The 19th edition of IIFA Awards is going to be held at Bangkok from 22 to 24 June. While the audience anticipates with bated breath, guessing names of the IIFA Award winners on Twitter polls, it is imperative to take a look at the other important facet of the show, the red carpet appearances: the glittery gowns and classic cuts.
Deepika Padukone at IIFA 2014, 2015 and 2016 (Left-Right). Images from Facebook
Deepika Padukone, who prefers taking the classic route in most of her apparel choices, has consistently proven that classic does not necessarily mean boring or predictable. Her Sabyasachi gold couture lehnga that she paired with oxblood lips and Amrapali jhumkas that she wore to the IIFA Magic of Movies event in Tampa in 2014 made her look like royalty. In 2015, her love for Sabyasachi became more prominent as she draped the the red sequinned saree from his label, pairing it with understated makeup and minimal jewellery. Her 2016 look, however, has to be the winner amongst all, an ivory Sabyasachi inspired by Spanish bullfighters. The stark white outfit was paired with stunning emeralds from Tanishq and rings from Anmol, a middle-parted ponytail and black smokey eyes.
Alia Bhatt at IIFA Awards, 2017. Image from Firstpost
Another Green Carpet darling has to be Alia Bhatt, whose fashion choices are as stunning as her acting skills. For her IIFA Rocks 2017, Bhatt wore a pristine white Manish Malhotra lehenga, keeping her makeup youthful and fresh with blush toned lips and cheeks. On the day of the awards ceremony, she chose a embellished Zuhair Murad off- shoulder gown, keeping accessorising to a bare minimum.
Shahis Kapoor at IIFA Rocks. Image from Facebook
Shahid Kapoor's style is as diverse as his choice of roles and he has all our heart for his experimental outlook. In a sea of blacks and navy blues, Shahid turned up at the IIFA Rocks green carpet in an all-white customized ensemble from Herringbone & Sui, with cropped pants, a blazer with black accent detailing and a vest. Monochrome sneakers and well-groomed hair and beard finished the look.
The dhak dhak girl almost made our hearts stop (because of our inability to process so many colours together) with her IIFA 2013 saree. Whatever Madhuri touches turns to gold, but even Madhuri's million-watt smile could not save it from featuring in our worst dressed category.
Swara Bhaskar might be our boldest 'veere', but there is no excuse for looking like a soda beverage bottle. Absolutely not.