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The biggest fashion trend gripping Bollywood right now. And how to wear it

Simply pairing a buttondown shirt with trousers? So 2000-and-late

By Hasina Khatib  April 24th, 2017

Suffice it to say that after reading this, you’ll never wear your button-down shirt the same boring way again. Not if Anushka Sharma and Kareena Kapoor Khan have anything to say about it. The Phillauri actress wore hers snipped off one shoulder, while Kareena would like you to give shoulder cutouts a shot. Think of it as ripped leggings for your arms.

Seeing as button-down shirts come a dime a dozen, the devil lies in the styling. Grab a clipboard and take notes from Bollwyood’s best. 

Anushka Sharma and Kareena Kapoor Khan embrace unconventional shirts

Anushka Sharma’s definition of casual movie night outfit involves a deconstructed shirt, ruffles and sexy pinstripes. If you’ve never been sure how to navigate the one-shoulder trend, this Sr Store number does all the hard work for you.

There’s little that Kangana Ranaut gets wrong; and her wardrobe is no exception. Our ELLE March cover girl superbly paired her gingham Marc Jacobs shirt with culottes. Try it out for your next business conference; the bow detailing will keep things from getting all work and no play.

How to pull off the button-down shirt for a family dinner? Look to Alia Bhatt for answers; her embellished Natasha J shirt comes with a belted skirt and adorable jhumkas.

Shraddha Kapoor gives the humble workwear shirt a fun update, with a little help from Dhruv Kapoor. Poufy sleeves are here to stay, folks. 

Business in the front, party in the back: Kareena Kapoor Khan wants to make shoulder cutouts a thing, so let’s go along with her on this one, okay? 


Can’t wait to test-drive the button-down shirt trend that’s conquered runways and street style shoots alike? We’ve lined up all that you need to get started.

Faux-fur embellished bag, Rs. 77,700, Fendi

Cotton broderie anglaise panelled shirt, Rs 67,680, Erdem

Embellished satin sandal, Rs 55,275, Miu Miu 

Cotton ruffled shirt, Rs 44,100, Maison Margiela

Cotton wrap shirt, Rs 28,310, A.W.A.K.E.

Cotton blouse, Rs 54,095, Zimmermann

Cotton shirt, Rs 27,975, Stella McCartney

Gold feather necklace, Rs 62,500, Aurelie Bidermann