What to wear this Holi


Holi, the festival of color is here and you have most probably started wondering how to dress right for the color splash and while doing this, stay chic and look stylish.  If this is your concern too, here are some tips that you must follow in order to not damp the festive fervor and enjoy the color splashes the best way.

What to wear this Holi

Dress Sensibly

While you are immersed in and enjoying the festivities, you wouldn’t want unwanted attention or the colors to damage to your skin. So, make sure that you dress down and dress right.  Holi is not about wearing old, worn out clothes because then your skin will be exposed and at the receiving end of harmful colors and chemicals. Don’t wear body hugging and transparent clothes. Choose light yet cheerful color tones in pastels and peach. Floral prints also go well with the theme of spring and colors.

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Use rubber footwear to stay comfortable and avoid tripping. Avoid wearing branded sunglasses, precious jewelry and footwear to keep them safe.Don’t wear socks as wet socks can make you susceptible to catch cold.  Use bandana, cap or dupatta to cover your hair.

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Layer up!

The best way to protect from harmful colors and water in this changing season is to layer up. Wear inners, vests and shorts underneath. These additional layers will protect your skin from coming direct contact with the colors and water.

Look chic

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Waterproof makeup is the way to go when you are playing Holi with water.  Make sure to remove precious and fragile jewelry which can be misplaced or get damaged in the chaos. Wear light and imitation jewelry if you must.

The After-Party

The evening time is for the casual get together with family and friends. Here you can get dressed up all you want. It is better to stick to traditional and sophisticated outfits. While silk kurta-pajamas or short kurtas with denims are the perfect option for men, women can wear saree, Anarkali suit and mix-and-match kurtis with leggings. Matching jewelry like earrings and bangles can add jazz and glitter to the overall look. Men can opt for ear studs, bracelets and rings to complement their traditional ensemble.

Go simple but dress the way you like

While we cannot emphasize enough over to dress simple and avoid anything branded or flare, it is also true that you should be wearing clothes that suit your body type and you are most comfortable in so that you could  enjoy the festival the most and don’t feel embarrassed because of the clothes.  If a rugged, old pair of denims with white short kurta is your pick, why not? If you are comfortable playing holi in saree or harem pants, there you go!

Hope the pointers have helped to bring you out from the dilemma of do’s and don’ts for Holi. Before signing off, sending you wishes of Happy Holi on your way and may you live long to see the joyous colors of life.  Happy Holi, folks!

Rediscover your fashions this Holi


With “rang barse”, “balam pichkari” and “aj na chorenge” played in loop and Gulaal, gujiyas, coloured water balloons, pichkaris and bhang, everyone of all age group is charged with enthusiasm for our favourite festival of colours, Holi.

Amidst all the splash of colours which looks stunningly gorgeous in white, it would be an injustice not to wear the colour. Let’s bend the rules somewhat for all the divas who like to set fashion trends of their own to create a suggestible look that compliments the spirit of this lively celebration. Here we go with 5 unusual looks which will help you to distinguish yourself from all-white crowd:

White tops:

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White tank tops, shirts or T-shirt with skirts of different shades and prints and other bottoms like jeans, Capri, etc. give a good contrasting feel of attires in Holi. You can complement this attire with big earrings and stone necklace of bright colours.

 Sensuous saree:

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A white saree in Holi is ever sensuous for this festival.  Saree gives you the feel of Indian tradition on the day of the festival. It looks awesome when a plain white saree get drenched in coloured water. You can also opt for white sari with coloured prints or with thin contrast border. Accessorize with lots of coloured bangles.

 Ethnic white kurtis:

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Simple white kurtis with coloured or printed leggings or jeans always go better during Holi. Try out this combo with simple make-up and simple accessories.

White shorts:

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Do you remember the white short and the red plain top Deepika Padukone wore in the “balam pichkari” of YJHD? This is trendy combo catching lots of eyes is a comfortable wear for the hot sun rays of March, when normally the festival kick-starts.

 Adorable anarkali, patiyala, churidar or salwar kameez:

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Remember Rekha in “rang barse” or Aishwarya Rai in “chhan ke mohalla”? Rekha was wearing complete white churidar kameez and Aishwarya wearing white kurti with lime green Patiala and rosy pink dupatta. Getting into this sort of look will give a filmy feel.

