Pastel hues have been climbing the popularity charts as Indian ethnic wear favourites since some time now. Breathing new life into a colour palette that has been largely dominated by bold and bright tones. Obviously, mainstay perennials like reds, greens, yellows and blues aren’t going anywhere but it’s always fun to try out a different shade selection. The allure of sorbet tints add a touch of deliciousness and elegance to contemporary Indian wear that’s all about exciting silhouettes and minimalist embroideries.
Celebrity brides like Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Neha Dhupia and most recently Pernia Qureshi have fallen hook, line and sinker for the charms of pastels, picking many of their wedding outfits in accordance with the modernist trend. There is little doubt that their heavily photographed pictures added much fuel to the pastel rage, with tons of brides following suit and embracing pastels at their own weddings too.
It wasn’t long before pastels found their way into the wardrobes of Bollywood A-Listers attending these high profile weddings as well as other festive occasions like Diwali parties and poojas. Yet again feeding the now insatiable appetite for pastel Indian ethnic wear in all forms, fits and formats. The soothing shades coupled with exceptionally silhouette based styling have become what all the IT girls are wearing this festive season. If you’re looking for some celebrity inspirations for your own festive outfits then read on to catch a glimpse of how Bollywood’s divas are flaunting their love for pastels.
Breaking the convention that mature ladies should steer clear of pastels for fear of being judged frivolous or juvenile is Madhuri Dixit Nene. She also not only experimented with pastel but has also gone the extra mile by picking equally new age styles as well. She’s been seen in a floor length jacket anarkali, a sharara set and a palazzo trouser suit, all in complexion flattering pastel colours. Proving that there is no reason for older ladies to shun pastels or modern forms when it comes to their own Indian ethnic picks. If anything the refreshing look of pastels can take away years making them look vibrant and youthful.
Madhuri Dixit Nene In Pastel Outfits
If the former is schooling ladies of a certain age then Sara Ali Khan is definitely a strong proponent of the pastel trend for the younger lot. The beautiful young star certainly has a knack for always getting Indian contemporary fashion just right. She balances out the exuberance of her age with the sometimes ageing ability of traditional Indian clothing seamlessly. Sara has chosen a beige palazzo trouser and crop set as well as a turquoise blue flared kurta with dhoti pants for two press outings. Both her ensembles are exceptionally great examples of pastel trends for the Instagram loving generation.
Sara Ali Khan In Pastel Outfits
Yet another ambassador for pastels hues in Indian clothing is Alia Bhatt who often favours similar shades in her western outings as well. The star’s decidedly unpretentious girl-next-door-vibe lends itself flawlessly with pastels. Unlike Sara, Alia’s outfit choices veer much more on the conventional side as she’s often seen in timeless ensembles like anarkalis, salwar kurtas and lehenga cholis. Providing a plethora of outfit choices for those of you who love investment worthy pieces that don’t look dated after a few seasons of wear.
Alia Bhatt In Pastel Outfits
Fashionista extraordinaire Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s pastel looks oscillate strongly between old school glamour and utterly modern, never in between. Whether she’s layering maxi jackets with gowns and sarees or opting for chic printed sarees with vintage style blouses, Sonam’s pastel game is as strong as they come. The stylish diva knows how to switch her ensembles between unattainable haute couture to accessible high street with the expertise of a seasoned glamazon. But her love for pastels is ever present as she’s been stepping out in the charming palette since before it was trending.
Sonam Kapoor In Pastel Outfits
If you thought that pastels were only for the demure than take notes from Kareena Kapoor Khan’s sizzling pastel choices. The star knows how to turn up the heat even in soothing shades by flirting heavily with risqué patterns. Plunging neckline cape gowns, midriff baring jacket lehengas and sequin spangled saris with bustier blouses make up Kareena’s pastel style repertoire. Her racy yet tasteful choices are all about playing with the juxtaposition of the delicate softness of pastel colours and the tantalising allure of bare skin.
Kareena Kapoor Khan In Pastel Outfits
Elder sis Karishma Kapoor on the other hand also loves her some pastels but isn’t as daring as Kareena when it comes to style choices. Karishma always makes a case for restrained yet chic outfits often picking a mix of pastels with metallics. Whether she’s rocking mirror work baby blue coordinates or chikankari lehengas and sarees, Karishma rarely veers from her archetypal script of less is more. Some might label her boring by comparison but there is definitely something to be said about always looking refined and tasteful.
Karishma Kapoor In Pastel Outfits
Yet another Bollywood star who falls strictly in the non-experimental-yet-always-stunning category is Katrina Kaif. Her pastel choices like the colours are almost always basic garments with a few accented styling high points. A lehenga with a draped cape dupatta, a printed belted saree and even a simple lehenga set with a sheer dupatta make up Katrina Kaif’s pastel wardrobe. The pieces aren’t about standing out but rather about playing the lovely second fiddle to a bestie bride or hostess.
Katrina Kaif In Pastel Outfits
Moving on to a Bollywood and Hollywood celebrity who can’t help but be in the limelight is Priyanka Chopra whose pastel wardrobe mirrors her larger-than-life personality. Like Kareena Kapoor Khan, she believes in offsetting the subdued charms of pastel shades with a hint of seduction. Sheer lace sarees with an array of salacious blouse styles are a particular favourite of Priyanka’s especially for attending wedding soirees and red carpet events. But she’s also been known to mix it up crop top and lehenga sets from time to time.
Priyanka Chopra In Pastel Outfits
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