"Only a few could pull off this, Deepika definitely is one of them.”
Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018. When it comes to fashion and extraordinary outfits, Deepika Padukone’s western dresses always make a statement.
Even though, she cherishes comfort and style Padukone is a strong believer in the ‘Go big or go home’ mantra.
Deepika made her Bollywood debut in 2007 by playing a dual role in Om Shanti Om. The first time she appeared in Hollywood was with the action film XXX: Return of Xander Cage in 2017.
In 2018, she wed her regular co-star Ranveer Singh.
Besides her acting career, Padukone clearly made her mark on the red carpet too.
Before every event, the Bollywood diva always keeps us on our toes regarding her stunning western dresses.
DESIblitz selected the top 15 gorgeous dress choices made by Deepika Padukone.
The Bollywood star did shine the brightest for the 59th Filmfare Awards in 2013.
Deepika Padukone picked up the ‘Best Actress’ award for her part in Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013), wearing a tight-fitting golden sequin dress.
The trend of the night was black and gold. But no one was more stylish than Padukone. Even though her dress was half-revealing, it still maintained very classy and feminine.
A very unique pattern of sequins gave the illusion of gold melting on Deepika’s body.
For her shoes, she picked up matching golden heels with pointed toes.
Her jewellery was kept to a minimum, with only two rings on her fingers and a very delicate golden bracelet.
To give it a subtle pop of colour Padukone added a red lip and nail polish to accompany her look.
Queen of Hearts
This majestic lavender bridal-inspired dress was a part of the photoshoot for jewellery brand – Tanishq for their Queen of Hearts campaign in 2016.
Deepika Padukone, the Desi girl shared a picture from the shoot on Instagram and wrote:
“A #QueenOfHearts doesn’t walk alone; she walks along with the people who make her who she is.”
We cannot agree more with this statement as the outfit was created by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.
Whenever these designers work with Padukone they always make her look like a queen.
The most memorable feature of this dress is the wave of material wrapped around Deepika’s waist, supported with a silver glitter belt.
With the long fishtail, the skirt retains a wonderful flow and movement.
The strapless top of the dress and perfect skirt fit make Padukone look very sexy. The lavender gown perfectly complements the skin and beauty charm of Deepika – making her glow.
To the Ball
In this spectacular dress, Deepika Padukone attended the Lux Golden Rose Awards in 2016.
The Bollywood diva was dressed in a Ralph & Russo grey and lavender gown.
The thigh-high slit reveals the never-ending legs of Padukone. Metallic shine and thick, voluminous material make the dress look very expensive and heavy.
The dress is strapless and the gorgeous corset snugs Deepika just perfectly.
The whole creation compliments her fabulous figure.
The actress teamed the ensemble with metallic stilettos. For her accessories, Padukone picked a few rings and silver earrings.
She finished the look with a red lip and slick middle-parted hair, which completed the look.
Deepika stunned photographer Colston Julian who later on invited her for a photoshoot in a room with a dark backdrop.
For her much-awaited LA premiere of XXX: Return of Xander Cage, Deepika Padukone surprised some with pastel tones.
The stylish diva, who is known to carry every outfit with elegance wore a custom-fit pastel pink Ralph & Russo piece.
The gown hugged her figure perfectly, complimenting her femininity. A reader of Red Fashion Awards praised this dusky pink gown saying:
“Wow, this is beautiful, soft, feminine and lightly dramatic.”
“The trendy cold-shoulder neckline keeps it current, and the stunning ruby earrings enhance the look perfectly.
“She looks poised and gorgeous.”
The skirt is widening from the knee all the way to the bottom, giving a wonderful flow and movement. The top of the dress has two different shoulders with one off-shoulder and one straight.
A main feature of the dress is the stitched long veil along the shoulder and twisted around her arm. This gives the dress a very unique and chic look.
For her makeup, Padukone went for a bold dark pink smokey eye with a sleek ponytail. She looked stunning.
Ease and Grace
It is not easy to rock a red carpet, wearing a red dress and not blending in. But Deepika has no problems with that.
The Bollywood actress knows how to own her look.
This Stella McCartney piece was worn by the Bollywood ‘It Girl’ at the European premiere of XXX: Return of Xander Cage.
Fans of Padukone were wooing over her ‘heavenly’ appearance at the gala.
With a full-length long sleeve and a full cover piece, this star knows how to pull her ‘elegance meets beauty’ image.
Even though it may seem very simple, the sleeves give you an impression of butterfly wings.
This floor-length gown appears to be very light and flowy allowing the figure of Deepika to peek through.
