Destination Wedding

Poorna Jagannathan’s purple Anita Dongre dress blends traditional appeal with modern sensibilities Vogue India

The actor’s cut-out dress is apt to take to a friend’s destination wedding

After social distancing mandates for two years, Diwali in 2022 kicked off a slew of grand parties not just in India but across the world. From Priyanka Chopra who brought in the festival with husband Nick Jonas at her lavish LA home to Mindy Kaling who went all out with Diwali celebrations, celebrities reveled in the Festival of Lights with full gusto. Among them was Poorna Jagannathan—of Never Have I Ever fame fame—who made her way to a number of Diwali parties. Naturally, she pulled off her best occasion wear looks. Among them is a stunning purple Anita Dongre dress that Jagannathan wore for a family party. Check it out if you have a destination wedding lined up.

Poorna Jagannathan’s purple Anita Dongre dress features sexy cut-out details

A moment for this custom made Anita Dongre piece. It’s such a great cut – my food baby is legendary and this cut totally hides it,” Poorna Jagannathan wrote as an appreciation post for her ensemble. Her choice: a cut-out silk dress in a striking purple shade. The strappy number is embellished with precision-infused cord embroidery as flora and fauna motifs. The traditional Indian embroidery combined with sexy elements like the cut-outs at the waist and the plunging neckline makes Jagannathan’s look statement-making for a modern-day wedding occasion. That’s not all, the star also opted for a pink brocade Anita Dongre set for Diwali celebrations at the White House this year.

But we love how the actor stuck to a classic choker and maang tikka, also from Anita Dongre, to round off her purple cut-out dress. A smoky eye in shades of purple with a nude pink lip made for her makeup look. She went the monotone dressing way with her choice of footwear too—a pair of lilac pumps.

From its unique purple shade to its easy design, Jagannathan’s Anita Dongre outfit puts an unfussy spin on festive dressing, making it apt for a destination wedding. You can easily take this outfit to a pool party as well as a cocktail night. Take cues from the stars and wear your dress with traditional jewels. Keen to recreate it? We know where you can buy a similar outfit now. Scroll through our edit below.

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