Going green is no longer a hippy’s calling but more of an environmental necessity for everyone on our planet. While there are way too many depressing warnings being fired off every day for us to wake up and smell the carbon monoxide poisoning. We’re here to spread the message on a more cheery and fashionable note. Taking cues from our lovely Bollywood ladies who’ve gone acid, neon, mint, jade, leafy and every other shade of the humble green. Even luxe labels are having a moment with lime green that seems to be popping up in everything from clothes to handbags to shoes and even make up.
Never ones to be too far behind on the uptake, Bollywood’s leading ladies have embraced the green and are flaunting the shade unabashedly. One could argue that their glamorous lives full of exotic locales, private jets, champagne showers, scintillating bods, luxe dripping closets and endless riches have probably riled up the green eyed monster of jealousy in all their admirers. So instead of shying away from the envy inducing shade, they’re going all guns blazing and flaunting it in all its gorgeousness. While the eco-conscious amongst them are also using their fame and influence to spread the message of conservation and environmentally responsible behaviour.
Obviously it’s a reach to expect that every time your favourite Bollywood star steps out in green they’re making a case to save the planet. Sometimes a particular shade of green just works an entire ensemble like no other. A green outfit almost always needs no other colour save the subtlety of neutrals to tone it down or pops of contrasts to elevate it. The shade has been seen everywhere and in all sorts of iterations this season. From Red carpet ensembles to airport looks to casual dos and formal events, Bollywood is having a torrid love affair with all things green and we’re here to give you our absolute top picks.
Sonakshi Sinha gave us some seriously bright vibes in neon green Arpita Mehta separates. Offset with shell and gold jewellery and white pumps, this look is totally beach party ready.
Sonakshi Sinha In Arpita Mehta
Speaking of casual yet ultra chic was Dia Mirza’s quirky printed pantsuit by Masaba. Finished off with Neophillia earrings, this look is perfect for formal yet boozy Sunday brunches or casual Fridays at the office.
Dia Mirza In Masaba
Deepika Padukone went totally extra with her voluminous green Ashi Studio creation for a red carpet event. The haute couture acid-green look worked for the unconventional event but is certainly not real-life appropriate.
Deepika Padukone In Ashi Studio
In the realm of the overly ostentatious but borderline workable for regular folk is Esha Gupta’s co-ord suit by Bennch. The olive green pantsuit paired with a monochrome blouse could perhaps work for hyper creative offices or even for nights when you definitely want to stand out from the crowd.
Esha Gupta In Bennch
Pantsuits are certainly all the rage right now and Malaika Arora’s Mandira Wirk version in neon green combines two massively trending concepts in one look. The ultra low cut jacket with flared bottom pants make it a fantastic choice for a sexy date night. But paired with a cropped bustier that shows off a hint of abs, the same co-ords can work for a heady night out.
Malaika Arora In Mandira Wirk
Moving on from eyebrow raising pantsuits to more conventional and therefore more practical versions is Alia Bhatt’s uber stylish Top Shop set. The light neon shade, flowy linen fabric and gold buttons make this look simply perfect for dressy weekend gigs and day to night work wear.
Alia Bhatt In Topshop
For sizzling wedding wear look no further than Kareena Kapoor Khan’s recent foray into the world of greens with her floor length Tadashi Shoji gown. The opposing textures, strategic cut outs and well balanced proportions give the illusion of a perfectly symmetrical hourglass figure.
Kareena Kapoor Khan In Tadashi Shoji
However if it’s ethnic wedding wear you’re after then take notes from Shilpa Shetty’s outing in an Avvantikaa S Parwani sari. The ruffle detailing, beaded blouse and delicate embroidery of this deep emerald green ensemble are a contemporary Indian fashion lovers dream come true.
Shilpa Shetty In Avvantikaa S Parwani
If you thought that our reference to divas was only for Bollywood’s women or that green is only for females then you couldn’t be more wrong. Some of Bollywood’s top experimental dressers and glam lovers also happen to be the gentlemen.
Ranveer Singh certainly tops the list with his often eye-popping outfit choices so it seems entirely appropriate that he would get in on the green action as well. He recently wore a highlighter green Dior suit for a style awards ceremony.
Ranveer Singh In Dior
Ayushmann Khurrana is certainly not as flamboyant with his sartorial choices but he too dipped his toes into the neon coloured waters in a Philocaly suit worn with Nike high top sneakers.
Ayushmann Khuranna In Philocaly
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