Sedit Style Crush: Sonam Kapoor
By Asma Qadri
Here at Sedit, we are absolutely in love with Sonam Kapoor! The award-winning Indian actress has become a bonafide style icon for the current generation. Styled by her sister Rhea, she has made a name for herself as one of the most exciting fashionistas in Bollywood. Whether it's glam ethnic wear, a sculptural jumpsuit or a dreamy ball gown, she’s never afraid to take a risk and deliver an iconic fashion moment.
As a tribute to this amazing style icon, we’re going to showcase her top 10 looks that are our absolute favorites.
Nothing compliments your silhouette more than loose, flowy drapes, and Sonam Kapoor shows us exactly that. Draped in this gorgeous dress from the Elie Saab Couture for the Haute Couture show in Paris, she’s shown us how to do silhouettes right. What’s more, she has layered three bold metallic necklaces by Rhea Kapoor Pipa Bella’s collection, to perfectly compliment the whole look and add a touch of edge.
4. That glossy pantsuit
Who can pull off chic the way Sonam Kapoor can? That’s right: no one. In this pant-suit by Max Mara, Sonam looks effortlessly put-together. Couple that with Salvatore Ferragamo heels, and we have a winning look.
5. That twist on the black tuxedo
A classic black tuxedo is timeless, and you can bet Sonam Kapoor knows it. For Jean Paul Gaultier’s last show at Fashion week, Sonam added a quirky and contemporary twist to a classic black tuxedo. The gorgeous outfit is further set off with a stunning necklace by Amrapali Jewels.
6. That polka-dotted number
We love nothing more than a good ol’ polka dot design. In this all-white skirt and shirt by Dice Kayek, Sonam Kapoor manages to pull off a slight polka dot look that is classy,quirky and elegant at the same time.
7. That jacket over the shoulder
We could do an entire separate post on the amount of saree trends Sonam has inspired (denim dhoti saree anyone?) but one of our favorites is her pairing her Aamanika Khan saree with an embellished jacket. Sonam has a penchant for rocking bomber jackets with her formalwear and it looks especially stunning in this look.
8-That Desi girl look
As much as we love her western wear looks, we have a soft spot for Sonam digging into her desi side. This red palazzo shalwar kameez paired with matching khussas and ornate gold jhumkas is an eye-catching twist on the classic look.
9. That monochrome business
The queen of fashion tells us that when in doubt, go black. If you don’t know what to wear, opt for a solid-colored outfit. In this way, you’re making a powerful and clean statement that speaks volumes. Although she's never one to shy away from colour or pattern, Sonam seems to love rocking a monochrome looks, like this all black Rasario ruffled jumpsuit.
10-Red is the new black
Sonam Kapoor has completely mastered the art of wearing red monotones, adding elements of drama to each look. The Escard co-ord suit coupled with Manolo Blahnik heels definitely makes this one a winning look.
What do you all think of Sonam's style? What other fashion icons would you like us to feature on Sedit? And while you're here, why not check out our style feature on Eman Suleman, another desi style star who's shaking things up in Pakistan.