At Last! Rounding Up the 10 Best Trends of 2016

While 2016 might not have been that great a year for many (reference to all the demonetization, Brexit, Trump’s throne taking etc.), it was hands down a pretty fashion forward year as agreed by many. Some trends came and vanished in thin air while some are here to stay. 2016 brought us some trends that became a global buzz within no-time. There were many that conquered the couture catalogue and there were many that styled the streets. Whether it was the casual dresses of summer or camel collar shrugs from the recent fall, 2016 surely fed us with some ‘forever in’ fashion commodities. And just as we near the end of this year, here’s a round-up of the 10 best of trends of 2016 that you’d love to flaunt in the coming year too:

1. Chokers

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Bare But There- 5 Best Ways to Embrace the Nude Shade This Season

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If we were to name one shade that speaks of raw elegance in its best form, the nude shade would be an obvious pick for millions across the globe. The color has become a fashion epidemic. Who knew something that subtle could slam style in such a powerful way. This shade surely stands out in a palette of impactful colors that have ruled the fashion world for years together. It is getting an edge against pastel, candy, taupe as well as our classic black. If you are on a trail for style update this season, well go nude! (Not literally! Please keep your clothes on.). Here are the 5 best ways to embrace the nude shade this season.

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Go Footloose With the Fanciest Flat Sandals of 2016

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‘Footloose and fancy free’ is the style mantra to follow this season. You don’t have get in those clingy all-covered shoes that leave you with sweaty feet at the day. It’s time to breeze it up a little with comfy and classy flats. So, while you flaunt the breeziest outfits, don’t forget to put on a cool and classy pair of flats on your feet. The fashion world has gone live with the freshest collection of flat sandals for 2016 and you must own them all. They will totally take your style quotient high and will give an edge to your look of the season.

Here’s what’s ruling the ramps this season.

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Nerdy Fashion Alert- How To Master The Nerdy Look?

Nerds were never considered fashionable yet nerdy fashion has become a roaring fashion trend we are finding tough to overlook. Besides those nerdy glasses to the staple nerdy rucksack- there is much more to nerdy fashion that you need to master now. Why stay away from the fashionable crowd when you can simply ace this nerdy look with ease? Check out the top nerdy fashion looks that you can flaunt to become the ultimate cool diva of your group.

Glass It Up

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Bring those nerd glasses on- this is the alpha and omega of nerdy fashion. Oversized glasses with black rim- this is the epitome of anything that needs to be branded nerdy. From professor frames to sleeker babe frames, Read more

What Your Nail Color Says About Your Mood?

What Your Nail Color Says About Your Mood?

The easiest way to add some jazz to your day look or evening out get up is to flaunt the right nail color. Forget getting all cakey on the face or all bedroom-y with your eyes, one fashion accessory that can make or mar your look is the choice of nail paint. Besides this, your choice of nail color actually reveals oodles about your personality and mood too. Here are the top revelations about your mindset that your choice of nail color exposes.

Pastel Shades

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When you pick any pastel shade to paint your nails up, it reveals that you are in an easy going mood when even the worst arch rival could not affect your jolliness. Yes this choice of nail color reveals that the wearer is feeling happy go lucky and could simply spend all day thinking over all the good memories.

Flaunt Alert- Perfect to flaunt on a girls day out or a shopping trip on a Sale day.

Glittery Shades

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The glittery choice of nail color reads deep into your mindset. These mean you are feeling all oomphy and if you are single then you might even be in the mood to go find yourself Mr. Right. Glitter spells magic and jazzy appeal. Therefore, when picking such a shade for your nail, you must be feeling a tad more positivity than any other regular day.

Flaunt Alert- Perfect to wear on a blind date or a trip downtown all alone.

 

Au Naturale Shades

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Only the very confident lasses choose to flaunt these natural and nude shades. Such a choice of nail color reveals that the wearer is feeling a whole lot of positive vibe within and is armed with so much confidence that she does not care for the world or what the latter thinks.

Flaunt Alert- Perfect for those days when you have had a massive fight with your Mr. He but choose to focus on brighter things instead of feeling sullen.

