From couture to comfy everyday sarees, Kajol has got them all…
One look at Kajol’s Instagram account, and you know that the star is a fan of sarees. Well, not just sarees, but easy, breezy sarees. Yes, she goes the complex, intricate way on some days, but even those looks seem to be both effortless and easy. And it’s not something Kajol has developed recently, but her love for sarees has always been known. Look at her earlier films too, she’s always most comfortable in a saree. How iconic were her sarees from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, or even Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. On her birthday, we look back at our favourite saree moments with Kajol…
Kajol and Manish Malhotra go a long way. During his “costume designer” days in the beginning of his career and Kajol being a “Dharma heroine”, both had then re-established the importance of a saree, in both – a woman’s wardrobe and in our films. Even today, the designer-actor duo has been creating one red carpet look after another and we see no one complaining. In my favourite look on this list and of Kajol, we see her in Malhotra’s iconic sequins saree. This deep blue saree, paired with jewellery from Joyalukkas is a different level of elegant, and pictures on stylist Radhika Mehra’s Instagram and on the internet otherwise are proof of the same!
Yellow is a colour not many can pull off with such ease, but when it’s Kajol, there is no colour that she can’t seem to pull off. For Durga Puja last year, the Fanaa actor opted for a yellow and emerald green saree from Sanjay Garg’s Raw Mango and this is a look we strive to recreate. Keeping it lowkey, Kajol paired her saree with jhumkas from Purab Paschim and a gajra. Subtle makeup, a well tied bun were Kajol’s go to for the event.
Punit Balana seems to be one of Kajol’s favourite designers. The actress has been spotted wearing jumpsuits, anarkalis from the designer’s collections. But this saree is a personal favourite of ours. Thick black and white stripes, a scalloped border showcasing black embellishment and a sleeveless embellished blouse is what this look is all about. Simple, yet worth making a statement. What also catches your attention is the interesting piece of jewellery that Kajol chose to wear with the saree – a chunky choker from Curio Cottage. Hair and makeup in place, this look is a perfect 10!
Have your best friend’s wedding to attend and she’s not wearing red? Why don’t you – you anyway know you’re next! You can even wear this gorgeous Anita Dongre saree at your own wedding if you want to give lehengas a miss. The Raya saree from the designer’s collection comes with a wide range of work, especially on the border — zardozi, gota patti, pearl work, cut dana, sequins and zari work. A matching blouse, and jewellery by Joolry finish Kajol’s promotional look.
Ri Ritu Kumar
A burgundy & black combination, this silk satin saree is perfect for the multiple weddings you may have to attend once this pandemic is done with. The heavy zardozi hand embroidery work on it provides it an ageless feel and can be worn by women across age groups, depending on how you style it. Kajol opted for a heavy choker and bangles from Joolry, a deep red bindi and a classic, neat bun to go with the look. Heavy eye makeup, and an otherwise natural look finishes the look for her.
Shivan & Narresh
It sure is evident that if Kajol loves a designer, she is bound to wear them again and again, and it’s the same for Shivan & Narresh. There have been multiple events where Kajol has stepped out in clothes made by the designer duo. But this Coco saree is something we absolutely love on Kajol! An intricate sheen and a tassel border, Kajol paired her saree with a full sleeved bustier, which remains the highlight of this look. Subtle jewellery from Viange Vintage, glossy makeup and sleek hair round off her ensemble.
This has to be one of Kajol’s most subtle looks, at least on our list. A deep pink saree with a contrasting orange blouse were her choices to promote Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior while in Jaipur. What better colour than pink to wear in the city! She kept her look very simple and earthy with minimal jewellery from Purab Paschim. This is a perfect Diwali look!
Another day, another pink! For a wedding in 2018, Kajol opted for a deep pink Devnaagri saree along with a chunky pearl necklace from Nayirah and ring from Purab Paschim. We absolutely love the detailed work on the saree, that runs onto the blouse, and especially the styling of the pearl necklace with the saree. A small white bindi and centre parted hair is all you need to recreate this look!
Karan Torani’s Torani is a recent favourite brand of ours. We love how his work brings about a very visible legacy that he is born into and is a part of. And he finds his perfect muse in Kajol. The printed changer, cotton silk saree is a perfect blue, and the prints are at the same time, both contrasting and complementing. We’d high-key recommend this look for your sister’s roka! Jewellery from Ritika Sachdeva and Curio Cottage is just want you need to finish the look like Kajol!
An emerald green saree goes a long way! Sushmita Sen donning an emerald green saree in Aarya told us that very recently, and Kajol is just reaffirming the same! A running golden border to complement the saree and a peach blouse to contrast it — that’s how you make a saree work! Jewellery from Purab Paschim, hair tied in a pony tail and a no-makeup look is all you need to go with this look!
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Image Source: All product images have been taken from their respective websites; Kajol: Instagram/RadhikaMehra. All of these looks have been styled by Radhika Mehra.
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