In Vera Wang

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The newly minted bride picked a bridal favorite for her latest red carpet outing, a Vera Wang gown. Hair, make-up and her Chopard jewelry complemented the rather romantic look well.

The dress with its voluminous ruffle and dramatic train was at once both Victorian and contemporary and its color was a welcome surprise on the red carpet. The look was soft, feminine and minimalist, one that worked well for Sonam. She looked lovely.



96 COMMENTS

  1. Love your Review !! So accurate, she looks like she popped right out of a fairy tale. Upload pics of the train too that was too good to be missed.

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  2. She looks absolutely gorgeous but the make up is not on point and could have been better. I feel that they go wrong with the make up in Cannes with the Indian actors .

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  3. Just an observation unrelated to Sonam, applies to all the Indian actors on this page at Cannes, the photographers behind them always seem to be clicking someone else’s pics. Is it because they aren’t internationally famous or is there some other reason??
    But it was a good surprise to see Aishwarya’s Michael Cinco gown mentioned on E News

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    • I had similar doubt but my observation in this regard: On the red carpet it is usually not one but two celebrities walk, one after the other with some gap. When one poses for photogs on the left side, the other poses for the ones on right according to protocol. So it just appears as if the ones behind Sonam aren’t interested in her, when actually the ones in front of her are clicking her exclusively.

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  4. Bad workmanship on the giant flower at the back but at least the hair and makeup are better and she is smiling. This is her comfort zone and it shows. She was too ill at ease in the Ralph and Russo.

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  5. All the femininity of that gown is lost at the back. What is that even? A bow, a flower, an artichoke? L’oreal rarely gets Indian makeup right and I wish the celebs would call them out on it. That yellow at the eyes is unfortunate.

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    • Indians stars get their own make up artists from India as part of their entourage and do not use the LOREAL Paris experts on site.

  6. Ugghh. The colour is boring. I had high hopes from Sonam and now I feel so let down.
    Is she staying another day or is this it?

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  7. The corset really looks like something to be worn UNDER the clothes. The design is not polished and red-carpet worthy. Even the giant flower at the back is all droopy.
    Yet again, this look did not trackage well on the red carpet. I wish she would go for sleeker designs and leave the huge pouffy dresses behind.

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  8. I can’t breathe just looking at how impossibly snug the corset is. Why can’t they fit her better in these dresses..I imagine the team spends hours sourcing and then at fittings—all for what? She is literally squeezing herself into these outfits.

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  9. Sonam looks lovely and the gown looks great from front but the back detail is ridiculous ! How will she even sit in this?

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  10. Underwhelming yet again. Way too
    much fabric.
    Bridal couture on the red carpet is excessive. This might be OK at an editorial shoot but here it is just comical.

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  11. I am very surprised by her picks this year. This does nothing for her. Its a boring non-color with a a giant flower(!) at the back, which looks like a diy project. Not feeling this even a little bit. Very disappointed.

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  12. So inspired , so fresh , so perfect! Nothing feels excessive or overstyled. Absolute love! She has yet again set the bar so high other girls will spend a full year trying to figure the rules of the game. A great run at Cannes!

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    • Haha Bar so high, really? She’s not made the best dressed lists anywhere. One of the most disappointing runs at Cannes this year.

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      • Anyone who writes anything supporting her is either sonam herself or rhea or friend or PR?
        Darling, where there is hate, there is love. Squeeze it into your brain that sonam’s style, her work despite her falls and fails are just as appreciated by people, as despised by you. Unless you identify yourself as a troll or her ex, or a jealous actress, no one here is her PR or anyone related. We’re good ol mango people who like her body of work and fashion outings.

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        • I don’t know how many words can somebody say they’re not PR in. If you girls going to be relentless about it, ain’t nobody got the time to keep convincing.
          For all the preaching about how everybody got an opinion you girls sure as hell do bring down others who see anything different from your dogmatic point of view. I get that for some girls it’s automatic to confuse their feelings on Sonam’s aesthetic with their rejection of the privilege she comes with, so hate sincerely if that’s what you want your world to look like. But if her fashion resonates with some of us, inspires us and makes me feel gorg- let us feel gorg. Don’t name call, don’t allege we the PR, the friend , the nanny, the surrogate mother. Just try and absorb the beautiful fashion she serving.

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          • @anuj, Sorry I accidentally disliked your comment. I actually thought the dress is romantic and the nude color really suits her and makes her look better than bold colors we have seen her in previously. I even like the touch of yellow in the back, so don’t know why so much hate on her. But if this makes you feel better, not everyone has a sense of style and fashion, so let the haters do their job. End of the day it’s Sonam there on the red carpet doing her job, not them. Also one should just give their comment on her look, they are entitled to their opinion but doesn’t mean they can leave disrespectful comments on her. That’s totally uncalled for. As if they can’t stand the sheer presence of Sonam. They won’t even spare someone liking any of her looks.