MUST HAVES:

To wrap up, some super vital Holi must-have are:

Sunglasses – This is a necessity, to avoid any type of irritation or allergic reaction in your eyes.

Protection for your phones: Get some waterproof protection to keep your phone out of reach of water. You can use ZipLock as well.

Have a Holi in abundance of splash of colours but safely and stay fashionable!!!!!

R for Ramp n K for Kids


Hi kids!! You have no idea what you put your parents through at times. Really, all the parents have a testing time regarding the fashion of their kids. India Kids Fashion Week may be the solution for parents, which is a brilliant step into the planet of fashion solely for kids.

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The IKFW showcased more than 20 brands and designers with little kids walking the ramp. Several TV and Bollywood personas attended Kids Show in the city of Mumbai to give support and lots of love to the kids.

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The audience witnessed fascinating creations by Mimi and Maggie, BIBA, collections of designer Sumit Das Gupta, Pink Cows by Pratima Anand, Jabong, collections of designer Kirti Rathore, Biba Girls, collections of Rocky S, Nishka Lulla, Niharika, Baby Beri and many more.

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Jabong.com, India’s major online fashion end showcased Spring Summer collections of its elite kids’ brands Evolve and Zucchini. Zucchini had trendy graphic tees, printed dresses, stylised bottom wear and smart shirts. One of the top-ranked of the lists brand Evolve presented Indo-western wears and party wears of bright shades.

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Another famous brand Biba showcased their kids’ brand, the Biba Girls, with a theme of Magical Summer Collection. Ms. Rochelle Rao walked the ramp for the brand. The collection symbolized a livelier and wonderful world living up to the imagination of a girl.

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Mimi & Maggie kept the “handmade” touch adding genuineness to their collections. This is Los Angeles based brand, offering garments which would appeal a kid and adult identically.

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“I am fabulous” was the collection of Pink Cows. They focused on something relating to storytelling through their designs like the story of Cinderella. Mansi Scott walked the ramp for Pink Cows.

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Saloni Diani, the child comedian and Misti Mukherjee walked for the well-known fashion designer Sumit Das Gupta showcasing the autumn winter collection. His collection was themed with social messages of “Nari Shakti”.

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The famous brand, Brown Bows presented a simple yet classy line of clothes for spring, summer and winter for boys having a theme of “Boys’ Day Out”. Shivansh Katia walked for them on the ramp, the star kid of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hain fame.

Ejaz Khan was the showstopper for lovely designer Kirti Rathore whose collection includes the display of the culture and colours of Rajasthan in their Sherwanis. TV actor Vishal Singh was a guest for the designer.

 

 

Top 2015 must-follow fashion trends


Scratching your head to know which fashion trend 2015 won’t be limited to just runway and will finally rock the street? Are you the one standing in front of your mirror and trying to answer the burning question of‘what to wear’? This is a question women have been facing since the origin.

Well gals, fret not, the answer is finally here! After going through the fashion scenario, we have compiled a cheat-sheet for the top 5 fashion trends of 2015 that are here to stay. So, if you want to amp up your style quotient without going overboard, pick these and never go wrong.

Mix and mis-match

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Scarlett Johnson sported mismatched earrings and flaunted her svelte figure post-pregnancy at Oscars 2015. And good Lord, we are digging it! The trend of mismatched earrings is catching fancy of many because you don’t need to rush to your stylist to get it. Just wear two different earrings and bring a different perspective to your personality.

Crop it up!

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Pop Queen Madonna wore crop top for the shoot of her song, ‘Lucky Star’. The controversy for showing the toned midriff then added to the oomph of crop tops. Once reduced to aerobics and gym exercise, the crop tops are now set to become the must-have essential of every woman’s wardrobe.

Gather the confidence, if you are a proud owner of toned and sexy midriff; it is time to flaunt it. If you want to refrain from some skin show, layer yourself with jacket outside or a top underneath.

The six yards of wonder

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You can never go wrong with Indian saree. The six yard of fabric is the quintessential Indian dress that enhances your feminine grace. Whether you are skinny or blessed with curves, saree flatters every body type and suits every occasion be it an office presentation or a romantic date night out.

