Alia Bhatt in Punit Balana
There is no denying the power of celebrities when it comes to setting trends and putting designers in the spotlight. Especially in India, where Bollywood is akin to a religion. It is not uncommon for looks sported by leading actors to sell out or spark entirely new ways of dressing! If you too often find yourselves turning to your favourite celebs for wardrobe cues, we have you covered on the styles that should make it to your repertoire.
Alia Bhatt stepped out in white saris for her latest film promotions, making a case for minimalism this summer. She set the tone for simple yet high-impact festive looks pairing her all-white Punit Balana and monochrome Kshitij Jalori sari with statement jewellery.
Alia Bhatt in Kshitij Jalori
All-white looks have Sara Ali Khan’s stamp of approval too. She created a summery vibe in an Anita Dongre lehenga that marries ivory with pastels. Shraddha Kapoor gave us inspo to wear a radiant white look with gemstone jewellery for a daytime destination wedding.
Sara Ali Khan in Anita Dongre
Shraddha Kapoor in Anita Dongre
While Very Peri is the Pantone Colour of the Year 2022, deeper shades of purple continue to be a favourite for opulent festive looks. Mira Kapoor shows you can wear the colour for, say your sangeet, in the regal Jayanti Reddy lehenga she wore.
Mira Kapoor in Jayanti Reddy
Madhuri Dixit chose a printed purple Torani sari — showing how you can dress for a sundowner wedding.
Madhuri Dixit in Torani
Alia Bhatt in Sabyasachi
Stars continue to favour shimmering ensembles to evoke drama every wedding season. Take Kiara Advani’s yellow Ritika Mirchandani jacket sharara set for instance — a look that will instantly put you in the spotlight at a sangeet.
Kiara Advani in Ritika Mirchandani
Mouni Roy showcased the statement-making appeal of a metallic sari wearing a Dolly J drape, sans jewellery. Janhvi Kapoor’s IG feed is a masterclass on maximalist sequinned OOTDs — her OTT lehenga and wrap blouse ensemble by Manish Malhotra is a case in point.
Mouni Roy in Dolly J
Janhvi Kapoor in Manish Malhotra
Some of the coveted celebrity looks have more to do with culture than just trends. Samantha Ruth Prabu took this route by embracing the native art of Kalamkari in a summer-appropriate Archana Jaju sari.
Samantha in Archana Jaju
Tara Sutaria served an excellent cue for the rooted bridesmaid in an ajrakh Anita Dongre lehenga. Want to wear bandhani beyond weddings? Raveena Tandon paired her Pink City by Sarika co-ords with silver jewellery, which you can easily wear for a family lunch or gathering with simple accessories.
Tara Sutaria in Anita Dongre
Raveena Tandon in Sarika by Pink CityFusion Jackets
Celebrities know that a cleverly layered look offers the perfect balance of class and cool. Borrow from Sonakshi Sinha’s minimalistic take on the blazer and lehenga set in 431:88 by Shweta Kapur.
Sonakshi Sinha in 431:88 by Shweta Kapur
Bhumi Pednekar and Sanjana Sanghi showed distinct ways to wear fusion jackets. While the draped skirt by Anamika Khanna is spotlight-worthy for a sangeet, the trouser pairing by Tarun Tahiliani is apt for a reception.
Bhumi Pednekar in Anamika Khanna
Sanjana Sanghi in Tarun Tahiliani
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