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We see celebs donning the best of designer wear for the red carpet and glam events. What one wears at the airport says a lot about their fashion sense. Check out these desi celebs’ style mantras

fashion and trends Updated: Jan 21, 2011 02:07 IST
Roma Arora

We see celebs donning the best of designer wear for the red carpet and glam events. It goes without saying that their stylists work really hard behind their carefully put together look. But what happens to the celeb’s style sense once they’re out of the flash bulb circuit, the airport for instance?

Internationally, airport fashion is an interesting way to gauge a celeb’s actual style sense. Perhaps that’s why everyone from Victoria Beckham, Angelina Jolie to Kate Moss, are always seen in superbly coordinated outfits even when they are spending hours at transit.
Closer home, when we did a style check on our desi divas, we figured out that not everyone is as chic as their party persona when they step out of the aeroplane. We bring to you celebs who fared good, bad or worst on our fashion metre.

Kurta confusion
Vidya Balan in her long kurta looked very uninspiring. The tunic style kurta not only fits her bad it is also a wrong travel choice as it can be cumbersome to wear anything too long for travelling. Designer Payal Jain says, “Vidya should have paired her kurta with leggings rather than jeans. And high heels are not meant for airport at all. There’s a wrong mix and match of clothes — even the red bag is not going with the look.”

Not hot enough
The first rule of airport fashion is to keep the look simple and comfortable. Wrong mis-match is what Neha Dhupia has done here, with her ill-fitted jeans and the hat was not required. Designer Payal Jain says, “It seems Neha is trying very hard to get the casual and relaxed look. It is very unflattering and doesn’t look stylish at all. The hat is unnecessary, and if the jeans weren’t rolled up, she would look taller and of course much better.”

Aishwarya RaiSafe and staid

Aishwarya Rai goes wrong when it comes to travel dressing. She just fails to strike the perfect style cord. Designer Jaya Rathore says, "Maybe a ittle tapered denims would do more justice , flattering, giving her more length. A red trenchcoat would have looked better than a long staid black coat. It is actually a very safe look that has no style imagination and thus fails to create a spark."

Wannabe look
Sonakshi Sinha put together a very confused style. Designer Nida Mahmood says, "A tunic doesn’t go with her body type.
Also that hat looks forced. The blazer too looks ill-fitted and adds to her bulky frame.”

Long skirt horror
Jacqueline’s brown drape is a disaster for travel dressing. Designer Jaya Rathore says, “She looks untidy. The colour palette and the choice of clothes are very poor and since when did long skirt become a comfortable travel wear? ”

Sleep-over style
Rani Mukerji mistakes casual for cool. Designer Anjalee Kapoor says, “If she was wearing a track suit, she could have accessorised it with trainer bags. At least she could have put on some lip gloss, if nothing else.”

LA-DI-DAH girl
Shilpa Shetty sure knows how to pull together a great look for travel. Designer Anjalee Kapoor says, "Shilpa is looking good in her attire. Her Louis Vuitton luggage bag and the Birkin reflects her high maintenence style. Her style is very posh without being too stuffy or trying too hard to look good. A trenchcoat is a practical thing to wear while travelling.”

Casual chic
Katrina Kaif in this pared down look, shows that she chooses comfort over fashion. Designer Charu Parashar says, “Katrina’s dress looks most appropriate for air travel as she is wearing easy tights, cotton viscose long inner and has layered her look with a cardigan. She’s carrying a simple and casual bag and wearing comfortable slippers. She has a very confident style and looks at ease.”

Formal belle
Malaika Arora Khan shows what it takes to get travel fashion right. Her look is comparable to Paris Hilton and Victoria Beckham. Her formal coat and long boots look very fashionable for travelling. Designer Jaya Rathore says, “She’s perfectly dressed for comfortable air travel, and her style looks effortless, with the throw in of the right clothes and shoes,” says designer Jaya Rathore.