 

Rosy Shades

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A rosy choice of nail color clearly reveals that you are not too prepped up mood wise but are trying to make a good show so that the world gets to see you in top form. Often considered a consolation shade, rosy colors for nails usually reveal you are fighting a small setback or a relationship crisis. (Sob-Sob)

Flaunt Alert- Perfect for those days when you have a lot of work to handle and feel too sucked out of energy to appear perfect.

Fiery Shades

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The fiery choice of nail color is a revealer of passion. It is assumed that the wearer of any bright fire tinted shade is feeling extremely adventurous or exuberant over some stuff. In all probability, she is happy about some development on her job front or recently received some superb news in terms of her love life.

Flaunt Alert- A perfect choice of nail color for those gals who wear their hearts on their sleeves and are out to celebrate some achievement or simply anything they want to toast in life!

With our nail color and mood correlation decoding, we sure know you are excited. Next time you paint your nails, keep your mood in mind as well. Meanwhile keeping painting those nails and feel oh so good– rock the look ladies!

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6 Tips To Style Unwashed Hair

6 Tips To Style Unwashed Hair

So there is the never ending debate on whether it is OK to wash your hair every day, there are definitely days when you just don’t want to/are too lazy to/don’t have the time to wash your hair and yet need to do them up and step out! And believe me, happens to the best of us. So besides of trying to cover them up with bands, caps or scarves, here are a few hairstyles that you can try to do up that second-day greasy hair –

1. The Top Knot

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It’s the best trend this season for hair and all those with medium to long hair can try it out. The half hair top knot is also perfect to conceal the oil and it definitely holds better in greasy hair.

2. The Good Old Pony Tail

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It truly holds better with oily hair and takes strands away from your face. Ponies look cute and carefree and can be styled high up or low down. You can add headbands, clips, scarves etc to give a more creative look.

3. Natural Waves

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For sexy, beach look hair, use salt spray (you can make this yourself by using several tablespoons of sea-salt and water) on your hair, scrunch, and let it air dry.  Voila! Your perfect waves are ready!

4. Braids

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The fishtail braid or the french braid or even the half french braid are just great ideas to conceal dirty hair. leave the top a bit messy for a more “on the go” kinda look. You can try the Half French braid with your hair. All you have to do is to braid back down to the nape of the neck, then pull the rest into a low ponytail or loose bun.

5. Coif It Up

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The coif looks super chic and very neat with dirty hair. Just add some dry shampoo though to give it more volume.

6. Side Swept Bun

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Another cool hairstyle that makes a lot of sense with unwashed hair. It  is a quick, chic way to hide disguise those dirty locks and works well on medium to long hair.  After making a deep side part, gather your hair on the opposite side into a low pony behind your ear.  Secure with a hair tie, then create a low bun. For a bit of added detail, add braids, a clip, hair diamantes, a flower or ribbons.

Try these super hot and happening styles with your unwashed hair and drive those Bad hair days away forever!

 

Emulate The Effortless Style Of Bond Girls Leah Seydoux & Monica Bellucci…

Emulate The Effortless Style Of Bond Girls Leah Seydoux & Monica Bellucci…

Spectre, Daniel Craig’s last offering as James Bond failed to create a tsunami at the box office. While Craig’s Bond was much different compared to the actors who emulated the role before, the choice of leading ladies in the film, another offbeat choice like the storyline, got everyone talking.

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Bond Girls in the past have always been drool-worthy and major sex symbols. But in Spectre, Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci were not just eye candies but an integral part of the storyline without whom Bond couldn’t have progressed further.

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Decoding Lea Seydoux’s style statement

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Lea Seydoux is an understated beauty and has a certain je ne sais quoi about her… A Parisian at heart, Lea Seydoux is not your regular Bond Girl. In fact, she is not your regular beauty – she doesn’t work hard on her body, isn’t high on makeup and she describes her style as somewhat easy, very chic and classy but not necessarily proper…

As Madeline Swann, she played a grieving daughter, a not-so-much damsel in distress and a girl reluctantly in love with Bond, to perfection. She was fragile, delicate, sensitive and fierce all at the same time. Her sense of style in the film was much like her real self – understated and ethereal. Here’s is how you can ape her style with LimeRoad!