The best part of a saree is that you can choose from a variety of fabric and embroidery pattern. You can also experiment with the sarees by wearing it in different ways such as with leggings and kurti-blouse. Lehenga sarees are also in vogue nowadays.

The world is your runway

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The chic and classy gladiator sandals are back this season. Whether you sport them in knee-high or ankle-fit, the gladiator or wedge sandals are your fav pick. These go perfectly well with your bohemian-inspired evening dresses. Clear-center parting, pencil skirt, white crisp shirt and gladiator shoes are the epitome of style and fashion.

Flare and Flow

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The regular everyday denim meets a new twist. In summers, it can be very difficult to wear clingy skin-fit jeans. However, the all-new boyfriend denims with ample pocket space and flare bottom makes it is easier than ever to look classy and stay stylish.

 

Follow these trends and perk up the glam quotient. These trends are brand new and fresh out of the red carpet! Update your wardrobe with these spring 2015 trends and be a head turner. Which style you are picking up from the above, do let us know in the comments section, we are all ears!

Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Summer-Spring, 2015


It was here the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Summer-Spring, 2015. Like the other ones, this appeared to be an interesting season as well. Thanks to all the talented, young and established who churned the participants of the Fashion Week. The participating fashion designers keenly produced some real change in their collections for this season. Here we go for a tour of the collections:

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Aspiring designer Aneeth Arora did the opening ceremony of the Fashion week with his collection of kaftans and chanderi tunics, silk clothing, cotton jackets, linen tops, etc.

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Monica Dogra, the singer-actress was the showstopper for the talented designer Kanika Saluja at the five-day style spectacle in Delhi. The actress decked up in a copper and charcoal coloured leather mermaid lehenga which was the mirror worked, with a chest-defining blouse.

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Aditi Rao Hydari walked for designer Payal Singhal’s show dressing in a silk high-waist black lehenga and blouse. She mesmerised the spectators when she glided on the stage.

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Ritu Pande, the “Lady in lace” bought Sania Mirza as the showstopper of her collection. The tennis champion looked stunning in a gold and ivory princess gown. The designer’s entire collection for the fashion week of the season had a keyhole back pattern and sober shades.

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Paras and Shalini’s Geisha Designs got inspired by the notion of fossil flower. All the jackets and dresses of her collection for the season have flowery embroidery and prints.

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Alpana and Neeraj designer duo’s collection were mostly of blue, red and black with large floral patches, scallops and bows.

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Young designer Masaba Gupta showcased her collection of dhoti pants, plenty of tops and pants, knee length sheaths layering over sarees. The colour scheme dominating her collection comprised of rust colours, molten gold, beige and fiery red.

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Designer Ankita came with a collection of various shades of gold with a mixture of silver as well. Instead of wearing any accessories on the ramp the models wore gleaming sunglasses, which emphasised the collection entirely.

Now these were a few of the 125 participating designers. To get more fashion scoops, keep visiting this space and stay stunning always!!!

Colours of Valentine’s Day


Well, well beautiful hearts!!!! Here comes the most awaited day of love, the Valentine’s Day. How will you celebrate it? An entire day date with your valentine, a movie date, candle light dinner date, lots of music, lots of gifts, good foods or gorgeous dresses? Whatever may you plan be, make sure, not to miss the most important thing. You are not sure what we are talking about? Sit back and give us the chance to explain.

So, the most important thing to count on this day is the dress you are going to wear and the colour codes of these dresses. We are talking about colour because colours imply certain qualities and moods. The colours of each dress convey different thoughts to witness about the one who deck up for the day.

Have a glance on what colour speaks for this day:

A Red colour dress

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Is there any need to explain the importance of this colour? Red is the colour of love. A red colour dress is the indication of the ultimate celebration of love. Nothing more is necessary for us to utter.

 A Pink colour dress

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Are you interested in someone for a long time? Wear a pink stunning dress and go with your proposal plan and confess your feeling to him or her. The chance is that your targeted valentine will accept your proposal eagerly.

A Blue colour dress

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This is the colour which signifies you are ready to welcome a Valentine. So you can go for a blue dress to be with someone you are interested in and give this indication on Valentine’s Day.

A Green colour dress

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If a guy or girl is wearing a green colour dress, it means he or she is waiting for you eagerly. Be sure to have the Valentine’s Day date fixed immediately.

