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#2017TheYearThatWas: When Deepika Padukone embarked on an unapologetic style ride!

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A year that witnessed her big foray into Hollywood, the prestigious Cannes red carpet and back on the home turf with the magnum opus, Padmavati, 2017 was certainly the year of Deepika Padukone! The tinsel town diva who catapulted to global fandom with the role of Serena Unger in xXx: Return of Xander Cage embraced it all with a whiff of confidence, oodles of charm and an enviable aplomb. All along, her style shenanigans kept us intrigued as the trail blazer pulled all plugs teaming with the famed international fashion stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman for her international looks and Shaleena Nathani for her looks back in India. The year began on a bang for the diva as she jumped aboard the promotional bandwagon for her Hollywood flick, followed by her much-awaited red carpet entries at the Golden Globe Awards 2017, Oscars 2017 pre and post awards events, the Met Gala 2017 and Cannes 2017. While dabbling into a melange of looks that bore a sartorial high as well as invoked the ire of the fashion pundits, Deepika Padukone remained unfazed and did her thing without batting an eyelid!

This year, Deepika Padukone neatly pulled off styles that we strongly believe nobody else could have! Nailing the red carpet and promotional styles, Deepika also indulged in flaunting her love for the nine yards, black ensembles and embodying chic vibes with her brand, All About You by Deepika Padukone. Immortalizing looks that are not only splendid, Deepika Padukone also added a stunning beauty game to her looks and here’s a curated style coupe on all her amazing looks of 2017.

The big Hollywood debut

Leaving no stone unturned to promote her big Hollywood debut, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Deepika Padukone dabbled into a melange of styles that featured vibrant hues of red, electric metallic blues, yellow, golden, metallic red and pink.

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Appearing on The Late Night Show With James Corden, Deepika wore a Wolk Morais velvet jumpsuit with a pair of black Jimmy Choos, classic beach waves, a barely-there makeup, accentuated with nude pink lips and a winger eyeline rounded out her look.

Edgy and experimental

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Flaunting shades of pink in a hibiscus silk asymmetric one-shoulder gathered knot tie blouse with an extended sash and cotton relaxed work wear trouser with the hibiscus patent leather belt from Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2018 collection for Padmavati promotions, Deepika chose a non-fussy minimal hairdo and a subtle makeup to compliment her edgy look.

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Notching up her experimental style with an emerald green shimmery pantsuit by Monisha Jaising for the MAMI closing night, Deepika Padukone’s metallic love was complimented by a sleek hairdo, smoky eyes and Saint Laurent earrings.

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Donning a coral silk empress gown from Bhibhu Mohapatra’s Spring ’18 collection, Deepika Padukone shot for Lux Gold Rose Awards 2017 Baatein with the Baadshah rounding out her edgy look with an updo and bright matte lips.

Floral love

Floral prints dominated the runways and celebrity wardrobes all through 2017. Deepika Padukone flaunted her love for this eternal trend with two splendid looks.

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For the CNBC-TV18 12th India Business Leader Awards where she bagged the Entertainment Leader 2017 Award, Deepika Padukone donned a hand-painted organic Khadi saree from Sabyasachi’s Udaipur Collection of Spring Couture 2017, rounding it out with a pink coloured blouse and accessorized it with a crystal-encrusted pink enamel choker and earrings from Jaipur Gems.

Red carpet glamour

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For the Instyle Party of the Golden Globes 2017, Deepika Padukone chose an off-shoulder Ralph Lauren canary yellow gown, statement pearl earrings, neutral makeup and classic Hollywood waves.

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For the Vanity Fair Oscars 2017 after-party, Deepika Padukone was snapped channelling a golden glow with a two-toned Monique Lhuillier strapless fitted gown with a trail, opting for white gold honeycomb diamond by Buccellati and stepped into Giuseppe Zanotti heels that were masked by the long gown. This was the famed look that drew flak and was distinctly reminiscent of the Vogue Beauty Awards 2012.

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For the LA premiere of xXx: Return Of Xander Cage, Deepika was snapped wearing a customized Ralph and Russo gown with off-shoulder on one side accentuated by deep set red lined eyes and matching statement earrings rounding it out with a crisp and non-messy centre-parted low back ponytail.

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Clinching a spot on the Google Trends’ most Googled Met Gala 2017 dresses, Deepika Padukone was the cynosure of all eyes as she wore an all-white gown with pearl and crystal embellishments by Tommy Hilfiger and diamond chandelier earrings by Fred Leighton. A chic hairdo with an antique diamond tiara from Leighton Jewels with a demure makeup of winged eyeliner and nude lips rounded out the angelic look.

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For the GQ Fashion Nights 2017, Deepika chose a Sabyasachi fusion sari featuring a risqué blouse that was a mean task to pull off-done so exceptionally by the diva! Bold smokey eyes, nude matte lips and a slick hairdo sealed the deal.

Fashion week extravaganza

2017 was also the year that saw Deepika Padukone make a debut in the front row of the prestigious New York Fashion Week 2017 and boy she definitely nailed it with her impeccable style.

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For the Michael Kors show, it was a sleeveless trench dress designer’s (Michael Kors) Spring/Summer 2017 collection. She worked up the layered look with a crisp white collared blouse, matching wedges, a quilted white sling along with a flawless makeup of winged eyes, blushed cheeks and soft peach lips and side-swept waves.

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For the Ralph Lauren show, Deepika Padukone chose a vintage neutral coloured fringed, ankle-skimming dress and followed the layered trend with a trench. She again chose to go the zero accessory way and slipped into a pair of nude strappy pointy-toed stilettos and a white sling. Her makeup of well-defined eyes, seriously blushed cheeks and soft matte nude lips were aptly complimented by a neat crisp bun.

