What happens when two reigning fashion contemporaries don a reigning trend and are inevitably pitted against each other? Undeniably the ultimate fashion face-off ensues! The ladies in question here are Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. While Sonam is dominating Bollywood with her sartorial style choices, Deepika has been slaying the global fashion arena with her quirky ensembles. The monochrome trend is in much vogue with the tinsel town embracing and flaunting it on red carpets, airports, and casual outings. Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor with their impeccable style statements rarely invoke the wrath of the fashion police. Upping the style quotients with each appearance, their turnouts are much anticipated and discussed by fashion critics. At the recently concluded 23rd Star Screen Awards 2016, Deepika and Sonam donned monochrome gowns and needless to say, they looked nothing less than gorgeous! Earlier during the day, Sonam Kapoor was spotted at the airport, looking chic in a DvF vintage dress and a long black jacket paired with a set of Oxfords while Deepika Padukone donned a tuxedo-inspired pantsuit at an awards ceremony in Dubai, where she won the International Actress of the Year Award. Take a look at their jaw-dropping turnout. (ALSO READ: Weekly Celebrity Airport Fashion Trend: Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan slay the MONOCHROMATIC trend! Also Read - Aditya Narayan And Shweta Agarwal to Get Married Today, Dad Udit Narayan Says Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone Also Invited
What Deepika Wore?
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Donning a customized Gauri and Nainika black gown replete with oversized floral embellishments, ruffles, and a racy cutout, Deepika’s red carpet look was striking and was styled by the celeb stylist Shaleena Nathani. A subtle makeup with winged eyes and nude lips by artist Anil and earrings by Aurelle perfected this monochrome look! Awarded the Style Icon of the Year 2016, the Padmavati actress sported a messy bun, courtesy hair stylist Gabriel Georgio. The actress chose a pair of open black sandals and we must say, she strode in confidence with this insanely awesome gown! (ALSO READ: Whoa! 12 times Deepika Padukone reminded us why Black is the new Black!) Also Read - It Took 5 Whole Years For People to Appreciate Tamasha Starring Deepika Padukone And Ranbir Kapoor
What Sonam Wore?
Debuting a Stéphane Rolland gown on the Indian red carpet, Sonam Kapoor mesmerized all by choosing a voluminous monochrome gown from the Designer Fall 2016 Couture Collection and was styled by sister and stylist Rhea Kapoor. The black and white skirt with its full sleeves and a sheer panel was aesthetically appealing and we cannot think of anyone but Sonam to carry off this dreamy ensemble. Sans accessories, Sonam’s subtle makeup by celeb artist Namrata Soni included pink lips and a silver eyeshadow. The neat and elegant hairdo amazingly balanced the red carpet look. (ALSO READ: 23rd Star Screen Awards 2016 winners list: Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Pink win big; Salman Khan & Shah Rukh Khan steal the show – moments from Twitter)
What We Love
Sonam and Deepika enthralled us with their quirky styles. The pulled-back hair, the minimal jewelry , and light makeup balanced out the effect of the ensembles.
While Deepika’s huge flower-embellished gown has been showcased on the international fashion scene, the nude patch is an addition giving it a racy silhouette. However, the gown loses its charm with the twirling ruffles juxtaposing awkwardly with the face and the neck. The gown looks just fine from the right and front. On the other hand, Sonam looks dreamy in the voluminous gown without any evident glitches from any angle.