Eid While they may love their dramatic gowns and sweeping trains, celebrities are just as partial to the timeless allure of a voluminous lehenga or a well-draped dupatta. From Alia Bhatt to Janhvi Kapoor, sharara sets have received the A-lister vote of approval, and tunic-style strappy kurtas have witnessed a comeback on the trend charts as well.
After an unprecedented month of observing Ramadan during a nationwide lockdown, it is time to indulge in Eid festivities at home. Whether you are dressing up for an intimate dinner with your immediate family or your Instagram feed, here’s are the celeb-approved looks that will help you make a statement.
Karisma Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and more swear by all-white looks
If you’ve been feeling the summer heat, you’ll appreciate Isha Ambani’s breezy pick from Picchika. The flared hand-painted silk kurta and ephemeral chiffon dupatta require little other than a pair of classic hoops or jhumkas to complete the look. The classic summer hue has also earned the approval of Sara Ali Khan, who took hers in the form of a sleeveless kurta and sharara pants from Manish Malhotra.
Follow her lead, and skip the conventional gold baubles in favour of stacking your wrists with candy pink bangles. Fans of summer florals will also delight in her multi-hued sharara set from Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor, accessorised with coordinated floral earrings for maximum impact. If you’re looking to dial up the drama, look no further than Karisma Kapoor’s ivory lehenga from Manish Malhotra.
The star gave conventional blouses a wide berth and instead chose to pair her voluminous lehenga with a long-sleeved jacket detailed with rose gold embroidery. The piece de resistance comes in the form of the risqué cut-out in the back that is sure to get the double-taps rolling in.
Deepika Padukone, Ananya Panday and more champion unconventional hues
While Deepika Padukone loves her pastels—as evidenced by her recent buttercup yellow gharara from Anjul Bhandari—she is game for spinning the colour wheel in the quest for newer hues as well. The Chhapaak star found a winner in a mustard yellow cocktail kurta from Sabyasachi, teamed with shoulder-grazing earrings in a contrasting hue.
A small potli bag from the same couturier cinched the look together. Elsewhere, Ananya Panday made a strong case for inviting neons in your traditional wear wardrobe with a pineapple yellow sharara set from Ritika Mirchandani. If you’re tired of seeing chandbalis everywhere you go, take notes from her choice of accessories: a complete raincheck on earrings complemented by a minimalist maang tikka draped over a half-braided hairdo.
Alia Bhatt makes a strong case for swapping festive reds in favour of the stately hues of jade green, as witnessed in her head-to-toe bandhini sharara set from Sabyasachi. The emerald hue also won Shraddha Kapoor’s vote, and she was spotted in an Anita Dongre lehenga with resham and zardosi work. A fuss-free half-up hairstyle and enamel earrings in jewel tones served as the finishing touches for the look.