The Demure Beauty

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Like in real life, Lea’s Madeline was not someone who really cared about looking pretty. Yet, her charm and sense of style are disarming to the onlooker. Imitate her minimalist beauty in this stark white top and white palazzos, pair them with tan-colored pumps and briefcase bag. Don’t forget the classic eyewear!

The black magic lady

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The black lacy number can weave magic in the air! Even as someone in major trouble, Lea rocked the look in this classic lace dress. A must-have, pair this black lace dress with gold embellished stilettos and complete the look with delicate pearl studs.

Decoding Monica Bellucci’s style statement

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At 51, Monica Bellucci is the oldest Bond girl. Yes, some argue that she should have been featured eons ago but well, age has not dulled her oomph or beauty! As Lucia Sciarra, is a beautiful but forbidden widow of a slain infamous criminal. Unfortunately for us, her screen time was really short but she did leave us with a lot to desire…

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The Hollywood Diva

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Monica Bellucci’s very name spells ‘sexy seductress’. She could be wearing a sack and men would fall at her feet anyways… Get her simple yet sexy look with this scarlet sheath dress, pair it with simple stone embellished earring and black high-heeled pumps. You can wear it to cocktail parties or even to a formal event.

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Deepika Padukone’s Style Evolution: Then & Now…

Deepika Padukone’s Style Evolution: Then & Now…

In retrospect, one would say Deepika Padukone’s stardom was inevitable. She had the makings of a star early on what with landing her debut film with none other than King Khan himself. You might say she had it easy – she had the height, the looks, and the right films and so on. But for the longest time, Deepika struggled with her image.

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Initially, she was just a model-turned-actress, a clothes horse with never ending legs but no real fashion sense to call her own. Back in 2007, the leggy lass was lauded for her sculpted body but her sense of dressing was just an extension of her runway days. She had the body, but her personal style was still missing…

Her initial brush with fashion…

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This can be termed as a disaster. Yes, she was the sporty girl who donned everything from heavy tank tops to over-the-top Indian wear, wore colors that were no value add for her beautiful complexion. Well, to say her first steps were rocky, would be an understatement. Unfortunately for Ms Padukone, her choice of wardrobe hid her naturally lean body and failed to highlight her assets. From cargos to wearing silver-colored keds or heavily embellished lehengas, it hid the real Deepika.

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Picture courtesy: Vogue

Hidden behind heavy and too-busy outfits, she was giving out the wrong signals. To make herself heard, she had to be a trendsetter. Yes, Bollywood and fans of Hindi cinema are biased that way. An actress has to be everything – a good actress (duh) whose dialogue delivery is second to none, a great dancer, a role model and a fashion trendsetter. To make matters worse, Deepika who was always polite and correct, seemed stiff at events and social dos.

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Deepika’s Fashion Disasters

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Deepika wore this Rohit Bahl creation at Cannes in 2010. While the outfit did nothing for her, the fur shrug totally killed her look. Also, she seemed stiff to the extent of being uncomfortable.

Foundation of Deepika’s style

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Suddenly out of the blue, the actress was seen in out-there, risky outfits. While these did not add much to her fashion quotient, it led us to believe that she was establishing her territory, she was discovering her strong personality.

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She seemed to have re-thought her style mantra as she now began to wear clothes that accentuated her assets, her strong physique. She switched from t-shirts and cargos to well-fitted pants and girly dresses and her body-hugging silhouettes made the paparazzi goes crazy!

Soon Deepika was relying on draped dresses and gowns. She stunned everyone with her strapless, sequined Dolce and Gabbana gown at the Vogue Beauty Awards in 2012.

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Post the D& G gown, there was no looking back for Deepika. She established herself not only as a trendsetter but also as a bankable star and a powerful actress. With Ramleela, Yeh Jawani hai Dewaani and Cocktail, she proved she was versatile and so was her wardrobe. She played the edgy Veronica in Cocktail, the shy, nerdy Naina in Yeh Jawani hai Deewani and Leela, the village belle in RamLeela with equal panache.

