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Sonam celebrated her birthday on Sunday with family and friends wearing a Jacquemus oversized shirt with an Emilia Wickstead pleated skirt, rhinestone necklaces and a Bvlgari bag.

You know when you’re so excited to wear pieces that you love and you plan it in your head but then when you finally wear it, it does not translate one bit. This outfit kinda of felt like that but it looks like Ms. Kapoor didn’t care anyways.


Sonam Kapoor

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  1. Was she done dressing for the party or did they call her out midway to cut the cake :D …thats how this look feels..incomplete and messy.
    Skin show didn’t help here

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  2. She looks like she did pin her top in the actual party. I was going to say who dresses like this for family?
    Seriously though, what is the obsession with oversizing? Last I recall, J Crew introduced oversize clothing to us normal folks and it ended with them almost shutting shop and firing their designers. Not everything boxy/oversize is bad but she is sporting them to a fault and making it borderline sloppy – case in point, this white shirt.

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    • Forget family, who dresses like that in front of journalists? Bending down is a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen!

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    • Agreed. Her shirt didn’t budge at all because of ample double sided tape perhaps. Also she is
      small chested (NOT a judgement) so thankfully this completely unbuttoned shirt doesn’t look vulgar. Sloppy- sure.

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    • exactly my thoughts too. both sisters – rhea and sonam were dressed in outfits that had cleavage show right till the waistline.. and it did look vulgar and inappropriate for a family party.

      with sonam the skin show looks even more awkward because top half and bottom half dont match in concept. looks sloppy.

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  3. This would be a ok birthday dress had it not been her dads/husbands shirt. A black t would be just good if she wasn’t keen on dress up. Pretty face pretty mess.

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  4. She looks like a necklace mannequin from a jewelry store if you fade out that shirt. One hardly pays attention to that skirt as the top becomes the focus. The shirt doesn’t even appear to be over-sized, it looks plain sloppy.

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      • Seriously. HHC needs to feature the sister in that red number. The Kapoors are fast becoming the Kardashians of Bollywood. My guess is that at least Sunita remains the one with taste, so she must be secretly (and uninterferingly-as she should be) cringing.

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  5. Who wears shirts like this one when celebrating with family? I mention this coz the blog post says “with family and friends”.

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  6. Seriously, how can one walk around like this in front of their parents? I saw her sister was also in a plunging neckline dress. My parents would’ve whooped my ass and asked me to button up. Going by the second set of pictures, it looks like Mr. Kapoor did the same.

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  7. Both sisters are dressed in a coordinated manner – was there a theme that the others missed?
    This actually bothers me a bit – not because I am a prude or that this looks tacky, on the contrary she looks fine – but on one hand you want to prove that you are on equal footing with the opposite sex and that women should not be objectified but on the other hand you dress like you’re displaying your assets and you want to be a provocateur. So if the point is to dress as you damn well please, why are you taping your shirt? You might as well wear it open and let whatever happen and call for true liberation. This in between doesn’t make sense to me.
    And if the response is the West does it then I say that doesn’t make it sensible either!

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    • 1. I’m amazed that boobs still continue to be addressed as “assets”. A signifier that they are something valuable (duh-all body parts are) that need to be protected, cherished, amassed. The problem, if you ask me, starts right there- in the terminology.
      2. Way too much reading-between-the-lines. They just liked outfits with plunging necklines and ran with it. I’d say you’re giving them way too much credit if you think that that much thought/rationale went behind either outfits.
      3. Refer to 2. Yes, they like plunging necklines. No, they don’t want to have boobs on full display, so decided to use a ton of double sided tape. Why are they to be reprimanded for only getting so far to go this far? This line of questioning is baffling to me. What happened to personal choice? Now, that choice can be pleasing to some and offensive to others, but attaching a misrepresentative context to it is distortion.
      4. Their friends Masaba Gupta and Samyukta Nair also wore dresses on “theme”, so to speak.

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      • You make a good point…I struggle myself with notions of propriety very often esp. on this blog. Sometimes I personally dislike the cleavage show and then question myself why do I dislike it? But then historically (and we cannot change this) breasts are always associated with sexuality more than any other often-exposed body part. We are conditioned this way since birth and for generations and its not just us indians but people all over the world are raised the same way (an exception might be some french people/scandinavians) – I might be wrong on this one, this is merely my perception with their comfort in exposure and nudity.
        Then the struggle of ‘accepting’ such dressing and if that makes one a prude surfaces. I think women struggle with the dual conflicts of trying to be an equal but bear the burden of being projected as overtly sexual by society and this change cannot happen overnight. Just as short clothes, bare midriffs, shoulders and arms have gained acceptance, perhaps this type of dressing will too – in the elite circles at least.
        The bit that is still unacceptable is to show up this way in front of family.

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        • absolutely. there may be a school of thought where one believes that anything goes.. this is the human body and one should be proud of it etc etc.
          in that world though women are not objectified. in the real world they are.. and gut+common sense directs you to dress in appropriately as what suits the occasion.

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      • I agree with you on many points –
        1. They definitely did not put any thought into this other than making sure the “right” amount of cleavage was being shown
        2. It is absolutely their own choice to what ever they want to do including how they want to dress in front of public, family, friends, children etc.
        3. There is nothing wrong dressing to a “theme” and the theme could very well be “dare to bare” – why not???

        The reason this is on a fashion blog is to invoke comments and debates and that is what this is. My opinion and not the gospel truth. Whether you like it or not, this particular styling is meant to be provocative – which is why it is primarily reserved for fashion events/red carpet. You do not see women walking around like this to work or on the streets or at routine parties. That is not the society we live in. Now you can say she is challenging the rules of the society with her dressing but to your point I don’t think that was what the intent at all.

