The best and worst looks from this year's International Indian Film Academy Awards

The best and worst looks from this year's International Indian Film Academy Awards

Shoutout to Sonakshi Sinha for slaying at this year's green carpet. Nargis Fakhri and Katrina Kaif? Not so much.
Updated 17 Jul, 2017

The Big Apple was lit on Saturday night as Bollywood rolled out its glamour on the IIFA red carpet.

Stars were dolled up and looked snazzy in their designer-wear at the event. But as is always the case, some get it right and some, horribly wrong.

Here is our round up of who we thought looked the best and the worst on the red carpet.

Best use of slit: Shilpa Shetty

Legs for days! Shilpa Shetty is one gorgeous star. She knows what works on her body and this gold Monisha Jaising ensemble showed off her assets. The colour complemented her skin tone and the shimmer didn't overpower the dress. Total win.

Worst use of dupatta: Nargis Fakhri

This super fit Bollywood actor didn't do justice to her physique in this Gauri & Nainika dress. Narghis Fakhri is drowning in the heavy material and that piece of cloth/dupatta around her neck is just so unnecessary.

Maybe if she had left her hair open, all our attention wouldn't have gone to that unflattering neckline...

Best use of crystals: Alia Bhatt

We've said this before and we'll say it again: we love that Alia Bhatt dresses her age! Her Zuhair Murad number is a timeless yet fun choice, cinched at the waist so her figure isn't completely drowned in all that volume.

Worst use of frills: Kalki Koechlin

Ruffles are incredibly tricky to pull off — too many frills and you risk looking like a child gone loose with a pair of scissors. And while some people do know how to use ruffles strategically, we have to say that for the most part, ruffles have become the nemesis of most celebs who've worn them, like Kalki Koechlin.

Looking at this Gucci dress is just making us hungry, it almost looks like a piece of sashimi. While we're liking the slicked back hair and her crimson pout, that dress does her no favours.

Best dress for an hourglass figure: Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha is working that red body-hugging LaBourjoisie gown on the green carpet like nobody's business. The sleek hair, coupled with some Chopard ear bling is on point enough that we're going to ignore that poofy shoulder thing she's got going on.

Worst use of colour-blocking: Shahid Kapoor

Though the actor looks good, as always. This time we weren't too sure of the black block of colour running across his chest - it made it seem like he was tied around the chest.

Best use of colour: Mira Rajput

If summer was a dress, this would be it!

For someone who's sort of a red carpet novice, Mira was killing it at this year's IIFA Awards. This stunning yet simple bright orange Swapnil Shinde fit her like a dream and she also accessorized like a pro, without going overboard.

Some of Bollywood's leading ladies could take a tip or two from Rajput...

Worst Elsa-inspired gown: Katrina Kaif

We have to say, this look was very Aishwarya Rai at Cannes 2017, don't you think?

However, while the icy blue outfit worked for Aish, we felt a little uninspired looking at this Ziad Nakad creation that Katrina chose. It was just so...blah. The Jagga Jasoos actor has a killer bod (who doesn't remember her abs from 'Kala Chashma'?), we wish she'd have accentuated it.

Best use of details: Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan always makes an impression on the red carpet and this year at the IIFA's he impressed with his show of detail. He paired his Emporio Amrani tux with a Gucci shirt embellished with floral details on the cuff.

We also love the loose bowtie. Two thumbs up for this Bollywood hottie.

Worst Cinderella-inspired dress: Kriti Sanon

Let's be real. Cinderella dresses are so 2010, they have been done to death and Kriti Sanon's Mark Bumgarner dress looked straight out of a fairytale, in a bad way. The length of the dress is awkward, the satin off shoulder doesn't work, the pink is just.. sigh.

The longer we look at it, the more it depresses us.

We wish this beauty had gone with something like her white one shoulder gown at the Stardust Awards.

Best use of peplum: Preity Zinta

Preity Zinta looked slinky in a Gauri And Nainika black peplum and tail skirt. While not everyone gets peplum right, this star managed to ace it with a soft updo and minimal accessories and makeup.

Worst use of shimmer: Bipasha Basu

Bips has the curves, but unlike Sonakshi, she didn't make the best use of them. The Gaurav Gupta gown made her look square-ish from the top and the shimmer didn't help accentuate her curves, rather took away from them and overshadowed her figure.


