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Take your notes from Bollywood’s tweaked-take on the trusted midi-dress

With the warm-weather comes our cool ideas to freshen up your wardrobe and what’s better than the breezy, romantic, chic all-in-one summer saviour — the midi-dress — which is not only adorned by the royal ladies but by the fashion enthusiasts, stylists, and the celebrities themselves. But what catches our eye is the eccentric yet effortless style with which the Bollywood queens are donning this staple ensemble for scorching sunny days. So ladies, do not hesitate to ditch your pants — with tweaks like florals in metallic fabric, the ‘80s inspired puffed sleeves, polka dots on tulle, and for more, let’s dive in.

Sonam Kapoor’s knotty-sporty look
The fashion sweetheart @Sonamkapoor gives a nod to the new favourite trend — hello puff sleeves! But of course, with a sporty twist to the tale. Pan your eyes at this quirky brunch appropriate midi-dress, this unusual pairing of bands, gold-plated loops, and sassy shoes make it a distinctive style to be worn in summer.

Photo credits: Sonam Kapoor

To recreate Sonam Kapoor’s look, slip into this Silvia Tcherassi’s cotton poplin dress paired with Givenchy’s uber-comfy shoes and dazzling hoop earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane.

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Alia Bhatt’s metallic-floral look
This Smocked Floral-Print Lurex Mini Dress by Stella McCartney is as effortlessly damsel as Alia Bhatt herself, its lovely combination of floral imprints on a shiny fabric is the epitome of glamour and comfort. Besides being flattering, floral is a style that never loses its charm, you can bet your stock-up on this one.

Photo credits: Alia Bhatt

To recreate Alia Bhatt’s look, you can buy this beautiful Stella McCartney dress here and team it with Gianvito Rossi’s suede sandals and Bienen-Davis’s tasselled gold-dipped shoulder bag.

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Priyanka Chopra’s daring polka dot look
Do monochrome polka dots feel like a thing from Grandma’s time? Well, take it from Priyanka — it’s absolutely in style and even more versatile with the NYC touch in it. This sheer tulle dress with polka dots and ruffles is such a tease to give-up on the ordinary ones; the updo bun and bowed strappy sandals make the whole look even more alluring.

Photo credits: Priyanka Chopra

To recreate PC’s on-fire look, don this ruffled polka-dot crinkled silk-georgette maxi dress by Lee Mathews, Jimmy Choo’s bow-embellished grosgrain sandals, Balenciaga’s mini leather tote, and add Saskia Diez’s paillettes tulle scarf to create a similar ruffled look on the neck.

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Sonam Kapoor’s Sunday flavour look
This look is a treat to your closet, owing to the many ways it can be worn in. Think of a brunch date, a walk by the beach, an office party or even a shopping day, this number from Emilia Wickstead is sure to make your look easy and impressive. Cinch the waist with a belt and smear your lips with a burgundy lip colour for an instant romantic transformation to the otherwise casual look.

Photo credits: Sonam Kapoor

To recreate Sonam’s Sunday flavour look, wear this crinkled-georgette maxi dress by Saloni with By Far’s metallic leather mules, Valentino’s studded quilted leather shoulder bag, and complete the look with rhodium-plated crystal hoop earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane.

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Ananya Pandey’s modern-retro look
Feeling blue isn’t a bad thing always, says the glooming bud Ananya Pandey while gracing a @Balenciaga outfit from this year’s spring-summer collection. Her ribbed knit sleeveless logo dress spells leisure and cool, both rolled in one. The retro-charm of the colour in a modern silhouette makes it an easy contender for your fashion choice — we love how easily this outfit can slip from an AM to PM look with a little accessory update.

Photo credits: Ananya Pandey

To recreate Ananya’s look, buy this Balenciaga’s logo wrap dress here, team it up with Balmain’s leather-trimmed velvet sock boots, opal earrings by WWake, and a leather pouch by Comme Des Garcons.

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Take the inspiration or buy the look right away — make your choice! But remember to give your personal tweak to it, just like the ladies have done. Go dress up! Happy summer to you!

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