            Once again want to say I really really loved the look on her. And at sonamhaters, no I don’t even watch Hindi movies so don’t start hating on me now lol.

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            • Nobody hates Sonam… We are only have an opinion on what she wore, her fashion choice and NOT her as human.

              So lets drop the categorising. I didn’t like any of her fashion choices – on the red carpet, doesn’t mean I hate her as a person. This is a website about celebrity fashion and there are bound to be opinions in both direction.

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              • Maybe you didn’t, I didn’t check your comment, but if you read the comments here, most of them stop somewhere at commenting on her dress, and say disparaging things like how she looks like an auntie or a drama queen or an old hag something else. I have been an old reader of this blog and I see this a lot. So, not just making this up.

        • This. Its okay to not like Sonam but why attack those who do. I am not liking some of her outings this year but some do find her pretty in all of them. Similarly I liked Mahira most this year and loved Deppika’s pantsuit look but there are plenty who might disagree. To each their own.

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  13. I’m liking the choice of Bridal couture considering she just tied the knot (also I’m a sucker for bridal wear). Gels well with her current vibe (mehendi et al). I also love the back of the gown, it’s dramatic and different. However, I’m on the fence about the color though.

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  14. Sigh-this is just unfortunate. Her smile is radiant but that is all that is good about the look. The back is horrendous and the color washes her out. Sonam has had multiple fantastic outings but this time; DP and Aishwarya’s Ashi Studio and Michael Cinco win Cannes.

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  15. Sonam looks lovely. It’s a decent gown, although the bow is quite large. She has such a tiny waist. L’Oreal managed to get her make-up and hair right this time. I know that L’Oreal is promoting make-up but some of their products has been painted in layers on our gorgeous women. Makes me not want to purchase their line, despite the exciting colors they’re introducing.

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  16. That’s a beautiful gown and a wonderful lady! Nothing ground breaking. But sweet nonetheless.
    For someone walking the carpet as an ambassador of a makeup brand have to say that in the close-ups the caked eyelashes and the pasty eyeshadow could have a patisserie if their own!

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  17. Her smile and personality !!! Just so fabulous. Sadly, the dress is a disaster , where do I even begin? The top is a few cup sizes too small. The yellow patch on the back makes no sense. That giant thing? It looks like the crinkled paper used in packaging boxes. And the makeup looks totally off as well.

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  18. Her smile and personality !!! Just so fabulous. Sadly, the dress is a disaster , where do I even begin? The top is a few cup sizes too small. The yellow patch on the back makes no sense. That giant thing? It looks like the crinkled paper used in packaging boxes. And the makeup looks totally off as well.

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  19. The problem here ironically so is the make up which is so messy. And She luks lovely considering she wore the spanx as a gown :P

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  20. That mane up is terrible. The yellow explosion is baffling. The corset is an instrument of torture. The only redeeming thing is her megawatt smile and that is not even close to enough. What happened to Sonam?!

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  21. Under flash, her makeup looks so pasty and the blush is way too much. Namrata always cakes on layers of makeup and in the closeup in other photos you can see every line under the eye. She doesn’t need that much makeup.
    Always some element lacking in her styling.

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  22. Like someone else rightly said, the corset looks like spanx. This is just such a badly designed gown- even the flower at the back is unfinished and droopy.

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  23. Wow to say this is Inspired is too much as well as staying this understated and elegant . Is it an homage to the underskirt worn by Victorian ladies under their silk frocks
    Both her Ralph and Russo which was a just like a collection of tulle with uninspired embroidery and this with the insipid colour was such a letdown .
    And that horrendous trail . Vera Wang has such better designs and this is what she chose .

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  24. Its a bad dress..Its badly fitted and an ugly colour. Far too much volume and that flower thing is badly made. The makeup is awful with the gold eye shadow and excessive blush. A poor run overall

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    • I agree. I am a Sonam fan but this has been her worst Cannes run. I did not like a single outfit. I am still waiting for her to match or better her first year at Cannes. People can correct me if I am wrong, but I think to some extent what they wear depends on designers who are willing to dress them. I think this year DPs Ashi dress was great. The rest IMO – not so much

      • Would be true if Sonam was a rookie in the fashion scene. Like her first outing in Jean Paul Gaultier. He was the only one who agreed to lend her couture. This isn’t her worst run. Everybody has forgotten her second year at Cannes which is rated the lowest in my book. Some of the shots I’ve seen both close up and from far look lovely for this Vera Wang. Its not her best choice. Her schedule is also shorter. She has too much on her plate. Marriage, Cannes, film promotion….Cannes took a back seat it seems.

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  25. Horrendous look. She must have looked like a tumbleweed in the red carpet in that dress. You gals are too kind to your favourites. This dress makes Mahira’s black gown look so ultra glamourous. Don’t even wanna comment on that clowney makeup.

