Dresses, train gowns, saris and black suits ruled the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards ceremony in Colombo. Just like previous years, most of the Bollywood beauties stuck to gowns and dresses while men chose to play it safe with black.
But there were some leading ladies who opted for the elegant sari. Among them was Bipasha Basu who had combined a rustic orange sari with a fuschia halter neck blouse - a creation by designer Anamika Khanna.
Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez also draped a white sari with lots of crystals by designer Manav Gangwani while upcoming actress Sonakshi Sinha walked the green carpet in a golden sari.
Actresses like Lara Dutta, Dia Mirza, Malaika Arora Khan and Suzanne Khan wore long dresses. While Lara and Dia, both former Miss Indias, preferred the colours beige and black respectively, Malaika looked stunning in lime green and Suzanne shone in electric blue.
TV anchor Mandira Bedi and Sophie Chaudhary drew considerable attention with their rather revealing dresses.
Mandira wore a light blue, knee-length dress that was transparent enough to expose her tattoos. Sophie chose to wear a bold black dress in sheer transparent fabric by Manav Gangwani.
The Bollywood heroes stuck to the all-time favourite black. Everyone from Hrithik Roshan to Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor to Sanjay Dutt, Govinda to Vivek Oberoi and Neil Nitin Mukesh were all wearing formal black suits.