Following in the footsteps of several starkids before her, Ananya Panday made her debut in the bizz under the prestigious Dharma banner with SOTY2. While the general public has not reached the consensus on her acting performance with some loving the starlet’s energy while others debating nepotism with her on the internet. We think most people can agree that she is a source of major fashion inspiration for millennials, and her two favourite accessories : her washboard abs and a smile that could make even her harshest critics stop and stare. Here’s a walk down memory lane showcasing her in her favourite ethnic staple : the lehenga; something she has proven she can pull off no matter the occasion.
To kick things off, we’re throwing it back to this stunning ivory Abhinav Mishra organza lehenga with mirror work so exquisite its bound to make you gasp. The actor paired this look with some statement earrings, letting her outfit stand out (a recurring theme in this series).
Who can forget the time she made her runway debut at Lakme Fashion Week as the showstopper for Arpita Mehta’s bridal wear collection. Her self proclaimed obsession with pink was evident in this stunning lehenga sporting the bridal wear designer’s signature embellishments paired with floral embroidery.
The exaggerated sleeves and statement maang tikkas Ananya donned from designer duo extraordinaire Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla’s served drama and flair we didn’t know we needed, Ananya is the very definition of opulence in these extravagant pieces.
Ananya is also frequently a vision in shades of cream in creations by master couturiers Manish Malhotra and Sabyasachi.
However, Ananya has never been one to shy away from a pop of colour. It would be inappropriate to conclude this series without mention of the time she showed off her edgy Gen Z sensibilities rocking an acid green Amit Aggarwal lehenga; complete with his signature structured silhouette and a tulle dupatta to match.
While we hope this provided some serious wedding inspiration for your wedding, it wouldn’t be entirely unjust to say that the 23-year-old debutante has showcased awesome skill when it comes to working a lehenga, and we’re looking forward to what she adds to this formidable collection she has garnered in just two short years.