Sonakshi Sinha turns 28 today. But when it comes to style she is on top of her game. Almost like a seasoned veteran who knows how to wield that makeup brush and those trailing anarkalis. There are a million reasons to love Sonakshi. She gives a hoot about people who call her fat and plump-y. She can rock a mini skirt and a floor-travelling cocktail gown at one go and she sure knows how to keep her movies full of masala. She’s inspired a generation of young women to love their body and make it their own by wearing some fabulous trends. So, we got you eight style lessons she gave us that will probably last a lifetime. Because she’s rocked Indian wear like a pro. With each movie, there’s a new trend cropping up and designer stores and flea markets are happy with the results, eh? Happy Birthday Sona! Stay inspiring, stay lovely.
When In Doubt, Wear Red (Walking In The Rain Is Optional!)
Her first look on celluloid was a visual treat. A rather demure Sonakshi walks by in a deep maroon red lehenga with minimal embroidery and lots of sass in Dabangg. The little fishtail braid and the slender waist peeking against the slippery dupatta was enough to make us pin her on our pinterest boards.
Polka Dot Blouses For The #Win!
Every young woman worth her salt rejoiced in the fact that polka dots are back. Especially in small town fashion, it really means something to wear an off-beat blouse. After all, saris are taking a backseat nowadays and it’s the blouses that are ruling the roost. We loved how Sona wore her yellow sari with a lavender polka blouse complete with strings at the back and a pout to match!
Chandbaalis Make For Great Accessories
Her red sari that is iconic is the inspiration most women wanted. But the perfect accessory that gets deep into Sonakshi’s look is the quintessential chaandbali. Demure, defining and effortless – this is one accessory we must always have in our jewellery box!
High-Neck Blouses And Bindis
Lootera was kicking it old-school and Sonakshi wowed us all by pairing her look in a sweet vintage fashion. Those neat high-neck blouses and the draped chiffons along with a nice big bindi defined her look. We loved the languid-ness of her hair and the gold jewellery she sparingly wears – so chic!
Son of Sardaar saw her in full Punjabi mode and we might say it suits her well. Sonakshi’s most popular look from the movie was the wedding scene one where she sports a nicely embroidered gota patti + zardosi patiala suit with matching jewellery that has become somewhat of a fashion benchmark in rural Punjab. It is not stupid to say that Sonakshi had reinvented the patiala for us lowly mortals in the past few years. Kudos!
Maatha Patti Madame
Tevar was one film where Sonakshi really went about carefully with her wardrobe. Just when we thought that her looks were getting quite predictable, she threw us a googly. The white lehenga and blouse combo in the Radha song was a revelation – because it had all the elements of glamour in the usual Indian wear design. The maatha patti soon became a style icon of it’s own along with the translucent lehenga-blouse!
Nosy About The Nose Ring
This trend is majorly owned by Sonakshi – no one else has the guts or the gumption to pull it off. Most of Sonakshi’s movies have her sporting that sweet nose-ring – it’s bohemian and indie, and so relatable. We actually love it!
That is so South Indian of Sonakshi but half-saris are like manna to our Indian-wear-obsessed souls. The more colourful, the better. No one knows the trick to wearing brights like Sonakshi – we love the blouses and the net dupattas.