Springtime Style Check Throwback: Bollywood Beauties Serve Up Floral Outfits
There’s nothing quite like spring knocking on our door with fresh blooming flowers and beams of smiling sunshine illuminating every petal. Spring is one of the most exciting seasons in the fashion world. We’re talking vibrant color palettes, alluring and flowing silhouettes, big prints and exaggerated patterns – all going full circle to make the most colorful season of the year, a splendid beauty indeed. When you think of spring, you imagine a sea of blooming flowers, so it’s no surprise that floral prints are such a hit when it comes to keeping stylish wardrobe essentials.
Our Bollywood Divas who always serve us with enviable fashion choices, leave no stone unturned with their craving for colorful garments with eye-catching floral prints. From soft pastels to sunny yellows, scorching reds to royal purples – colors that shine and embrace the advent of a joyful spring like no other. Playful floral patterns – whether it’s gigantic rose-red prints or multicolored flowers of various sizes, generously splashed on all power suits, shimmering yellow flower prints on corset dresses or artful flower petals pink baby over an otherwise basic white ethnic suit – there are plenty of options and your spring lookbook will get even better with some Bollywood fashion inspiration.
As spring has left us behind this year, here’s a little throwback to some of the stunning looks that remind us of all things floral!
No one meets chic and glamorous like our youthful style icon – Alia Bhat. Going for a scorching red strapless mini dress was a scorching choice, made all the more accentuated by the bold floral prints all over the bodice. This picture-perfect floral outfit was donned by Alia as she headed out to a star-studded party on the town. The cherry red color tone on the ruched dress was extremely eye-catching and flattering on the body type. She layered her dress with an oversized jacket in the same print. The print had a gorgeous spread of floral prints consisting of romantic red roses, bright pinks and a few unconventional black roses here and there with a green leaf structure hidden behind the large floral design. As for the silhouette, it featured a strapless top with an alluring sweetheart neckline. This form-fitting outfit had a complementary mini-dress length. The art of layering was perfect with the matching silk blazer in a tuxedo style, shawl lapels and single button fastenings to match. The entire outfit was completed beautifully with Alia’s signature glossy pink lips, pink eyeshadow, highlighted cheekbones and a wavy hairstyle.
Katrina Kaif was a sight to behold, pulling off two fashion trends in one go. The beautiful floral print for spring and a corset silhouette. The gorgeous purple hue of this bodycon mini dress was the highlight of the ensemble. Complementing its modern ensemble are the soothing yellow floral prints. Going into detail, this purple mini dress had a corset silhouette where the focus was on all the details near the waist. A beautiful mix of seasonally appropriate yellow and green floral prints, a sculpting silhouette and an off-the-shoulder frame were all elements that came together, making Katrina look divine. Go minimal with this outfit that was in the spotlight – she opted for natural hair left loose, minimal makeup and no accessories.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
For someone as powerful as Priyanka Chopra Jonas, a floral bodysuit is exactly the kind of -OTT outfit she would do fashion justice to. This custom-made floral bodysuit straight from the runway seemed to suit Priyanka as she carried it off with ease. Playing with the flavor of the spring season – this multicolored outfit comes with fitted pants, an exaggerated shoulder pad structure of a layered matching coat that had a cape-like drop and a floor-sweeping design. The neckline was complemented by a discreet gather of the fabric while the belted waist gave more definition to the silhouette. She kept it chic with statement jewelry and a sleek, fuss-free updo. Drama was the theme of this floral-inspired look and Priyanka made sure to round it off to perfection.
Exuding an effortless princess vibe is Jacqueline Fernandez in her gorgeous dress with an explosion of floral prints. Going the floral route, it was at one of her film’s poster launches that she donned a stunning midi dress – complete with a sleeveless silhouette and floral designs. The structure of the dress also featured a romantic sweetheart neckline and a boned bodice, the sleeveless shoulder straps were made of satin fabric and perfected with a scalloped style finish. The rest of the outfit with its subtle pink and green floral prints flowed into a pleated structure of the dress and was completed with a zipper. Keeping it simple and elegant, she opted for pearl stud earrings and ankle strap stilettos. Owning the pink ensemble, her makeup also had a pink undertone — from blush to her lip tint to her eyeshadow, all tastefully complementing her floral affair.
Sara Ali Khan
Sara’s The sartorial affair with ethnic costumes has never escaped fashion critics. During his promotional tour for Arangi Re, she wore a series of floral ethnic costumes that were both soothing and elegant en masse. One of her looks that looked really simplistic was when she donned a dusty pink ethnic costume with hand painted white romantic roses on her bodice. The silk kurta had a fit and flare silhouette which was paired with churidar pants and a matching chiffon dupatta. In addition to floral prints, the dupatta also featured hand-embroidered Gota works. In keeping with the ethnic vibe, this dusty rose Anarkali has been paired with mojaris with an embroidered pattern, sleek silver bracelet and statement studs. Making her makeup look as natural as ever – it featured loose braids, glossy pink-toned lips and mascara-laden lashes.
Quirky and modern – it’s the modern vibe that 90s queen Karisma Kapoor went for. Taking the power of dressing to a whole new level, she opted for a blazer and trouser ensemble with gigantic multi-coloured floral prints all over it. Fresh off the track, Karisma Kapoor was a vision in this detail-oriented look. Starting with the fabric – the floral look has been sewn from a piece of jacquard fabric, the exquisite floral embroidery comes in multiple shades accompanied by elegant notched lapel collars, cinched near the waist with the fitted structure and button front closure, gathered style cuffs, structured shoulder pads with quarter sheepskin sleeves and cropped fit. The pants were in the matching print and complemented the high waist. This retro look was completed with pointed blue heels, gold earrings and rings. The makeup was a natural look with glowing skin, bare lips, a little shimmer of color – pink eyeshadow, blushed cheeks and a sleek, sleek ponytail.
This floral lehenga set looked straight out of a fairy tale and Shraddha Kapoor looked like a dream. With a gorgeous greenhouse backdrop and her sultry ethnic ensemble, Shraddha’s recent photo shoot was effortlessly done. Her gorgeous lehenga came in a pastel green hue with flower applique on the bodice, a strappy crop top with the lehenga skirt featuring the 3D design, and a gold tassel embellished hem. Floral cutouts with tastefully added embroidery were the highlight of this ethnic ensemble. Besides the applique work, the whole piece was sprinkled with sequins, rhinestones, beads and crystals over 1,00,00 to the count. The detailed embroidery work turned heads. As for the finishing touch, she opted for loose dreamy locks accessorized with ferns and floral earrings. The dewy makeup base added all the glow that completes this nature-inspired look.
Flowers are big and have been in fashion for eons now. In the spring, it takes pride of place with a mix of glamorous, chic and modern looks served up by our favorite divas. As we wrap up our spring style check, here are some inspirations to add some finishing touches to your diverse floral-inspired lookbook.