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10 celebrities who are making a case for bringing sexy back

Don't turn your back on this

By Shweta Gandhi  November 27th, 2017

Whether it’s a revealing low cut or intricate embellishment, the back of your choli can be as experimental and daring as you please. Take one look at celebrities like Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, Esha Gupta and Shilpa Shetty who are unabashedly sporting sexy cholis with even sexier backs. Designed by the likes of Manish Malhotra, Arpita Mehta, Anita Dongre and Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, these choli styles with elaborate backs instantly amp up your sari or lehenga, giving it a contemporary touch.

The sensuousness of a open back and the glamour of a stylised saree … #love #manishmalhotworld @mmalhotraworld

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Pick from minimal tie-up styles like the Anita Dongre choli that Sagarika Ghatge wore at her mehendi or the Manish Malhotra design that Alia wore for Diwali. If you’re looking for the embellished variety, Natasha Poonawalla’s strings of beads and Shilpa Shetty’s delicate and playful fringed beads will serve the right amount of inspiration. Check out all of Bollywood’s leading ladies who are turning their backs on us — in a good way.

10 celebrities whose blouses are even better from the back:

Mira Rajput

Mira's navy blue and gold sari gown by Manish Malhotra features a floral embellished blouse decorated with strings of beads that elegantly cover up her back.  


In an Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla creation, Tabu lets her classic cut-out blouse speak for itself.

Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa opts for a low-slung deep maroon sari by Manish Malhotra with a silver open-back blouse bedecked with beads.

Sagarika Ghatke

Sagarika chooses an Anita Dongre lehenga set with a barely-there blouse held together by two strings of dori.

Natasha Poonawalla

Natasha Poonawalla’s daring Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla choli with strings of beads gives her lehenga a sultry look.

Sophie Choudry

Manish Malhotra waves his magic wand yet again to create an intricately embroidered blouse in floral motifs that’s equal parts traditional and sexy. 

Esha Gupta

This Arpita Mehta pastel blue sari with a gold blouse looks deceptively simple from the front — but the rows of embellished straps on the back more than make up for it.

Alia Bhatt

Alia picks a handwoven brocade lehenga in green with a choli cut low in the back, both by Manish Malhotra.