Style slumps: Lessons to learn from celebrity fashion mistakes

  • Shara Ashraf, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Dec 14, 2015 19:04 IST
Blame it on unimaginative styling, poor fit or simple carelessness, celebrities too have bad days when their looks don’t quite cut it.

Being a celebrity is no guarantee to foolproof style. Sometimes even the queens of fashion can get it all wrong. It could be unimaginative styling, poor fit or simply a carelessly chosen pair of shoes that can take their look from fab to drab.

Here are a few quick style lessons to pick up from these recent celebrity looks that didn’t quite cut it.

Richa Chadha

The choker neck and cap sleeves of Richa Chadha’s gown makes her look more stocky than sexy. (AFP)

Richa Chadha’s gown looks so tight, it gives us that feeling of choking and suffocation. The choker neck and cap sleeves make her look more stocky than sexy. Also, we can’t help but notice the puckered cutout. Sad the actor kills her Salma Hayek moment in an ill-fitted outfit that draws all the attention to her arms rather than the décolletage.

Lesson to learn: When doing sexy, keep it real, not contrived, and make sure what your pick goes well with your body type.

Deepika Padukone

Puckered sleeves, poor fit and the droop over the shoulder makes it a dud pick for Deepika Padukone. (Yogen Shan)

We do like Deepika Padukone’s refreshing style but this dress that looks like a cross between a vintage frock and granny’s camisole clearly spells fashion trouble for the actor. Puckered sleeves, poor fit and the droop over the shoulder make it a dud pick. Even the chic thumb ring and bold Bordeaux lipstick can’t kill the gloom this look emanates.

Lesson to learn: Mind the fit of your dress. Also be cautious in case of an off-shoulder dress. Unless it fits your bust perfectly, getting it to stay put can be a gravity-fooling act.

Twinkle Khanna

Twinkle Khanna reminds us of those sparkly wedding gift wraps with this chiridaar suit with gaudy gold border. (Viral Bhayani)

We don’t like this churidaar suit with the gaudy gold border that Twinkle Khanna wore recently at a bash. Reminds us of those sparkly wedding gift wraps. But what’s bothering us more are the chunky wedges running into headlong conflict with the attire. With her foot injury, she could have easily gone for comfy ethnic flats. We do like the flowers in her hair and the kohl lined eyes, though.

Lesson to learn: Mammoth wedges can look robot-y. Avoid teaming them with traditional outfits such as lehengas or suits. Go for delicate strappy heeled sandals or mojaris.

Madhuri Dixit

The evident underwire of the blouse of this gold-maroon ensemble Madhuri Dixit is wearing spells fashion faux pas. (Reuters)

This gold-maroon ensemble that Madhuri Dixit recently wore spells predictability. But only till the time you don’t notice the faux pas – the evident underwire of the blouse! No amount of sparkle could save the outfit from toppling down the fashion ladder.

Lesson to learn: Harsh lights are very unsparing. They will expose the minutest of the details. So make sure you check for glitches beforehand.

Jacqueline Fernandez

This is one red carpet trend that must be banned immediately: The lining fabric of this ensemble worn by Jaqueline Fernandez, which unabashedly peeks through sheer gown, disrupting its fall. (Yogen Shah)

If we were to ever support a ban, it would be this red carpet trend: lining fabric that unabashedly peeks through sheer gown, disrupting its fall. This one glitch dulls the sparkle of this pretty gown that Jacqueline Fernandez wore recently.

Lesson to learn: An obstructing lining looks tacky. Either go the Beyonce way with embellishments in all the right places or make your gown modest and partially sheer by adding two- three layers of sheer fabric.

Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif has killed the edginess of this risque cutout bodice dress with unimaginative styling. (PTI)

Katrina Kaif is one actor who plays it safe to the extent of making it unbearably monotonous. So we loved it when she displayed fashion courage in this risqué cutout bodice dress at a fashion event. But killing its edginess with unimaginative styling is just so sad. What she needed was an asymmetrical faux bob or a funky updo rather than the anti-fun, bahu-perfect middle part. Also, the red lips are too severe for the look. A nude pout would have looked just fab.

Lesson to learn: Hurried styling can turn a killer dress into an eyesore. Something that’s edgy and courageous calls for a little zhuzhing of the hair and face.

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