Bollywood to British Royalty: 2016, a Crowning Year for Anita Dongre

Bold colors, playful prints, exquisite embroidery and ethnic weaves come to life with a modern twist every time Anita Dongre launches a new collection. The year 2016 was no different—the Queen of Prêt won hearts on the runway and her designs were quick to make their way into the celebrity closet. From Bollywood’s leading ladies to actual royalty draped in herdesigns, here’s a look at just some of the many winning ensembles from Anita Dongre that went from runway to reality.


She may have been attending anevent in honour of Mohan Babu, but Sridevi certainly stolethe spotlight in this gorgeous purple printed silk jacket and sharara from the designer’s Epic Love Fall 2016 collection! The South Indian beauty was as timeless as ever packing a modern twist to her ensemble withstunning printed work with intricate gota patti embroidery. The best part about this has to be the functionality offered by the jacket’s pocket, though.

Kalki Koechlin

The enigmatic wonder that is Kalki Koechlin perfectly captures the essence of Anita Dongre’s line. She’s stylish in her choices—is it cinematic or wardrobe; she’s vibrant and confident as she balances her Indian roots with her international ethnicity; she’s strong and fierce. Anita Dongre’s trademark gota patti worked red georgette saree is a fiery tribute to the actor and the designer—both reshaping womanhood in their own ways through designer dresses for women.
Nargis Fakhri

Bollywood to British Royalty: 2016, a Crowning Year for Anita Dongre

Nargis Fakhri gave Texas a taste ofhow India does Bohemian better! In a hot pink lehengateamed with a flowy croptop, and a neat centre-parted hair-do, she was the image of the flowery radiance. Style it with a lovely pair of chaand baalis from the Anita Dongre silver jewellery. Thispiece from Anita Dongre’s Epic Love Fall Winter 2016 of designer crop tops and skirts for wedding trousseaus is easy to wear and effortlessly chic.


From court to couture, tennis legend Sania Mirza sure knows how to play her aces right. For her sister’s wedding, the star chose an intricately embroidered red jacket and gold lehenga in silk. Minimal make-up and loose locks subdued her otherwise bridal attire. Thewhole look came together perfectly for the sister of the bride.

Sonakshi Sinha

Bollywood to British Royalty: 2016, a Crowning Year for Anita Dongre

On or off the ramp, Sonakshi Sinha cuts a striking figure in royal blue designs from Anita Dongre’s Bohemian bride collection. The white jacket and lehenga combo channels major Indo-western vibesfull of fun and frolic, while the three-piece blue jacket, crop top and pants takes on a more classic appeal. Either way, Anita Dongre’s choice of bold hues makes a big statement in the celebrity closet! You can complete the look with a simplistic choice from Anita Dongre’s collection of designer necklaces for women.

Dia Mirza

Dia Mirza lets out a pocket full of sunshine in this brilliant mustard printed silk anarkali. Anita Dongre’s stylized monochrome trend comes into play with the anarkali, churidaar and dupatta maintaining the soulful mustard hue.The top designer’s love for floral prints and motifs gives the outfit a playful and pretty appeal.


Karisma Kapoor keeps it simple in a flowy white skirt and delicately-embroidered silver gota patti bandi in silk. Red lips add a pop of colour to this otherwise pristine ensemble, and a pair of silver jhumk is complete the look with unmistakable panache.