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Gone are the days when sarees used to be considered only a traditional and conventional attire. With the latest onslaught of fashion and modern-day draping, the fusion of pants with dupattas has become the new cool thing to own. Be it a traditional soiree or a contemporary get together, there’s nowhere where this look would be an understatement.
A perfect cocktail of Indian and western, the pants and dupatta look is winning over the fashion world these days. Let’s take a look at some of our Bollywood divas rocking this splendid look.
When it comes to fashion and bringing on the style game, if there’s one celebrity who never fails to impress, it has to be Shila Shetty Kundra. Shilpa has won over not just UP and Bihar with her thumkas and latkas but also is a style inspiration for over half of the nation, courtesy – her eccentric sartorial choices. The Chura Ke Dil Mera girl, who looks as if she hasn’t aged a day since her debut, is known for giving classic spin and twists to her western and Indian ensembles. Take for cue this brilliantly styled outfit which she is carrying with such élan. The actress is seen wearing an off-shoulder bell sleeved top, which she has paired up with a dupatta and sheer leggings. Now, we could not find a better cocktail of dupatta and pants. Can you?
Another actress of Bollywood, who is known for giving a new face and evolving India’s interest in fashion, is Sonam Kapoor. The Neerja actress, who is known for turning every outfit she wears into a statement wear, has always given us major fashion goals. The Kapoor girl rocked this outfit by Anamika Khanna by giving it an unexpected, sassy and edgy twist. She chose to wear the dupatta with an all-black blouse and black leggings. The statement necklace and shining clutch helped her nail the look right to the T. Her infectious smile makes the look all the more alluring, don’t you think?
She might not have had a brilliant stint in Bollywood, but when it comes to vanity and fashion, there’s no denying that Evelyn Sharma is way, way ahead in the race. The Nautanki Saala actress knows how to stand out amongst a crowd with her impeccable, out-of-the-box fashion choices. No wonder, Evelyn has found her way straight into this article. The actress looked seductively sleek in this black and white fusion. Her black leggings paired with a black crop top and a black and white drape is giving her a very boho-chic vibe. She made this stylish look more contemporary by jazzing it up with huge ethnic, oxidised jewellery. Those black pumps and a black clutch are totally blending in with the overall vibe of the outfit.
Dia Mirza, who is taking huge leaps in the field of environment care and eco-friendly moves, has surely bounced back when it comes to her fashionable appearances. In fact, if you choose to go through her fashion outings of the last few years, you would realise that Mirza has made the runway her own backyard, completely. So it certainly does not come as a surprise when her name pops up for this list. The beauty queen looks chic and bold in this trendy fusion of pants and dupatta. Dia paired up an Anamika Khanna drape with a full sleeved black crop top and a black legging. To give the dress an edge, Dia left her hair open in a messy free hair look and accessorised the drape with a black clutch and black pumps. Doesn’t she look breathtakingly beautiful?
Another actress who has aced the art of this pants and dupatta fusion is none other than our very own, Jacqueline Fernandez. Take a look at this picture and you’d know why we always refer to her as the trend maker. Jacqueline is not only giving an exquisite look to the overall outfit but is also making it look totally effortlessly stylish. Jacky, as she is fondly known as, has given an extra notch to this half draped ensemble with the addition of two contrasting coloured dupattas. She has cleverly tucked one under her belt and used the other one as a stole. The bright flash of colours is making her ensemble look festive and yet, quite glamorous! Don’t you wish to steal the look? Well, we certainly do!
If there’s anything hotter than Katrina Kaif’s dance moves, it has to be her killer style statements. Renowned for her cool and chic fashion choices, Katrina is definitely a head turner in this amazing creation by Anamika Khanna. The bright red and golden colour is adding more oomph and sizzle to her personality. Katrina’s solid coloured palazzo, cropped blouse and the gorgeous dupatta is making her look like a total sensation. A perfect fusion of east-meets-west, Katrina is an absolute vision in this sparkling red ensemble. This fabulous creation by the ace designer Anamika Khanna is definitely a keeper. What do you think?
Taapsee, who has been running high on the success of her back-to-back hits, is giving a cool and casual look to this otherwise tricky ensemble. The way Taapsee has styled, colour complimented and worn this outfit; is making the ensemble a perfect fit for an afternoon brunch or a late candle-light dinner. The flared, off-white linen pants; classic, sheer blouse matched up with an amazing dupatta and gloriously ethnic jhumkas is making us give her look a big thumbs up! To give the attire a funky, youthful vibe, Taapsee opted for leather shoes. Now that’s what we mean when we call her a trendsetter. Get the drift?
Last, but not the least, we have on the list is Sridevi ji. Though she may not be with us anymore but her roles, her choice of films, her acting brilliance, her gorgeous face and her exemplary sartorial choices; are something we would never ever forget. The Mom actress, who was known for breathing life and spirit into any outfit she wore, totally rocked this unconventional look. Sridevi ji added sophistication and glamour to this pants and drape combination by adding a sheer, long jacket, a silver belt on her waist to accentuate the silhouette, hair neatly tied up in a high bun and dark mauve lips. Needless to say, Sri ji completely owned and rocked the look.
Try out these looks and we are sure you’d receive some major brownie points from the fashion police.