We all love Bollywood and look up to
celebrities as our style gurus. Deepika Padukone is one of those celebrities
whose style and fashion sense has impressed us all. Her ethnic dress up
essentially draws attention and leaves men tongue tied and the ladies yearning
for that graceful look. Some of the dresses that she has sported are so gorgeous
that it is about time you make them a part of your wardrobes. Festivals,
ceremonies, functions- all of them call for it.

So here are five of those many ethnic
wears that you should have.

This is one of first jaw dropping looks of ‘Mastani’- a beautiful white and golden embroidered saree that she confidently wore at red carpet Cannes film festival. Show off your chick look with this saree and earn appreciation. Keep your ensemble simple and accessories little so that the dazzle of gold doesn’t overshadow your over all look. Pair it with heels and get the grace.

 

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With
many festivals now having vibrant celebrations, owning a traditional dress in
your wardrobe becomes inevitable. Deepika Padukone’s ghagra-choli in the movie Ram-Leela
might have tempted you to have a dress exactly like that. Deepika Padukone has
definitely swayed many hearts with that multi-layered, flowing ghagra. The
complete dress has the exquisite Gujrati patch work and mirror work. So go for
an amalgamation of different elements in one dress and get ready for the
festive mood. Pair the lehenga with statement ethnic earrings to complete your
look. You can also try elaborate payals or metal bangles to dawn her avatar
completely.

Ethnic dresses not always give you over-the-top look. Choosing the right dress will shower elegance upon you. Try on this embroidered net saree of Deepika Padukone. The ivory shade and simplicity of this saree will add charms to your beauty. You can wear it on several formal and informal occasions like ceremonies or office parties. You can pair such a saree with ethnic or modern jewelleries, as the occasion demands.

 

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At
times, functions require you to wear something heavy, elaborate and bedazzled
outfits. Nothing would suit you more than this navy blue, shantoon lehenga. Deepika
Padukone certainly looks stunning and confident in this ethnic dress with
beautiful smile. Try out her sleek look with a heavily embroidered lehenga and
plain top. You can also choose a velvet full-sleeved top and complete it with a
heavy neck piece, like hers. If you want to take a dupatta then let it rest on
your arms, and enter the event like a princess.

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Here
is an anarkali we all must have. Deepika Padukone’s anarkali provides the best
replacement for those heavy, bright and loud which do not always look pleasant.
However, a dress such as this will give a traditional yet contemporary look.
Stylize it with jutis and traditional matching jhumkas just like her. This
partly embroidered anarkali would suit favourably well even if not worn with a
dupatta with it. Just wear it the way you are comfortable and mark your
presence.

These are one of the few designs which will make you
ditch your western attire. The six-yard formula can certainly not go out of
fashion if it continues to evolve with changing times.

Dressing up like them is surely tough,
but thanks to fashion market, replicas of all of these coutures are available.
Try them out with simple buns and hairdos and accessories accordingly. Do not
forget to manage the loudness of a heavy ethnic wear with right jewellery. Go
for a shopping hunt or buy them online, because it is time to ace the ethnic
look in the coming festive season and shine out like Deepika Padukone.

– Loveleen Singh

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