Super stardom in the Indian entertainment industry is synonymous to being a ‘Bollywood fashion Icon’ isn’t it? Is it the glamour, the flamboyance, the travel, the fancy diets? Perhaps the easiest to spot answer is clothes. While each B-towner has access to gorgeous, one-of-a-kind outfits by leading designers, everyone has their own personal style. This is perfectly reflected in their choice of ethnic clothing, which come festive season becomes an absolute wardrobe essential. So what is your favourite star’s ethnic mantra? Read on, find out and get inspired!
- Deepika Padukone
The mistress of classy camouflage and a resident Bollywood fashion icon, Deepika can fit into any bill, be it the demure village girl or the gorgeous princess of yore. Her sophisticated and classic look seems to be effortlessly gorgeous. Always looking to find the perfect balance between Indian and Western, modest and risqué, Deepika strikes the balance with the comfort scale. If Deepika is your style diva, think elegantly minimal.
- Shah Rukh Khan
The king of Bollywood, definitely can wing it like a royal. Occasionally donning the Kurta-Pyjama or a Sherwani, Shahrukh carries it with an easy grace. Clean cuts, Bandgalas and Pathani Pyjamas seem to be Shahrukh’s ethnic style mantra, considering how he loves to be comfortable in his skin. There is almost nothing he can wrong!
- Kriti Sanon
The vivacious Kriti Sanon has one of the most exciting ethnic wear wardrobes. She doesn’t exactly stick to the idea of ethnic wear being either a Saree,Lehenga, Suit or Gown but freely experiments to make for a more global attire. Find hand embroidery work in many of her casual dresses and interesting style combinations like how to drape a dupatta over a western outfit. This girl sure has some great ideas!
- Ranveer Singh
While the Jodhpur suits might have been the star of a couple of fashion seasons past, trust Ranveer Singh to get the trend back. Always dashing with a hint of lovable personality, he picks up the right styles for his body. Oh and the beard! <3
- Madhuri Dixit-Nene
Well, fashion icons can never go wrong. Madhuri Dixit has a knack for playing around with interesting colours and patterns, making them dance to her own tune-pun intended! The trick is she doesn’t stray beyond a colour array in one outfit and doesn’t overdo it with excessive jewelry and make up. Her soft but assertive personality perfectly goes with intricate work like Parsi designs, Chikankari and Kashmiri embroidery.
- Fawad Khan
If there is one man on planet Earth who just can’t go wrong when it comes to impeccable styling, it is Fawad Khan. Who else could carry off palazzo pants, yes you heard it right, palazzo pants with such panache! From Pathani Suits, Bandhgalas to a simple cotton Kurta Pyjama, Fawad Khan is the very definition of dapper and class. Ladies, hold your heart right there!
- Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor is the Avant Garde face of Indian ethnic fashion. She has elevated Indian attires to a whole new level, making them relatable to a global audience. Find her layering Dhoti pants with cape style kurtis or crop tops and finishing the look with a Dupatta draped in an interesting fashion. Quite the fashionista, if you are looking to ape her style mantra, be open to experimenting with unconventional combinations, jewelry and to always look gorgeous.
- John Abraham
Who knew the biker boy of B-town could actually rock the Dhoti so well! Pretty much like his personality he has picked up an interesting colour. The brown blazer substitutes for a Kurta brilliantly. You know just how to wow us John!
- Vidya Balan
If classics are your thing, you will easily gravitate towards Vidya Balan and her ethereal love for Sarees. From silks, to cottons to chiffons and georgette, she embraces her desi, womanly curves which is the perfect take-home lesson for all us ladies out here. So don’t be afraid to dig up your Grand-mom’s and Mom’s treasury and pick out those pieces because they don’t make them like them anymore!
- Kajal Agarwal
Kajal Agarwal has a penchant for picking up something intricate and converting it into a marvelous fusion outfit. The beautifully Embroidered Skirt is paired with a simple golden blouse that offsets the colours brilliantly. Coupled with the extended Jhumki, she looks perfect!
- Ileana D’cruz
Petite and pretty, Ileana has an impeccable style in ethnic clothing that hardly goes wrong. Her style mantra revolves mainly around outfits that clinch and show off her tiny waist, also giving her the allure of a fairy princess!
Stay tuned for more style-spirations for a fashionably fabulous festive season!