Siblings Karisma and Kareena Kapoor are often considered the epitome of the saying ‘sisters who dress together, stay together’. The duo knows how to channel their stylish sisterhood in a way that complements their individual styles, for instance, twinning in a classic shirt + jeans combo or white ensembles at the wedding of Isha Ambani and Anant Piramal. While the elder sister loves layering, a hint of black and bling, jewellery and classic silhouettes that work with modest dressing, the younger sibling loves to exude sexiness in bold colours, plunging necklines, form-fitting clothes and as little jewellery as necessary.
For the birthday celebrations of Taimur Ali Khan, Karisma and Kareena Kapoor took on dopamine dressing in their unique ways that exemplified how trends can be adapted to personal styles. For the uninitiated, dopamine dressing refers to wearing outfits that boost the effects of the dopamine hormone. This can be accomplished by assimilating bold hues and patterns into the wardrobe (remember Karisma Kapoor’s recent AFEW dress?). While Kareena opted for a multi-coloured printed silk button-down shirt from Emilio Pucci shirt, paired with boyfriend jeans and black boots, Karisma wore the Zero Degrees Andromeda chequered blazer from Space Lines, worn over a black ensemble consisting of a pleated midi skirt and a top. The blazer featured threadwork in bright colours like red, blue yellow, and lavender for added contrast.
Though the idea of dopamine dressing has been around for a long time with works of designers like Christopher John Rogers and Indian designer Manish Arora making it their signature style on the runway using various techniques, however, the aesthetics saw its popularity in the pro-pandemic era with the world finding its footing and finding joy in dressing up while finding solace in rainbow hues as a way of expression and creativity.