pakistan zindabad Jul 17, 2017 04:10pm
I find ordinary Pakistani girl more attractive than any Indian heroine...That is the fact.
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wali Jul 17, 2017 04:24pm
@pakistan zindabad you send me your photos i wanna to judge is it true.
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Leo Jul 17, 2017 04:43pm
@pakistan zindabad : Agree with you. But they are not rich and famous,,
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niaz khan Jul 17, 2017 05:08pm
@pakistan zindabad .u are 110% correct bro
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silly Jul 17, 2017 05:23pm
@pakistan zindabad then why you are watching them :)
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Shakib Jul 17, 2017 05:41pm
@pakistan zindabad I find ordinary Bangladeshi girl more attractive than any Pakistani or Indian girl. Beauty is in eyes of nationalistic beholder - "we are best compared to other nations" syndrome.
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Dr.Sadaf Jul 17, 2017 06:13pm
@silly , is there a restriction on seeing them and secondly how can u compare if you don't look at them , lastly everybody can make a comment. Enjoy.
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Dr.Sadaf Jul 17, 2017 06:17pm
How can you make fashion disasters when that is the industry you work for , it proved one thing that a common person has more fashion sense than these so called stars.
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Pakistani Jul 17, 2017 06:27pm
@pakistan zindabad I agree. We are richest country in world, won all wars, won all world beauty crown tittles with neighbour winning zero, secretly entered moon and Mars before any country did. We rock!
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gopal Jul 17, 2017 06:48pm
@pakistan zindabad That may be true but as kong as you live, you have to watch Bollywood.
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VIN Jul 17, 2017 07:46pm
@pakistan zindabad But they still have not won Pakistan any accolades in Miss Universe or World titles.
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Lost Cause Jul 17, 2017 08:11pm
@pakistan zindabad When will we see Pakistanis actresses in similar dress obviously for comparison. I am sure they will be equally attractive.
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Raheel Jul 17, 2017 09:02pm
@pakistan zindabad In that case you should have not read this article. We secretly like the Indians but on face will never accept it.
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Vedic Jul 17, 2017 09:59pm
@pakistan zindabad if you think the most beautiful girls get chance in Bollywood then you don't know anything
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pRAbhash agarwal Jul 17, 2017 10:22pm
@pakistan zindabad agreed brother
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am Jul 18, 2017 12:38am
@pakistan zindabad. ...I agree totally. And I wish to them as successful as they can be. Love from India.
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Burhan Jul 18, 2017 01:21am
They look like cases of wardrobe malfunction except mera Rajput.
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naru Jul 18, 2017 01:44am
Most beautiful is the most simple girl here and i.e Mira Rajput
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Fried Chillies Jul 18, 2017 02:03am
@pakistan zindabad the distance between your eyes and their presence is 100 feet.... They are on screen and you are 'public'
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Rajiv Ranjan Jul 18, 2017 02:19am
I tend to agree that Pak actresses are more beautiful than Indians. Actually, so are Pak males, Pak food. The only missing ingredient is a better body politic. If by some miracle that happens, Pakistan will be the world leader, Insha Allah.
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Raj patel Jul 18, 2017 02:38am
@pakistan zindabad I agree with you. The thing Is they are beautiful without brain. Emotional fools.
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farouq omaro Jul 18, 2017 04:53am
No one in traditional outfit???
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Bhujang Patil Jul 18, 2017 06:54am
@Pakistan Zindabad, If ordinary Pakistani girl you mentioned has high level of confidence, and knows how to carry herself, and has her own voice, then yes, that person will be attractive.
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Lubna Beg Jul 18, 2017 07:19am
infact pakistani actors and actresses are far more beautiful in reality than on camera while indians may be photogenic but not beautiful in real as I have met indian actors in IIFA toronto---even back in 70s and 80s when Mohd ali zeba visited india they were so beautiful that in a picture taken by Shama magzine,dilip was looking at them with enchantment and then mentioned in his interview the aplomb of the couple ,there is nothing to be offended since some regions have beautiful faces and some dont
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ZAKIt Jul 18, 2017 08:00am
They are actors, with looks to compliment, pakistan needs a film industry to have a red carpet n awards
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ZAKIt Jul 18, 2017 08:02am
@pakistan zindabad than why there are no good looking pakistani celebrities in your own media... to even fantasie we need sad looking indian stars... Huh
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Lahori kid Jul 18, 2017 09:13am
@pakistan zindabad The reason why Iranian, American, Indian film industry are flourishing unlike ours is because they have "actors" like Shahab Hosseini, Tom hank, Nawazuddin chosen over beautiful common people of their country. Unlike ours where we prefer wooden models not actors/talented common man averages, as they don't fit our beauty standards.
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wazir Jul 18, 2017 09:38am
@pakistan zindabad - I don't agree with you at all- but pakistanis gain weight easily and do not maintain themselves like Indians do. Look at Shilpa shetty, Sri Devi, Tabu, Shabana Azmi etc - they look younger then before. Even their male actors & athletes these days look better then ours as they control what they eat & go to gym regularly and that's the fact.
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prafulla Jul 18, 2017 10:23am
@pakistan zindabad You are correct world's most beautiful females live in Pakistan.
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prafulla Jul 18, 2017 10:24am
@Pakistani Exactly I also feel Pakistan is ruling all over the world.
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Charu Jul 18, 2017 10:25am
@pakistan zindabad Agreed. Pakistani beauty is something else. Love from India
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Ali Jul 18, 2017 10:59am
@VIN do you really think that in beauty peagent contest face beauty really matters?
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Raheel Ahmed Jul 18, 2017 11:42am
beauty lies in the eyes of beholder , so this quote is wrong after watching it..
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DIPAK SINGHAM Jul 18, 2017 12:45pm
@Pakistani it was hilarious
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Changez Khan Jul 18, 2017 12:47pm
Our Pakistani women look much pretty even without he tmakeup and that's the fact.
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sangun Jul 18, 2017 12:52pm
@pakistan zindabad ....yes with everything covered other than face
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Dr Accountant Jul 18, 2017 02:42pm
Is it just me or does Varun Dhawan's tie looks like a man's thing with a tad bit of head chopped off !!
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Suresh Jul 18, 2017 10:04pm
100% agreeing with the article...greeeeaaaat
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Manvi Jul 18, 2017 10:17pm
Pakistan zindabad..Even in India,common girls hv more beautiful faces ..but only face beauty does not matter in Bollywood...talent matters ..the actors n actresses with avg looks r more successful than extremely handsome n beautiful actors and actresses
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Abi Jul 20, 2017 02:03pm
@pakistan zindabad totally agree. I mean look at their costumes, their faces and their bodies. I don't know who tell them to wear such dresses
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