Priyanka Chopra’s red carpet looks in the country as well as overseas may very well serve as a fashion bible for any actress who aspires to embody power and style. The gorgeous actress’s sartorial choices have from time to time demonstrated duality as she pulls off a saree with as much elan as she does a western ensemble.
Owning experimentation like a throne, Priyanka is a stickler for variety and that reflects in her style as she blends classic with dramatic, ethnic with modern and femininity with sharpness. The global icon’s sartorial safari so far has been nothing short of illustrious and worth learning from.
The multi-faceted achiever can ease into a Ralph Lauren trench dress with the same aplomb she drapes a Sabyasachi or a Kanjeevaram saree. With a commanding aura that makes people rise and turn heads, no matter if it is in the studios of Bollywood or international meetings, Priyanka is daring, elegant and chic.
At her recent appearances, the stunner draped a gold weave saree for Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s wedding reception and a fuchsia pink jumpsuit with a matching knee-length top coat making for a trendy airport look. At the recent Grammy’s she sported a black lacy bralette with a white pantsuit while for Baywatch’s premiere she rocked a sequinned Halston dress. Evidently, every time Priyanka steps out in style, it is fashion lesson for aspirants to know how it’s done.
Here’s what stylists and designers had to say as they decoded the diva’s fashion game.
Talking about the actress’s bralette and pink eye shadow combination, Co-Founder of StyleCracker, Archana Walavalkar said, “She wore it effortlessly for a major red carpet event and owned it! At another party, we saw her throw on a satin, sleepwear-inspired suit and carry it off like a complete pro. She manages to bring her ‘risk-taker’ traits out even on magazine covers. Be it for GQ and Maxim or publications like In-Style and Cosmopolitan. And lastly, the fact that she actually did make it as a global icon shows that she inherently has what it takes to keep trying new things and taking major risks when it comes to herself.”
Isha Bhansali said, “She definitely dons traditional weave saris for prestigious events but she clearly enjoys wearing fitted, cleavage-baring ensembles. She lends a hint of drama to every look she embraces. However, I do see her style kind of stagnating and I wish that she experiments with newer silhouettes, hair and make-up since she has such a great personality and can slip into any look. All in all she’s a strong, independent successful woman — a global icon and that’s how she dresses. Though I would love to see her do something fun and flirty. She reminds me of Sharon Stone from Basic Instinct. I’d love to see her in an Elie Saab that would be a refreshing change from her power dressing arsenal which mostly comprises jackets and blazers.”
Arpita Mehta said, “She has stayed true to her own personality which is of a strong powerful girl. Soft and flirty isn’t her style. I can easily picture her in a pair of well-cut denims and a top or a pantsuit. Unlike her contemporaries, she doesn’t follow trends. Sharp cuts are PC’s thing which is again a reflection of who she is.”
Lauding Priyanka for pulling off the trench dress she added, “It’s good to experiment to know what works and what doesn’t. Her Ralph Lauren trench came as a complete surprise and it was her way of interpreting street style with a sophisticated undercurrent. A trench is something which one wears every day. Kudos to her for thinking out of the box.”
Eshaa Amiin said, “Unlike other actresses, she’s made an effort to inculcate Indian designers. Her white pantsuit at the Grammy red carpet was quite cool. It’s not easy to pull off a low-neck bralette but gradually she has nailed the body language essential to carry off such silhouettes.”
Nandita Mahtani, Co-Founder, LoveGen said, “Even when I don’t agree with her fashion choice, I think she manages to look stunning — pretty sure that’s her confidence talking.”
Suman B of Lola label said, “She wears an evening gown with as much grace as she does a sari.”
Hailing the international icon as a barrier breaker, Shehla Khan said, “I think taking risk is one thing and owning them is another which she manages magnificently.”
Designer Zara Umrigar agreed with Priyanka’s adage – ‘Confidence is key’, as she said, “It’s easy to see that confidence is Priyanka’s attribute that shines through at every red carpet event.”
Designer Ridhi Mehra said, “She’s extremely talented and she’s reached global superstardom where no other Indian actor has managed to yet.”