The awards season is on in full swing, and so are an army of stylists, make-up artistes and racks of clothes waiting to be flashed by the stars. It’s not just about walking the red carpet but wearing clothes with élan. While fashionista Sonam Kapoor remained absent, a surprise winner was Sonakshi Sinha. Deepika Padukone also made daring choices to emerge victorious for her acting and fashion sense. Here our our other favourites
The women in Bollywood usually rely on an anarkali for some volume. But Neha Dhupia does a rejig with this voluminous skirt by Anju Modi and blouse aka crop top by Payal Singhal. The long neckpiece is an overkill, though.
Sonakshi Sinha usually drowns herself in anarkalis and outfits that are too old for her age. But things took a wonderful turn in this Amit GT gown, with pink lipstick, and then again in this blue Gauri and Nainika gown (Pic/Emmanual Karbhari), with nude lipstick.
Both Deepika Padukone (pic/afp) and Priyanka Chopra went Goth glam in these Alexander McQueen gowns, not at the same show, though. While Chopra knows her waist is her asset and highlights it successfully, Padukone relies on her oft-worn high hair (we would give the earrings a skip and let the neck do the talking).
Adhuna Akhtar rocks Boho in this Payal Khandwala outfit. The colours look sumptuous.
The only boy on our list (the rest were either in velvet disasters or ill-fitting pants), Ranveer Singh looked yummy in this classic bow tie and patent shoes combination. Pic/Emmanual Karbhari
(L-R) Deepika Padukone channels old-school Hollywood with side-swept curls and red lipstick in this Gaurav Gupta gown; Tamannaah Bhatia poses in a brilliant mermaid gown by Gauri and Nainika.
The sari tutorial
(L-R) Kalki Koechlin shows some leg in net pleats and still looks classy; newbie director Divya Khosla Kumar uses one solid colour with a plain sari to create an impact; gown meets the sari in this mint-coloured Rabani and Rakha sari worn by Swara Bhaskar; Diya Mirza goes Punk with her studded blouse.
Take a cue from these ladies on what wonders a sari in a different avataar can do for you.