An Orange colour dress

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On the day of Valentine’s Day, if someone of your interest comes to you wearing an orange colour dress, be ready to get a proposal and spend your Valentine Day. Orange is the colour of fascination and enthusiasm.

So, what will be the colour code of your dress? Express your love to the most special one this valentine’s Day with these colours making it a success.

Wedding Look in this Valentine’s Day


What would be a better wedding day for passionate lovers than the Valentine’s Day? Just like each year, the lovers’ day is celebrated with sparks of colour trend. And in case if you are planning to have your wedding on the Valentine’s Day, colours will play an important role as this 14th of February will be a blend of special day for you.

Not certain how to carry out a Valentine’s Day wedding look with style:

Let us imagine from where to begin. Okay, think about Valentine’s Day and what it means to you. Think of the colours that will dominate on your wedding on the most romantic day of the year.

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At any Indian wedding generally, the bride and the groom prefer to wear traditional wedding attires even if they are having their wedding on Valentine’s Day. Fashion designers make changes in the designs and patterns for the wedding attires of the special day, keeping the flavour of tradition intact. You can have heart shape patterns, to specially celebrate Valentine’s Day along with your wedding.

Jazzy colours

For wedding attire the selection of colours is extremely important along with other details. For a Valentine’s Day wedding obviously the red and pink colour will rule the colour theme for the brides specially.

 Red wedding attires

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Red is the ultimate colour of love. In addition, red is a pious colour for wedding. Now combining both love and wedding you can select red attire as your wedding day on Valentine’s Day. Red wedding attire with matching accessories will make the ambience of Valentine’s Day complete.

 Pink wedding attires

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Pink is another colour of love and a popular shade which is used for wedding attires. You can choose your attire from all the shades of pink which will suit you the best. If you are not comfortable with whole pinky affair, add a different colour dupatta with your attire.

Attractive attires

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The most preferred and popular Indian traditional attires for wedding is either saree or lehenga choli. But for Valentine’s Day wedding attire, there is twist in the tale by the talented new age designers. These designers innovate different styles and mix them with traditional style to make your look extra special for your Valentine’s Day wedding.

So what is your Valentine’s Day wedding look choice? Do share with us and also feed us with your valuable suggestion to improve this space. Stay fashionable for this Valentine’s Day.

For Your Fairy Tale Wedding


Aha!!! Have you dreamt your wedding to be a fairy tale one? With the widest range of bridal wear available in the fashion market regularly innovated by our talented fashion designers, you can surely plan that.

To tell you the truth, a vital part of ensuring a fruitfully splendid Indian wedding is a gorgeous and glowing bride. It is the extent of her extravagant grace that closes the wedding to a true success.

Indian designers are regularly adapting their designs to rising attention in western fashion characteristics are continually trying to break the barrier. They show innovation through new and exciting colours, patterns and cuts appealing to the ever-increasing global audience of bridal sarees, lehengas, sherwanis and salwars. Combining traditional styles with contemporary western influences has become the vogue for today’s Indian bridal wear for the modern day designers. Just have a glance to some of the examples:

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Neeta Lulla created a combination of jackets and sarees providing stylish and stunning looks for the brides.

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Gaurav Gupta went with the endeavour of modernizing the traditional Ghagras by creating the outline of a skirt and blouse while still providing them a sari wrap. Do you like these? Here is a similar one:

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Fashion designer, Shantanu and Nikhil combined gold and white together in a marvellous inspiring blend. Golden colour added quick accents to white creating a grand and extravagant look for any bride.

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Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s bridal collections always carry an intense touch of Indian flavour. They are exclusive for their intricate embroideries, colours and the hand-picking various materials.

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Anju Modi, who gave the beautiful ghagras to Deepika Padukone in Ramleela, creates a blend of sophisticated, bold and tribal collections. Her bridal pieces will evoke the emotions of grandeur for you.

During the last few years the styles of the Indian bridal wears have altered from traditional Indian designs to a blend of varied tastes fitting in the western influence. You can witness the change of styles in the bridal fashion weeks organised all the years round to present the unique collections of the fashion designers. Be present in one of them to discover your choice of the bridal collections. Stay fashionable!!

