Fashion trends in India have always found a source of inspiration in our good, old Bollywood. It comes as no surprise, then, that styles we swear by, today, are gifts from Bollywood, with love! Let’s take a quick look at fashion trends that are inspired by the most iconic outfits donned by leading ladies of all eras.
Worn by the ever-graceful Madhubala in Mughal-E-Azam, Anarkalis were a rage then, and are a rage now! The image of Madhubala twirling in a heavily embellished Anarkali in the song Jab Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya is awe-inspiring and mesmerizing at the same time. Named after the character Madhubala played in the film, the Anarkali has transcended the barriers of time and fashion, and is flaunted by everyone.
2. Churidar Suits
We owe our love for churidar suits to yesteryear beauties, Saadhna and Asha Parekh. Elegant and stylish, these outfits are something we can’t do without!
3. Chiffon Sarees
The allure of chiffon sarees would be unknown to us, if not for Sridevi in Mr. India and Chaandni. Grooving to the tunes of Kaate Nahi Katte Din Ye Raat and Lagi Aaj Saawan Ki, she personified sensuality in a plain blue chiffon, with ease!
4. Satin Sarees
Who can forget the cute and naughty Madhuri in a purple satin saree in the song Didi Tera Dewar Deewana! Her look with the backless blouse went viral and is still a rage with bridesmaids-to-be.
5. Funky Patialas
A relatively new entrant, Patialas have captured the imagination of every young girl in India ever since Kareena sported them in Jab We Met.