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HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

Bollywood divas take the plunge

Snigdha Ahuja and Debasmita Ghosh, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, January 21, 2013
First Published: 18:59 IST(21/1/2013) | Last Updated: 01:01 IST(22/1/2013)
Bollywood stars have been flaunting the best from their wardrobe at the ongoing award season. One trend that has bridged the gap between veteran beauties and young fashionistas is plunging necklines. From Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit to Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt — the style has won over senior actors and contemporary stars alike.

Neck“These women are exuding power with their choice to be daring. They carry off the cleavage-baring look really well and use fashion as a platform to showcase confidence,” says Nikhil Mehra of designer duo Shantanu & Nikhil. And, age has been no bar for these fashion-forward celebs. “It’s not really about age, but more about personalities. Actors such as Sridevi and Madhuri are fabulously healthy, fit and beautiful. Typecasting is now a thing of the past; women are confident enough to bare,” says designer Gaurav Gupta.

However , some believe that low necklines have always been in vogue. “It’s probably a co-incidence that many wore cleavage-baring necklines. The trend has been there for sometime and it’s nothing really new,” says Leena Singh of Ashima Leena. “The current trend is baroque, high-necks and collars, not plunging neck-lines. But, if someone can carry it well, it can still work,” says designer Reynu Taandon.
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