Outfit quandaries have a particularly nasty attribute of showing up when you’re in the need for dressing to impress, and December is chock-full of such occasions. If you find yourself in a dreary situation where you’ve run out of styling options, the celebrity styles we’ve seen this week - both on the red carpet and off it, are going to warrant some much-needed changes to your party/wedding-season wardrobe.
First up is a lesson in chic minimalism by two of Bollywood’s most stylish actors - Kareena Kapoor and Anushka Sharma. Depending on which end of the colour spectrum you find yourself most comfortable in, there’s plenty inspiration from Kareena in her stark black, one-shoulder Elie Saab jumpsuit with a cape-like attachment and Anushka in her beige dress with Victorian leg-of-mutton sleeves and that attention-grabbing thigh-high slit from the Middle-Eastern designer, Marmar Halim.
If monochrome outfits are not your thing, then, there’s a bevy of party-apropos, high-voltage shine outfits as seen on Malaika Arora and Sonal Chauhan (would you look at the plume detailing on that outfit, though!) who wore these styles to the Filmfare Awards. Want to go edgier? Turn to Kiara Advani’s shiny pantsuit from label Cinq A Sept to make the most impact. If you’ve ever wanted to ride the crest of the ‘bling’ trend, now would be the time.
One can seldom go wrong with the quintessential Indian silhouettes, and making a case for the saree is Deepika Padukone in her beige-and-gold detailed saree by Anamika Khanna, which she wore to the launch of Sridevi’s biography, Sonakshi Sinha in a floral organza saree from Raw Mango, Katrina in her red Anita Dongre number, and Chitrangada Singh in the saree’s pre-draped variant from Ridhi Mehra.