Style Journal 2017

Let’s skim through the year that has been and recall the best and worst of subcontinental fashion.

Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt has become a true frontrunner for young girls this year as far as style goes and has kept fashion enthusiasts at the edge of their seats in anticipation and excitement. From neutrals to shocking hues, traditional cuts to gowns and fusion wear, there is nothing this beauty hasn’t tried and turned heads in. She has given us one terrific red carpet look after another and has stolen the spotlight from Sonam Kapoor who has been less-than-impressive this year.

Hania Amir

Hania Amir isn’t an emerging name in the acting field alone, she has also impressed everyone with her happy-go-lucky fashion choices. Cool and laid-back when needed, glamourous when required, bubbly and bright are words that describe her personality and sense of style, both. She has given us many looks to talk about and be inspired from. We hope there is no spiraling down for her and she only climbs up from here both, professionally and fashionably.

1. In an enviable hot pink dress at Zee Entertainment Awards.

2. At the Lokmat Awards wearing a glittering gharara ensemble.

3. In an embellished Zuhair Murad gown at IIFAAwards 2017.

4. She gets full marks on her street style in a cool tee by Zara and shoes by Guess.

5. She wears a custom-made Nomi Ansari outfit and flaunts retro waves

6. Looking a vision in white-and-gold combo. Sleek hairdo complements the cotton sari by YBQ Design Studios.  


These beauties made a mark on the fashion world with their breathtaking attire and impeccable styling.

Aishwariya Rai

Cannes Film Festival is one of the most awaited annual events, much more because of all the gorgeous actresses from across the globe making awe-inspiring red carpet appearances than anything else. Aishwarya’s looks in the recent past have been under much debate because of her pregnancy weight, but she stunned everyone at the 70th edition of the film festival with this truly fit-for-a-queen sky blue ball gown by Dubai-based Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco.

Saba Qamar
Her style is not what she is known for, nevertheless, it is almost as much Saba’s strength as her acting skills. She has evolved into a style inspiration this year with her figure-hugging outfits that are part classy and part flirtatious. Her most recent appearance at the Masala Awards in Dubai in a monochrome one shoulder gown by Shehla Chatoor earned her a big round of applause from her fans.

Syra Shahroz
This cute and petite actress is known for her flexible style; she can dress laid back jeans and top with the same ease as a ball gown on a red carpet. At the trailer launch of her film Chalay Thay Saath, she turned heads with this bright ensemble.

Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi made her debut with a svelte figure at the 18th IIFA Awards this year in a glittering ombre body-hugging gown by La Bourgeoisie, and silenced those who body-shame the actress. Following the appreance, as well, we got to see many more enviable looks from her and hope that her style revolution continues.


Falling short of expectations, these ladies sent the internet roaring with their disappointing fashion choices.

Maya Ali
When will our actresses stop treating the red carpets like princess-themed birthday parties and weddings? Maya’s LSA 2017 look, or most other looks this year for that matter, fell far below the mark. It was a good thing she won an award for acting at the event and not for her style (or its lack thereof).

All hell broke loose and trolls had a field day when Priyanka made her red carpet debut at at Met Gala 2017 in this wierdest-looking, least fashionable trenchcoat – a custom-made Ralph Lauren piece. Understood that outfits at this particular event are more like costumes, but PC’s fans didn’t want to humour her courage at all.

If you asked us to name everything that is wrong with this look, we’d tell you all the things that are right because that would take much less time, but let’s still give it a shot. The fitting of this gown is nothing to boast about, it could have used some detailing, the dress is simply a glittery fabric wrapped around the actress, and don’t even get us started on how hideous that bag seems.

Sonam Kapoor
That we expect Sonam to wow us everytime she dresses up would be an understatement. She has raised the bar so high that sometimes even she fails to rise above it. Owing to her eccentric fashion sense, she often tries out crazy looks that eventually don’t work out, like this emerald wrap dress by Fouad Sarkis. Here, at the Vogue Women of the Year Awards 2017, she won the Vogue and IWC Fashion Icon of the Year award. Isn’t that ironic?



This is a classic example of how a good trend can feel tiresome so quickly because ladies can’t chill and go overboard sporting it. While chokers generally should be sworn against in 2018, wedding chokers are pieces we can still enjoy for a while.

White sneakers + torn jeans
Yes, they are comfort wears and can make anyone look cool, but the time has long gone when sporting these alone made an impact. Still want to flaunt the style? Get creative with the top and accessories.

Poofy gowns
Let’s be honest; the Cindrella-inspired gowns look breathtaking, but when every other actress is flaunting it all year round, one can’t help but feel irritated. Ladies definitely need to bring variety to their couture on red carpet. There are colours other than red, pink and black, and there are dresses other than princess cut ball gowns.

Peplum top + bell bottoms
Spring season to wedding season, we have seen enough of this proportional play and are seriously hoping for different cuts to cleanse our sartorial palette. These separates, especially when paired together at formal events, are making us crave sleeker, straight silhouettes.

Following trends blindly
We are fed up of being greeted by the same prints, colours and cuts everywhere, from red carpet to malls, after a big shot designer comes out with their latest collections. While there is nothing wrong with sporting their design, innovate and make your outfit stand out.