Ever since us millennials first saw her in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai or DDLJ, we have had a girl-crush of sorts on Kajol. Her infectious laugh and vibrant personality have made her a true-blue Bollywood icon. Her sartorial game has evolved and is just as enviable as her career in movies. By serving quintessential ethnic and contemporary looks back-to-back over the years, it's safe to say that her style is ageless. Even the Y2K generation could use a style tip or two from her looks, which is primarily traditional with a dash of modernity. When she's not sporting stunning dresses, she's often seen in steal-worthy festive numbers that make us want to upgrade our wish-list.
This year especially, Kajol served many energy-boosting looks by wearing scene-stealing pieces and proving that she's definitely a trend-setter of her generation.
Kajol looked elegant as ever in this understated yellow kurta set by Ridhi Mehra. The floral-printed style is uber-simple and chic, which is accentuated by the scallop lace-hem pants. If an intimate haldi look is on your mind, then this is your pick. We love how she kept the look classic by pairing traditional stone-encrusted danglers with the outfit.
Floral-printed sarees are those tried-and-true pieces that belong in every modern woman's wardrobe. Kajol's timeless closet too includes this coveted piece. She looked pristine in this Anita Dongre's peach-coloured saree set with a spaghetti-strap blouse; and if you're looking for ways to modernize your festive look with a blouse, here's your cue. She kept her look uber-minimal and let the outfit do all the talking.
This exquisite Anita Dongre saree, called Kaia, has won our hearts. The number is a banarasi silk one, dipped in a dainty lime green shade. Her outfit is accentuated with gota patti work in foliage motifs. The actress loves her outfits with a statement-making element, which in this case, is the backless white blouse with a knot. She kept the accessories traditional by pairing beaded chandbaalis and kundan bracelet.
Much like her iconic on-screen looks (we're still crushing over her beige and gold bridal lehenga in DDLJ), her off-screen ones too are inundated with outfits by Manish Malhotra. Kajol wore this ruby-red anarkali gown featuring the designer's signature mukaish work. The kalidar piece has a gorgeous flare, so if you're on an outfit-pinning spree for sangeet, get this one. If you follow the mantra more-is-more, then take notes from the star who wore this detailed outfit with statement kundan chandbaalis.
Sequin sarees are undeniably a trademark Manish Malhotra style. Kajol too sported the trend in this stunning midnight blue number. Adding a touch of sexy is this sleeveless black blouse which she her stylist, Radhika Mehra, rightly styled with a classic two-strand pearl choker. Given the hue (and the classy vibe) of the outfit, it's apt for an evening event - cocktail parties, or even receptions.
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More often than not, festive pieces with little to no embroidery still make a long-lasting impact. Case in point, this uber-chic floral-printed kurta set by Itrh that features a statement metallic dupatta. If you look back at Kajol's sartorial looks, you'll know of her preference for statement dupattas. Since highlighter sheen is very much in trend, include this piece in your much-have list. Style this chanderi sharara set by taking a leaf out of Kajol's jewellery picks, with classy stone-drop earrings.
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