Another day, another trend revamp. This time, it’s raining ombré saris in Bollywood’s illustrious fashion circles all thanks to Alia Bhatt’s aversion to anything rudimentary when it comes to sartorial choices. Known for being partial towards method dressing, her roster of diaphanous drapes has lent the Indian trend cycle a lot of inspiration and evidently birthed tons of knockoffs in the past week itself.
While ombré as a trend seems rather fresh, it’s not, as actresses have long favoured these transitional hued saris. From Janhvi Kapoor to Kiara Advani, here’s taking a look at ombré saris trumping the usuals.
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Styled by by her trusted fashion confidante Ami Patel, Alia’s blush, peach, purple and blue hued ombré sari for Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani proves her mettle as a trustworthy fashion icon the industry loves relying on. Congruent to her personal style, one that is subtle and no frills, this look has masses rushing to the stores for the closest dupe.
Wearing veteran designers Abu Sandeep, Alia Bhatt’s bandhni ombré sari gives insight into her earlier explorations with the trend. Finishing the understated look with temple jewellery and a humble gajra adorning her slick bun, Bhatt makes it clear that less is more.
Merging shades of pink in this Barbiecore ‘esque (we know you’ve heard that word almost a zillion times already) six yard staple, the Bawaal actress treads down the sultry path with this sheer number and an embellished blouse, thus balancing the scales of minimalism and maximalism.
The sheer simplicity and ornately embellished border is a dead giveaway that this is classic Tahiliani territory. With a muted, metallic, v-neck shaped blouse, which also happens to be Kiara’s choice of armour on most occasions, the warm tones of this drape are welcoming and a must have in your festive armoire.
It’s Poo guys, without a doubt. Having donned this throwback laced Manish Malhotra drape for Sid-Kiara’s wedding reception, the searches for similar styles skyrocketed in an instant to no one’s surprise. It’s the Bebo magic. Or Manish magic. Maybe both, we reckon.
Mrunal Thakur also took the quintessential Manish Malhotra sequinned ombré blush berry sari for a spin back in 2020. Regal yet modern, this one’s for the big festive nights when you’re unwilling to put a lot of thought into your fashion decisions. It’s a foolproof design. No vices, no regrets.