7 Disappointing Fashion Faux Pas of Bollywood Divas

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7 Disappointing Fashion Faux Pas of Bollywood Divas


Fashion is absolutely a matter of personal choice and we all may have made some catastrophic errors while picking out outfits. But when it comes to celebrities who have world-class designers and stylists at their disposal, a fashion faux pas is not what is expected of them. After all, we look at them for inspiration to try out new trends and take bold fashion decisions.

It is understandable that our celebrities face immense pressure to make a statement every time they step out. So sometimes even the biggest of stars make very poor fashion choices despite all their resources. While we can forgive some styling mishaps or inadequate choice of accessories, there are some outfits of celebrities that have stuck out like a sore thumb.

Here is a roundup of 7 such celebrity fashion faux pas that the glamour world can never forget.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Purple Lips

One of the most controversial looks from the Cannes Film Festival 2016 Red Carpet was delivered by none other than our Bollywood diva, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Her strikingly dramatic ‘purple lips’ look broke the internet and the fashion jury still remains divided on their opinion about Aishwarya’s bold choice. Her otherwise stunning look comprising of an off-shoulder floral Rami Kadi gown was totally ruined, thanks to her lip colour experiment. Had it been any shade of red, she would not have made it to this list!

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan - faux pas

Kajol’s Unflattering Fashion Faux Pas

The actress has improved her sartorial choices over time but some of her outfits still make a place in this list. She walked down the red carpet of the Box Office India awards in a white sleeveless top paired up with a shiny green maxi skirt. The shade was a pretty version of sea green but the fabric looked more like a gift wrap. Also, the silhouette of the dress did not complement her either.


Vidya Balan’s Ethnic-gone-wrong Outfit

The National Award winning actress has been at the center of fashion disasters for a long time. But the most controversial of them was at Cannes Film Festival 2013 when she turned up in a very questionable outfit at the red carpet. Even though she donned a Sabyasachi Mukherjee creation, the ensemble just was not red carpet worthy. Vidya wore a long mujra-style anarkali which still could have worked if she did not have the dupatta draped strangely over her head.

Vidya Balan fashion faux pas

Neha Dhupia Being too Bright for the Red Carpet

Neha Dhupia showed up at the red carpet of IIFA 2015 wearing a Neha Agarwal creation. She paired a sky blue floral top with an extremely bright neon yellow maxi skirt that got us grabbing our sunglasses! The too-yellow-to-handle skirt made her face a lot of criticism and the batik print did no justice to the ensemble either.

Neha Dhupia

Sonam Kapoor Puts her Wrong Fashion Foot Forward

Even the sartorial queen of Bollywood has her fair share of fashion slips or maybe, we caught her on the wrong foot. The indomitable lover of designer outfits, Sonam Kapoor made a poor choice when she wore a neon pink knee-length anarkali. The pair of loose patiala pants and the sea blue dupatta made for a very disappointing combination.

Sonam Kapoor

Rani Mukerji’s Fashion Disaster

The actress attended the event in a shiny metallic one-piece that seemingly felt more like a night-gown than an event-appropriate attire. The silhouette of the outfit did not suit her physique and her hair was styled in a bun which spoiled the little hope of carrying this outfit right!

Rani Mukerji fashion faux pas

Katrina Kaif’s Rare Fashion Faux Pas

Katrina never disappoints us with her red carpet appearances but this one time, she failed to live up to the expectations. She showed up to an event wearing a bland, unusually shaped gown. The heels could have added the much-needed colour to the ensemble but she chose to go with subtle colours. Her makeup too did not score a ten and the top-knot bun gives off an illusion of a rather long face!

Katrina Kaif

We can safely conclude that the fashion wing of Bollywood has evolved and come a long way in the recent years. 

Fashion surely has a lot of rules but not every step against these rules calls for a fashion faux pas. Read our blog ‘What are the most common fashion myths’ to know more!

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