This look is a perfect example of how a simple dress can make you look very chic and classy with very little effort.
The Queen Rules
The gorgeous actress looks nothing less than a princess in her second photoshoot for a jewellery brand Tanishq in 2017.
In this yellow gown, Deepika Padukone reminds us of Belle from Beauty and the Beast (1991).
There is no doubt why Padukone was picked to play the role of a Rajput queen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat (2018).
A fan of hers commented on Pinkvilla expressing:
“Only Deepika can make justice to challenging roles like Queen Padmavati.”
“Queen of Bollywood, she truly deserves this title.”
The skirt of the dress is heavily layered and looks very expensive. Deepika looks like she just walked out from a page of a royal story.
One of the main features is the big puffy sleeves along with a very deep neckline in a V-shape.
Even though the skirt and the sleeves make the dress look big, the gorgeous décolletage and midi length give it a perfect balance.
Padukone left everyone mesmerised as she not only looked elegant but also classy in this photoshoot.
Deep in Green
Deepika Padukone became a very recognisable face after the premiere of XXX: Return of Xander Cage with Vin Diesel.
Padukone was seen attending the ‘Loveless’ screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2017, wearing her gorgeous green outfit.
The asymmetrical cut gives the dress an exotic and romantic look. The material of the dress looks lightweight and floaty, giving Deepika confidence.
The dress features a trail, a sexy thigh-high cut and one bold shoulder, which gives a glamorous and unique touch.
Deepika is very unpredictable with her choices and her fans say that too.
Responding to a post of Padukone on Instagram @alia_bhatt_team_ complimented the actress writing:
“Your styles are amazing like you always come with new ones”
This Brandon Maxwell green gown looks very relaxed. The accessories are minimalistic with a silver bracelet and big diamond earrings.
To complete the outfit, the star added green, velvet, and platform shoes.
The graceful sartorial choices of Deepika Padukone have always made their way to the best-dressed lists. When it comes to fashion every time she pushes her barrier higher and higher.
This gorgeous western dress is a project of one of Hollywood’s leading stylists, Elizabeth Saltzman. Saltzman has had a chance to work with Padukone during the 70th Cannes Film Festival in 2017.
In an interview with Vogue India, Elizabeth shared her excitement to work with Deepika for the first time, stating:
“So when I got the job, I was so excited to work with her.”
“She is so elegant, I mean truly one of the most elegant bodies and brains I have worked with and then there’s the naughtiness, the dimples, the fun and flirtation!”
The colours of the dress are extraordinary, not just the rich plum but also the green peeking through.
It is a little revealing dress with sheer chiffon fabric.
The body-hugging glitter corset makes Padukone look very sexy and romantic. This breathtaking impressive number is something that we will never forget.
Deepika Padukone typically wows in her big, chic and very classy dresses. But for her cover of Vogue India in February 2018 she opted for something different.
Here, she poses in a celestial floor-length blue gown by one of her favourite labels Ralph & Russo.
In an interview with Vogue, Padukone opened up about the mental health issues she had been dealing with. This was a big part in her choice of colour for this dress.
The dress symbolises all of the things that can make one smile and happy.
This easy-yet-stylish outfit makes the actress look very delicate. Even though the dress is full-length, the whole material is skin-showing.
The untypical rectangle shape of the cleavage is held together with a light cornflower blue ribbon.
The sweeping ruffle-edged top perfectly harmonises with a sheer free-flowing skirt.
Confidence in Black
The boss girl is in the building. For the Filmfare Middle East relaunch in March 2018, Deepika Padukone looked fearless as she made every head turn.
This stunning piece was custom-made by Amit Agarwal. The unique design of the dress gives a more futuristic look.
The classic black sharpens the character of the dress and makes it stand out. The two different fabrics complement each other perfectly.
The organdy material with a touch of glitter thread is the main feature, giving the dress more of a dramatic look.
The black belt emphasises Padukone’s waist, making her look very flattering. The pencil skirt gives the impression of a conservative businesswoman.
However, the strapless design with the big geometrical feature changes the game completely.
She paired the outfit with a very edgy smoky makeup and a messy low ponytail.
For the accessories, she went for long earrings by Mahesh Notendass and plain pointed black stilettos, which summed up her look.
Class and chic speak through this look. Deepika Padukone picked up ‘Entertainer of the Year’ during the Hello! Hall of Fame Awards in 2018. The actress blew us away wearing this couture white gown.
The dress has many spectacular details. But the main features that draw attention are the voluminous shoulders and plunging neckline.
