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Katrina Kaif’s lehenga choli is so beautifully versatile

The Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla style ticks off three major boxes at once

By ELLE team  November 28th, 2017

Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla are having a bumper season, with every second celebrity choosing one of their opulent designs for their red carpet outings. The latest to jump on the bandwagon is Katrina Kaif, who chose an electric blue lehenga choli with gold embroidery on the skirt for the International Film Festival of India closing ceremony in Goa.   

What we love most about the look? That choli that’s ticking three major boxes on our list. First, those statement sleeves are completely in sync with the biggest red carpet trend of this season. Secondly, that electric blue colour that lights up Indian skin tones across the spectrum, from fair to dusky. Finally, that sweeping off-shoulder neckline that allows Katrina to show off those gym-honed collarbones. 

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She keeps the look simple by choosing earrings instead of a statement necklace, an interesting choice that allows the lehenga to remain the centre of attention.     

Do you love the look?

Statement sleeve inspiration from your favourite celebrities

One-shoulder long lantern sleeves

Deepika Padukone wears an asymmetric one-shoulder gathered knot tie blouse by Prabal Gurung with a long lantern sleeve and an extended sash, styled with a trouser.

Buy the Prabal Gurung Lannister one-shoulder blouse here.

Flounce sleeves

Alia Bhatt recently wore a white flounce sleeve blouse and lehenga from Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla to the Lokmat Maharashtra’s Most Stylish Awards 2017.

While you will have to custom-make your Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla lehenga set, here's a basic white tee from H&M that fits the bill equally well. Buy it here.

Ruffled sleeves

Athiya Shetty picked a white uneven ruffled sleeve top from Kerkés that she styled with striped trousers.

The Kerkés top comes in three colours — white, black and red. Take your pick here.

Cold shoulder bell sleeves

Deepika Padukone's black cold shoulder peplum blouse with bell sleeves goes well with the flared bottoms.

Buy a similar version from Kerkés here.

Puffed sleeves

Sonam Kapoor's Dolce and Gabbana floral dress with puffed sleeves is an ideal choice for a summer soirée.

Get this puffed sleeve crop top from Shein on the low.

Leg-of-mutton sleeves

Shilpa Shetty's grey Ashish N Soni jumpsuit ensures all eyes are on the statement sleeves.


Give yourself a velvet treat with this leg of mutton sleeve top by Tibi. Get it here.

Cold shoulder frill sleeves

Alia Bhatt wears a lace cold shoulder frill top from Self-Portrait that is equal parts flirty and feminine.

Get Alia's look here.

Balloon sleeves

For the Stardust Awards 2016, Jacqueline Fernandez chose a sheer mauve gown by Yanina Couture with exaggerated balloon sleeves.

Give your wardrobe a striped updated with this statement balloon sleeve top from Alexis. Shop here.

Off shoulder exaggerated sleeves

Deepika's coral and black Bibhu Mohapatra off shoulder gown has all the limelight on those exaggerated sleeves.

Treat yourself to this off-shoulder vintage Yves Saint Laurent dress with exaggerated sleeves. Buy here.

Layered sleeves

Kareena Kapoor Khan stuns in a layered sleeve top by AND.

This layered sleeve dress by Shein will be your go-to pick for weekend brunches. Buy it here.

One-shoulder bishop sleeve

Shraddha Kapoor wears a magenta pantsuit with a one-shoulder bishop sleeve that lends a powerful look to the ensemble.

Get this one-shoulder bishop sleeve here.

Puffed sleeves with bell-shaped cuffs

Kangana Ranaut opts for a mellow yellow ruffled dress with puffed sleeves and bell-shaped cuffs by Gauri and Nainika.

Add drama to your look with this puffed sleeve dress by Rejina Pyo. Buy it here.

Cuff sleeves

Freida Pinto's ruffled shirt from Self-Portrait with cuff sleeves has a sharp, tailored look.

This frill shirt with cuff sleeves from Self-Portrait is the only accessory your ensemble needs. Buy here.

Tiered ruffle sleeves

Shraddha Kapoor gives the LBD a smart update with an Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla dress with tiered ruffle sleeves.

Get this tiered ruffle sleeve top from Shein here.

Ruffled long sleeves

Esha Gupta's black ruffled top from Lulu and Sky is a must-have for Friday nights.

Get your hands on it here.