Each year, Bollywood decides on a shade to become obsessed with. This year, the coveted colour happens to be orange. Not just body con dresses, structured blazers and trousers, orange has even managed to infiltrate the Indian wear market and fully establish its dominance. Who’s complaining, though? Not us!
The past few months have seen a rising dominance of the shade with a number of Bollywood celebrities pledging allegiance. Deepika Padukone’s recent pinhole dress for the promotion of Gehraiyaan restarted the debate whether orange really is the new black. If you’re worried about styling the fabulous colour, here are a few looks to keep you inspired.
1. A simple bodycon like Deepika’s
Ribbed and with cut-outs, Deepika’s David Koma dress quickly became the talk of town. How one wears such a simple dress and still manages to hijack all headlines is a masterclass in being a superstar.
2. Coordinated like Ananya
For an appearance in the city, Ananya Panday was styled in slim-fit high-waist trousers and a striped camisole top, all in shades of orange.
3. Colour block it like Radhika
Radhika Madan’s orange and red combination is seriously A-game. Hints of gold compliment as well as help tone down the two strong shades.
4. Suit it up like Kiara
Trust Kiara Advani to attack us with such a powerful look. The actress chose a statement piece and decided to run with it. Dressed in an orange power suit, Kiara’s outfit is not for the traditionalist.
5. Athleisure vibes like Malaika
For a laid back yet stylish airport look, Malaika paired her high-waist ripped denims and white sports bra with an oversized orange blazer. The look is comfortable and 100% departure-ready.
6. Wear it as a lehenga skirt like Shanaya
If you’re worried about oranges and western wear, here’s the hack. Much like Shanaya Kapoor’s bandhani skirt by Arpita Mehta, choosing the colour as part of a set can make the experience far less jarring.
7. Wear a saree like Alia
Another innovative way of introducing orange in ethnic wear items is to look for ombres like Alia Bhatt’s Abu Jani And Sandeep Khosla saree. Even a simple sweetheart-cut blouse works like magic with it.
8. A dressy bodycon like Nora’s
If you’re feeling bold, a statement bodycon like Nora’s can be your starting point. The one-shoulder dress with a bow on the shoulder is meant to make heads turn.
9. Easy kurtas like Kajal
For the comfort-loving girls out there, Kajal’s simple embroidered kurta in the shade of light orange is a great anti-fit option. You can practically do anything in this outfit—visit friends, go to the grocery store or even a dinner.
10. Pair it with denims like Deepika
The easiest way to embrace orange is to pair a simple collared top with regular jeans.
11. Add it as accessories like Alia
It’s Alia’s bright Dolce and Gabbana tote that introduces the ‘it’ colour to the overall palette of the outfit. This is a sneaky yet delightfully rewarding styling hack to test the waters.
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