Many Indian girls wonder how to dress up like Bollywood actresses. The dream may sound distant but it’s not impossible to achieve. With a few basic items, clever tips and insightful hacks in your wardrobe, you can make sure that your style is at par with your favourite Bollywood star.
Whether it is Kriti Sanon’s girl-next-door style, Deepika’s party looks or Karina tight leg-flauntin dresses, you can get it all. Here is a list of all such items that an Indian girl should possess so that she can channel the inner Bollywood diva in her.
1. Make a well-fitted LBD your party staple like all Bollywood actresses
A little black dress or LBD is a classic piece of clothing. Almost every actress is seen wearing a LBD time and again. Take a look at how Kriti channelled an LBD during her fashion line’s launch.
When it comes to dressing up for parties, little black dresses are your perfect option. Choose a plain one or shimmery one, fitted or with flare; you have unlimited choices.
2. Nude heels and white sneakers should be your footwear essentials
It is impossible to buy footwear that matches each of your outfits. Following our Bollywood actresses, get yourself a pair of comfortable nude heels that can be paired with almost all stylish outfits.
White sneakers are another shoe wardrobe staple. From movie promotions to airport appearances, actresses have been spotted wearing them all the time. They are so classic that they not just go with denims but also with dresses and jumpsuits. For example, Priyanka Chopra’s white sneaker made her airport look quite on-point.
3. Chokers are perfect additions to any outfit
Chokers are a 90’s trend that have made a comeback. A choker when paired appropriately can make your whole outfit go up a notch at the style meter.
Bollywood celebrities not just opt for chokers for their casual outfits, but they also wear heavy traditional ones for their various looks. See how glamorous Sonam looks in a studded choker.
4. What can be sexier than black leather pants?
Black is a colour associated with sexiness and the combination of black and leather makes it even sexier. Case in point – Urvashi turning up the heat in black leather pants at the airport.
Actresses like Priyanka Chopra, Shraddha Kapoor and Deepika Padukone have been seen rocking black leather pants at various occasions.
5. Get short dresses and rompers for a bubbly girl-next-door image like Alia
Printed short dresses and rompers are perfect when you do not want to go OTT and still want to make a style statement. Alia looked cute in a short floral dress at Dabboo Ratnani’s 2016 calendar launch.
These wardrobe essentials are chic, casual and celebrity-approved fashion essential. You will not require too much effort in styling short dresses or rompers.
6. Rock those oversized glasses/sunglasses, just like your favourite Bollywood babe
Bollywood celebs can be seen wearing sunglasses or glasses all the time. Sunglasses are enough to spruce up your any outfit, no matter how basic it is.
Glasses also make for a cool style statement. They are an instant look changer and also give you a geeky-chic look. For instance, Tamannaah channeled her inner geek in a pair of round glasses.
7. Stash your wardrobe with off-shoulder tops to dress up a look
Off-shoulders have made an epic comeback and they are going to stay in trend for a long time. They are also a celebrity favourite. You get a chance to flaunt without baring too much skin. See how Anushka totally rocked her off-shoulder for Sultan promotions?
Just throw on an off-shoulder top with your regular bottoms for an understated yet stylish outfit. At fashion trunk show, Malaika had her style game on point in an off-shoulder top.
8. Glam up any traditional function in a crop top and long skirt
Bollywood celebrities have been spotted wearing crop top and skirt set for various traditional functions. The idea is to fuse Indian and Western instead of going for a total desi look.
You can go for one in same prints all over, or choose one with plain blouse and printed skirt or vice versa. In any case, you are going to be showered with compliments for your sartorial choice! Take a cue from Deepika who wore an embroidered skirt and top set for a Manish Malhotra fashion show.
9. Pick up a red lipstick to brighten up any look
Red lipsticks are again a classic. A swipe of red on your lips and you are ready to conquer the day. Don’t you totally agree with Bipasha’s red pout that she wore at a fashion show?
Actresses not only wear a red pout with sexy and bold outfits but also with casual looks. Urvashi glammed up her Masala Awards look with a red lipstick.
10. Wear gladiators to flaunt your legs or add shine to a simple outfit
Gladiators are comfortable yet trendy and our celebrities take all the opportunity to show off their toned sexy legs in them. Sonakshi summed up her outfit with black gladiators for Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 9 appearance and did the same.
Next time whether want to flaunt your toned legs or spruce up any simple outfit, gladiators are going to be your saviours.
11. Throw on a pair of ripped denims to make a cool style statement.
Ripped denims have been in trend since time immemorial. They come in handy when you do not want to put in any efforts and yet come out as fashionably fit.
Celebrities are spotted wearing different styles of ripped jeans at several appearances. Wear them loose or fitted, choice is yours. Ileana rocked her all black ensemble in ripped denims at GCIF Mumbai.
12. Opt for strapless dresses that make you look feminine and stylish
Go for strapless dresses when you want your outfit to be both feminine and sexy. Fashion forward celebrities are seen in strapless dresses frequently. Shilpa’s Super Dancer appearances have seen her wearing many strapless outfits.
Let your inner feminine side takeover in a strapless dress next time you are in a fashion dilemma.
13. Keep trying new hairstyles
A hairstyle can make or break your look. When it comes to styling hair, actress resort to buns, braids, high ponytails, beachy waves and what not.
Choose a hairstyle which suits your face by taking cue from our Bollywood actresses. Also keep on experimenting every time you want a new look. Sonakshi was seen in a multi-braided pulled back ponytail for Akira’s promotions in Delhi.
14. Nail the trend which has become a hot favourite in Bollywood – jumpsuits
Jumpsuits or overalls are must-haves for various Bollywood actresses such as Sonakshi Sinha, Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra. Jacqueline opted for a silver-toned jumpsuit for Manish Malhotra’s birthday party.
They elongate your frame, make you look slim and are comfortable as well as stylish. A proper fitted jumpsuit is surely going to make you stand out from the rest.
15. Dress up a lampshade outfit with a pair of knee-high boots.
Lampshading is a trend emerged in Hollywood and fashionably carry-forwarded by their Bollywood counterparts. Kriti too jumped onto the trend at Manish Malhotra’s 50th birthday with her outfit.
Opt for a thigh-high dress with knee-high boots. The whole outfit ensures that you look just like a celebrity by being comfortable at the same time.
16. Layer up your outfits with jackets of different styles and length
Bollywood actresses layer their outfits with so much style and ease. Almost all their outfits have a jacket added to them. Evelyn wore a long vintage jacket giving her whole outfit a new dimension.
You can spruce up your any outfit by putting on a bomber jacket, trench coat or a long jacket. So, doesn’t dressing up like your favourite Hindi film actress a cakewalk now?