Summers call for a complete wardrobe overhaul. It might begin from a change in the colourways, shift towards more billowing silhouette, and pick up prints and patterns which feel light in the searing summers. Though a tricky territory for many, florals are an evergreen part of summer, and Bollywood celebs have taken the trend to heart. Be it minute ditsy prints, exaggerated graphics, monochromes, floral embellishments or appliqué work, the trend has been reinterpreted in a number of ways. Be it Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, or Malaika Arora Khan, there is a reason why celebs remain loyal to it – it is extremely versatile and can fit all occasions.
Alia Bhatt in Stella McCartney
Leave it to Alia to give a classic trend a quirky makeover. When she is not shutting down red carpets in her exquisite Indian ensembles, Alia likes to keep it easy, and this floral Stella McCartney dress spells summer.
How to to wear it: Be it brunch or an evening out, this is a winning look. Let the silhouette do the talking – the exaggerated sleeves and thigh grazing hemlines are everything.
Sonam Kapoor in Saaksha Kinni
Owning the red carpet in some of the most dramatic creations from famed designers is second nature to Kapoor. Butthe actor is known to play it easy at times. This kurta in hot pink with bandhani inspired floral prints sets the right tone for summer.
How to wear it: Bright hues are a key to get the look on point this summer, and a dash of pleasant floral prints is a great add on. Wear the kurta with a pair of jeans.
Kangana Ranaut in Anushree Reddy
Dior, Burberry, and Prada – Ranaut is one of the few Bollywood actors who knows her labels well. But that doesn’t deter her from embracing exquisite Indian labels too. Needless to say, her appreciation for saree is not new.
How to wear it: This summer, experiment with not just colours but draping and embroideries too. This short saree, with beautifully done floral borders, is perfect for summer brunch. Just in case you want to break the monotony of the singular shade, loop in a blouse in white or grey.
Gigi Hadid in Alberta Ferretti
Supermodels also play it easy in summers. And when you are not strutting on the runway clad in a bodycon Versace sheath, you opt for something breezy. On her regular day out in New York City, Gigi Hadid was a vision in this Alberta Ferretti shirt dress. The muted base with quirky floral prints makes for a perfect summer look.
How to wear it: In case you plan to channel the supermodel too, maybe pair the dress with a belt.
Priyanka Chopra in Prabal Gurung
Priyanka Chopra is versatile, be it her filmography, production ventures or her fashion conquests. Among those uber-chic gowns, Chopra was seen sporting this charming floral dress by New York based-designer Prabal Gurung. The colour scheme of lime and pink sits perfect on the summer canvas.
How to wear it: Perfectly placed between being a feminine look and a power-packed ensemble, this dress is a novel take on boardroom dressing.
Sonakshi Sinha in Michelle Mason
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We will have to give it to Kalank star Sonakshi Sinha for her unconventional fashion choices. Be it slipping into Anamika Khanna palazzos, Atelier Zuhra gowns, or Anita Dongre dresses, Sinha is game for shedding her past look and opting for something completely new.
How to wear it: One can hardly imagine printed power suits out of the boardroom, but Sinha broke convention in this Michelle Mason suit with a pussy bow blouse. Try it for work.