look with this revealing sheer tulle dress.
Ian R.N Dhs2,426 Minimalistic dress in two layers that will go well with a pair of trendy cat eye sunglasses.
Dolce & Gabbana Dhs8,160 Lace is a huge hit this season and Scarlett Johansson wore it in a purple shade at this year’s Oscars. Try out a red version with this sexy bandeau dress.
Bebe Dhs615 This romantic white lace mini shift dress caters for a cute look. Do like Kate Moss and Julianne Moore and wear it with black, opaque tights.
Marks and Spencer Dhs420 Feminine red lace dress with ¾ sleeves, full skirt and ribbon that accentuates the waist.
Nina Ricci Dhs14,030 Cute white lace dress with a rose petticoat and frills, ideal for those going for an innocent appearance.
Reiss Dhs895 Brights are in this spring and this purple one shoulder number can wears well with a hat in another strong shade.
Topshop Dhs230 A red summery dress with heart embroidered details that make for a less posh World Cup clothing option.
New Look Dhs128 Affordable electric blue piece with short cuffed sleeves, short enough to show off long legs in super high heals.
Topshop Dhs415 This minimalistic white dress with high neckline is accompanied best with black accessories and shoes.
New Look Dhs179 After a funky look? Then go for this long-sleeved mini dress with 1970s inspired heart prints.
Warehouse Dhs445 Beautiful and navy blue striped silk dress. The belt to creates shape and breaks with the traditional sailor look.
River Island Dhs395 Romantic, white dress featuring lace details, buttons and wide sleeves with connotations to a peasant blouse. Wear with 1970s inspired block heels.
H&M Dhs149 Cream, sleeveless dress with rouched details and laces. Keep it girly with a pair of flat ballet pumps or add a pair of killer heals for a more seductive look.
H&M Dhs349 Step into this blush maxi dress if you’re on the look-out for a bohemian, yet glamorous, style and combine with flat sandals.
River Island Dhs350 Another romantic piece complete with cap sleeves, lace, buttons and elasticated waist that will look smashing with black peep-toes.
Ted Baker Dhs430 Printed short dress with comfy bat sleeves for a cool, graphic look.
Banana Republic Dhs550 Black and brown botanical print on white silk dress, light and airy for a hot day on the race track.
Karen Millen Dhs450 Printed one shoulder number with tuck detail that is best worn with a simple headpiece.
Jane Norman Dhs315 Animal prints are still in fashion and this bandeau dress accentuates feminine curves.
Topshop Dhs395 Spice colours are hot this season and this mustard sleeveless shift dress with tuck detail on the bust is ideal for a colourful, but simple look.
Coast Dhs170 This purple number will naturally look gorgeous on a red-head, but blondes and brunettes can also carry it.
Paul Smith Dhs4,792 Cute floral print dress with many details. Make sure to mix with single colour accessories.
Ananya London Dhs1,400 Strapless white dress with elastic bust and embroidered details along the skirt edge.
Topshop Dhs395 There’s always room for a black dress and this little number with elastic waist detail is simple enough to be worn with even the most extravagant hat.
S*uce Dhs2,010 Alexander Wang collared shirt dress with black hip detail ensures a minimalistic look and should be worn with similarly simple hat.
River Island Dhs325 Purple sleeveless pocket dress ideal to match with a large, stand out hat.
www.brownfashion.com Dhs4,430 Long splatter-print t-back dress by New York-based label Suno. If you’re a fan of Kate Bosworth’s style then wear this piece with sandals and aviators.
Gerard Darel Dhs1,065 Long-sleeved shirt dress with summery butterfly prints and cute breast pockets, perfect with wedges.
Karen Millen Dhs1,160 Short-sleeved shirt dress with hip pockets and belt that will look best if accessorised with brown or black colours.
Ted Baker Dhs315 Trench shirt dress complete with belt and buttons that looks great with both wedges and gladiator heals.
River Island Dhs425 Elegant, black frock with box-like pleats and a decorative, little bow by the high neck line. Keep it simple by combining with black heels and a simple headpiece.
Chloé Dhs8,580 Crystal-embellished white silk dress with pleated skirt guarantees a glamorous look at the races.
Koton Dhs129 This black sleeveless dress highlights the female figure with hip details.
New Look Dhs119 Stylish black cap-sleeved dress with pleated details, perfect with a pair of platform heals.
Valleydez Dhs1,190 Sensual plum-coloured dress with a wealth of pleated and braided details that will look gorgeous with a flower fascinator.
MyTheresa Dhs3,978 We know! Printed garments are hot this season and with this Pucci dress you get lots of both floral and animal prints.
Reiss Dhs995 White long sleeved dress with zipper detail and frills that will look great with black or brown heels and accessories.
Topshop Dhs380 Cute mustard piece with some connotations to the 1970s featuring ¾ sleeves and horizontal pleats.
Topshop Dhs380 Simple sleeveless frock in a summery coral colour. Spice it up with a extravagant hat.
Gerard Darel Dhs1,065 Rustic dress featuring cool pockets on the front and raa sting. Combine with cream shoes and accessories.
