The actress looked ravishing in a beautiful red saree.
As fashion and Bollywood go hand-in-hand, it is no surprise that we look to Bollywood celebrities for the latest trends and styles to recreate.
We rely less on runway models and turn to social media for some serious fashion inspiration.
Social media has allowed fashion lovers to browse their favourite actress’s outfits unlike ever before with access to a catalogue of looks.
Bollywood celebrities are no longer solely examined for their style in their films.
Their outfits off-screen are what truly excite fans as they reflect their personality and provide an insight into their style behind the lens of the camera.
From casual street style to traditional Desi occasion wear, we present the iconic Bollywood celebrity fashion moments of 2021.
Katrina Kaif in Sabyasachi
Katrina Kaif got married in December 2021 in a red bridal lehenga custom made for her by Sabyasachi Mukherjee.
The Bollywood actress was styled by celebrity stylists Anaita Shroff Adajania and Akshay Tyagi for her big day.
Katrina showcased her bridal look on Instagram and amassed over six million likes.
The red lehenga featured a blouse with an iconic Sabyasachi plunging neckline.
Katrina’s lehenga also featured Matka silk with fine tilla work and heavy, embroidered zardozi borders in velvet.
The actress also wore jewellery by the same designer.
She accessorised her iconic bridal look with a heavy necklace with uncut diamonds in 22-carat gold, with matching jhumka earrings and bangles.
Her veil was custom-made also by Sabyasachi Mukherjee and paid homage to her husband Vicky Kaushal’s Punjabi roots.
Katrina Kaif completed her traditional bridal look with a flawless base, glossy pink lips, defined eyebrows, blushed cheeks with highlighter and smoky eyes.
The actress’s hair was pulled back and styled into a low bun which was secured in place with flowers.
Janhvi Kapoor in Club L London
Janhvi Kapoor set Instagram on fire in July 2021 when she posed in a beige mini dress.
The Bollywood actress was styled by celebrity fashion stylist Meagan Concessio.
Janhvi Kapoor looked glamorous in a Club L London ruched mini dress.
The Overnight Dress by Club L London is priced at £40.
The iconic dress was layered with soft mesh and it featured a high halter-neckline and a thigh-skimming hemline.
Janhvi let the dress do the talking and kept her accessories simple and clean.
She styled her nude look with a chunky silver chain necklace.
The actress styled her signature dark hair in loose waves.
For makeup, Janhvi wore a clean and minimalistic makeup look.
Janhvi wore a light matte base, defined eyebrows, light brown eyeshadow, black mascara and nude, brown lipstick.
Malaika Arora in Naeem Khan
Malaika Arora wowed fans in August 2021 in a body-hugging animal print dress.
The Bollywood actress was styled by celebrity fashion stylist Maneka Harisinghani.
The 48-year-old star’s style has always included experimental choices, and she is not one to resist eye-catching patterns such as animal print.
Designed by Naeem Khan, Malaika shared her glamorous look on Instagram with her 14.2 million followers.
The sequinned dress featured a crisscross halter neckline and a body-hugging fit that accentuated the actress’s toned figure.
Malaika accessorised her animal print look with a pair of statement earrings.
She left her sleek, straight hair open and completed her elegant look with winged eyeliner, shimmery eye shadow, bronzed cheeks, nude brown lips and mascara and highlighter.
Malaika Arora’s hair and makeup was done by Mehak Oberoi.
Sara Ali Khan in Manish Malhotra
Sara Ali Khan surprised her fans in March 2021 when designer Manish Malhotra chose the actress as his muse for his spring/summer 2021 collection, Nooraniyat.
Among the many looks spotted on the Bollywood actress, the maroon lehenga she wore during a photoshoot in Jaipur stole the show.
The maroon lehenga featured a plunging neckline and two sheer dupattas.
Sara Ali Khan styled her lavish look with a heavy earring and choker set accented with maroon and pistachio green gemstones.
Talking about the collection, Sara Ali Khan said:
“The collection is so diverse, it’s ethnic yet modern, experimental and fun. It felt great to play the bride of Manish Malhotra, especially when there is no bridegroom involved.
“I love Manish, his clothes, and his vibe. The soundtrack, it’s so soulful and sits brilliantly with the collection.”
“I personally loved two pieces; my favourite look of the season is either the wine silk lehenga with gold metallic thread or the black raw silk lehenga with antique gold embroidery.”
Jacqueline Fernandez in Ekaya
Jacqueline Fernandez was a sight to behold in November 2021 when she shared her Diwali look with her Instagram followers.
Many Bollywood celebrities upped their fashion game in 2021 and Diwali was the perfect occasion to showcase their festive outfits.
Jacqueline Fernandez was one of the many celebrities who shared her Diwali outfit with her followers.
The actress looked ravishing in a beautiful red saree with a full-sleeved blouse.
The Bollywood actress wore a handwoven red, silk saree from Ekaya.
The saree had floral motifs in pink, red and silver throughout which contrasted with its silver border with diamond-shaped motifs.
The saree was part of the fashion brand’s Sakura collection.
Jacqueline styled her hair into a bun that was adorned with roses and wore diamond stud earrings.
Jacqueline Fernandez completed her retro Diwali look with blusher, detailed eye makeup and nude lipstick.
Shanaya Kapoor in Manish Malhotra
Shanaya Kapoor, who is expected to be making her Bollywood debut soon, proved why she is recognised as a trendsetter on Instagram when she shared her look for Mohit Marwah’s wife Antara Marwah’s baby shower.
The young starlet kept it fresh in a pastel green Manish Malhotra lehenga and choli with a powder blue dupatta.
The lehenga was from Manish Malhotra’s Mijwan collection.
Shanaya Kapoor’s lehenga had thick gota work at the bottom and delicate, tear-shaped embellishments all over the border of the dupatta.
The matching blouse featured a wrap-around detail, and the sheer blue organza dupatta complemented the heavily embroidered lehenga and choli set well.
The soon-to-be actress opted for a subtle makeup look consisting of nude overtones and a dewy skin finish.
Shanaya completed her look with a pearl and kundan maang tikka, and a pair of gold bangles.
The subtle blues and greens of the outfit made it perfect for a daytime event, such as a baby shower.
Kiara Advani in Faabiiana
Kiara Advani amazed netizens in August 2021 when she wore a white blouse and flared trousers which created the illusion of a lehenga.
The Bollywood actress is known for her love of sharara sets.
The ivory and yellow sharara set by Faabiiana is priced at Rs 75,000 (£742).
She added to her collection of stylish shararas with an ivory blouse and dramatically flared trousers, which were topped off with a yellow dupatta.
Her outfit by Faabiiana featured a strappy white blouse and ivory shararas.
The form-fitting top came with a deep sweetheart neckline and embellished straps, while the trousers were low and had a crinkled texture.
Kiara paired the outfit with a chunky white and green choker.
The actress finished off her look with subtle smokey eye makeup and styled her hair into soft waves.
Whether it’s on the red carpet, in film or on Instagram, Bollywood celebrities wield significant influence over the fashion sphere.
From up and coming Bollywood celebrities like Shanaya and Janhvi Kapoor to established actresses such as Katrina Kaif and Malaika Arora, we recognise Bollywood as a hub for the latest trends.
With the help of social media applications such as Instagram, it has never been easier for us to browse their catalogue of iconic looks.
Whilst Bollywood is an evolving and ever-changing industry, one thing is for sure – the industry will continue to create iconic fashion moments for years to come.