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7 times Sonam Kapoor went Indo-Western at Cannes

7 times Sonam Kapoor went Indo-Western at Cannes

The Cannes fever has taken over for the 72nd time, and it never fails to amaze us.

The International Film Festival is not only known for picking the best films from around the globe but also for hosting the most glamorous red carpet looks. Actors from all over the world make an appearance on it, embracing all their grace and flamboyance. The ever-exuberant Sonam Kapoor has taught us time and time again that there is no better way to do so than by adorning Indian wear with a touch of the western style.

Presenting to you 7 times Sonam Kapoor went ethnic at Cannes, with just the perfect amount of fusion between the fashions from the west and the east.


trendy black and white polka dot Sari
                                                                              YEAR: 2011

The trendy black and white polka dot Sari she wore was very stylishly paired with a Blouse that resembled a full-sleeved shirt, buttoned up the neck. She went very minimal with the accessories limiting it to a cute silver brooch pinned to the front of the pallu and a couple of simple finger rings.


white lace Sari
                                                                          YEAR: 2013

The best way to kick a white lace Sari up a notch is by combining it with a floor-length Jacket. It adds the perfect amount of western style to an ethnic outfit. To top it off, she wore a pearl nose-ring (Nathni) as a part of the outfit.


pale pink pre-draped saree
                                                                            YEAR: 2014

She wore a pale pink pre-draped saree with minimal pleats, unlike any other traditional saree. The beauty of the Sari resided in its minimal pleats and defining elaborate embroidery. The sleek hairdo and the jewellery restricted to a beautiful statement choker brought out the grace in the sari itself.


black and blue Sari
                                                                             YEAR: 2016

The pallu of the black and blue Sari she wore for press interactions in 2016 had a life of its own. It was held in place in a wavy pattern. The Sari was paired with a deep V-neck Blouse and minimal jewellery.


                                                                                  YEAR: 2017

In 2017, she dressed up in a Masaba Gupta outfit which was a harmonic mix of contemporary and desi. It was an ensemble of a one-shoulder top and three-fourth skorts, both of which were held together by a “pallu”. She maintained the breezy look by accessorizing with a pair of boho danglers.


                                                                          YEAR: 2018

These European stylists designed their first Lehenga which combined both their style and the Indian ethnic design. The product of it was an off-white Blouse with an embroidered Cape attached to the shoulder of the blouse, and a Skirt (Lehenga), that resembled a royal Ball Gown. Her hair was braided and accessorized with traditional Indian hair accessories. The look was an instant hit among the masses as this was immediately after her wedding. She even managed to pull off her bridal Mehendi as a part of the outfit.


                                                                               YEAR: 2019

The most recent outfit, the one from the 72nd Cannes, has been dubbed the “Modern Maharani” look. Her sister and stylish, Rhea Kapoor claimed that the look was inspired by both Hollywood and Indian royalty. Her hair was put up in a bun and was covered by a veil that was attached to her intricate and regal Gown.

I am definitely excited to see what she brings to the Red Carpet next Cannes as her style only seems to keep evolving. What about you? What interesting Indo-western look do you think she should try next?

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