In Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani (YJHD) Deepika Padukone makes a style transition from boring Betty aka “Scholar Naina”, to va-va voom Veronica, and she’s a head turner in both avatars. It’s hard to imagine Deepika as a plain Jane who never got noticed in school, but she’s gives it a good go in floral dresses, cardigans, geeky (but kind of cool) glasses and headbands. I also really liked her look with denim mini and hoodie, although it was a little more sexy than safe.
Read on to get all of Deepika’s looks from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani!
The real transformation from “chasmish” Naina, to hot and happening Naina, comes after the trek to the top of a mountain and the realization that she’s in love. Nothing says I love you like short shorts and a button down on Holi!
One of my favourite things about Deepika’s look is her signature t-strap sandals; her legs are long enough without heels and she knows it!
I want a pair of these in every colour for summer.
The final chapter of the movie happens in Udaipur during a big fat Indian wedding. Deepika goes with the tried and true Manish Malhotra and his signature sheer saris and neon embellishments for most of the ‘shaadi’ related events. While she looked gorgeous in almost every outfit, the prude in me felt like some of the blouses were just too tiny. I’m not really into scandalizing the Auntyji’s, but maybe that’s just me.
On a side note, it feels unfair to mention how awesome Deepika’s hair looks in the second half of the movie. Note to self; add more volume and curls to hair if you want to look hot.
I enjoyed watching Deepika’s style evolution in YJHD and am really impressed at the work of stylist’s these days. Remember when the only way to show aging in a character was two braids for a young girl, the transition to a sari for middle age, and then the infamous white streak for an “older” woman? Looks like styling has also grown up in Bollywood.