Kareena Kapoor, Malaika Arora wear similar boho dresses. Here's how you can get their look
First, Malaika Arora wore a floral Zimmermann dress in Mumbai, then Kareena Kapoor was spotted in the black version of the same dress in London. Girls with delicate style will have a field day over Kareena and Malaika's romantic frocks. Scroll down for photos.
Kareena Kapoor Khan perfects any look she wears, and her black dress during a recent outing was no exception. The Pataudi family are vacationing in London — Kareena, Taimur, and Saif Ali Khan, all included — in case you hadn't heard. With that came a nice lunch outing with close friends and family on Thursday, and Kareena's outfit was beyond appropriate. With her ultra-flattering Zimmermann dress, the Veere Di Wedding actor proved a breezy cotton midi dress with boho flair works well with a pair of tan heels for daytime engagements. Kareena looked as stunning as ever — giving us major dress envy — as she posed for photos with her friends, including Dubai-based Pakistani fashion designer Faraz Manan.
While Kareena Kapoor Khan's dress, from the Zimmermann Fall 2018 collection, wasn't fussy per se, it was filled with a quirky-fun aesthetic. Although the silhouette captured Zimmerman’s feminine vibe perfectly, the dress worn by Kareena was a little different than the brand’s florals we've grown so familiar with lately. Made of subdued black linen eyelet, it featured a front cutout, halter ties, and a sweetheart neckline. Kareena completed her clean and minimal vacation look with matching black sunglasses and a black and gold sling bag that complemented the tan shade of her shoes. The outerwear, an animal print-inspired cropped jacket, was also a highlight.
Kareena Kapoor Khan's Zimmermann dress, while stunning, reminded us a whole lot of a dress, also by the Australian designer label, that another fashion-forward celebrity wore already. Only days before Kareena, former VJ and reality TV judge, Malaika Arora, stepped out with friends in Mumbai, wearing a strikingly similar Zimmermann design. Here's a look:
Malaika Arora's boho-chic look showed off her curves and had the sort of dainty allure that she does so well. The cut-out panel across the waist of Malaika’s light grey and white dress allowed a demure glimpse of skin – an alluring counterpoint to the romantic floral pattern. Crafted from lightweight linen, the halterneck style was gathered with ties across the bust and the skirt fell in gentle folds to the embroidered broderie-anglaise midi-length hem. Malaika's dress, also from the Zimmermann Fall 2018 collection, worked well for daytime and was paired with just the right footwear. Not only does she earn major style points for thinking outside the box, but her comfy white kicks prove that the right sneakers can be the difference between a basic or statement outfit.
Have an exciting event coming up? You can't go wrong with these Kareena Kapoor Khan and Malaika Arora looks thanks to their easy to wear and versatile appeal. While we assume you already own a lightweight dress in a neutral colour, we're happy to help you figure out the foundation of their ensembles: an easy cotton midi paired with simple accessories and minimal make-up. Depending on how you choose to style it, a Malaika and Kareena-inspired midi dress can take you anywhere, from hanging out with friends at the beach to hosting a family lunch. Like Kareena, make a midi dress your go-to weekend look with the right layering and a pair of cool-girl heels on bottom. But, if going matchy-matchy in black isn't really your thing, rock your favourite floral dress in the daytime with casual sneakers to make the look more practical but still chic.
However, this was not the first time two stylish actors wore similar Zimmermann dresses. In 2018, Malaika Arora and Shraddha Kapoor rocked the exact same floral mini dress by Zimmermann. Malaika wore a boho floral dress by Zimmermann in April for actor Sanjay Kapoor’s house party in Mumbai. Malaika’s short dress came in a fresh cream and pink colour palette and showed off just the right amount of skin with its plunging neckline and lattice cutouts. It was both sexy and sweet and featured playful sleeves and a flared hem. Malaika’s architectural chunky heels added a glamorous touch to the otherwise day-appropriate dress. Months later, Saaho actor, Shraddha Kapoor, wore the exact same dress during the promotions for her film, Batti Gul Meter Chalu. Malaika and Shraddha's look seemed practically identical, at first glance. But when looked closely, you would notice that each lady added her own flair to the dress with different accessories and footwear. Shraddha looked girlie, yet modern. Unlike Malaika, she accessorised with nude heels, messy waves, minimal jewellery and nude make-up. The finished result was an easy, breezy ensemble that we’d certainly want to recreate, because it was so simple to copy.
Months later, in December, 2018, actors Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif made a case for gorgeous florals, when they wore the dreamiest Zimmermann dresses, only days apart. Picked from Zimmermann’s Resort Swim 19 collection, Katrina Kaif’s dress featured a plunging neckline, blouson sleeves, a flared skirt, elasticised cuffs and dot scalloped trim throughout. Pairing the mini dress with strappy brown suede heels, the Bharat actor gave us a chill, going-out outfit idea: Simply add a blazer or trench in a solid colour over your mini for a flirty, youthful, yet unexpected party look. Like Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt’s longer version of the floral dress, also from Zimmermann’s Resort Swim 19 collection, was in muted tones and featured a dainty rose print that felt vintage-y in a modern way. Alia Bhatt undoubtedly looked radiant in the flowing printed dress that featured a tied neckline, a fitted empire waist and delicate lace detailing. She paired the dress with a blue leather and suede sling bag from Chloé, white and nude heels, and dark sunglasses.
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