Sonam Kapoor in a Falguni & Shane Peacock gown at IIJW Finale

What happens when Style, Looks, and Elegance get combined? Well the outcome has to be Sonam Kapoor who has amazingly transformed herself from an actress to a certified Fashionista. She is definitely one of the few celebrities who rocks the red carpet every single time she makes an appearance on it. Make her wear any designer or style her in any way, she looks like a million bucks. Like a chameleon she can be a rockstar, a girl-next-door, a ‘Diva’ or a vintage beauty. Borrow it Bindaas takes a look at what makes Sonam Kapoor stand out of the crowds in a classic way. 

Sonam Kapoor in ‘Anamika Khanna’ Anarkali while promoting ‘Mausam’

Sonam has learnt the ‘tricks of the trade’ from her equally stylish mother Sunita Kapoor. One can see Sonam don the beautiful antique jewelry from her mum’s jewelry collection, some of which are also designed by Sunita herself. Her younger sister Rhea has been her stylist for major events, remember her appearance at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival this year. 

Sonam Kapoor in ‘Jean Paul Gaultier’ gown at Cannes Film Festival

Sonam wore a splendid gown by Designer Jean Paul Gaultier on the red carpet and a Masaba Gupta sari for the formal dinner. The hair, the make-up and of course the outfit were all perfect. Sonam wooed the world, flirted with the cameras, made the world sit up & take notice of her. Everyone knew that Sonam had arrived not just as a face of ‘L’oreal’ but as a stylish Diva. The memories are etched in the minds of every fashionista. Sonam definitely has set the standards high for appearing on the International red carpet.

Sonam in a ‘Masaba Gupta’ creation at Cannes

What is so wonderful about Sonam is that she absolutely does justice to any outfit that she wears. She is well aware of the fine line between looking ‘trendy’ and absolutely ‘trashy’ unlike many of her contemporaries. She never follows fashion blindly but sticks to the outfits which enhance her looks. She is one of the few celebrities who has never showed up looked messy or vulgar at any major event. 

Sonam walking the runway for ‘Manish Malhotra’

When it comes to choosing Indian-wear she usually opts for Anamika Khanna, Manish Malhotra and Anuradha Vakil. She has walked as show-stopper for Anamika as well as Manish during fashion week while Anuradha has designed the outfits for Sonam in  her debut movie ’Saawariya’. She effortlessly blends in like one of the models on the runway rather than standing out like a celebrity. These designers have dressed her up in Anarkali, Short kurti-churidhar, Lehenga, Sharara combined with a knee length kurta & saris. 

Sonam in a ‘Anamika Khanna’ creation while attending the Lakme Fashion Week

On the international scene, Sonam has played a muse to the eminent designer Roberto Cavalli, worn Prabal Gurung outfit to premieres, flaunted her good looks in an Elie Saab, turned head in a Stella McCartney outfit. She is a designer’s dream come true. 
Sonam usually combines flat mojris or Kolhapuri sandals when she is wearing an Indian attire. Ballerina flats compliment her style when combined with knee length dress. Pumps and stilettoes are kept aside for bigger occasions like fashion week and award functions. For someone blessed with a tall frame, heels are seldom required.


Sonam dressed in ‘Collette Dinnigan’ dress [Left] & Stella McCartney[Right]

The ‘dressing up’ however is never complete without hair & make-up. Sonam definitely puts in a lot of effort in finding and experimenting with new hairdos. While in the make up section, she follows the golden rule of emphasizing either the eyes or the lips only. The smokey eye make-up definitely bring out the playfulness in her eye. 
Of late everybody loves her looks which she has donned while promoting her upcoming movie ‘Mausam’ where Sonam has opted for Anarkalis and vintage dresses in order to keep up with the theme of the movie. At the Premiere of ‘Mausam’ Sonam was seen wearing a Prabal Gurung outfit in hot pink and black and she rocked the look.

Sonam Kapoor in ‘Prabal Gurung’ outfit

Sonam is one such emerging celebritiy who draws inspiration from yester-year Divas like Waheeda Rahman, Madhubala, Meena Kumari, Mumtaz, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and in some way or other Sonam channels their look in her own styling. She is very fashion forward but Vintage inspired looks work best on her. One cannot find a women so beautiful and so charming like Sonam Kapoor. As Shahid Kapoor said in his recent interview “One can sell Sonam Kapoor’s junk in name of vintage”…We absolutely agree on this.
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