The list of top 6 female fashion icons of India.
1. Deepika Padukone
With her debut on the big screen with Om Shanti Om in 2007, our generation’s dream girl, Deepika Padukone, has evolved a lot in her career by being a style icon and inspiration to many girls over the years. From walking down the red carpet in Cannes and Met Gala to attending fashion shows like Dior, she has rocked every platform with her styles. She even makes plain tees and jeans look expensive. Her airport and street styles never fail to turn heads. Actors usually choose western to make their appearances on an international stage, but Deepika had made her first appearance at her debut Cannes red carpet in a Rohit Bal saree. That’s simply impressive of her!
2. Sara Ali Khan
As soon as the actress set her foot in Bollywood, Sara Ali Khan has become one of the most adored celebrities in the industry. With her bubbly personality and her sense of style, she has already made a strong fan base within two years of her career. The millennial fashion icon is unapologetic about her choices, be it traditional or contemporary. She doesn’t just follow the trend, but also experiments with unique styles, be it ethnic or contemporary. It makes her stand out in the industry. The versatility of her wardrobe starts from breezy minimally finished kurtas to highly sequined mini dresses. She has bold-hued anarkalis and jewelleries in her styling-closet. Whether she’s walking on a red carpet or a private event, her choices in style always receive special attention. Her style blends with the occasion all the time. This newness in a celeb makes her special for all of us.
3. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is one of the most stylish celebrities of India. From makeup to outfits, she knows how to nail every look. By looking at her red carpet looks, one can easily say that Sonam plays a strong style game. She has been so radical from the beginning of her career. Often styled by her sister, Rhea Kapoor, Sonam loves to pull every international couture, be it Jean Paul Gaultier, Dolce and Gabbana, Ralph & Russo, Alexander McQueen, and even supporting young labels of India. She is an ultimate fashionista and another Bollywood actress to make an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival. She has been open about unrealistic beauty standards and normalising the flaws of beauty. She has shared no makeup pictures, opened up about dark circles, and broken all the stereotypes about a flawless celebrity.
4. Priyanka Chopra Jones
Our desi girl has always made headlines with her bold, polished, and glamorous style. She grabs all the attention with her exceptional choices of her outfits, mixed with her charismatic demeanor and the style she carries it. Lately, she has been elated more towards western styles, wearing international brands. However, Priyanka hasn’t paid less attention to her native style. She has been sharing pictures, with her husband Nick Jones, in saris and sindoor celebrating Diwali and Karwa Chauth. Priyanka has succeeded to rock the streets of New York City or prime award shows like Grammys and Golden Globes with her outstanding outfits and style. Be it the airport fashion or her five-day extravagant wedding, Priyanka’s style is always immaculate and unique. Sure, she is right to be a global style icon.
5. Isha Ambani Piramal
Isha Ambani is a very underrated style icon of India. The billionaire heiress manages to look like a queen every time she steps out for an event. Her style is always chic and unapologetically feminine and sweet. She made her debut at Met Gala in 2017 in a nude dress from Maria Grazia Chiuri’s collection from Dior. In her second appearance in Met Gala 2019, she wore a custom lavender dress where her skirt gives a floaty silhouette. From wearing Giorgio Armani palazzos to Valentino and Oscar de la Renta gowns, Isha Ambani always brings an A-game to any event adding more features to her strong persona.
6. Kareena Kapoor Khan
With her naturally blessed good looks and style, mom-to-be Kareena Kapoor is an effortless diva. She has amazingly kept a balance between simple and sensuous fashion statements. Bebo can pull off a pair of jeans and a white tee with no makeup and can wear Manish Malhotra’s glamorous saris and lehengas to look. Her choice of outfits is immensely versatile, just like her roles on the big screen. After her iconic role in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and Jab We Met, every Indian girl wanted to be like Poo or Geet. She can hardly go wrong with an ethnic attire or a power suit. Her fans identify her with the most lavish bags found in this world, from a few Birkin bags to Chanel and Dior. She was an ultimate trendsetter of the 2010s. Young girls looking up to Kareena Kapoor Khan for fashion inspiration has already become a norm.