“Kiara Advani is wearing our trans-seasonal pick that outlasts every kind of celebration and mood,” says designer Ridhima Bhasin about the luxe ivory co-ord set that the actor was photographed in last month. The actor, who is on the heels of the resounding success of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, took this luxe set for the promotions of Jugjugg Jeeyo. If you have been conversant with Advani’s sartorial choices in recent weeks, you’ll also recollect the vibrant red sharara set that she plucked from Bhasin’s ‘Mystic Summer’ line for the promotional rounds of the same family comedy-drama movie alongside co-actor Varun Dhawan. But it’s Advani’s ivory set that we are inching towards—a look that makes for an ideal investment piece, whether you’re curating your bridal trousseau or building a capsule wedding wardrobe.
Kiara Advani’s ivory look came with an intricately embroidered sexy blouse
Ridhima Bhasin is renowned for preserving classic crafts and silhouettes, while furnishing it with a contemporary flair, and Kiara Advani’s recent OOTD is a fitting testimony to this. Her set, comprising a jacket, a sexy bustier and coordinated pleated pants, is a reinvented take on done-to-death conventional salwar + kurta sets. “This look is from our latest collection ‘Mystic Summer’ that is inspired by oceanic serenity and modern art. You’ll see these influences as the 3D tone-on-tone embroidery on the full-sleeved jacket and pearl embellishments on the blouse and the hem of the pants. The co-ord set is handcrafted with organza as a base, which gives the outfit a structure yet fluidity in movement. Comfort, natural hues, tonal craftsmanship and the feminine grace take centre stage in this ensemble, making it festive, one-of-a-kind and trans-seasonal, adds Bhasin.
Kiara Advani accessorised her Ridhima Bhasin look with a statement choker
The soothing palette of Kiara Advani’s co-ord set was fittingly juxtaposed with a chunky choker from Purab Paschim by Ankit Khullar, crafted in pearls and emeralds. Along with Advani, the affinity for ivory has been embraced by several celebrities, including Bollywood brides like Rhea Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, and Alia Bhatt who led this trend into 2022 with her bridal sari. Ridhima Bhasin recommends brides to wear Advani’s look for “a mehendi function or a sundowner cocktail party.” But there are multiple festive occasions on a typical Indian calendar, so trying to put together new looks for each event can be draining on both your wallet and your daily routine. “A set, like Kiara’s, will allow you to maximise its versatility. You can easily incorporate it into your wardrobe after the wedding—you can wear it as a complete set and even style it as separates. Double up the bustier as a blouse with any sari in your closet, wear the pants with another kurta or layer the jacket with jeans for a brunch with family,” suggests Bhasin. The best part is we know where you can buy the exact same outfit online. Keep scrolling.