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Yellow… Is It Me You’re Looking For? Bollywood Shows Us How To Wear The Risky Colour!

Yellow… Is It Me You’re Looking For? Bollywood Shows Us How To Wear The Risky Colour!

What is life without risks? As a fashion girl, wearing tricky colours and prints counts as just as much of a risk than crossing the road without looking. Speaking of which, are you as scared as me when it comes to the colour yellow? It’s funny because the best things in life are all yellow. I mean, think about it – Cheese, Mangos, Emojis, Fries… Did I mention cheese? I get it though, yellow is a colour you can easily go wrong with. You start off with Beyonce’s yellow Lemonade dress in mind, but could very well end up looking like Ronald McDonald. We don’t want that, do we?



So who do we look to when we’re desperate for fashion inspo? The lovely ladies of Bollywood, duh. Sure, there’ve been yellow disasters within the industry, like the one below:

But there have been more hits than misses lately, and we’re taking full advantage. Let’s get to it:

1. Fringe Benefits

Kriti Sanon’s fashion risk paid off and how! This fringe gown, in a brilliant canary yellow, gets the Bollywood actress brownie style points, along with her minimal accessory choices. Well done, Sanon.

2. Border Order


A post shared by Sanjana Batra (@sanjanabatra) on Aug 28, 2017 at 12:34am PDT

The anointed ‘Saree Queen of Bollywood’, Shilpa Shetty pulls yet another big one out of the bag. Head-to-toe yellow has never seemed more effortless than this. Special mention to the cargo dhoti pants and the elaborate dupatta border.

3. All Yellow Everything


A post shared by Ami Patel (@stylebyami) on Jan 21, 2018 at 2:02am PST

If this outfit doesn’t send you back to DDLJ’s sarson ke khet, I don’t know what will. Alia’s traditional all-yellow Manish Malhotra anarkali is the stuff all Bollywood rom-coms are made of. Waiting for mine… *sigh*

4. Neon For Days


A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on Mar 18, 2018 at 12:36pm PDT

You might have come to terms with neons being a thing of fashion’s past. Or are they? Piggy Chops decides otherwise and works a front-slit neon yellow midi dress in broad daylight. A true fashion warrior, this one.

5. Love Bug


A post shared by Kareen Parwani (@kareenparwani) on Mar 20, 2018 at 8:59am PDT

I have to say, Tamannah Bhatia is out of her sartorial shell. Finally. This mustard yellow jumpsuit, with a quirky ladybug card print, is a bold move and well worth it. Good for you, Tams, and keep it up.

6. ‘Belle’ Moment


A post shared by Tanya Ghavri (@tanghavri) on Jan 20, 2018 at 8:14am PST

Did Neha Dhupia’s yellow gown remind you of Disney princess, Belle, too? Risky as it is, yellow is the perfect colour for a fairytale-like dress. Bollywood really knows how to fashion, don’t they?

7. Black ‘N Yellow


A post shared by Ami Patel (@stylebyami) on Apr 27, 2017 at 8:27pm PDT

A veteran when it comes to taking fashion risks, Ms Ranaut has done it again. This yellow evening dress has everything you need to be ‘too glam to give a damn’ – 3D pattern, a pretty shade of yellow and side bow detail. BRB, talking to Masterji.


28 Mar 2018

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