Topshop Dhs415 Loosely shaped coral dress with sheer sleeves. Add a pair of high block heels to accentuate your legs.
Gerard Darel Dhs1,799 Maxi dress with cute prints and ruffles. Combine with flat sandals or high wedges.
Topshop Dhs295 Funky strapless maxi with warm earthy colours. Add a pair of dark brown leather sandals and a simple hat.
River Island Dhs250 Black maxi with cool, tribal details on the bust. Pair with a set of leather sandals and a simple headpiece.
Topshop Dhs620 Long, white dress with print detail and airy bat sleeves perfect for a warm day at the races.
Matthew Williamson Dhs15,300 Colourful maxi with a powerful pink at the hemline. Wear with grey suede sandals.
S*uce Dhs1,500 Long dress with simple neckline and cool gold prints. This dress doesn’t need flashy accessories so keep it in gold or black colours.
Gerard Darel Dhs1,799 This romantic rose dress features plenty of pleats and little ruffles and will look pretty when combined with cream coloured shoes and accessories.
Roland Mouret (buy at Bloomingdale’s) Dhs4,600 Pretty one shoulder dress in a dark aqua colour that will go well with any complexion. Keep it simple with shoes and handbag in a more neutral pastel.
Warehouse Dhs375 Cute, white lace dress with the short sleeves and full skirt that’s so popular this spring. Combine with super high block heels in a colour of your choice.
Matthew Williamson Dhs3,650 Like animal prints, but prefer them without the brown and orange colours they usually feature? Then go for a simpler version of grey and white shades with this classy bandeau.
Moschino Dhs2,550 Try out this season’s hot lace in alternative neon green and wear with heels of another bright colour.
S*uce Dhs5,865 Krystof Strozyna brought many pastels and drapes into his 2011 spring collection and this dress is not an exception. Wear with pastel grey suede platforms.
Lillie Rubin Dhs1,950 This polka dotted dress with ruffles and large flower on the hip makes you think of a flamenco dancer straight from the streets of Seville. Accessorise with red colours for the ultimate sensual look.
Frank Usher Dhs540 Feminine lace dress in pink colours and with a ruffled hemline.
Loralie Dhs565 Floral prints and cute neckline on this pretty dress that will look great with rose or white coloured accessories.
Saks Fifth Avenue Dhs2,240 Very feminine piece by Diane von Furstenberg featuring lots and lots of cute little printed ruffles. Combine with accessories that match any of the colours of this dress.
River Island Dhs425 Pretty number with romantic French anemone prints, horizontal pleats and white detail around the neckline and the skirt edge that make it seem lighter.
S*uce Dhs1,515 State of Georgia has created this long dress with large frills, pleats and colourful prints. As with any other maxi dress it can be worn with flats, heels or wedges.
Diane von Furstenberg Dhs2,750 Maxi dress with funky zigzag-shaped prints that takes you back to the 1980s fashion. Wear with a black or neon yellow headpiece.
Bambah Dhs560 Short, little frock with mustard-coloured straps and a tulle underskirt. Ideally, pair with a set of mustard heels.
Saks Fifth Avenue Dhs1,475 Go hippie deluxe in this garish, long and strapless dress from DVF with connotations to the 1970s.
www.net-a-porter.com Dhs6,630 Eelegant, yet sexy, nude-coloured dress by Philip Lim that accentuates shoulders and waist.
Marc Jacobs Dhs2,290 Keep it white and light with this gorgeous dress that has a silk ribbon tied around the waist. Or mix-and-match with bright coloured accessories and shoes.
Topshop Dhs620 This maxi dress has a romantic feel to it with its floral prints and slightly sheer skirt. Combine with a black clutch that matches the strap detail.
www.mywardrobe.com Dhs2,575 Look like a Grecian goddess in this blush, one shoulder gown by Halston Heritage and combine with suede sandals.
Reiss Dhs995 A playful, white number that will look pretty when paired with creams or pastels.
Coast Dhs1,000 Floral print one shoulder dress with pleats. Add black peep-toe pumps or go for a shade that matches the colour of the printed flowers.
Coast Dhs780 Festive turquoise dress with playful prints and cute pleats.
Coast Dhs1,000 This purple number features a pretty, slightly sheer skirt. Keep it purple or combine with another bright colour.
Coast Dhs975 Elegant dress with large floral prints and a black belt that accentuates the waist. Match with a black and simple clutch.
Coast Dhs1,150 Strapless maxi dress in a warm, coral colour that will go well with brown or black locks.
Coast Dhs890 Asymmetric, purple dress featuring one long sleeve. Add colourful accessories to break with the bright purple.
Coast Dhs 1,240 Gorgeous white maxi dress with empire detail and vertical pleats. Combine with shoes and clutch in earthy colours.
Oasis Dhs450 Pretty, pink number with sweetheart neckline, halter neck and pleats on the bust.
www.mywardrobe.com Dhs1,795 Another pink dress, here sleeveless and featuring a feminine waistcoat-like top with cute frills. Wear with a simple clutch.
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