Bollywood fashion has always been an inspiration to all of us. Be it Rekha’s bright red sarees, or Amitabh Bachchan’s bell bottom pants, Sadna’s fringes and bangs or Helen’s sexy dresses. The macho hero’s, the trendy and beautiful heroines, have given a lot of inspiration to the audience. Undeniably, all of us have at least once, tried to copy something from these beautiful actresses.
Clothes and fashion trends have mostly evolved from the larger-than-life sets. There is something to take away from each movie – whether it be the gaana bajana, hero’s fighting tactics, the grandiose locations or heroine’s wardrobe!
From Madhubala in Mughal-e-Azam with her opulent anarkalis to Katrina’s elegant dresses in Jab Tak Hai Jaan, there is something to learn from the fabulous wardrobe choices of these beautiful Bollywood actresses.
1) Madhuri Dixit: The Indian Element
The Dhak-dhak girl from the nineties set the screen on fire with her million dollar smile and graceful dance moves. The two biggest hits from her career “Hum Aapke Hai Kaun” and “Dil To Pagal Hai” were trendsetters for women in terms of clothing, accessories and styling.
In Hum Aapke Hai Kaun, Madhuri’s backless satin blouse paired with a purple saree and heavy gold jewelery became a rage in Indian weddings. Women set out to copy this look starting from her hairdo, blouse pattern and saree draping style.
With “Dil To Pagal Hai”, she emerged beautiful than ever and looked gorgeous in the ethnic churidars, sarees and lehengas given an contemporary twist by Manish Malhotra. From her light colored fitted churidars and sheer kurtas to modernized, elegantly cut lehengas, she rocked the ethnic look. Chunky metallic jewelery brought beauty and elegance to her attire.
Her come-back after the break she took post marriage and delivery, with the movie, “Aaja Nachle” made her fans drool over her stunning and elegant dance moves. The black and turquoise backless choli made a stunning fashion statement.
2) Kareena Kapoor: Trendsetting Diva
This vivacious actress has always done things in style: glamorous roles, becoming a size zero, famous affairs and marrying the chhote nawab. She is one of the top actresses to whom girls look up to when it comes to fashion and style.
She popularized the patiala/harem pants with long t-shirts from her role in “Jab We Met” where she claims to be her own favorite person in the entire world! This trend is extremely popular with college going girls who pair this up with tote bags, juttis, big hoop earrings and chunky metallic bangles.
Her “Chammak Challo” blouse from Ra.One gained so much popularity that women begun rushing to tailors and boutiques for similar blouses. With sheer sleeves and deep neck, this chiffon blouse is tied at the back with a knot and looks amazingly hot.
3) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Breathtakingly Beautiful
This former Miss World is a rare beauty with perfect doe eyes, beautiful smile, lovely body structure and feminine grace. She created ripples with her diverse looks and styles in “Jeans” to her sleek, seductive fashion statement in “Dhoom2”.
But, it was “Jodha Akbar”, where her sheer, resplendent Indian beauty was portrayed on the screen in its full glory. She wore heavy Rajput and Mughal period inspired rich and ornate necklaces, mang tikkas, chokhers, ear rings, nose rings, bangles and anklets made of pure gold, fine pearls and precious stones. Paired with heavily embroidered lehengas, she looked like a breathtaking sculpture come alive.
This jewelery collection designed by Tanishq has become so popular that would-be-brides get their jewelery collection styled in the similar way. Jodha Akbar imitation jewelery sets are sold heavily at exhibitions, online shopping sites and ethnic stores.
4) Anushka Sharma : Full Of Zest
This tall leggy is a stunner in every sense of the word. Gaining popularity with her bubbly dilli-ki-kudi act, she rocked the beach look in “Ladies Vs Ricky Behl” and the zesty wedding planner in “Band Baaja Baarat”.
Her colorful and stylish Indian outfits in Band Baaja Baarat caught everyone’s attention. Especially the royal Blue fitted kameez with 3-4th sleeves and bright patiala in “Ainvayi Ainvayi” song. This has started a whole new trend of colorful, traditional yet light ethnic wear for weddings, functions and baraats.
Her entire look in the film comprised of denims, stoles, short kurtis, long skirts, salwars, patialas, lehengas and a beautiful red saree at the finale of the film. These outfits were much appreciated for their comfortable yet stylish look.
5) Katrina Kaif: Angelic Doll
Currently one of the highest actresses in demand, she has an angelic smile, exudes elegance and charm. From “Namastey London” to “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”, she has made an impact with her screen presence.
Owing to her tall, graceful height and elegant beauty, she looks ethereal in evening gowns and frocks. She has definitely inspired young girls on how to carry off gowns and dresses in style and look gorgeous.
She looks like a dream in this long cream gown with a hint of color. This white Christian wedding down gives her a fairy-tale and magical look:
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