Kareena Kapoor to Shloka Ambani: 5 celeb lehengas to inspire your wedding look
From heavily-embellished lehengas to minimal versions in eye-catching hues, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Tara Sutaria, Kiara Advani and Shloka Ambani, wore stunning lehengas in every iteration at a recent wedding. Here, we list our favourites.
Last week, Armaan Jain and Anissa Malhotra’s wedding celebration was the place to be. Among the many Bollywood stars seen at the three-day festivities in Mumbai were Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Malaika Arora, Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar, Rani Mukerji, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, the Bachchan family, the Ambanis and the Kapoors, among many others. Given the sheer number of celebrity guests at Armaan Jain and Anissa Malhotra's wedding, there was no dearth of noteworthy festive looks, but designer lehengas were a clear favourite with Bollywood’s best-dressed set. Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kiara Advani, Tara Sutaria, and Shloka Ambani, all caught our attention in their stunning lehengas.
From Kiara Advani and Tara Sutaria's glitzy Manish Malhotra lehengas to Karisma Kapoor and Shloka Ambani's experimental take on the traditional lehenga and Kareena Kapoor Khan's dreamy embellished lehenga, the stars have given us more than enough to pore over. If you’re a bride looking for style inspiration, you need to check out these latest celebrity lehengas.
Shloka Ambani's no-dupatta, no-fuss lehenga
The festivities for Armaan Jain and Anissa Malhotra’s wedding rounded off on February 4 with a post-wedding sangeet that had many notable faces in attendance, including Shloka and Akash Ambani. The billionaire heiress went the pastel route for the dance night in a lehenga by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla. Her pistachio-hued outfit featured a lightweight lehenga skirt that had little embellishment apart from embroidered florals, and a frothy high-cut choli that put Ambani’s toned midriff on display. The dupatta was given a miss — an ideal move, when you want to dance without worrying about your clothes coming in the way.
Ambani paired her lehenga with a choker and earring set, both made up of white diamonds. Her hair was pulled back into a practical ponytail and her makeup complemented her green outfit with shades of coral through a light blush, glossy lips, and sparkly eyeshadow. If you’re looking for a sangeet lehenga, an easy-to-wear, perfect-to-dance-in look like Shloka Ambani’s might be the one for you.
Kiara Advani's metallic lehenga is for brides who love bling
Kabir Singh actress Kiara Advani was also seen at Armaan Jain and Anissa Malhotra’s wedding in Mumbai, where she opted for a heavily embellished lehenga by Manish Malhotra. If you have a special spot for bold hues, Advani’s recent look is a must-see. Her outfit consisted of a sleeveless blouse showcasing intricate metallic embroidery, and a cut-out neckline that added a sultry twist to the ethnic ensemble. A voluminous A-line lehenga that came with edgy metallic detailing and a unique colour combination — purple and silver — and a matching dupatta completed the look.
For her night out, Advani wore her eye-catching lehenga with nothing but a multi-layered diamond and kundan necklace by Manish Malhotra. The decision to skip on heavy jewellery allowed her outfit to take centre stage, along with her summer-ready beauty look, which comprised of bold eyebrows, a simple pink lip and rosy cheeks. For the bride with a flair for the dramatic, a sparkling lehenga is a must-have. Follow in Kiara Advani’s footsteps by wearing a sparkling outfit doused in silver embellishment, as there’s nothing quite like a bit of dazzle, when it comes to bridal ensembles.
Kareena Kapoor Khan shines in an intricately embellished lehenga
While attending the post-wedding party of her cousin Armaan Jain and now-wife Anissa Malhotra, Kareena Kapoor Khan stepped out in a festive look by Manish Malhotra that’s perfect for a bride, who loves intricately detailed occasion-wear. If you thought soft pastels can’t stand out at weddings, Kapoor Khan’s latest look is bound to change your mind. While the star's lehenga skirt featured intricate floral embroidery, her blouse — the hero of her look — came doused in rows and rows of delicate glass beads, arranged in layers of tassels that added movement to her look, while she danced with filmmaker Karan Johar and sister Karisma Kapoor on stage.
A light dupatta in the same shade completed Kapoor Khan’s sangeet look, but the actress made sure to add an unexpected pop of colour to her outfit by way of her jewellery. Instead of going with diamonds or white gold, the star topped off her designer lehenga with a set of uncut diamonds and rubies. If you’re on the hunt for an elegant sangeet ensemble, a beautifully embellished number like Kareena Kapoor Khan’s needs to be on your list.
Tara Sutaria makes a case for wearing white this wedding season
For Armaan Jain and Annisa Malhotra’s post-wedding sangeet party, actress Tara Sutaria chose a show-stopping lehenga designed by Manish Malhotra. Sutaria’s off white and gold lehenga comprised of a sleeveless blouse with a plunging neckline, a dupatta and a billowing skirt. The blouse and lehenga were completely doused in shimmery embroidery, while the textured dupatta was decorated with gold embroidery. The result was a kaleidoscope of floral and geometric motifs that looked gorgeous each time Sutaria twirled.
Sutaria paired her lehenga with jewellery pieces — a choker with matching earrings and a delicate ring, all encrusted with pearls, jade coloured gemstones and uncut diamonds — by the same designer. With her poker straight tresses left open, she rounded off her makeup with metallic smoky eyes and dusky pink lipstick, while a micro diamond bindi was the perfect finishing touch. If you’re on the lookout for a lehenga for your wedding reception, we recommend giving the usual bright suspects a miss. Instead, invest in a soothing white and champagne gold number like Tara Sutaria’s Manish Malhotra lehenga.
Karisma Kapoor stood out in a yellow brocade kurta and lehenga
Actress Karisma Kapoor joined her mother Babita Kapoor, as well as Bollywood stars Tara Sutaria, and Kiara Advani at Armaan Jain and Anissa Malhotra’s mehendi celebrations dressed in an eye-catching yellow silk brocade kurta and lehenga set by Payal Khandwala. Kapoor paired her yellow kurta with gold jewellery — a statement maang tikka and jhumka earrings by Amrapali jewels, and a bangle from Khanna Jewellers. She rounded off her ensemble with a gold potli bag by the SG Collection, which she wore around her wrist.
To complete the festive look, Kapoor styled her hair in a voluminous plait with a sleek crown braid that formed the perfect base for her maang tikka. Sticking to her favourites, the star chose a pink-nude lipstick, similar coloured eyeshadow, and loads of highlighter to enhance her cheekbones. If you’re tired of wearing fitted cholis for every wedding function, Karisma Kapoor’s pick will serve you well. Its cheerful hue makes it ideal for a mehandi or even a roka celebration.
(All photos courtesy Manish Malhotra, Karisma Kapoor and Sandeep Khosla's official Instagram accounts.)