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Dressing down: Bollywood actresses and their fashion blunders

Quite a few of Bollywood actresses end up with sartorial misadventures. We look at some recent fashion faux pas and ponder if a wardrobe revamp is in order for some of the leading ladies

In the glamour world, media scrutiny is but par for the course. Stars may love it or hate it but they can’t run away from it, which is why their appearances assume so much significance — particularly in current times when netizens can use social media to critique even the smallest of slip-ups. No wonder then that good stylists are in great demand these days. That said, if some Bollywood actresses’ recent avatars are anything to go by, they surely ought to overhaul their wardrobes at the earliest.

Then again, couturier Jean Paul Gaultier has famously remarked, “It’s always the badly dressed people who are the most interesting.”

On that note, we take a look at some leading ladies whose recent appearances have left us wanting...

Huma Qureshi
Huma Qureshi

Not everyone can be a tall, lanky lass but the trick is to wear clothes that hide one’s flaws instead of flaunting them. Red carpet dressing seems like a new world for Huma, who is known to take solace in casual comfort. And while we are all for it, togging out in a black tee and jeans and pairing it with a dull denim jacket and a cap, even for a film screening, is taking things too far.

Richa Chadda
Richa Chadda

There is a time and a dress for every occasion but Richa Chadda is apparently oblivious to this. At a recent media interaction, she turned up in a peplum leather corset and jeans and the look did nothing for her. Not very long ago, she appeared in a black sari and a tacky sheer blouse, which was, well, sheer disaster. Her most recent public appearance saw her makeup match her dress and the result was a washed out look. Richa can surely do better than this, innit?

Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi Sinha

Not many know that Shatrughan and Poonam Sinha’s daughter was interested in pursuing a career in fashion designing before Bollywood came calling. While her onscreen avatar can be traced to her predilection for village belle roles, the Dabangg actress has no chance at redemption as far as her red carpet appearances are concerned. At a recent bash, she turned up in a denim, zippered jumpsuit that was anything but flattering. This was followed by a tiered gown that looked like it would come undone any minute. A little too fashion forward, perhaps?

Mahie Gill
Mahie Gill

If wearing too much makeup and garish clothes were a crime, Mahie Gill would be pronounced guilty. On many a occasion, the Devdas actress has turned up in blindingly bright outfits that look like they’ve been purchased from a local market and not a designer store. The actress is also known to be barely versatile as far as her Western wear choices are concerned.

Zareen Khan
Zareen Khan

The Veer actress too has had many of her looks fall flat. From sheer blouses and ill-fitting tees to overdoing bling, she has done it all. Time to get a new stylist, we’d say. Pretty please!

The usual suspects

Deepika Padukone started out as a model and no doubt, she does full justice to her attire. The actress is known to be well dressed all through and her latest outing, where she appeared on a TV show to promote her upcoming film, sees her rock a navy suit with a sleek hairdo. Now that’s what being a diva is all about.

Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone

Not for nothing is Sonam Kapoor the fashion world’s darling. Known to consistently top best-dressed lists, she has another battle to fight — to not let her sharp looks overshadow her acting skills. But on the red carpet, she’s dreamy alright.

Neha Dhupia
Neha Dhupia

From being the cynosure of all eyes at fashion shows to her impressive attires, Kareena Kapoor is a star and it shows.

Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor

Other clothes horses
Not only does Neha Dhupia attend many fashion shows, but she also has a style sensibility that is difficult to ignore. The actress truly embodies chic.

Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor

Striking is the best way to describe Chitrangada Singh and yes, it also has a lot to do with the ensembles she’s spotted in. Aditi Rao-Hydari too has proven time and again that she can easily carry off glam. Among the younger actresses, Shraddha Kapoor and Alia Bhatt show promise with their choice of outfits — usually a mix of pretty and spunky.

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