Potli bags have emerged as the latest trend among Indian celebrities, captivating the fashion industry with their unique charm and cultural significance. These stylish drawstring pouches, originating from traditional Indian heritage have undergone a contemporary makeover to complement modern fashion sensibilities.
Indian celebrities have embraced potli bags as a statement accessory, both on and off the red carpet. These exquisite bags are crafted from a plethora of materials, including rich silks, brocades, velvet, and adorned with intricate embroidery, sequins, beads, and mirrors. The use of traditional motifs and designs further adds to their allure, making them a perfect blend of tradition and modernity.
These versatile bags are no longer limited to traditional ethnic wear. Celebrities have been spotted pairing them with fusion ensembles, Indo-Western outfits, and even formal gowns, effortlessly infusing a touch of Indian elegance into their looks.
Apart from their aesthetic appeal, potli bags also carry a sense of eco-friendliness and sustainability, as they are often made using organic and locally sourced materials, supporting local artisans and preserving age-old craftsmanship.
In essence, potli bags have become a must-have accessory among Indian celebrities, elevating their fashion quotient while showcasing the splendor of Indian culture to the world. Their popularity has transcended borders, inspiring fashion enthusiasts globally to embrace these beautifully crafted and culturally rich accessories.
Let’s check out which celebrities have been spotted with the potli bags:
Mira Rajput Kapoor with Pink Potli Bag
Potli bags have become the go-to accessory for Indian celebrities, as they effortlessly infuse traditional elegance into their modern outfits. Mira Rajput Kapoor exemplifies this trend, adorning a hand-embroidered metallic cut-dana piece from Pink Potli with casual ease.
Rekha with Striking Golden Potli Bag and Gold Embellished Potli Bag
Bollywood icon Rekha has also embraced the potli bag fashion, accentuating her striking pink and golden Kanjivaram silk saree with matching potli bags, complemented by golden accessories and a neat bun adorned with a delicate flower garland.
During the event at the Chanakya School of Craft, Rekha graced the occasion in a pristine white saree, adorned with an array of striking accessories. She chose to wear large, vintage-style jhumkas and stacked numerous gold bangles on her wrists. Adding a touch of elegance to her ensemble, she carried a stunning potli bag with exquisite gold embellishments. This accessory effortlessly complemented her soft makeup and signature bold lips, enhancing her timeless beauty.
Alia Bhatt with Matching Potli Bag and Bridesmaid Look Potli
Alia Bhatt's chic appearance at Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal's wedding ceremony showcased a seamless blend of off-white and blue embroidery with a coordinating potli bag, setting the bar high for bridesmaids' style inspiration.
For an ideal bridesmaid appearance, Alia Bhatt serves as a perfect source of inspiration. She flawlessly matched a floral skirt with a cut-sleeve ruffle blouse and a complementary potli bag, exuding a charming and fashionable vibe.
Kiara Advani with Potli Bag
Kiara Advani's blush pink Manish Malhotra lehenga was elevated by the addition of a potli bag, enhancing the desi look with a dash of style and sophistication.
Karishma Kapoor in Embroidered Potli Bags
Karishma Kapoor has showcased the versatility of potli bags in various settings, from the Ganapati celebrations to a business summit, always managing to elevate her outfits with these embroidered accessories.
Karishma chose a minimalistic approach to her jewelry, opting for diamond chaandbaali earrings from Begani Jewels and bangles from Goenka India. To complement the ivory in her outfit, she sported a sleek updo, dewy makeup, and silver eyelids. Her ensemble was flawlessly finished with an embroidered potli bag, adding a touch of elegance to her overall look.
During the Ganapati celebrations, Karishma embraced a refreshing and laid-back summery vibe with her attire choice. She donned a white floral threadwork kurta-pant set, beautifully adorned with colorful floral threadwork all over the front and leaf motifs on the hems. Her accessories perfectly accentuated the look, with silver hoop earrings, aviator shades, and a vibrant red bindi adding a touch of charm. Completing the ensemble, she carried an embroidered potli bag and adorned her feet with stylish Fizzy Goblet juttis.
During the India Business Summit 2019 held in Dubai, Karishma graced the event in a regal floor-length anarkali kurta in a mesmerizing eggshell white designed by couturier Varun Bahl. The high neck and intricate embroidery embellishing the full-length sleeves, fitted bodice, and flared skirt exuded a truly royal aura. To complete her majestic look, she paired the kurta with a matching white embroidered potli bag, adding a touch of elegance to her ensemble.
Shilpa Shetty with Round Shape Potli
Shilpa Shetty's round shape potli bag with cute pom-poms adds a touch of diva vibe to her saree or lehenga ensembles.
Sonam Kapoor with Mathing Potli Bag and Cutesy White Potli Bag
Behold the fashion icon - Sonam Kapoor, donning a unique potli bridal bag that flawlessly complements her handheld fan and saree. The exquisite potli bag matches her outfit impeccably, adding an extra touch of sophistication to her ensemble.
Sonam Kapoor, Swara's closest friend, wouldn't have missed the occasion for anything. She graced the event in a simple yet elegant ensemble, wearing a white kurta paired gracefully with matching palazzo pants. The actress skillfully accessorized her look, adorning statement gold chaandbalis, kundan bangles, and gold Kolhapuris, all contributing to the ensemble's timeless appeal. Completing her chic appearance, she carried a cutesy white potli bag, adding a perfect touch of elegance and style to her overall attire. Sonam Kapoor's sense of fashion and attention to detail shone through, leaving a lasting impression on all who witnessed her graceful presence.
Kajol with Embroidered Potli
Kajol's coordinated yellow sari with an embroidered potli bag earned her 100/100 marks for her traditional yet trendy look.
Rakul Preet Singh with Matching Potli Bag
Rakul Preet Singh redefined traditional fashion with a modern twist, matching her exquisite saree with a coordinating potli bag.
Sara Ali Khan in Stunning White Potli Bag
During the Radhika Merchant and Anant Ambani’s engagement party, Sara Ali Khan looked mesmerizing in a white sharara set paired with a stunning white potli bag with large tassels creating an impact during an engagement party. Sara’s look was a no brainer hit!
Malaika Arora in Silver Potli Bag
During the Arpita Mehta & Kunal Rawal’s pre-wedding bash, Malaika Arora knows how to slay when it comes to fashion. Malaika Arora slayed at a pre-wedding bash in a pear-white lehenga, completing her look with a silver potli bag and a glamorous attitude.
Masaba Gupta in Ivory-Gold Potli Bag
While attending the Arpita Mehta & Kunal Rawal’s pre-wedding bash, basking in the glory of the second season of the hit OTT series Masaba Masaba, the designer attended the wedding bash in a black and gold saree from her own brand, House of Masaba. Masaba Gupta, known for her unique designs, opted for an ivory-gold potli bag to complement her contemporary black and gold saree at the wedding bash.
These Indian celebrities have certainly set the trend for potli bags, showcasing their versatility and cultural significance as a must-have accessory in the world of fashion.