I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Shraddha Kapoor this year at Lakme Fashion Week and apart from the obvious things. Like how beautiful and fit she is, she’s also got this wonderful childlike wonder about her. Sometimes I think she’s not too different from the characters she’s played on-screen. She’s chatty, bubbly and completely down to earth. Of course, she’s amongst the well-dressed celebs of Bollywood. Tanya Ghavri, ace celeb stylist has been styling her for a while now and has been doing fantastic work with her.
I’ve mostly always spotted Shraddha in western wear and I truly wish I had seen more of her in some Indian wear last year. But when I looked back at the archives I did manage to dig up a few of my favourite looks the celebrity has sported. Each of these looks is completely different and I love how they paint her personality in a different light each time.
Ok this Anita Dongre number is literally my favourite and let me tell you why? While most lehengas look amazing, I just always feel super conscious about that lil bit of my tummy showing. This kurta style top just makes me feel more secure with the idea of a lehenga. I love the floral appliqué details and the keyhole neckline as well. Special details and nothing to in your face. Also, isn’t this colour just amazing?
This ivory sharara from Tarun Tahiliani just makes Shraddha look so lean and tall. The semi-sheer sleeve, the yoke like details on the neckline all add to the wonder of this look. I love how the sharara pants look like they’ve been pleated.
Love colour blocking when it comes to a saree. The green silk blouse and the vibrance of the purple saree just seem to be dancing in harmony. The orangish gold border matches the bronze effect on her jewellery so well too. Shraddha plays the part of Marathi mulgi quite well with the hair pulled back in a bun with gajra and the tiny black bindi. Gotta love the simplicity and elegance of this look.
I count this Saaksha and Kinni look to be part of Indian wear because of the beautiful abstract print and the style of the outfit takes after a lehenga. The sweetheart neckline, spaghetti strap crop-top with a slim, pleated maxi-skirt look incredible on Shraddha. I would imagine wearing a look of this sort to a friend’s mehendi ceremony. It’s light and refreshing and would stand out in a sea of Indian clothes. I would do a side braid and pair it with jhumkis and a long necklace.
I love the fact that Indian wear is most colourful, but the best part is sometimes the subtlety and simplicity it can also achieve simultaneously. Shraddha’s Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla lehenga comes set with a beautifully embroidered blouse with cap sleeves. The flouncy skirt matches the scattered embroidery on the organza dupatta. I do wish she had done a more muted lip and pulled her hair back into a low ponytail to give those earrings it’s winning moment.
Oh la la, an all-black look has to hands down be one of my favourite looks from this lot. The sequin, embroidered strappy blouse with an organza cape. I love the sheerness of that jacket, it adds that sexy touch. You see skin but you know it’s covered too. I also love the sequin hem detailing on the cape, it adds a wonderful texture and a beautiful detail to an otherwise perfect look. The pleated, dhoti skirt is clearly ready-to-wear and doesn’t need any draping. The hair an makeup here does Shraddha absolute justice. I might have gone a different route and paired colourful shoes with this look but that’s just me.
I’m not the greatest fan of a traditional lehenga I find that there’s something very excessive about it. I do however enjoy the gradient of the pinks going from light to dark with a whole lot of sequin embroidery. You will also notice floral appliqué making the skirt look quite 3 dimensional. The light pink blouse matches the top half of the skirt giving it the perfect ombré effect.
This feels too risqué for me but I love how Shraddha looks in red. Thick straps in beige with her sweetheart neckline bustier match the detailing on the thick waistband of her pants. These harem, dhoti pants look like quite a cool look for a dance number. The maang tikka is quite the cool addition to her whole look, no?
Which one of these looks do you like most? Let me know in the comments below.
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