Our favorite celebs are our forever and ever source of inspiration when it comes to deciding on our next Indian outfit. They always introduce us to beautiful new styles that the very amazing designers create. Be it a simple dhoti pants trend to a fancy gown or opulent lehenga, these celebs know how to do it well and also give us ideas on how we can subtly steal their style by getting our own outfits made. Get your masterji to take some cue from these divas and spin you a magical outfit of your own!
1. Work That Skirt!
Image Source: Rhea Kapoor On Instagram
Sonam Kapoor looks absolutely divine in this black ensemble that has been cleverly styled. She pairs a silk pleated ankle length skirt with a solid black top and that exquisite dupatta with double shaded pumps and solid gold earrings! Ask your tailor to shorten that maxi skirt and give it this controlled A line look. A simple top with some fabric buttons and thread details on the top will make this look richer. Pick a gorgeous readymade dupatta that compliments the colors you choose.
2. Trench It Up!
Image Source: Celebrity Stylist Sanjana Batra On Instagram
Get creative with your Western silhouettes and incorporate them in your Indian outfits. Get a stiff fabric embroidered and give your tailor some of your jackets that look like this. He’ll get the pattern from it and then sew you this gorgeous outfit. For the pants, get cigarette pants made that end at your ankle. To make it more economical, get readymade borders and patches and place them carefully to have this smart-chic look!
3. Draped Goddess!
Image Source: Alia Bhatt On Instagram
This unconventional style for a kurta makes us want to give it a shot, doesn’t it? Tell your tailor to create a heavy bodice with embroidery details; down the empire line, use a lighter flowy fabric to give this draped look to resemble a petal. Team it with churidaars and some pretty heels, and you don’t even need a dupatta then!
4. Volumes And Flounce!
Image Source: Sonakshi Sinha On Instagram
Time to bring back fashion from the yesteryears! Skirts with frames inside were a real thing earlier to give it one’s frame volume. We suggest you pick a fabric that is heavier and thicker to get this look. The structured look of the skirt looks grand and you can try getting this in printed fabric too! Raw silk is a good choice. Finish it with a fitted short jacket and layer on the necklaces! This is one subtle good-looking style!
5. Cowls And Layers!
Image Source: Deepika Padukone on Instagram
We love cowls, they look sexy, they are so in vogue - especially if they are at the back. Experiment with this detail in a long gown that you design for that cocktail! Pick a fabric that easily form cowls and layers so they sit beautifully! Want to stay away from backless choli and deep backs? Go for a cowl that is a bit higher! This is one element we are totally loving!
6. Belts, Jackets And Lehengas!
Image Source: Sonam Kapoor On Instagram
Pick a shiny fabric that is not too OTT but has tiny jacquard details. Complement it with a lehenga that is not too contrasting but differently hued, and finish it with a belt. You’re going to look like a superstar yourself if you nail this! Get your tailor to style this overlap jacket and fitted sleeves in a suitable fabric and pair it with a plain panelled skirt. Go for a supreme pair of earrings and you are set!
7. Dhoti For The Day!
Image Source: Karisma Kapoor On Instagram
Dhotis are still in fashion and now you can wear this with shorter tops to your day events! Pick a print that is eccentric and go for a neckline like this one above. An overlap dhoti is something you should ask your tailor to make, in which a little bit of your legs will be exposed on the side. A desirable and amazing style that you must try!
8. The Neverending Empress Jacket!
Image Source: Deepika Padukone on Instagram
If you want to get the most grandeur in your look, ask your tailor to make you a jacket like this - with a high Mandarin collar and that extra train at the back. Pick a brocade fabric or an all-over embroidered fabric for this. Get a short blouse made along with a skirt in a color of your choice! If you’ve got time on your hands, get the embroidery done as per your liking! It can be something which is not filled but scattered too. It’s a silhouette we are falling in love with!
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Published on Feb 07, 2016