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She had now moved onto effortless dressing and laid-back hairstyle that showed off her easy yet sexy personality. She chose a path that was risky, barely-there cholis and long flowy lehengas, sheer sarees and sexier gowns. She soon proved that she wasn’t just a pretty face but a woman of substance.

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She has cracked the code – she adapts her makeup, her hairdo with her outfits yet managing to keep it simple, natural and sexy at the same time. She is the real deal!

Her latest film Tamasha will bring out the vibrant, happy-go-lucky and fearless side to her personality. These attributes show in her choice of clothes.

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Deepika Padukone has truly evolved as the diva from her seemingly awkward initial days. We hope she continues to score high on the fashion quotient and evolves into a graceful diva she is…

Here Is How Top 10 Fashion Bloggers Are Embracing Fall

Here Is How Top 10 Fashion Bloggers Are Embracing Fall

Fall has arrived and with it, it brings all its whims and fancies that tickle your senses to wake the fashion forward person within! Our observation says ‘Fall 2015’ is a lot more than just layers, cocoon silhouettes, jackets and androgynous looks. So let’s welcome the season with the best trends right straight from the runways that rock the world. You don’t have to look too far for some fashion inspiration as we present to you top fashion bloggers and the way they’re embracing fall:

 

Chiara Ferrangi in Grey Essentials:

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If you’ve been looking at Grey as just another sad color in your wardrobe, think again says Chiara Ferrangi! Grey is the new black as there’s nothing more graceful, functional and versatile than this color. Official conferences or party after hours, grey is so good to go – no matter what. So go ahead uplift the charm of your wardrobe and get yourself some grey power.

 

Wendy Nguyen in bright colors:

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Luxury biggie Bulgari took Wendy to Rome & she shows us, “when in Rome, dress as the Romans do”. I captured the best of her looks while she was busy admiring cultural heritage and polished architecture of this magnificent city. She looked stunning in her rich red crop top coupled with a black pleated skirt. My eyes gravitated to her bag from Bulgari’s B.Zerol collection in an instant like a moth is drawn towards blazing flame & just couldn’t get over it!

 

Aanam Chashmawala in Delicate Pastels:

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Maintain a balance between solid colors and pastel shades this fall. It’s a perfect blend of both bright shades coupled with pastels that create a sense of equilibrium in your wardrobe. Check how Anam Chasmawala has cleverly used both a solid shade jacket with a pastel skirt.

 

Aimee Song in camel shades:

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Camel Shades are so in this season says Aimee Song who’s been busy hopping from one show to another in L.A. Take a close look at what has she been splurging on. Yes, you got it right; it’s her new Celine box bag & style suede fringe boots. She’s one of the select few bloggers who picks stuff up prudently & also calculates if it’s totally worth by weighing the wearability quotient of it, yea!

 

Masoom Minawala in impressive layers:

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Your fall collection is incomplete without layers.  Check how Masoom from our style council dresses up for fall this season. Her style is not just about hip clothes, it is about how comfortable you feel. White skinny pants, a layered top & classic aviators are good enough to steal all the limelight.

 

Julie Sarinana in suede skirt & sweatshirt:

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Julie is known for creative style & her love for everything cool. She’s been inspiring the world with her chronicles on life, style & travel. She’s up for colors as unconventional as mustard this season. Check her latest street style sweatshirt paired with a classy suede skirt, CHLOE drew bag & eclectic tribal sandals from Greece.

 

Sakshi Mehra in ripped denim:

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Let the college kid in you come alive with ripped denim jeans and a sporty body hugging top. You can also go for graceful ganjis in basic tones inspired by our style council hottie Sakshi Mehra’s picks and pair it with a denim jacket. Bring the best of your embellished moccasins out to spice up the look.

