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Sonam’s sari slip

Sonam's ethnic drape kicks up a storm in the fash frat.The actress seems to have fumbled in her fashionable footsteps.

fashion and trends Updated: Dec 06, 2010 15:15 IST
Aaron George
Aaron George
Hindustan Times

Sonam Kapoor, Bollywood’s ultimate clotheshorse, seems to have fumbled in her fashionable footsteps. Recently, at designer Masaba Gupta’s boutique launch in Mumbai, the chic actor wore a short blouse with a gossamer sari, heavy kohl and a loose knot bun. This edgy-ethnic look has led to a debate in the fashion fraternity. In the battle of the traditional sari versus the contemporary avatar, it seems the actor is fast losing points other actors who went the traditional way.

"If Sonam would have tied up the ‘palla’ as a scarf on the neck, it would have looked more appealing. And if the net draped nicely, it would have looked elegant," says designer Reynu Taandon. "The classic look works the best, as seen sonamon Deepika, Katrina and Vidya. Trying too hard to look "designer" backfires," says stylist Rishi Raj.

But some believe that Sonam’s look is the first bold look in the sari. “Masaba Gupta has done something truly innovative. As far as what is called right — the other looks — beautiful certainly, but boring to me!” says designer Hemant Sagar. Looks like Sonam’s outspoken ways have seeped into her wardrobe with a bang!

First Published: Dec 06, 2010 14:36 IST