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Fashion Queen Sonam Kapoor's 15 MOST experimental avatars!

Last updated on: June 09, 2016 18:17 IST

Never one to sit out a chance to play dress up, fashion is a way of life for Sonam Kapoor.

Unlike most actresses who indulge in designer clothing to assert their star status, style for the Khoobsurat girl means expression, an extension of her vibrant, creative personality.

It may not always hit bulls eye but there's an element of fun and fearlessness in the manner she shows off her eclectic wardrobe and know-how of exquisite accessories.

Criticised for trying too hard and still Bollywood's most copied fashionista, we love how things are never dull around the queen of couture.   

On her 31st birthday, we bring you Sonam's 15 most experimental avatars.

 

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IMAGE: Sonam Kapoor at The Pure Concept launch in Mumbai

In fitting pants and ruffles shirt, Sonam elevates her chic monochrome with a retro updo in ways that would make burlesque star Dita Von Teese (external link) super proud.

 

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IMAGE: Sonam Kapoor at Cannes in 2014. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The Neerja star is perfectly statuesque in her sequined peach Anamika Khanna ensemble that marries the grace of a sari and drape of a dhoti to exotic effect.

 

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IMAGE: Sonam Kapoor at inaugurate 7th Kashish Film Festival. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Remember the time we wrapped ourselves in mum's sari over a shirt or tee? Trust Sonam to create a trendsetting statement doing the same on the red carpet.

 

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IMAGE: Sonam Kapoor at GQ Men of the Year Awards (2013). Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

Chunky earrings, hair tied in a topknot, animal-print maxi dress, slick Sonam could well be on her way to Studio 54.

 

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IMAGE: Sonam Kapoor at Cannes in 2013. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

If Blair Waldorf made headbands 'in,' Juhu's answer to Upper East Side's most sophisticated inhabitant tries to work the nose ring like only she can.

 

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IMAGE: Sonam Kapoor at Cannes in 2015. Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Sonam Kapoor's 'bird' costume at Cannes became the butt of a million jokes but it sure lives up to the star's avant-garde reputation.

 

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IMAGE: Sonam Kapoor at Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover's wedding reception. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar.

Ever the rebel, Sonam gives the sari a refreshingly sexy treatment pairing a classic red and white weave with an off shoulder, flared blouse and silver jewellery.

 

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IMAGE: Sonam Kapoor at Cannes in 2011. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

The Saawariya beauty is a vision making her Cannes debut in 2011 sashaying in tulle overlay Jean Paul Gaultier creation. The outfit aptly combines her edgy style and the classy vibe of the event.

 

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IMAGE: Sonam Kapoor. Photograph: Sonam Kapoor/Instagram

Overwhelming as it is, you've got to admit Sonam radiates poise in her unusual take on the high-waist, low-neck take on black and white formals.

 

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IMAGE: Sonam Kapoor at Grazia Young Fashion Awards (2016). Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Where most stars are dying to flaunt their gym bodies in skimpy dresses, Sonam is only too happy to hop about in a Spanish-designer's balloon skirt and frilly shirt.

 

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IMAGE: Sonam Kapoor. Photograph: Sonam Kapoor/Instagram

What happens when a powder blue silk robe meets a golden tissue sari half way? A compromise that looks rather dishy when endorsed by the high priestess of fashion.

 

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IMAGE: Sonam Kapoor. Photograph: Sonam Kapoor/Instagram

Sonam easily pulls off the kimono-inspired pleated train of her ivory and silver dress.

 

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IMAGE: Sonam Kapoor. Photograph: Sonam Kapoor/Instagram

Channelling her inner bumblebee or not, Sonam sure scores for not yielding to convention.

 

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IMAGE: Sonam Kapoor at the unveiling of the Filmfare Magazine New Look Cover (2013)

Proving that candy hues aren't limited to M&Ms, Sonam lights up the frame sporting a hip and colourful Manish Arora sari.

 

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IMAGE: Sonam Kapoor. Photograph: Sonam Kapoor/Instagram

Love it, loathe it, the girl doesn't do run of the mill. Case in point: that quirky Sonam touch on a sharply tailored Antonio Berardi suit.