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  26. P&P : Im a bit surprised you thought THIS WAS LOVELY, and Mahira’s gown did nothing.
    Comparing the two : Mahria won Cannes, for me

    This is so blah…

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    • Exactly my thoughts. Mahira was so elegant. She carried each of her outfits with such ease . She was the best on the red carpet for me too

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      • Not that I have to explain myself to you – But Im Indian – and I LOVED Mahira’s looks vs Sonam (because this post is about Sonam’s dress!)
        Comparing dresses to dresses, not people or religion. So stop….

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    • They are always biased. Had Mahira worn this gown, it would have read “ that top looks like a spandex corset underwear with the girls crushed inside and that tulle is so kiddish with that unwanted (mismatched)yellow and extra load of “katran” that doesn’t do a thing for her( read Mahira), we are already scratching all over in discomfort, hope Mahira will do better next time, this was a huge miss”
      Hai na P&P, lol.

  27. Her face is radiant but that horrendous gown! What is it even? Looks like half Spanx half DIY dress. The colour is a washout and does nothing for her. For all the drama about her being a fashionista she should atleast pick a dress that looks like a professional designer made it. A great opportunity lost. Sigh.

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  28. Namrata Soni and her pasty white makeup. The gown is decent and that radiant smile saves the day. I have no issue with the giant flower at the back but the nude color isn’t working for me. For me, Sonam’s best look is the striped one on day 2 this year. There’s always next year.

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  29. Pray what is minimalist about this monstrosity! that crumpled mess on her backside! seriously you girls need a reality check! I understand your love for Sonam but this is taking it too far…

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  30. Loving this look! Love the colour on her. Very Victorian. Would have loosened the fit at the bust and would have gone for a frosted nude lip colour.

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  31. Very disappointed with her looks at Cannes this year. Something is missing otherwise even if clothes are not my favourite she shines

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  32. why do Sonam, Ash etc always walk with their hands on waist.It looks really weird.All other hollywood stars celebs walk normally but our girls always have this wierd pose even while walking.Look at the video,standing is ok but even while walking

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  33. the softness of the look totally works to Sonam’s favour, brings out her beautiful face and that radiant smile. Absolutely Stunning

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  34. Not a fan of these costumey dress but you have to give it to Sonam for being probably the only Indian actress who understands Western clothes. Her infectious joy in her choices is a bonus. The rest look styled for events with little of their own input or get it badly wrong.

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  35. She looks fresh with that unusual make up color. Also the corset part of the gown and the color combo is nice.
    But that length is so long its killed her walk in all her videos and looks like its under her feet in all the photographs. And that back ! I dont get it. It just looks like a pre shooler had an accident halfway through her ballerina performance.

  36. Its a good thing Sonam and Sofia Boutella didnt walk the red carpet the same day, considering Sofia wore the same gown 2 nights before ;/

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  37. saw this on the Insta page of HHC: HAVE to re-quote
    Aishwarya peacock… deepika butterfly…. sonam kapoor hen…

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  38. Just don’t get why she’s getting all this hate! I love the nude-yellow colors on the gown. She looks radiant! Lipstick makes the look slightly dated (we can blame L’Oreal for that) but apart from that, not one thing to fault here! Feels fresh, modern and feminine. And no, I don’t work in PR. ;)

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  39. To quote Michael Kors “Where do I start. It looks like she is pooping fabric!!!!” And that colour of yellow plus its location is very unflattering (if you get my drift). Vera Wang should stick to bridal.

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  40. She looks Gorgeous!! Nothing to fault here. Also the back of the gown is fresh and something different unlike the sleeve capes and all over capes we are seeing everyone wear. Totally Stunning!!

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  41. I love this look and think the volume and details behind the back compliment the almost constructivelike upper part of this gown. I Like that Sonam pushes boundaries when it comes to her appearances and feel that often the results are not what many of us are used to seeing as acceptable pretty or conventional dramatic.
    In my opinion, the best thing about fashion is how it speaks in the language one chooses to interpret it – for both the wearer and for the one who sees it. She evidently curates her looks and is clearly enjoys putting her take on fashion out there. Others like Neha Dhupia, Kangana Ranaut, Diana Penty , Anushka Sharma, Kiran Rao, Malaika Arora and Anushka Manchanda also seem to have definite takes when it comes to their looks. Many of these girls have individual styles that are not on everyone’s wheelhouse but why not move on gracefully as opposed to getting personal. Peace.

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  42. There is one person to hate here, that’s vera wang!!! Even a fashionista like sonam cannot carry off that ugly outfit !
    The outfit speaks poorly of Vera Wang !!!!

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  43. Horrendous gown & really blah colour…only saving grace is that smile. Strange that you guys had only positives to say about this one and nitpicked on Deepika’s Ashi Studio one.

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