        Yes boobs are assets – in so many ways.

        And I am as much against men showing off their butt cracks or their crotch when they dress as much as I am “reprimanding” of this style of routine dressing.

        Finally, when it comes to personal choice, I am always pro-choice. I think no one has the right to stop anyone from doing what they want to do as long as they own the repercussions of their actions – good or bad. If you give it, have the courage to take it.

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          • I meant that if you are a public figure and you do something publicly then you will get good and bad feedback and one has to have the ability to take both

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            • Who are you sermonizing to? Sonam? HHC readers? Who exactly stopped you from giving feedback here? And what exactly is she “giving” and what is it that she should “take?” Careful there, treading on extremely misogynist waters.

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        • Lol you literally said why doesn’t she ditch the tape and let whatever happen and call for true liberation. Please don’t say that no one should tell other people what to do. Or if you do say it, practice it first may be?

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  8. Looks like she did pin her up that shirt. In the picture with Karishma and Karan, its like that lungi dance shirts of men. Nothing is working here…I really don’t understand the color combination here. A black tee would have sufficed the need. The only thing i liked in this whole mess is lip color.

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  9. This is proof that it’s best if Sonam just copies the runway look to the last detail. When she styles herself, this is the outcome.

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  10. People here have already mentioned, who dress up like this when around with family? And, I guess most of us own atleast one pleated skirt. It is a timeless n pretty piece what is designer about the one Sonam is wearing?

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  11. I love the whole look, except for one teenie, tiny issue – use the buttons that are sewn to the shirt. Showing your cleavage in a subtle manner is so much more sexy.

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  12. Do NOT wear a choker when showing decolletage
    Do NOT wear a choker when showing decolletage
    Do NOT wear a choker when showing decolletage

    Takes the look from effortless to eww!!…

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  13. If she wore this top for shock value, then she succeeded. Very unattractive look from the oversized shirt to the strange hair style. Some celebrities use these events for publicity. Normal people of her age, have a quiet birthday with family and close friends. I guess since Amir and SRK have started cutting cakes with journalist on their birthday, Sonam did not want to be left behind. I have never seen DP or Ash post photos of their birthday on social media. Some things in life should be private.

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  14. Did she pin it or not pin it? In some pictures the shirt looks pinned and in some it does not. It is taped though.
    Her sister also seemed to be displaying her boobs in a similar way.
    I am not a prude but this look is so disjointed. She picked the white shirt because she favors oversized clothes and a black tshirt would provide more coverage than this shirt does.

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  15. Both the sisters had their décolletage on display and it was done in bad taste…This entire look is hot mess, that shirt, the skirt, the choker everything seems to be competing with each other rather than coming together. Fail!

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  16. Wow. There are a lot of ignorant prudes in the comment section! The outfit doesn’t look great, sure, but these people are out here commenting on how these sisters can dress like this “in front of their parents” (because they’re grown adults who can dress how they want, and presumably their parents have a little more of an open mind than you do) and why they are showing so much cleavage (it’s their prerogative, don’t like it, don’t look). Why are we still trying to police how women dress? And that too, women doing this to other women! Come. On.

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    • “Ignorant prudes” is a bit harsh. Open mind or not, such blatant display of your body in front of people who raised you and with whom your sexual side never intersects (hopefully) is just in bad taste.
      They are filmy people with very different notions of boundaries and appropriateness, sure. That cannot stop normal people from wondering how bollywood parents might or might not feel to see their daughter dressed this way.
      We are commenting on people’s clothes. I hate this women doing this to other women – men are always eternally grateful for such a show. Just because it is a woman, everything she does or wears cannot be applauded.
      I find your complaint that we are commenting on clothes on a fashion blog very amusing.

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  17. This is one of the times you cringe when she or they are called fashion icon and then you concur they appropriated the tittle for themselves because; there’s nothing outstanding about Anil Kapoor’s children. He is a great actor, where the daughters are concerned we need to remind ourselves, don’t celebrate mediocrity. Now even if there’s a lack of excellence, a dash of earnestness or humility would be endearing, but they give out such bad vibes, of being brash and cocky.

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    • Absolutely true. What is worrying is that they have a massive following of young impressionable girls and their idiotic attention seeking behaviors are being normalized in the name of feminism, autonomy, girl power etc.

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    • Sonam literally commented (insta stories) on young “protege” Lisa Mishra’s make up less face. I mean to be a self proclaimed fashion icon is one level of stupidity but to cross boundaries and offer unsolicited advice to other young girls is setting a dangerous precedent. Sonam has little talent other than her father’s clique and her ability to look good on mag covers owing (yet again) to her parents genes. I am shocked at how self unaware both sisters are and behave like some sort of overachievers who can say whatever the heck they want about peers.

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      • Very true. Queens of nepotism. Whether a girl wants to wear makeup or not is her personal choice, don’t understand why people make such a big deal out of it.

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  18. The ladies from Anil Kapoor family are turning out to be like the ones from the Feroze Khan family. Oversized clothing and decollete show is to the former, what animal print and skin-tight was to the latter. Irrespective of the occasion, context and fashion trends, that’s what they will wear.

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  19. So showing off your cleavage equates to fashionista lol. Not being a prude but if she was having a beach party or something at a club then something more risqué would be great. At a brunch with family & friends & journos- not so much.

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    • Yeah you really would make a not so good collection of pennies.

      Not many women flaunt like some… showing off, can also have some class. Which is ok, if you don’t get it right, but then don’t ask for respect from a man/women… n call it equality, freedom, feminism and all that jazz. Just because..

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