 

Nicole Warne in business formals:

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With lives becoming busier and careers continuing to progress, we need something that keeps us motivated to go that extra mile. Inspired by the passion, innovation & workaholism of New York, Nicole Warne was spotted in a Hugo Boss Hamella dress, a bespoke bag and emerald boots. Go ahead empower your wardrobe with crisp business formals.

 

Ayushi Bangur in chic neons:

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Happy & peppy neons form an integral part of our fall collection. Ayushi Bangur from our style council tells us how should you team up neons right. Her all-around dressing skills are inclined towards outfits that go from desk to dinner, effortlessly. So go ahead and don’t shy away from eclectic neons.

 

Chante in majestic monochromes:

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From luncheons to dinner dates, Chante says to keep it casual this fall with majestic monochromes & flowy fabrics. A nice airy dress coupled with a light jacket in jet black is all you need to look gorgeous this season. Check out her latest pick for fall this season for some styling inspiration.

On Her Birthday, Here’s Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Glamorous Journey Through The Years

On Her Birthday, Here’s Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Glamorous Journey Through The Years

‘Hi, I’m Sanjana’ these three simple words brought Aishwarya Rai, the green-eyed beauty into the limelight with a bang. Her first Pepsi commercial with Aamir Khan got audiences talking about ‘her’ only. This was her first foray into television but definitely not the last. Beautiful, witty, intelligent and talented, Ms Rai stole millions of hearts across the world.

Over the years, she has taken every challenge thrown at her and turned it around in her favour. From winning the Miss World pageant in 1994, she went onto to join the Bollywood bandwagon where no model had found success. Her hard work and brilliant dancing skills won her many accolades.

Mrs Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as she is now known, having married Jr Bachchan, turns 42 today. As a tribute to this gorgeous beauty, we are taking you through her journey in beautiful pictures! Take a look and continue to drool…

 

As Sanjana in the Pepsi commercial

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With a bright modelling career followed by a successful stint in the film industry, she has time and again proved her worth. Kudos to this woman of substance and her evergreen ways that’ll always stay with us. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan epitomises grace and beauty and she surely gets better with age. Tracing her iconic looks over the years, I have a treat for all of you!

1994: The Queen Of Hearts

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1997: After Her First Film Debut, Iruvar

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1997: The beauteous Ms Rai in Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, her Bollywood debut

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1999: The Iconic Bandeau from Taal

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2002: Timeless Tales In Devdas

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2002: The First Cannes’ Appearance Of Many

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2005: Au Naturale

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2006: Chiseled and Sleek

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2006: Bringing Umrao Jaan to life

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2007: A village belle in Guru

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2007: A Happily Ever After

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2008: The reigning queen in Jodha Akbar

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2010: Of Classy Up-does & Bright Colours

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2011: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan spotted with Aradhya Bachchan

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2012: Smokey & Surreal

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2015: Back With A Bang

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2015: Return To The Big Screen With Jazbaa

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Here are some of this light eyed beauty’s best looks made available to you right here and they are affordable too!

Femme Floral

Get into a glamorous mode with this beautiful blue dress adorned with an allover petite floral print. Pair this floor sweeping dress with bright orange pumps and you’re all set for a picture perfect Sunday brunch!

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Classic Black

You can never go wrong in black! And peplum has been a raging trend. When you bring these two favourites together, then you get Aishwarya’s power packed style! Pair this sleek peplum dress with classic black pumps and a sparkling crystal ring. Classic Aishwarya, we say!

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Sparkling Splendour

Give way to your glamorous alter ago in the footsteps of this breathtaking beauty! Wear this sequinned short silver dress with smoky eyes for a dramatic effect. The golden hoops and orange pucker is just perfection!

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Ready For The Red Carpet

If you’re going to be looking like Aishwarya, then you be better be prepared to make a statement! This pristine white gown is surely one for special occasions. The gold heels and that dainty bracelet bring the look seamlessly together.

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Now that you know how to look like your favourite Bollywood diva, brace yourself for all the attention in the world. Simply because you’re worth it!

Need we say more? Some things really do get better with time and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is one of them.

Here’s wishing Mrs Bachchan a very Happy Birthday!