They are cute, smart and oh-so stylish!
Heroines in Hindi cinema have always spawned trends and sparked off fads. When it comes to fashion and style, Bollywood has no dearth of fashionistas. From our favourite cover girl Sonam Kapoor to the cutie pie Alia Bhatt and the leggy Deepika Padukone to the yummy mummy Aishwarya Rai, they are all trendsetters in their own right. But if you thought their style is way out of your reach, think again! We present to you a fashion guide from A to Z, taking cue from our own Bollywood celebs wardrobe, that will help you balance comfort and style with ease.
One of the hottest selling styles, the asymmetric outfit is here to stay this season, and is seen on almost every Bollywood actress, these days. This style is creative yet wearable and makes a statement whichever way you look at it. Check out Sonam Kapoor looking stunning and glamorous in a black and red, asymmetrical floral skirt by Atsu Sekhose.
Our Bollywood ladies simply love their boots, and looking at them, we are convinced that the stylish piece of footwear is the current rage this season. Kareena Kapoor is often spotted wearing high boots at a number of events. Give your shoe wardrobe a makeover this 2013.. Go add boots to it.
The crop top is a raging trend which has flooded the stores and many fashionista’s wardrobes too. This season, yet again fashion has hit us with another comeback trend – the navel-gazing and belly-baring tops or crop tops. Flaunting a hint of the skin seems to be the new craze to our Bolly beauties. Take a cue from Priyanka Chopra. She paired an Asos skirt with a white fitted cropped top.
If there is one piece of clothing that has stood the test of time, it is denim! Whether you are tall or petite, skinny or curvy, there is a denim version for one and all. This year, give your self an over dose of denim by wearing a denim shirts with your favorite pair of jeans. Katrina Kaif shows you how exactly to pull off that all denim look.
Empire waist or lines usually helps create an illusion of slim frame by camouflaging heavy bottoms and a thick waist. These outfits make you look slimmer and taller. Deepika Padukone shows you what an empire waist/line looks like.
Give a bunch of flowers to a girl, and she is most likely to put them in a vase in her favourite corner of the house! Floral fabrics are lovely, feminine and bear that romantic touch. And this is one trend that never goes out of style. Florals can range from accessories to shoes, scarfs and dresses, to pants and even sling bags. Kangana Ranaut gets her look just right!
Says tata-bye-bye to your contact lenses now, as they are so passe. Watch how our Bollywood hotties show off their geeky side with those thick dark framed glasses. Sonakshi Sinha seems to be loving her chic, geeky look, way too much.
Be it a mini or maxi, a halterneck is the most flattering cut as it shows off your upper back, making you look sexy, balances your shape and minimizes a fuller bust. These range from jersey sun dresses to full length formal gowns. Anushka is an absolute vision in this bright yellow halter-neck dress.
Also called Indian wear or ethnic wear, the traditional attire seems to be the in thing for Bollywood celebrities. And who better than Vidya Balan can explain this look. Dark, kohl lined eyes, long lustrous hair, red bindi, stacks of bangles, jhumkas, nathani, saris, lehengas.. A pure vision of Indian beauty.
The jumpsuit trend started in 2010, but instead of fizzling out, it’s only getting more popular. From designer stores to high-street brands and flea markets, jumpsuits are all over the place. Parineeti Chopra shows you how to jump into that suit, with panache.
They vary from tops to maxis and tunics in bright and pretty hues. Women seem to be loving this ensemble. Kaftans have become a more functional option at work and leisure. For holiday goers too, this attire has proven to be a blessing, as it’s an affordable substitute to the summer dress. The very gorgeous Aishwarya Rai looks stunning in a Kaftan maxi dress.
Rebellious yet so chic! Leather is no longer reserved for just biker babes. It has now become a smokin’ hot fashion trend for one and all. A simple leather pant, jacket or boots can change your look from drab to fab. Take a cue from our very ex Miss World, Priyanka Chopra.
The middle parting is back in vogue. Wavy or curly hair looks great with a middle parting. Aishwarya Rai and Anushka Sharma have given the middle parting a new standing in the fashion world.
Gone are the days when skin-tones were associated with boring! A nude palette is the must-have, this season. We can’t help but admit, we love the neutral trend to bits. From peach to cream to light brown, nude can mean any colour, and our Bollywood beauties are flaunting it everywhere. See newbie Alia Bhatt.
If the thought of showing cleavage or baring your midriff is boring, try an off-the-shoulder outfit. It’s sexy in a sophisticated way. And they’re flattering to a variety of body types. The very glamorous Chitrangada Singh shows you how not to expose, yet look chic and sexy!
You thought P was for Polka Dots? Well, they’ve been around like forever now, and are kind of getting boring. Palazzo pants seems to have become almost every girls favorite number. Fashionable and versatile, they can be worn to a formal as well as casual occasion. Watch Ileana and Shraddha don the number in style.
Want to add a fun element to your closet? Opt for an outfit with a quirky print! Edgy and cool, these designs can easily make you stand out. Maintain that fine line between wacky and bizarre like Gul Panag and Sonakshi Sinha.
It spells power, seduction, confidence, allure and is famously hard to get right. But find the right shade of red lipstick and you will want to wear it again and again. Kareena Kapoor shows you what we mean.
Our beauties know how to beat the heat in the shortest of hot shorts. Whether you’ve got short or long legs, there’s a pair of shorts that can make those legs look very desirable. Kangana Ranaut tantaise us in her short pants.
Torn and tattered
Torn and tattered jeans have overshadowed last year’s boyfriend style as the denim du jour. This is one piece of clothing that brings back fond memories of our college days, and our Bollywood celebs can’t get enough of them. from Ranbir to Deepika to Sonakshi, everybody’s sporting them these days.
It’s the new feminine. The likes of Aishwarya Rai, Anushka Sharma and Sonam Kapoor have ditched gowns for this look at various events. Check out Kareena Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and a few more who have dared to go the unisex way.
Dig into your grandmother’s jewellery box, because all things old are making a comeback. Fads fade but vintage trends never go out of fashion. Sonam Kapoor adds a touch of vintage to her ultra glam avatar with that vintage flower broach dipped in gold.
Wedges not only makes your legs appear longer, but also thinner and sexier. They give you dual benefits – the height you need along with the comfort you desire, thus making them an ideal choice. Shilpa Shetty carries off her wedged pumps with elan.
Watch how our Bollywood babes seek attention in peek-a-boos or X-Ray fabrics. From tops and skirts to dresses, check out Kareena and Jacqueline flaunt the X-Ray trend with style.
This peppy color can liven the dullest of moods. Yellow is the new black. Even a tinge of this sunshine color will guarantee you a grin from ear to ear. Sonam Kapoor is such a perfect example.
This black and white print tops the charts these days. Deepika Padukone wowed us with a zebra stripped floor length gown by Naeem Khan. And boy, she was a super hit!