Actor Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is a bona fide trendsetter. Much has been said about her game-changing fashion sensibility and approach to personal styling (in collaboration with her stylist sister, Rhea Kapoor), and with good reason. Kapoor Ahuja loves her anarkalis as much as she loves her anti-fit dresses, and is the choicest muse of many an Indian designer. It’s no surprise then, that she often has first dibs on yet-to-be-launched collections from top labels, ranging from Anamika Khanna to Good Earth Couture. Not only has the actor championed Indian wear, she also creates looks worth emulating every time she steps out in traditional finery. We zoom into her ethnic repertoire to bring you lessons that will help you curate your wedding seasonwardrobe with equal flair.
Old school is the best school
Modern Indian silhouettes are all good, but have you ever worn an heirloom sharara to stand out in a crowd of dhoti pants? Kapoor Ahuja’s Good Earth sharara set, which she wore for a friend’s wedding, recently exuded serious yesteryear maharani vibes.
Ivory promises timeless elegance
Living coral may be Pantone’s colour for 2019, but there is something about a classic ivory Indian look that personifies ultimate grace. Case in point: this Rohit Bal floor-length anarkali jacket set Kapoor Ahuja wore, accentuated with just the right hint of gold. A statement piece of jewellery, such as the actor’s head harness, helps in modernising looks such as these.
The 101 on how to update your lehenga
Embroidered lehengas are passé—2019 features a catchphrase and your name (rendering all pick-up lines useless). Simply ask the trio of tastemakers that are the Kapoor sisters and Anamika Khanna.
Pink is always a good idea
It’s not just Audrey Hepburn who believes in pink. Kapoor Ahuja doesn’t shy away from adding a conspicuous hit of this look-at-me hue to her traditional wardrobe either—be it dramatic pink-on-pink anarkali sets or more pared-down kurta sets.
Modern blouses for the win
Contemporary blouses should be the modern woman’s go-to arsenal when it comes to reinventing a traditional silhouette—this can be anything from a sari you wear as a newlywed, to a lehenga you’re yearning to repeat.
A sari will always hold you in good stead
When in doubt, just wear a sari—Kapoor Ahuja sure does. The actor has sported this ageless drape everywhere from the red carpet to promotional events, making a strong case for its versatility and aptness for every occasion.
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