Being a ‘desi girl’ in the summer ain’t all that easy, is it? I mean, summer-friendly Indian wear is hard to find. You’d have to first educate yourself about and then choose from amongst numerous fabrics, silhouettes and colours. The struggle is real. However, like I said, it’s hard but not impossible. It’s common knowledge that anything is possible if you just believe. In this case, if you believe, and really believe, in Bollywood.
From Alia Bhatt’s breezy blue ensembles to Anushka Sharma’s edgy but chic prints, the industry sure knows how to dress cool for a hot summer. If they can do it, so can you. So, when you want to wear Indian, you go ahead and do you, girl. Go ahead and choose that salwar-kameez over minis ‘coz these stylish Bollywood outfits will change your mind. You can wear Indian and still beat the heat. Here goes:
Sabyasachi never ceases to surprise us, does he? And that’s pretty much what he’s done with this star print cotton kurta on Anushka – with a relaxed fit, the most summer-friendly fabric and a quirky print. Looks like the designer does casual as well as he does ‘extra’.
POPxo recommends: Ivory- Blue Handloom Cotton Dress (Rs 4,890) by The Jaypore Label
Annnd, she does it again. Bollywood cutie, Alia Bhatt, has been giving us summer suit inspo ever since the temperature started rising. This halter-neck anarkali by the House Of Kotwara is the coolest shade of navy. Also, the silhouette allows your arms some much-needed freedom. In love? So are we!
POPxo recommends: Geometric Print Sleeveless Flared Kurta (Rs 899) by Fusion
If you’re a fan of prints but don’t want to go all out with bold choices, this Anita Dongre outfit on Aditi Rao Hydari is the perfect fit for you. Designed with an asymmetrical hemline, this sleeveless cotton ensemble could be your summer BFF!
POPxo recommends: Printed Asymmetrical Flared Kurta (Rs 899) by Avaasa Mix ‘N Match
Bollywood queen, Kangana Ranaut, has been giving Shilpa Shetty some serious competition for the title of Saree Queen lately. While Ms Shetty Kundra does edgy, Kangana prefers the more classic route… and we love it. Especially this floral print saree, which is her own BTW, in the prettiest pink. Sheer and made with chiffon, the saree is the perfect choice to wear to a summer wedding.
POPxo recommends: Pink Printed Pure Chiffon Saree (Rs 6,399) by Geroo Jaipur
‘Lehrake, balkhake…’. Yep, all that ‘lehrana’ and ‘balkhana’ will be easy as pie in this relaxed cotton combo on Shilpa Shetty. Plenty of room for movement thanks to the super roomy looking shararas. Also, brownie points for the bell-sleeved angrakha style kurta!
POPxo recommends: Printed Angrakha Kurti With Tassels (Rs 2,700) by Jaipur Kurti
The doe-eyed Athiya Shetty, Bollywood newbie, looks like an angel in this simple pink look by Myoho, doesn’t she? You know what the brilliant thing about her Indian outfit is though? It’s tailored supremely well. Hugging her curves in all the right places, but relaxed where you need it. All in all, the light colour, the cotton fabric and the silhouette work in her favour despite the summer heat. Well done, Ami Patel!
POPxo recommends: Printed Straight Kurta With Sequins (Rs 1,499) by Ajio
Heading to a party but can’t be bothered with stuffy anarkalis and stiff silk sarees for the fear of sweat stains and clammy thighs? Understandable. Solution? Cotton silk blends! Parineeti Chopra turns the ‘glam’ up in this loose fit Zoraya Tales kurti – all the glow, none of the sweat. Yay!
POPxo recommends: Pink Printed Straight Kurta (Rs 1,439) by Studio Rasa
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