The majestic fishtail dress hugs the figure perfectly and looks very modern and fresh. The gown was custom-made by Falguni and Shane Peacock.
Padukone closed the look with a metallic waist belt to add a dramatic effect.
This was another successful statement made by Deepika fans could not agree more. Many people felt that her dress reminded them of Celine Dion’s gown from 2017.
A fan of Padukone expressed her opinion on the Red Carpet website mentioning:
“Stunning. It’s probably blasphemy to say so but I actually prefer this to Celine’s dress.”
“The proportions and balance between the sleeves and the deep V neck are more harmonious here.”
The look was styled with smoky eyes, a selection of rings, and her hair tied in a sleek bun.
Red becomes her
If there is one colour you would see Deepika Padukone in the most it is red. It is even often said that Padukone belongs to the colour red, as much as red belongs to her.
Bollywood’s leading lady rocked this complexion during the 2018 Met Gala. Deepika had worn a hand-draped silk Gazar created by Prabal Gurung.
This couture piece features a thigh-high slit and a floor-sweeping train. The material colour was a great choice, considering it had been trending during the Autumn/Winter 2018 season.
The design of this dress gives a very wavy impressive.
Drape detail on the top connects with the dress perfectly.
For the details, the actress matched the piece with red lipstick, matching sandals and dangling diamond earrings.
This dress is a pure definition of elegance, innovation and class.
Vision in White
This beautifully detailed piece of Deepika Padukone was designed by Zuhair Murad for her first look at the 71st Cannes Festival in 2018.
The star looked stunning in a white lace dress as the close-fitting piece complemented her gorgeous figure.
One of Deepika’s fans commented in a Dailymail post:
“Deepika Padukone definitely made the gown look so fabulous.”
“Only a few could pull off this, Deepika definitely is one of them.”
Whilst the dress gives a subtle and elegant vibe, the cape detail makes it look very trendy and dramatic.
A beautiful lace décolletage elongated Padukone’s neck, making her look even more majestic.
The Naked Dress trend was a very popular look on the red carpet and everyone loved Deepika’s statement-making number.
To complete the look Padukone added some minimalistic silver jewellery by Lorraine Schwartz. For shoes, the star picked a pair of metallic heels from Nicholas Kirkwood.
Deepika Padukone is not scared to experiment with prints and patterns. She proved this on her first day at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
The Bollywood diva showed up in a metallic gold Alberta Ferretti gown from his 2018 Fall/Winter collection.
This piece is probably one of the most daring choices Deepika has ever made.
The bottom of the dress floats with the wind, making the whole look very dramatic and glamorous.
Three stitches on the deep décolleté makes the top of the dress fit just perfectly.
This liquid metallic dress was made of lame fabric, which is a favourite material in futuristic costumes, making Padukone look from another planet.
The outfit was a perfect mix of sensuality and future, accompanied by a modern touch of the metallic fabric and deep bold cut.
The dress reminded many of Rihanna, who had recently sported the very same couture by the same designer label.
Go Big or Go Home
Deepika Padukone has worn many innovative creations by fashion designers, but this one was the biggest of them all.
Cannes Film Festival is a very special day for actresses from all around the globe.
Besides previewing new films of all genres, Cannes also allows a chance to make a real statement on the red carpet.
For her final look at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, the actress wore a daring but fun pink gown by Ashi Studio.
The larger-than-life pink piece had the highest recall value of any of the looks the star had ever worn before.
The extraordinary shape of her gown made it seem that Deepika had wings, which were cascading into a trail. The cut-open front exposed the long and sexy legs of Padukone.
A fan of Deepika could not keep calm at her unique look as he commented:
“Calm down a little”
“We have feelings too this is too much beauty for one person. Ah I can’t”
With the dress playing the main role, Padukone kept the rest of her look simple and minimal with accessories.
The star chose to add matching hot pink satin pumps by Aquazzura, along with emerald earrings and a ring by Lorraine Schwartz.
Even though she has experienced some criticism in the past, the actress is not bothered as long as she loves what she wears.
From a larger-than-life pink gown to a more subtle blue dress, Deepika is pushing limits each time she steps out to make a public appearance.
When it comes to her fashion, Padukone is inspirational for women of all ages and backgrounds.
She seems to always find the right balance between looking very flirtatious, fun and classy.
Outside of her career, it is evident that Deepika also has a big passion for fashion.
In 2015, she launched her designer label All About You where she showcased her western-wear creations.
It is not surprising that Deepika Padukone is always rocking the best Western dresses out there.