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Last updated on: June 12, 2015 12:35 IST
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From megawatt glamour on the red carpet to easy style for a day out on the town, an exclusive extract from Vogue India's third annual best-dressed list rounds up the world's most stylish Indian women in every avatar.

And so, in no particular order of ranking and arranged in alphabetical order... we bring you, the latest edition of the most stylish women in India as it appears in Vogue India's June 2015 issue.

On the red carpet

The country's most recognisable faces are always turning heads but nowhere is their impact more obvious than in dramatic occasion wear

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Who: That appearance at Cannes in shimmering Roberto Cavalli put every naysayer in his/her place. Ever since, Rai Bachchan's choices have continued to silence even the most vociferous critics.

Signature look: From high glamour on the red carpet to the tried-and-tested anarkali

Label love: Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla and little black dresses from Gucci, Fendi and Burberry

Summer staples: The elegant combination of white and gold

Photograph: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Deepika Padukone

Who: Like fine wine, Bollywood's ultimate 'it' girl is just getting better with age, surprising red-carpet watchers with bolder choices.

Recent discovery: Fierce pant suits and sporty accents

Red-carpet style: Sexy cutouts, dramatic silhouettes and a coloured lip (from a pop of orange to a deep berry)

Summer staples: Sneakers Off -duty moment: Burberry monogrammed cape, skinny jeans and riding boots

Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Kangana Ranaut

Who: A '60s mod mini today, a simple sari tomorrow. A braided updo here, a wild perm there. We love our cover girl's chameleon-like ways.

Style influence: "Iconic women like Audrey Hepburn."

Summer staple: "A scarf—it's multipurpose. You can also wear it as a bandana or tied around your ponytail."

Investment buy: "Runway pieces from Valentino."

Heirlooms: "Watches, Burberry trench coats, vintage jewellery."

Sonam Kapoor

Who: The actor has been making waves on both the local and international style circuits for her display of modern Indian grace.

Style influence: "My mother, Sunita Kapoor."

Label love: "Rheson, my new label with my sister Rhea."

Summer staple: "A cane bucket bag."

Wardrobe stars: "Fifties-style flared dresses, red lipstick and straight hair."

Investment buy: "Solitaires."

Red-carpet go-to: "Anamika Khanna and Elie Saab"

Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

On the red carpet

Whether at work or play, these effortless dressers are always impeccably turned out for every occasion in their multifunctional lives... 24/7, 365 days.

Anushka Sharma

Who: For Anushka Sharma, every day is casual Friday, but we admit no one does it cooler. In an industry that loves glamorous evening wear, she's redefining off-duty style.

Summer staples: Chic flats, ripped jeans and fresh hues

Style mantra: Less is always more Label love: Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna, Burberry and high-street favourites Zara, Urban Outfitters and River Island

Style hashtag: #easy

Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Twinkle Khanna

Who: It's no secret that the Vogue team is crushing on this former actor for her witty words and sartorial savvy.

Summer staple: "Denim fares."

Signature accessory: "Animal-motif jewellery."

Wardrobe stars: "Jimmy Choo heels, Hermès tote and AG jeans."

Heirlooms: "Jewellery and Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla saris for my daughter."

Shopping haunts: "Shopbop and Saks Fifth Avenue. I'm a terrible shopper and get bored in an hour."

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

On the red carpet

Brides, bridesmaids or guests, these women are redefining what Indian wedding wear is all about

Neha Dhupia

Who: Dhupia rarely disappoints whether in a suit or a sari. Recently, we've been crushing on her Indi looks.

Best wedding look: Dhupia likes to mix it up in Raw Mango saris, Payal Singhal lehengas and Nupur Kanoi maxis.

Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Sonakshi Sinha

Who: The curvy bombshell went the classic route for her brother's wedding.

Best wedding look: 'Since it was a daytime mehendi function, I really wanted to go with a light palette. I loved the subtle shimmer of this Anita Dongre lehenga.'

Photograph (used for representational purposes) courtesy: BMW India

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