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A guide to trying unconventional lehengas, according to Alia Bhatt

If there’s one role that Alia has played better than her on-screen ones, it’s that of bridesmaid or best friend. The past couple of months have seen several of Bhatt’s friend’s get married and for each occasion, the young actor has worn lehengas in unconventional colours, paired with minimal makeup and exceptional jewellery. Her stylist Ami Patel makes sure she plays up Alia’s unique style by picking colours that are beyond reds and pinks. While it all started with the neon green Sabyasachi at Sonam’s reception, it only got better with stunning yellows, beautiful whites, and deep blues. Take a hint and try the colours.

In a Kresha Bajaj Moonlight Lehenga

Dusty grey is a new hue to try and if you add monotone embroidery, it’s basically an ode to minimalism. The corset-like blouse adds to the charm and the silver jewellery compliments the look.

In an Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla Mirror-work lehenga

The signature Abu Jani look features an extraordinary amount of gold coupled with mirror-work and with a minimal jewellery.

In a Shyamal & Bhumika

Not everyone can get away with black at a wedding and that too, one without much embellishment but Alia knows how to make this work with a tube top blouse and a shimmery dupatta.

In custom Sabyasachi

In a wine-coloured strappy top, Alia stole the show in Sabyasachi recently. The fact that we don’t see her in too much jewellery or over-the-top makeup looks says something about finding elegance in simple things.

In Manish Malhotra

This look broke the internet. A cobalt Manish Malhotra lehenga is anything but ordinary, and with meenakari jewellery, Alia made a statement yet striking  ensemble.

In Raw Mango

A yellow lehenga with a forest green blouse and dupatta isn’t run-of-the-mill. But Alia made it work with minimal makeup and and her hair left loose.

In Anita Dongre

Baby blues are coming back in a big way in the wedding style guide. Add a good spirited yellow to the mix and it gives off an effortless and fun vibe. The low-cut blouse is perfect to complete this quirky look.

In Anushree Reddy

A floral monotone lehenga with a frilly blouse is a great way to add fun to your look without the heaviness of the usual lehenga embroideries and fabrics. It’s a great alternative to a gown and ideal for smaller functions like mehendis and sangeets.

In House of Chikankari

This one reminds us of a white dress and the mirrorwork again adds to the Indian-ness of it all. The fringe blouse is a great way to stay chic.

All images: Instagram/Stylebyami

A guide to trying unconventional lehengas, according to Alia Bhatt

Latha Sunadh

Deputy Editor

When she's not trying on a new serum, researching on yet another classic fragrance and sharing lip balms with her 5-year old daughter, Latha Sunadh keeps it reined in with a nice song and a good book. Special skills include obsessing over handmade, home-made and handcrafted luxuries.


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