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Karisma Kapoor proves why Manish Malhotra is known as the man of couture

Karisma Kapoor’s love for white is no secret. From pre-draped saris and traditional weaves to statement anarkalis and lehengas, she has been seen cutting a stylish figure at different social and professional occasions. Some of her most memorable all-white looks are by designer and long-time friend Manish Malhotra. These include the back-open white anarkali worn at actor and cousin Armaan Jain’s wedding and the white sari with gold sequins border for Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s reception among other outfits. Most recently, the 47-year-old star wore another white creation by Malhotra. This time around a white chikankari lehenga. Ahead, we give you a lowdown on her classic outfit with contemporary details, and also where you can buy a similar lehenga to build your Indian wear collection.

Karisma Kapoor’s chikankari lehenga came with a strappy blouse

Playing muse to Manish Malhotra, Karisma Kapoor can be seen in a stunning white lehenga from his Mijwan line. The look, although doused in traditional crafts, also bore the designer’s signature sparkle and glamour. From the voluminous skirt and blouse, the entire lehenga highlights intricate tone-on-tone chikankari work. Adding a touch of modernity was the sexy blouse with thin gold straps and the dupatta that featured white feather detailing on the edges, making an otherwise traditional chikankari lehenga perfect for an evening occasion like a sangeet or a cocktail party.

Karisma Kapoor added some color to her white look with makeup

Karisma Kapoor kept her beauty look bold with a fresh base, kohled eyes, elongated lashes, neatly shaped brows and a red pout. Her hair, too, was styled in side-swept curls, giving an old Hollywood vibe. If you’re one for drama yet want to go with a classic trend, then this makeup look is for you. While she ditched jewelry when posing for the camera, we suggest going for diamond chandelier earrings or pearl pieces to accessorise.

Are you a bride planning your pre-wedding outfits? A white chikankari lehenga, like Kapoor’s Manish Malhotra set, will be apt for you. The best part about this look is that all you need to do is style it with a plain white dupatta to make it perfect for a day ceremony. We know where you can buy a similar set online right now.