Priyanka Chopra to Deepika Padukone, 10 times celebs made heads turn in ultra-deep necklines
Priyanka Chopra’s dress from the 2020 Grammys that's become a cause of debate on social media to Deepika Padukone risqué Cannes gown: scroll through for some of the most memorable dresses with plunging necklines that we have seen on the red carpet.
Each time Priyanka Chopra Jonas makes a public appearance, you can expect pictures of the star to flood the internet within minutes. On Monday, Chopra Jonas wore a navel-baring ivory Ralph & Russo gown with a plunging beaded neckline that topped the list for the most daring red carpet looks of the 2020 Grammy Awards. The intricate embellishments and the past-the-belly-button plunge on the gown seemed not enough for the actress and producer, who sealed the deal with jaw-dropping fringed sleeves and a pendant at the centre of the bodice. Not the easiest look to pull off, but Priyanka Chopra Jonas — who attended the annual awards to support her singer-husband, Nick Jonas — managed to take it in her stride and wore the look effortlessly through the evening. But Chopra Jonas isn't the only Bollywood star to have worn a bold dress that bared major skin at a red carpet event.
Some of the most risqué necklines seen on Bollywood stars
Deepika Padukone’s penchant for ruling the red carpet is well known, and so it comes as no surprise that fans have seen her embrace the deep neckline time and again too. For the premiere of xXx: Return of Xander Cage in 2018, Padukone picked a gold sequinned navel-grazing Naeem Khan gown, while in 2019, the actress and producer stepped out in a bespoke Amit Aggarwal gown with a not-so-basic neckline, putting her stamp of approval on the trend. Along with Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Deepika Padukone, other stars, who have given plunging necklines their vote of approval, include Kareena Kapoor Khan. The actress opted for a heavily embellished gown at an awards show in 2018. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Janhvi Kapoor are two other celebrities, who have proven their knack for rocking low-cut red carpet outfits in the most tasteful ways possible.
How international celebrities have embraced the plunging neckline
20 years ago, US singer Jennifer Lopez shocked the world when she wore a navel revealing jungle print dress by Versace to the Grammys. Her bold choice set the bar high for risqué ensembles and quickly started the obsession with the daring neckline. Such was the impact of the dress that the brand revisited the iconic look for their spring/summer 2020 show. Interestingly, some social media users have also pointed out that Priyanka Chopra Jonas' dress from the 62nd Grammy Awards bears a striking resemblance to Lopez's 2000 number. And while the two looks are distinct — Chopra Jonas' is beaded with ombre fringe sleeves, while Lopez's was cut from a sheer tropical print — we can't help but draw a comparison, either. Regardless, it's a head-turning neckline that isn't without its risks, and both Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Jennifer Lopez stunned in theirs. Fellow style mavens, like Kim Kardashian West and Beyonce, also keep rocking the trend.
Showing skin is nothing new in the realm of celebrity style — the world’s most famous faces have long been baring as much as they desire, both on and off the red carpet. However, ultra-deep necklines have almost become synonymous with red carpets, and the trend doesn’t seem to be dying down anytime soon. Here, revisit some of the recent note-worthy plunging neckline outfits worn by celebrities, Bollywood and Hollywood alike.
US singer Beyonce attended the 2020 Golden Globe Awards in a head-turning custom Schiaparelli Haute Couture gown. The form-fitting black dress featured a long trumpet-skirt, sculptural, avant-garde gold sleeves and a plunging neckline that highlighted the star’s flawless figure.
US reality TV star, Kim Kardashian West made a head-turning entrance at the 2019 Met Gala wearing a plunging beige dress with a wet effect by Thierry Mugler. Kardashian West's dress showed off her famous curves in all their glory and was, quite literally, dripping in crystals.
While actress Janhvi Kapoor's everyday style errs on the casual side with her love of ripped jeans and breezy kurtas, her red carpet looks are on a whole different level of sexy. This dazzling metallic Maria Lucia Hohan gown she wore to an awards red carpet in 2019 is proof.
In 2019, for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas picked an embellished pantsuit by Teresa Helbig that drew attention to her decolletage. She wore the unique suit, which was covered with intricate geometric embellishment, without a blouse underneath.
Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja has a knack for choosing some of the most jaw-dropping outfits for the red carpet. Case in point: her white Ralph & Russo look for Cannes 2019, which was part gown, part tuxedo. The actress skipped the shirt inside, instead choosing to accentuate the plunging neckline with a multi-tiered emerald necklace.
Such was the impact of Jennifer Lopez’s plunging Versace dress from the 2000 Grammys that the designer brand revisited the iconic look for their spring/summer 2020 show. Her new jungle-print dress with slashed-to-the-navel neckline looked very similar to the 20-year-old original, although it had lost its sleeves and gained some extra embroidery.
In 2018, actress Kareena Kapoor Khan attended an awards show wearing a red carpet–ready, drama-filled evening gown by Naeem Khan. Her heavily embellished gown was accentuated by a plunging, navel-grazing neckline.
At the 71st Cannes Film Festival in 2018, actress Deepika Padukone chose a risqué, sheer embellished Zuhair Murad gown for her appearance at the celebrated red carpet. The extended floor-length cape and the plunging neckline made it an outstanding look.
In 2018, actress Alia Bhatt opted for an asymmetrical Nedret Taciroglu gown in a pretty shade of baby pink, featuring a plunging neckline and ruffle details down the side.
In 2017, Hollywood actress Jessica Biel wore a plunging Elie Saab Haute Couture gown with an embellished skirt and a velvet deep-v cut. Her Golden Globes red carpet dress featured black and white print and 3-D floral appliques.
(All photos courtesy Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian West, Beyonce and Jessica Biel's official Instagram handles.)