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5 Ways Deepika Padukone Levels Up A Basic Black Gown

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Whether you love Bollywood or fashion, it is hard not to be acquainted with Deepika Padukone’s love for the colour black. Served in endless silhouettes, a quick browse through her style files will prove that a statement black gown is her sartorial signature on the red carpet.

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However, if you have been feeling the ennui creeping in with monochrome, allow the star to demonstrate how to wear head-to-toe black in ways that are new and creative each time.

Steal The Show With Showstopper Jewellery

The easiest way to upgrade an all-black look is to reach for some impactful jewels—however, Padukone advises a word of caution. Allow a statement-making diamond and emerald necklace like hers to serve as the focal point of your look and opt for a raincheck on earrings and other jewellery.

Statement Sleeves Will Save The Day

For those who don’t like to blend in with the wallpaper, it helps to take note of the handy styling trick that Padukone has up her sleeve—a pair of statement sleeves, like her maximalist ruffled iteration, to instantly add volume to a figure-skimming silhouette. Bonus points for dripping in the diamonds with a neck stack like hers.

Keep It Simple

When in doubt, it helps to fall back on tried-and-true classics. To ensure that the criss-cross detailing of her bodycon number had its moment in the spotlight, Padukone opted for fuss-free finishing touches like her signature slicked-back bun and sky-high heels.

Less Is More

If maximalism isn’t your idea of a fun time, the good news is that a minimalist look can be just as impactful as well. For inspiration, look no further than the classic gown with floor-grazing cape sleeves that she rounded out with a blowout and little else to allow the gown to speak for itself.

Think Texture

If you feel the monochrome monotony starting to creep in, you’ll want to give the classic black gown a textured update, like Padukone’s metallic fringe-detailed number. With her hair swept into a messy bun to accentuate the plunging back and va-va-voom smoky eyes, allow her to inspire you to turn the world into your personal runway.