Casual chic

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For the last leg of promotions for her Hollywood debut, Deepika left the city with a minimal vibe in tow with a fit and flare black dress that was accentuated by a belt and a Givenchy Love jacket, rounding it out with a pair of her favourite thigh-high boots and a Céline’s World Phantom handbag.

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Returning from Beijing, Deepika did print on print with a Gucci pajama suit, Christian Louboutin black pumps, a black Balenciaga trench, Fendi sunnies and her Céline’s World Phantom handbag.

Festive style

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Getting her festive style on point with a Rimple and Harpreet Narula handcrafted ivory chanderi sharara from the AW17 collection for Padmavati promotions, Deepika topped off her look with jhumkis from Tanishq, winged eyes and sleek hair left open.

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For Diwali 2017 bash, Deepika donned a cream sari by Anamika Khanna and jewellery by Farah Khan Fine Jewellery.

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For the 3D trailer unveiling of Padmavati, Deepika wore a fitted kurta churidar by Sabyasachi teamed with metallic Louboutin slingbacks and statement Amrapali earrings.

Shout out loud

Unarguably, 2017 was the year when fashion had a major moment with political undertones. Doing so with a hit of panache, Deepika Padukone joined the wordy tee bandwagon and stirred up a sassy storm.

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Arriving in the city, Deepika was snapped in a white tank and shoes from The Force Is Female collection from Nike with a Chanel tote, an olive green jacket, a pair of sunnies and her luscious tresses styled sleek.

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At an endorsement event, Deepika channelled the monochromatic vibe with separates featuring a white slogan tee with DIO(R)evolution written across and a black tulle skirt from Dior’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection. A pair of studded animal printed Christian Louboutins, a black box sling and a pair of emerald vintage earrings by Maithili Kabre, loose curls, bright matte lips and kohl-rimmed eyes rounded out her look.

All About You, Deepika Padukone

This year saw Deepika Padukone give her brand, All About You a big nudge with her off-duty looks, giving her fans all the cool ways to style and flaunt them with aplomb.

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As she returned from Bangalore, Deepika was snapped in a peachy-pink slip dress from her brand, elevating the look with a tan bag, sandals and a belt.

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Wearing separates of a yellow top and flared palazzo pants from her brand, Deepika layered her look with a light-coloured Burberry trench coat, topping it off with tan brown Gucci slip-ons, Goyard handbag, oversized shades and a sleek low back pony with minimal makeup.


While pulling off the traditional weave isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, Deepika Padukone excels at it and does so quite effortlessly! A vision of natural beauty, this year too, Deepika Padukone added an ethereal vibe with her love for the nine yard.

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Attending the Asiavision Awards in Sharjah, Deepika was snapped wearing a white Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla sari with a jacket, diamond and emerald drop earrings topping off the look with a slick hairdo and a flawless makeup.

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For Padmavati promotions on a dance reality show, Deepika chose a metallic Raw Mango Khalesh saree with opulent jewellery from Tanishq, rounding it out with a non0messy hairdo, bold eyes and nude matte lips.

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The diva was snapped wearing a Benarasi red sari by Raw Mango as she unveiled Hema Malini’s biography, complimenting her look with gold jewellery, an updo and a stunning makeup.

Cannes 2017 magic

A novice to the L’Oreal family, Deepika’s Cannes journey was much-anticipated!

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For her first red carpet appearance, the diva chose to go risqué in a jewel-toned maroon creation by Marchesa Notte paired aptly with Jimmy Choo heels and De Grisogono jewellery, soft wavy hair left down open, soft waves and berry toned lips.

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For the second red carpet appearance, Deepika chose to go edgy in a Brandon Maxwell one-shouldered gown and teamed it with a top bun, Chloe Gosselin sandals and diamond jewellery from DeGrisogono, dramatic winged green eyes and nude, glossy lips rounded up her look.

Black magic

As ardent Deepika Padukone addicts, we know that black is notably her favourite colour. Adhering to the mantra that black is indeed her happy colour, 2017 witnessed Deepika flaunt her addiction and reinforce our love for this dark hue.

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For Karan Johar’s 45th birthday bash in May, Deepika donned a pretty black fit and flare lace mini dress from Self-Portrait featuring a slit and mesh inserts. A pair of black pumps, sleek hair left down open and a minimal makeup of bold eyes topped off her minimal look.

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As the L’Oreal Paris girl, Deepika wore a black Rutu Neeva jumpsuit with chunky open-toes heels, wrist cuffs and a ring and sported a stunning makeup of purple-pink toned bold yet striking eyes and mauve matte lips along with perfect waves.

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Clinching the HT Most Stylish Global Icon Award, Deepika wore a black cold-shoulder flared top and flared pants, both from Milly with shoulder-grazing earrings from Outhouse Jewellery. A messy and slightly spiked tied up half top hairdo with dark eyes and strong eyebrows finished out the red carpet look.

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Pulling off a dramatic edgy-meets-sexy look with a crisp Johan Naoritz black suit featuring a high-waist, bell bottom trouser and a blazer with a ruffled hem, sleeves and a dangerous plunge, Deepika rounded it out with gold and black Christian Louboutin stilettoes, smoky eyes and bold red along with a slick wet and sexy pulled back hair.

WOW! Bringing back the sass, Deepika Padukone is one of those few divas who have tapped the niche for powerful and sartorial dressing. We can hardly wait for the diva to get back into the promotional style game for Padmavati that’s caught up in controversies and stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in pivotal roles.


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