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10 looks that rocked India in 2016

Last updated on: December 28, 2016 10:10 IST

The fashion victims of 2016...

What an entertaining year it has been for India's fashion police!

How many times they got their collective knickers in a twist for wardrobe malfunctions that were anything but?

From criticising a top actor for wearing a gown to the National Awards, to making fun of a former beauty queen for her choice of lipstick, 2016 saw it all.

We bring you the year's top 10 silly moments.

IMAGE: It didn't matter that Kangana Ranaut was winning her third National Award for best acting. Or that she looked simply ravishing. Our diligent fashion police didn't spare her. Much to do was made about the Georges Chakra icy-hued frothy dream of a dress she wore for the Awards ceremony... 'Why a gown? Why not a sari? Why not something more Indian?' Bleh!
Photograph: Kind courtesy Rashtrapati Bhavan/Facebook

IMAGE: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan chose to sport purple lipstick -- instead of your average, boring pink or red -- at Cannes this year. Oops, how shocking! Instead of sending a few compliments her way, social media attempted to troll her to shame.
'Looks like she ate a lot of Jaamuns before going to the red carpet,' a Twitter user wrote about the actor-model.
Photograph: Ian Gavan / Staff Getty Images

IMAGE: Sonam Kapoor and Cannes always had a bittersweet friendship. This time too, the actor's cape look had those trying trolls wagging their forked tongues. Some called it a rumali roti (a type of Indian bread).
Photographs: (left) Tristan Fewings/Getty Images and Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

IMAGE: Princess Kate's visit to India royally ruled the headlines. But what broke the Internet? That charming Anita Dongre tunic dress, with Jaipur inspired motifs that reportedly caused the designer's site to crash. Talk about the side effects of good publicity :)
Photograph: Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

IMAGE: British Prime Minister Theresa May's elegance in a sari during her visit to the Halasuru Someshwara Temple, Bengaluru got a hearty thumbs up. Are we surprised?
Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

IMAGE: Every time a pregnant Kareena stepped out, the paparazzi went mad. When she closed the show for Sabyasachi Mukherjee at the Lakme Fashion Week this year, the showstopper received wolf whistles.
Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

IMAGE: Why did Twitteratti take offence with this magazine cover of Priyanka Chopra? @cntindia being a refugee is NOT a choice, it’s a matter of survival. I was already disappointed for her comments about feminism, now this,' a Twitter user posted.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Conde Nast Traveller India

IMAGE: Soon after becoming the minister of textiles, Smriti Irani posted this picture of herself along with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi along with the hashtag #IWearHandloom. Yes, she looked quite smashing in that sari. The campaign, as we all know, became an instant hit.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Smriti Irani/Twitter

IMAGE: Asia's Sexiest Woman 2016 arrived for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2016 in this striking green get up. Daily Mail slammed it: 'Bollywood blunder: Indian actress Deepika Padukone may be stunning but her swamp green bralette and skirt combo did nothing for her sensational figure.' But the Indian media called her the new trendsetter.
Photograph: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

IMAGE: Rakhi Sawant, Controversy's favourite child, who had a blink-and-you-will-miss-it political career, predictably invited bushels of unwanted, erm, wanted attention for this leather dress, featuring Modi at critical junctures. According to Asian Age, a petition was filed against her.
'By wearing such a dress, Sawant has degraded the position of the prime minister not just in India but also across the world,' said Lata, vice-president of the petitioning organisation Progressive Women Welfare Society. Really?