Finally, a Guide on What to Wear to the Opera

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The Opera is a great excuse to dress up and (finally) bring home that one dress you’ve had your heart on since, well, forever. Dressing up for the Opera, however, can be challenging – especially if it is your first time.  “Is there a dress code?” “Am I dressed fancy enough?” “Is this too much?” We get it; these thoughts can start racing in your mind the moment you book your tickets for the Opera. While there are no rules set in stone, it is always best to keep things on the formal side for a night at the Opera, but that doesn’t mean you have to rock a gown. What exactly should you wear? As always, we are here to help you choose the perfect outfit.

Scroll down to discover Savoir Flair‘s guide on what to wear to the Opera. 

Feather Trims

You can always count on feathers to add just the right amount of drama to any ensemble. An elegant feather-trimmed dress will (almost) always ensure you a spot on the best-dressed list – even at the Opera.

A Slip Dress

The beauty of the slip dress remains in the fact that it can be worn absolutely anywhere. Whether it’s the beach, the red carpet, or the Opera, pick an appropriate slip dress and accessories and you are good to go.

 

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An Elegant Gown

An elegant gown, especially a bold, red strapless one paired with dainty jewelry can never go wrong. If you wish to keep things simple, a black dress is always a safer bet.

Embellishments

Embellishments – when done right – can inject your outfit with just the right amount of glamour. If you are in a sparkly mood, then we suggest taking inspiration from influencers Dima Sheikhly and Dana Malhas on the art of styling embellished dresses. 

 

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Leather

While the temperatures are steadily rising in the UAE, you can still slip into leather in the evenings. We particularly love Amina Muaddi‘s strapless leather co-ord piece. If you too are into at a head-to-toe leather look for your night at the Opera, we suggest you to opt for dainty, minimal accessories to go with the look.

A Fringe Dress

Fringe can make any dress go from zero to hundred real quick. When in doubt, slip into your favorite fringe dress, et voila.

 

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Suit Up

Nobody ever said that you have to wear a gown to the Opera. Like we said before, there are no real rules which means you can walk into the Opera in a powerful pantsuit if you want to.

 

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Gloves

Looking for an excuse to wear your exquisite gloves ever since you binge-watched Bridgerton? When you live in Dubai, the only time you can actually sport elbow-length gloves is when visiting the Opera.

 

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