You’re super excited for a special occasion or even a regular evening out with friends so you’re looking totally on point and can’t wait for all the compliments to start pouring in. When horror of all horrors you realise someone else is wearing the same outfit. You both make light of the situation, even take a few selfies together to remember the moment and probably go on to become really close friends but somewhere deep down in your fashion loving soul you’re really upset and embarrassed about the chain of events. You curse the brand that’s so popular that everyone shops there and vow to never get taken in by the slick mass marketing. You swear to yourself to be more experimental with your style and shop at independent lesser-known labels for finds that will really make you stand out.
Scrolling through your Instagram feed and Pinterest boards for inspiration you inevitably come across pictures of celebrities looking drop dead gorgeous and wonder about the life of a superstar. You can’t help but think that it must be so fabulous to have stylists think up outfits, source them and put the whole look together. Before you start feeling too bad about yourself you need to read through this entire post to know that sometimes even celebrities get caught off guard and unknowingly find themselves in outfit dejavu situations. It’s the full time job of personal stylists to ensure a copycat situation never arises so it’s a small comfort when even movie stars with their entourage of professionals sometimes get to feel just like you and that girl in the same outfit. We guarantee that you will be deviously chuckling to yourself throughout this one.
Channelling their inner ‘lady in red’ vibe in the same Dior dress were Alia and Anushka. Alia wore the pleated number at the GR8 Women Awards in Dubai styling it with gold jewellery, a strong blood red pout, a hint of red eyeshadow and a slicked back hair bun. Anushka wore the same red gown for a magazine shoot with clip in bangs, classic black pumps, a 90s style choker and the classic winged eyeliner and red lips combination.
Alia Bhatt and Anushka Sharma
Verdict: Both looks showcase the versatility of the dress proving that the right styling can create a totally unique outlook on the same outfit. Although if we had to choose then Anushka scores bigger on the glam quotient.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then Alia must be immensely pleased with her own style these days. She wore a monochrome Gucci dress with an exaggerated pink bow for one of her movie promotion events and the same look was worn by Kalki for the premiere for xXx: Return of Xander Cage. Even though the two looks were a year apart, Alia’s girly and cutesy outing had a strong recall with the fashion police who called out Kalki on her blatant style plagiarism.
Kalki Koechlin and Alia Bhatt
Verdict: When it comes to fashion originality always wins making Alia the frontrunner in this case.
It’s endearing to see that even fashion heavy hitters like Sonam and Deepika are also human after all. They both stepped out in the same white off shoulder Chloe top on the SAME DAY! While in Los Angeles for their work commitments the two divas inadvertently ended up sporting the same top albeit with very different styling. Sonam paired hers with boxy pants, tan smoking slippers, statement danglers and a messy bun for a relaxed yet sophisticated look. Deepika kept her look even more chill wearing the top with white shorts, Valentino rockstud sandals and a voluminous blowout.
Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone
Verdict: A definite tie! Both looks work wonderfully for an evening of relaxing with friends but have their own special appeal depending on the wearer’s personal style. Sonam’s is more ladylike and classic while Deepika’s is more rebel chic.
New mommy Kareena Kapoor has been giving mothers everywhere #lifegoals as she juggles work, life and her infant son while keeping super fit. She recently attended her nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar’s book launch in Missoni separates that featured a chevron printed top and patterned skirt but it was her uber long tassel earrings by Valliyan that had the fashion police twitching. The same shoulder dusters were seen on Deepika Padukone at the Europe Music Awards 2016 as she sizzled on the red carpet in a Monisha Jaisingh outfit with an embellished strapless bra, olive green draped skirt and matching jacket. The earrings were seen in different colours on both of them but they’re definitely the same design.
Kareena Kapoor and Deepika Padukone
Verdict: Deepika wins this round not only for sporting the daring trend first but also because the bold earrings work seamlessly with the rest of her edgy outfit. There is already so much going on with Kareena’s outfit with the clashing prints that the earrings are overkill especially for a book launch.
Star wives seem to have no qualms about going into their superstar husbands’ closets when strapped for new comfy looks. Sporting the boyfriend shirt trend was Gauri Khan who wore a tartan printed blue and red shirt as she played the dutiful citizen casting her vote. Hubby Shahrukh Khan was seen in a similar (possibly the same) shirt at a casual launch event. Mira and Shahid Kapur did the same as they were seen wearing the same grey and black tartan printed shirt at different events.
The Khans and The Kapurs
Verdict: While we have to give props to Mira for expertly layering her baby bump, Gauri Khan clearly knows how to own the trend as she styled it to look perfectly crisp and fitted. Even between the two Khans, Gauri’s look was more polished.
If you thought that sharing clothes was only for regular folk then this outfit dejavu will prove that celebrities are just regular folk with (much much) larger bank accounts. In a heart meltingly sweet move Aishwarya Rai was seen wearing mom-in-law Jaya Bachchan’s pink kanjeevaram saree. Jaya wore the same saree in 2010 at an awards show but that didn’t stop Aishwarya from wearing it in 2011 and Jaya herself from wearing it again in 2014. The small gesture speaks volumes about the close relationship shared by the Bachchan wives and is a true lesson in the virtues of humility.
Aishwarya Rai and Jaya Bachchan
Verdict: Would you really want to pit these two against each other in the face of so much sentimentality?
Sources: Pinkvilla.com, Fashion101.com, Mid-day.com, Koimoi.com, Bollywoodshaadis.com