Check out Jacqueline Fernandez's boudoir spin on the traditional sari


Check out Jacqueline Fernandez’s boudoir spin on the traditional sari

When sweet meets sexy

By ELLE team  November 30th, 2017

Jacqueline Fernandez is on a roll. After demonstrating the perfect way to wear bootcut jeans — to make you look taller and shapelier — the actress just stepped out for a red carpet event at the Bombay Art Society dressed in this wispy, boudoir-inspired sari from Shehlaa by Shehla Khan. The corset choli shows off Jacqueline’s toned abs (here’s your guide to scoring lehenga-worthy abs) while the soft translucent fabric of the sari draped around the star’s svelte figure lends her an otherworldly quality.

Jacqueline Fernandez mermaid sari

Jacqueline Fernandez looks like a mermaid in this Shehlaa by Shehlaa Khan story   

The only niggling detail we would have done away with are those translucent sleeves, but Jacqueline looks so pleased with herself it’s hardly worth the quibble. Diamond earrings and a fabric choker complete this romantic look. 

How would you have styled this? Tell us in the comments below. 

Young designers to consider for your wedding wardrobe 


Ridhi Mehra started her label four years ago and gradually became a successful name in the design circuit. Ridhi’s ideology of all things minimal is evident in her designs. The designer likes to keep it simple with stylized cuts and interesting embroideries on unusual palettes. Mehra has dressed celebrities like Esha Gupta, Ileana D'cruz and Malaika Arora who are known for their fashion sensibilities. You can now shop for her collection online.

Anushree Reddy

Anushree Reddy is known for her trademark floral lehengas in bright hues and subtle embroidery. The Hyderabad-based designer has become a popular choice with young brides. Anushree’s love for intricate hand-work and scalloped embroidered dupattas make her garments distinct from the rest. Bipasha Basu chose a floral lehenga by the designer for her mehendi function last year and looked spectacular in it. You can now shop the look here .

Cherie D by Sherina Dalamal

Sherina Dalamal is a London-born designer who manages to bring her modern-day contemporary aesthetics to her India couture label Cherie D. With bridal clients from across the globe, Sherina likes to experiment with textures and embroidery to create something exceptional for their big day. 

Dilnaz Kharbhary

A former designer under Tarun Tahiliani, Dilnaz Kharbhary is known to incorporate her Parsi heritage into her designs. Her garments have an old-school, vintage charm and she continues to maintain her originality with a mix of progressive ideas. Her ombre lehengas with intricate embroidery in sorbet hues look resplendent.

Karleo by Karan Berry and Leon Vaz

Karan Berry and Leon Vaz are the creative minds behind the couture label Karleo. The Mumbai-based designers specialize in cocktail dresses and ballgowns and they are known to create a perfect blend between western silhouettes and dainty Indian embroideries.

Koecsh by Kresha Bajaj

Kresha Bajaj’s label Koëcsh is a tailor-made option for brides who believe in fairy tale weddings. The designer quite literally incorporates your love story onto your lehenga in the form of embroidery, making it timeless. When the southern actress Samantha Prabhu got engaged to actor Naga Chaitanya , she turned to her designer best friend Kresha, who etched her romantic tale in gold on an ivory saree. You can check it out here.

Natasha Dalal

Natasha Dalal is often in the news for her relationship with Varun Dhawan. But the actual reason people should know her is definitely her couture label. Natasha’s take on bridal wear is fresh and inspired by dark romance. With her unorthodox colour choices and in-depth detailing, the designer creates garments with high voltage glamour. Take a look at her latest line here.

Shehlaa by Shehla Khan

Shehla Khan has Sonam Kapoor as her BFF, so there's no surprise her stylish label already has a huge fan following. If you’re a lover of dreamy layered lehengas with lots of pearls and lace, Shehla should be your ideal choice. The label is a personal favourite amongst best friends and fashion icons Jacqueline Fernandez and Sonam Kapoor. 

Bipasha Basu in Anushree Reddy
Arpita Mehta
Dilnaz Kharbary
Dilnaz Kharbary
A Dilnaz Kharbary bride
Dilnaz Kharbary
Samantha Prabhu on her wedding day
Natasha Dalal
Natasha Dalal
Natasha Dalal
Natasha Dalal
A ridhi Mehra bride
A ridhi Mehra bride
Ridhi Mehra
Ridhi Mehra
sonam kapoor in a shehla khan design
shehlaa by shehla khan
shehlaa by shehla khan