Then and Now: A look at birthday girl Katrina Kaif's style evolution over the years


Katrina Kaif is undoubtedly one of the most stunning actresses in Bollywood. But when it comes to style, she certainly believes that ‘less is more’. Though she started off by wearing a lot of over-the-top outfits in the early 2000s, her sartorial picks have become classy and comfortable with each passing year.

Cut to the recent times, she is the epitome of bold and beautiful. Sticking to simple silhouettes, she adds a tinge of her flavour in every ensemble. From her crimson Elie Saab worn at Cannes to a recent gold and pink Manish Malhotra lehenga, it won't be wrong to say that Katrina has not taken too many significant risks with her outfits. But still, her style evolution has been tremendous. Now the actress is seen in a lot of Tarun Tahiliani couture and of course the occasional Balmain, Versace and Hervé Léger.

Now as she turns a year older today, let's look at how she's changed her style from detailed outfits to more fuss-free ones:


From donning a lot of bright colours and prints, Katrina's style was more upbeat. Her outfits had a lot of ruffled and embellished details. In fact, the looks were accessorized with belts, chunky earrings, and bold makeup.


From 2005 to 2010, Katrina had a successful run at the box office. From Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005) and Namastey London (2007) to Race (2008) and New York (2009), her style also evolved along with her work. It became more subtle and be it sarees or anarkalis, she started opting for more ethnic wear.



Moving a little away from ethnic attires, Katrina started experimenting with gowns and short dresses. She was often seen in knee-length dresses in various colours and paired it with pumps. It kind of became her usual look. She also was seen clad in Manish Malhotra and Tarun Tahiliani couture. Her white Marchesa gown was one of the most-talked looks of that time. Though her looks were accessorized well, a lot of embellished garments made it to her wardrobe.


From her Cannes appearance in a crimson Elie Saab gown to tulle sheer gown from Jenny Packham and bandage dresses from Herve Leger, Katrina was seen donning various designer labels. The 2015 evolution which saw her turning from a dark brunette to bold redhead was the highlight of these times. In fact, as she explored brighter options in fashion, her makeup became subtle with soft-rimmed eyes enhanced with multiple layers of mascara. But every now and then, the glossy tangerine and scarlet lips made her look stunning.

2016-till date

From donning powder ruffle detailed shimmery outfit from at Anushka-Sharma Virat Kohli wedding to wearing a beige lehenga with red floral sequinned embroidery at Sonam Kapoor-Anand Ahuja reception, Katrina Kaif has become Manish Malhotra's favourite muse in the recent years. Her choice of outfits have not only become elegant but she carries them off with sheer panache. Her makeup also involves a radiant dewy glow and nude lips. Well, Katrina in her current form is at the top of her style game.

We wish the stunning actress a fabulous birthday!