Sonam Kapoor is the best-dressed celebrity of 2019: Are you even surprised?
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja lives by her own style mantra: she'll wear whatever she wants, when she wants. Her daring looks, by our definition, make her the best-dressed celebrity of 2019. Ahead, we rounded up 17 times Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s looks wowed this year.
If we had to name one celebrity who owned 2019 with her fashion, it would have to be Sonam Kapoor Ahuja. It's hard to argue that the 34-year-old actress had a major splash this year, both thanks to her performance in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga — the coming-of-age romantic drama tells the story of a closet lesbian, Sweety Chaudhary, and her attempts to come out to her traditional Punjabi family — and with her style, too. While there were other standout stars in the style arena — we're looking at you, Deepika Padukone — Sonam Kapoor Ahuja's fashion choices were unmatched. Right at the beginning of the year, she proved if there’s one Bollywood star who can pull off anything with ease, it's her, when she wore a yellow custom Masaba Gupta saree featuring a Tamil script running through it, translating to Sonam, Masaba and Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. Moreover, the actress pretty much stole the show at every major red carpet with a little help from her sister and stylist, Rhea Kapoor. 2019 wouldn't be the same without the magical moment when Sonam Kapoor Khan showed up in a dramatic tuxedo on the Cannes 2019 red carpet. Read on to reminisce about Sonam Kapoor Ahuja's most defining style moments of the year.
In November, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja gave the classic blazer and trousers combo a fresh new spin. The actress, who favoured slouchy silhouettes on quite a few occasions in 2019, chose a Roland Mouret ensemble for an event in Mumbai. Her look combined relaxed beige trousers and a floral satin blouse, topped off with a blazer in the same pattern. She finished her playful look with black Armani heels along with a Rheson handbag in the exact same shade as her trousers.
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja styled her silk dress by designer Sharon Wauchob with a blazer for an event in Dubai in October. Her ensemble comprised of a pristine white dress that featured a plunging neckline, paired with straight-legged trousers, creating a look that could easily work as a fusion kurta set. To add an interesting twist to the combination, Kapoor Ahuja topped it off with a matching blazer.
During an outing in Mumbai in October, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja made a powerful statement in a sharp tuxedo. The actress stepped out in a classic three-piece suit by Ralph Lauren, complete with a waistcoat worn over a crisp white shirt, a black blazer and trousers. She completed the ensemble with a black bow-tie. To add an extra touch of drama to her powerful look, Kapoor Ahuja went with poker straight hair.
In October, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja attended Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week spring/summer 2020 for designer Anamika Khanna's showcase in a unique white saree ensemble. Her saree was accentuated with a statement multicoloured border and featured delicate embroidery in floral and paisley motifs. She styled it with a jacket drenched in intricate thread and mirror work, along with fun tassel and pom pom detailing.
For another outing in Mumbai in October, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja gave the classic saree a fun twist. This time around, she picked a printed, deep green version of the Indian staple. The Masaba Gupta saree came with a not-so-basic blouse, which featured a square neckline and voluminous full sleeves that ended with a ruffle at her wrists. The saree, which was patterned with micro florals in yellow, coral and deep blue, was styled with chunky silver jewellery.
Why wear another basic saree when you can stand out in one that's also eco-friendly? While promoting her movie The Zoya Factor in September in Mumbai, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja wore an unpredictable white saree patterned with vibrant red masks. The handloom, hand-block printed saree, created by Kerala-based designer label, Jebsispar By Jebin Johny, was worn with a high-neck blouse featuring full sleeves, a pair of traditional jhumkas and a statement necklace.
In September, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja sported a skirt and trouser hybrid, while promoting The Zoya Factor. Her traffic-stopping all-red co-ord set by Notebook, comprised a full-sleeved shirt, and a pair of flared, cropped trousers with an attached skirt. The shirt came with a collared neckline, cuffed sleeves and white tailored details, while the pants featured two white buttons on the waist.
Spotted promoting The Zoya Factor in August, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja picked a breezy red gown that scored high on drama. The scarlet off-shoulder number — a Georges Hobeika creation — came in the most interesting silhouette. Though the gown itself was an off-shoulder piece, it also featured a panel of fabric that the actress slung across her neck like a scarf. The gown’s voluminous skirt came with a slightly ruffled hemline, which added movement to the overall look.
For her second day at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in May, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja surprised her fans by forgoing the usual red carpet choice of a ball gown and made a dramatic entry in a Ralph & Russo tuxedo that was worn without a shirt. The unique detail of her look was the statement overskirt that came attached to the decolletage-baring jacket. Don’t miss the stunning jewellery — a multi-tiered necklace encrusted with emeralds and diamonds — that Kapoor Ahuja styled her tuxedo with.
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja picked an eye-catching red gown by Valentino for her first Cannes 2019 appearance in May. Her fiery red gown stood out not only for its bright shade, but also for its interesting silhouette. Her sheer, floor-length gown scored high on drama with its high neck, billowing sleeves and voluminous multi-tiered skirt. The white flowers tucked into her braid gave the entire look a more romantic spin.
For a family wedding in Mumbai in May, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja dressed in a floral embroidered lehenga set by Anamika Khanna that came in shades of sage green, blush pink, nude and pale orange. Interestingly, Kapoor Ahuja replaced the traditional choli with a sleeveless blouse that was tucked into her high-waisted lehenga skirt. An embroidered floor-sweeping cape completed her old-world look, along with decadent jewellery.
For an outing in Mumbai in May, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja chose a busy head-to-toe Sabyasachi ensemble, worn with antique jewellery. Her look brought together several clashing prints: while her jacket featured a rich paisley print in green and purple, her trousers were patterned with beautiful blooms and the dress she wore with it included a combination of both. One more element of drama in her Indo-western look: this trio of separates was worn over what looks like a bandhini blouse in black and white.
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja aced red carpet drama in a gown in the brightest shade of pink at the 64th Filmfare Awards in March. The silk taffeta sweetheart gown from her favourite couturiers, Ralph & Russo, featured voluminous tiered ruffles at the hem and structured fan back detailing. Another unique element in the look was the exaggerated add-on sleeves in mismatched proportions that complemented the ruffled hem.
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja picked a voluminous gown for Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta’s pre-wedding celebrations in St Moritz in March. The star wore a black and white gown by Parisian designer Stephane Rolland, which featured the most unexpected cut-outs. Embroidered with black crystals and featuring a black corset, it came with sheer panels on its sides to create an interesting new shape.
Can you wear a fascinator with the traditional six yards? Sonam Kapoor Ahuja can. The star chose a black saree gown by designer Shehla Khan for her appearance at the Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards 2019 in February. What updated her lace saree was the corseted blouse design, which featured sheer statement sleeves, and her choice of accessory. Kapoor Ahuja added a Western touch to her look by way of a fascinator by milliner Philip Treacy.
In January, Sonam Kapoor stunned in a creamy yellow saree that literally had her name written all over it. The custom saree, created by fashion designer Masaba Gupta, featured an all-over striped print with "Sonam, Masaba, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga" written in Tamil. The quirky saree was paired with a sheer-sleeved corset blouse in the same unique pattern, making it another talking point of her look.
For an event in Geneva, Switzerland, in January, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja wore a custom-made blush gown by Mark Bumgarner, featuring a flared and asymmetric skirt. Featuring a bow on one shoulder and a flared skirt, the gown's shape was perfect to emphasise Kapoor Ahuja's hourglass figure. A classic watch, solitaire stud earrings and two rings were the only accessories she added to her vintage-inspired dress.