In the fashion faceoff, the two top ladies of Bollywood—Kareena Kapoor Khan and Deepika Padukone—are time and again compared with each other over their sense of fashion and style. They are often found wearing the same style of dresses, leading us more towards the comparison mode.
While both are fashion icons and trendsetters, Kareena’s style is derived more from the comfort and unconventional choices. She does follow fashion trends but does not let trend-charts dominate her comfort levels, and she has a ‘no-rules’ concept. She wouldn’t mind wearing a kolapuri chappal with her denims if that brings more comfort to her. On the other hand, Deepika loves to experiment with her looks and often follows trends to the core. However, she does have her fashion statement.
While both the actors try out bold outfits, Deepika goes a level ahead. Kareena feels uncomfortable in bold and revealing clothes, but Deepika is at ease in them.
It’s obvious that both the divas love the denim look. Kareena prefers to wear the right fit, whereas Deepika, following the trend, may wear loose fit outfits as well.
Taking the case of designer Giambattista Valli’s outfit, which Deepika wore at Cannes 2019 and Kareena at a photoshoot for Vogue, I would go with Kareena’s fashion statement over Deepika’s. Compared to Deepika’s neon green dress, Kareena’s peach colour is more in trend. Deepika’s dress had elaborated sleeves and layered tulle, while Kareena went for strapless and a tube gown—again more comfortable and trendy. Kapoor Khan paired it with boots, which looked more sophisticated. Last but not least, Deepika’s quirky hairband and a matching satin bow on her neck were a bit too much. Kareena, on the other hand, had her locks open. She definitely pulled off the outfit with more elegance and grace.
Best foot ahead
When it comes to footwear, Bebo goes with comfort and her footwear style is unpredictable. She may wear kolapuri chappals with denims, and sneakers with dresses at evening parties.
While others may consider wearing heels with full-length dresses or midi dresses, Kareena is comfortable in sneakers.
When you get accustomed to her wearing sneakers with anything, she may take out her neon loafers with her tracks. That’s how unpredictable she is. Deepika, on the other hand, is often seen in ankle boots and high heels. She uses sneakers to go with her airport look.
On the makeup front, both prefer minimal makeup. Kareena is often seen in smoky eyes, nude skin and berry lips. In her desi avatar, she wears kohl-rimmed eyes. When she wants to look oomph, she prefers an elongated, thick cat-eye.
Deepika loves a fresh face and glossy red lips. She likes a little makeup around her eyes and coloured lips with nude skin. At events, she is usually seen in dramatic eye makeup and Burgundy or matte red lips. Here again, I prefer the eye makeup of Bebo. It is dramatic, yet not over the board.
Kareena usually keeps her hair open—either in wavy locks, or casual straight semi parted hair, or sleek side patterns. She also prefers a high ponytail. Sometimes, she is seen in a messy bun or top knot.On the other hand, Deepika loves to experiment with her hairdo. She is mostly seen in buns of various kinds. In my opinion, she looks much mature than her age with these hairstyles.
Craze for shades
Kareena loves black shades in various shapes and sizes—cat eye, wayfarers, aviators or reflectors. She likes the tiny ones as well in unique shapes like a stylish triangular shade.
Deepika is mostly seen in square or round over-sized shades.