There are several new fashion trends doing the rounds in the Bollywood fashion circuit, and one of the most popular one is the lehenga skirt, which has ceased to be an exclusive wedding wear. From red carpets, to award functions, to promotions, we spotted our favorite Bollywood celebs sporting the lehenga skirt, and we can’t wait to try this out!
1. Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor wore the most amazing combination of a black shift top by Ekaya Banaras and paired it with a shimmery black lehenga skirt from Apala by Sumit, and she gave the outfit an ethnic twist with the black and gold dupatta over one shoulder.
2. Sonam Kapoor…again
It’s unfair to have the fashion icon of Bollywood only once on this list. For her next lehenga skirt look, she chose this trench coat style ethnic silver kurta, which reveals a copper coloured lehenga, again, by Apala by Sumit.
3. Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt nails the indo-chic style with her cute purple embroidered sleeveless top and the gorgeous white on blue printed lehenga skirt by none other than Manish Malhotra. All this is couple with the ethnic maang-tika and the cute hairstyle makes the look work wonders.
4. Aditi Rao Hydari
Aditi Rao Hydari couldn’t look prettier in this Saakshi and Kinni top and lehenga skirt, with a metallic sequined torso and a dainty, subtle floral printed skirt, with a gorgeous sheer blue border detail, making this a must-have for our wardrobe.
5. Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut decided to add a retro twist to her lehenga and top combination with her polka dotted creation by Melange. The blue and silver crop top-lehenga combination is chic, and breaks out of the traditional bounds that a lehenga is usually restricted to.
6. Malaika Arora Khan
No one can do Boho-chic better than this ageless beauty, who paired her gorgeous blue and silver traditional printed lehenga from Apala by Sumit, with a toga-style deconstructed top and added a chunky statement necklace for some extra pizzazz.
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7. Neha Dhupia
Although Neha Dhupia posted a pretty hazy picture of this gorgeous ensemble, the beauty of this piece does not escape us. She chose a Manish Malhotra full white, high waist lehenga, which she then paired with a golden sequinned crop top, showing how you can wear the lehenga skirt, even to the most non-traditional places.
8. Athiya Shetty
Athiya Shetty is fast emerging as the new fashion icon of the industry, and we don’t doubt it for a single moment. She chose this Rajasthani folk costume-inspired lehenga and short kurta by Rohit Bal, with gold panelling and a thick red folk style border on the skirt.
9. Tamannaah Bhatia
Tamannaah Bhatia makes Indo-western work like no other, with this stunning pink and orange Anushree Reddy number. She pairs this exquisitely embroidered orange skirt, with silver details on the pink hem, with a pink off-shoulder pleated crop top, making her look like the South-Asian Disney princess we’ve all been dreaming of.
10. Shraddha Kapoor
Shraddha Kapoor is usually seen in short cute dress or edgy Westerns, but she had her lehenga skirt game on point in this stunning hot pink and white PadmaSita ensemble, with a cut-out white top, which had a gorgeous peekaboo midriff.
11. Karisma Kapoor
Karisma Kapoor might not be a mainstream actress anymore, but she sure is in the spotlight for her amazing fashion choices, such as this asymmetrical white lehenga skirt, which she paired with a printed top and a fashionable half-sleeves overcoat in various shades of black and grey over the stark white lehenga.
12. Sophie Choudry
Sophie Choudry looked red hot in this Amit Aggarwal creation in all red, with a textured top with sheer illusion neckline and a flowing red lehenga skirt with more red panelling details.
13. Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan looked resplendent in Sabyasachi at the Cannes closing ceremony in this black and golden embroidered top, which was worn with an elaborate olive green lehenga skirt with dainty golden lining in typical Sabyasachi style.
14. Kalki Koechlin
One of the coolest people in Bollywood is bound to sport one of the coolest styles doing the rounds, that of pairing a printed lehenga skirt with a long kurti that splits down the middle from the midriff divide. This particular ensemble has been designed by Garo by Priyangsu and Sweta.