#StealHerStyle: 6 Celebs Who Nailed the “Desi Belle” Look

Priyanka GhuraPriyanka Ghura  |  May 6, 2016

Wedding season or not, there’s no denying that there is a certain elegance that comes while decking up in your traditional best. From stunning saris to heavy anarkalis and comfy kurtas- us girls can rock festive fashion while looking and feeling like a million bucks. Whether it’s for a family pooja or a wedding function, we give you some ethnic inspiration from some of these stylish celebs who nailed the “desi belle” look. Read on to help you carry off traditional wear like a true diva.

Red Hot

Sonam was quite the head-turner in this gorgeous Shantanu and Nikhil lehenaga with an unconventional blouse. If you’re one who wants to flaunt those toned abs then you may want to go this route to grab attention, without the hassle of your dupatta constantly sliding off your arm. She finished off the look perfectly with sleek hair, uncut danglers and a matching crimson pout. We absolutely love how she changed up her usual style of chic and classic for full on sexy!

bollywood celebs in indian wear - sonam

Steal The Style: Gaurav Gupta Red Embroidered Lace Jacket With Net Flared Lehenga


Switch an ordinary sari for one with a quirky twist like Jackie’s fringe detailing to really stand out in a crowd. We love the stunning shade of sea-green on her and the sway of the tassels. Voluminous hair and classic, diamond jewellery lent a touch of elegance to a look that was offbeat and tres stylish.

bollywood celebs in indian wear - jacqueline

Steal The Style: Frou Frou Gloria Gingham Sari

White Wonder

Looking oh-so-pretty in a Rohit Bal creation was Anushka Sharma who sure had us wishing that she would go desi more often. Wearing a cut that is universally flattering, she paired the white and gold anarkali with statement earrings and pulled her hair back for some fuss-free glam. She looked ethereal.

bollywood celebs in indian wear - anushka

Steal The Look: Shyam Narayan Prasad Beige Checkered Panel Embroidered Kurta Set

Shimmer and Shine

If there’s anyone who can show us how to make an alluring statement, it’s Malaika Arora Khan! The bombshell gave us a perfect example of how to go shiny tastefully. Her bright pink sari, big earrings and elegant updo added to her mesmerizing effect. If you’re wondering how to go bling but not too OTT then we hope you’re taking notes.

bollywood celebs in indian wear - malaika

Steal The Look: Arpita Mehta Coral Pink Mirror Embellished Sari With Black Embroidered Blouse

Keeping It Simple

Ash flaunted a pretty salwar and churidaar look by her favourite designer duo, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla looking her exquisite best. The straight cut of the kurta is one that can flatter most body types and we love the floral detailing and sheer sleeves. It’s a look that is easy to pull off with maximum impact, especially with those sky-high stilettos.

bollywood celebs in indian wear - aishwarya

Steal The Look: Saumya and Bhavini Modi Light Pink Layered French Knot Kurta Set

Lehenga Lovin’

PC channeled some major shaadi style in a bright red Anita Dongre number. If you aren’t too comfortable flaunting too much midriff, then the drape of her dupatta is perfect for covering it up without compromising on the magic of the outfit. A fancy updo and some statement baubles were what helped elevate her look.

bollywood celebs in indian wear - priyanka

Steal The Look: Astha Narang Red Sequins Embellished Block Printed Lehenga Set


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