Sensational Sarees of Bollywood Movies


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Who can forget beautiful Mumtaj in the song Aj kal tere mere pyar ke charche or bold Madhuri Dixit in the song Dhak Dhak Karne Laga? What is the common thing in both of these songs? It is the famous sarees both these actresses are wearing in the songs.

This six yards wonders are the most precious and sexiest attire of Bollywood divas since the beginning. Since then many great divas have taken saree to a new height of fashion at each distinct era. Let’s have a peek in to some famous Bollywood divas and sarees from their movies which got famous.

 Kajol

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Do you remember Kajol in Karan Johar’s Kuch Kuch Hota Hain and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham? The red chiffon saree in KKHH and the yellow one in K3G were the marvellous one.

Sushmita Sen

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Remember the entry scene of Sushmita Sen in Main Hoon Na. The red chiffon saree with thinly bordered patch patti work she wore with a sleeveless silver coloured blouse was awesome.

Vidya Balan

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The debut movie of this beautiful diva saw her sport in a lot of sarees, which were really gorgeous. Among the numerous sarees she wore in the movie, we need to mention the pink and green one she wore in the song Piyu Bole.

Kareena Kapoor Khan

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This gorgeous actress wore some of the mind blogging sarees in her movies. To mention some, in Chameli Kareena wore a red saree with border with a blue deep cut blouse. How can we not mention the red saree worn with a different approach in the song Chammak Challo?

 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

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We remember this diva to receive the Filmfare Awards of best actress for both the movies Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Devdas. She was the definition of elegancy with the sarees she wore in both these movies.

Priyanka Chopra

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Do we need to mention anything special for our Desi Girl? Just watch the song from the movie Dostana and it will revive your memories.

Deepika Padukone

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Really, all the Badtameez Dil got crazy on her looks and her blue saree.

Katrina Kaif

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The Teri Ore saree of Katrina Kaif and the sizzling colours of them are really worth mentioning in our list.

This was our small list. So who all are in your list? Share them with us. Will u? This is your space, so post your comments and suggestions to make this space better. Stay fashionable!!!

Bollywood movies and South Indian sarees


South Indian sarees in the fashion world? Don’t understand? Have you not seen the Bollywood movies these days? In most of them the divas either take a south Indian get up or the entire movie background is south Indian.

Even these days the B-town divas attend the parties in south Indian traditional sarees like Kanjeevaram, mysore silk, thanjore, ilkal, etc. be it Vidya Balan, Sridevi, Sonali Bendre or any other actress.

These sarees are heavy, glamorous, elegant in patterns, covered with zari, and rich in texture and tradition. These 9 yards are now hugely popular and can be worn in every special occasion even in weddings as wedding attires.

Let us give you a count of the movies where the B-town divas charmed us with their south Indian looks:

 Preity Zinta in Dil Se

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The bridal look of bubbly Preity Zinta, in white and golden border saree and the bridal jewellery had become very popular at the time the movie was released.

 Deepika Padukone in Chennai Express

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The tall and gorgeous Deepika Padukone appeared perfect in her south Indian role and costume in the movie Chennai Express. Her jewelleries including the maang tikka, jhumkas and hair adorned with flower garlands, the golden bordered saree gave her the perfect look.

Alia Bhatt in 2 States

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The south Indian look of Alia Bhatt in the movie 2 States was an instant hit, the day her look was leaked out for the movie promotion. We were surely awed with her gorgeous red and blue saree which she wore in different occasions in the movie.

Shraddha Kapoor in Gori Tere Pyaar Mein

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Shraddha Kapoor in the movie Gori Tere Pyaar Mein donned up as a south Indian bride. She looked stunning as the bride and mesmerised the audience in her bridal wear.

Sonam Kapoor in Aisha

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Have you seen Sonam Kapoor in the song gal mitthi mitthi bol of Aisha? The simple traditional saree of Kerala, Kasavu saree, white base with golden border complimented with flower garland and one bangle in each hand, went as a craze amongst the fashion lover.

The popularity of south Indian sarees is old. The fashion designers are experimenting with the fabrics and designs of these 9 yards. The B-town divas are the source of inspiration for our fashion for wedding functions as well as festival. Adding up their ideas with your own one, you can give a stunning look to yourself!!