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From Malaika Arora To Deepika Padukone, Celebs Have Faith In The Season’s Hottest Pearl Core Trend

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Pearls have always found a deep connection with the idea of classicism. Loyal to only the royals, pearls have travelled through a course of time to become one of today’s most loved accessories. A piece that both Harry Styles and Ranveer Singh can slay through candy-hued strings, with Deepika sporting an entire cape, weaved using it, pearl stands apart, serving its glory. But as we witness the shift in its much-talked-about importance in a woman and now even a man’s jewellery kitty, pearls declare their official entry in closets as well. Leading a unique design construction, pearls as we watch them on celebrities, come in shapes of saree pallus, monumental blouses and of course refined jewels. An ode to royalty and elitism, the existence of this 4000-year-old gemstone has served the best of both Audrey Hepburn and the modern-day magnificence of even Rihanna. What’s interesting about this precious stone, is its growing fans in even Indian celebrities. 


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Pearls as seen on these stars, appear in various versions of occasion wear, to only make a look stand out. The expanding obsession has only and only fuelled its very existence in wardrobes, which runs the popular trend tag of today–’Pearl Core.’ From neck strings, and earrings to now saree borders, designers like Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla are attempting their hands on this trend.

As we talk about pretty pearls, stitched to lively saree pallus, our favourite Malaika Arora is bound to enter the list. Sporting a similar design to a recent event, Malaika’s occasion wear came embellished with these drops of royalty. To channelise her love for this hot trend, Malaika trusted designer Dilnaz Karbhary’s creative opulence, through an ivory saree. The drape as seen on Ms Arora was pulled out from the designer label’s Spring Summer 2022 collection. Tailored with a pearl as its hero piece, Malaika paired the sheer drape with an exquisite pearl blouse and sealed the deal with giant pearl studs from label– Anāash. This ensemble, in many ways, is a perfect pick for the one who’d love to bathe in the beauty of pearls. Balancing the eternal sheen of the gemstone and the sheer elegance of the drape, this look instantly makes its way into the winning list for us. 


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An example for those, who are still hesitant to add pearls to their closets, this pearly blouse on Taapsee Pannu is a choice, you won’t mind trying. Pulled out from the latest collection of designer–Dilnaz Karbhary, the pearl embroidery compliments the powder-blue fabric backdrop. This mix of mirrors, thread work, and satin bows is a unique combination and an easy way to start your journey with pearls. 


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For those looking to go easy and contemporary, Athiya Shetty’s pearl corset-esqué blouse by designer Ridhi Mehra is waiting for you. The Indian-ethnic look is offered a brilliant spin by pearls and is perhaps our favourite celebrity look. What’s interesting here is how simplistic Athiya’s approach to styling the pearl core blouse with a navy-blue, pre-draped saree calls for almost zero efforts required, to keep an eye on jewellery. This piece is a ten-on-ten trick to dress up the lazy girl in you, for weddings. 

Pearls as seen on our favourite celebrities, change forms to serve every sartorial taste. With its abundance in hair clips and face jewellery, pearl core has found a place in every closet and the top spots of trend charts as well. Moving from drapes, and embroideries, pearls as opted by celebrities like Deepika Padukone, are magnificent and high-on drama. The actress who recently returned from delivering her jury duties at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, rounded up her closing day attire, with pearls in abundance. Deepika made some extra space for India’s favourite silhouette–the saree, as she trusted designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla to dress up for her last day in Cannes. The off-white drape as seen on DP came with a twist of ruffles and heritage pearls. The pleated ruffle saree was teamed with a crystal and pearl-laden bustier, with a spectacular and statement-making pearl collar sealing the look. This attire on Deepika, fuelled our growing love for pearls, as it added a royal accessory to our occasion wear kits. 


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Also Read: What Is The Pearl Core Trend, And How Can You Wear It Like Your Favourite Celebs?

Just like the Gehraiyaan actress, Sonam Kapoor’s sartorial flavour seemed in favour of these pearls, as she dropped a birthday-special maternity look, from Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla’s latest collection. The pearls as seen on Sonam’s long trailing, multi-panelled dress narrated the tale of balanced love for this gemstone. The fabulous construction, accompanied by swan-like elegance is well-marinated with pearl strings, that headline the statement piece. What adds to the beauty of this look, is the mix of sequins and pearls, which is an excellent combination for cocktail dressing or perhaps any of your favourite festivities. 

While we discuss the emergence of pearls in traditional and fusion wear, its obsession in the bridal category is a zone, one cannot leave unattended. A rather unconventional choice made by brides of today, pearls are slowly but steadily replacing staple reds and high-octane zari work. As seen on bride Rhea Kapoor, these white drops headlined the stylist/producer’s bridal look to make sure it was equal parts refreshing and royal. For her intimate wedding ceremony, Rhea trusted her designer/friend Anamika Khanna and sported a detailed pearl veil. The minimal lustre was an instant hit amongst brides-to-be.


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Apart from off-screen, Rhea’s onscreen bridal look for actress Kareena Kapoor’s character in the film–Veere Di Weeding, broke the usual streak of red and pink lehengas with an interesting addition of pearl embellishments on her off-shoulder blouse, matching jewellery and green foliage dupatta calling for our immediate attention. 


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Pearls are a definite addition to jewellery, but it’s time you experiment with them in terms of clothing. And with the above-listed ideas by celebrities, we are sure every appetite will be served right. 

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