Film award season is (almost) coming to a close in Mumbai, which means it’s time to pick our favourite gowns, saris and lenghas from the past couple of months.

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Style Stars: Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Dia Mirza, Neha Dupia, Sridevi and Shruti Haasan emerged as leaders during this red carpet season. Missing-in-Action: Sonam Kapoor was a no-show at all key award shows this season. We would have loved to see her in Anamika Khanna, Shehlaa Khan or Alexander McQueen.

Trend Spotting

Indian Wear

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Above left to right: Chitrangada in Anand Kabra and haat phool hand jewelry by Eina Ahluwalia, Mini Mathur in a multi-coloured sari, Sridevi in Sabyasachi, Shahana Goswami in Sabyasachi, and Dia Mirza in Gaurav Gupta.

Sabyasachi and Manish Malhotra are still favourites on the red carpet, but we loved the Anand Kabra sari worn by Chitrangada Singh at the Filmfare Awards and the gorgeous Gaurav Gupta anarkhali suit. We do wish more actresses wore pieces by Indian designers – or at least standout pieces worth talking about!

 

Embellishment

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Above left to right: Anushka Sharma in Roberto Cavalli, Minissha Lamba in Neeta Lulla, Sonakshi Sinha in Falguni and Shane Peacock, and Yami Gautam in Cavalli.

We were blown away by Sonakshi Sinha in Falguni and Shane Peacock at the Colors Screen Awards. That look was a huge risk and we love it.

 

Bright Colours

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Above left to right: Sridevi in Alberta Ferretti, Neha Dupia in Napur Kanoi gown and shrug, Anushka Sharma in Victoria Beckham, Deepika Padukone in Dolce Gabbana, and Katrina Kaif in Dolce Gabbana.

Among the seas of black and white dresses, it’s always nice to see a stunning gown or too in bright yellow or jewel tones. Anushka Sharma stood out at the Filmfare Awards in her Victoria Beckham gown, and Neha Dupia caught our eye in her unique ensemble (love the embroidered shrug in royal blue).

 

Black and White

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Above left to right: Neha Dupia in Victoria Beckham, Katrina Kaif in Naeem Khan, Deepika Padukone in Prabul Gurung, Shruti Haasan in Rakesh Agarvwal, and Madhuri Dixit in Dior with a Judith Leiber clutch.

Black can be conventional on the red carpet, but Deepika Padukone in Prabal Gurung, Shruti Haasan in Rakesh Agarvwal and Madhuri Dixit in Dior were stunning.

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Above left to right: Priyanka Chopra in Dolce Gabbana, Chitrangada in Roberto Cavalli, Deepika Padukone in Naeem Khan, and Esha Gupta in Dior.

Shades of white and cream can be hard to pull off on the red carpet without looking like a bride (ahem, Priyanka Chopra), but we loved Deepika Padukone in Naeem Khan and Esha Gupta in a sleek Dior gown.