Sonam Kapoor is the undisputed style star of Bollywood and there’s no one who will knock her out of the spot any time soon. She is known as the style star of Bollywood for a reason. She is synonymous for her impeccable style, for creating her own trends and for sporting some of the most daring looks Bollywood has seen. Over her time in the industry she has risen to become a global style icon and graced the red carpet at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. From exuding boss lady vibes in a power suit, to sporting uber quirky looks on vacation, to being the epitome of elegance and glamour at red carpet events, Sonam Kapoor has her style perfected right down to a T.
It is pertinent to note however, that Sonam Kapoor’s style has evolved over time and there has been a complete transformation in her fashion sense over the years. Earlier, when Sonam Kapoor made her entry into Bollywood, Sonam’s wardrobe featured super feminine looks comprising pencil skirts, gowns, floral prints, girly headbands and exceptionally elegant looks. Things started to change however, when Sonam Kapoor started dating her now husband, Anand Ahuja who is the co-founder of sneaker store VegNonVeg. Sonam Kapoor’s style took an evident turn towards preppy street style, to the point where she even sported sneakers with an edgy power suit; a look she probably wouldn’t have sported back in the day.
Sonam Kapoor made headlines last year when she tied the knot with beau Anand Ahuja and stunned in various ensembles across the course of her wedding. She opted for a traditional approach and worked with some of her favourite Indian couturiers who created each of her gorgeous looks. Sonam Kapoor has the ability to be versatile with her fashion sense and is able to turn heads each time she steps out. Of course, her sister, best friend and stylist, Rhea Kapoor has a lot to do with each of Sonam’s looks and has styled her time and time again. And so, we rounded up some of Sonam’s most noteworthy looks to date, in no particular order.
1. Sonam Weds Anand
Sonam Kapoor shocked fans when she turned up in a traditional red Anuradha Vakil number, adorned in heavy jewellery. Many thought the Veere Di Wedding starlet would opt for something more unconventional, owing to her quirky style which came about quite recently. Sonam’s wedding outfit was adorned with gold embellishments and gotta work all around the dupatta. Her heavy, antique jewellery was in line with her overall traditional look and kept her makeup to a minimal.
2. BoF Voices Event
Sonam Kapoor looked chic to boot in an Escada skirt and blazer combo. The checkered print of the suit exuded major British vibes which she paired with knee-high leather boots. The Khoobsurat actress teamed the suit with a white ribbed polar neck and looks oh so comfy on a crisp winter’s day. To beat the cold, Sonam Kapoor opted to wear a long black felt coat over her shoulders and opted for a bright pink pout to add a pop of colour to complete the look.
3. East Meets West
Sonam Kapoor, being one of the most versatile when it comes to style, sported a look that amalgamated eastern and western elements of style. She sported a monochrome Sabyasachi ensemble which featured gold edging and polka dots.
She paired it with traditional silver jhumkas and a bindi for a traditional vibe, while adding a briefcase bag and a raincoat which gave it a more modern feel. Definitely one of our top picks from Sonam’s looks.
4. Best Dressed
Sonam was among the first women in the world to sport an outfit from Rihanna’s recently launched Fenty collection. She sported a coral power suit in the most unconventional way. Not only was the power suit a baggy fit, but she also teamed it with sneakers and a matching fanny pack. She accessorized with lots of bling and kept her hair tied back in a fuss-free look. This look was totally approved by us.
5. White with a pop of yellow
Sonam Kapoor is the queen of quirky and opted for another unconventional look in this Delpozo pant suit for IWC's 150th anniversary event. She teamed her crisp white suit with a statement floral belt and pointed heels; which have been paired with what appears to be leg warmers.
Sonam accessorises with some quirky jewels and midi rings to up her style quotient. What stood out most for us however was her bright yellow eyelids which add the perfect pop of colour to her look. With perfectly winged liner and a thick layer of mascara, Sonam Kapoor was a perfect 10/10 in this look.
6. Polka Dot Queen
Not only is Sonam Kapoor the queen of Bollywood, she has also become a head turner amongst the crowd in Cannes. All of her looks at the Cannes Film Festival have left heads turning and she has often made headlines for her statement making style. This one look in particular caught our eye. Paying homage to the 50’s, Sonam Kapoor opted for a black and white polka dot midi dress with a collar detailing. She paired her look with black boots and a black tote bag. Accessorizing with pearl earrings and dark sunnies, this look was Cannes approved!
7. Candy Stripes
A quick scroll through Sonam Kapoor’s Instagram page is proof that she isn’t afraid to rock print. From stripes, to florals, to polka dots, the Sanju actress has tried it all. With her tall frame and thin physique, the starlet is able to rock pretty much every print. Another look from her Cannes appearance which stood out was her red and white striped Emilia Wickstead dress. She paired it with trending Sophia Webster block heels and simple pearl earrings.
With her hair tied back in a sleek ponytail, the embellished collar of her dress was perfectly on display. Sporting a pair of round sunnies, Sonam Kapoor aced the look in more ways than one.
Of course, Sonam’s most iconic looks are not restricted to the aforementioned seven looks but after a quick browse through her Instagram feed, these are the ones that stood out the most. Needless to say, we look forward to each one of Sonam’s look and can’t wait to see what she’ll be wearing next.