It’s safe to say that Bollywood fashion is one of the most powerful driving forces behind the latest fashion trends and styles in Asian clothing. Each film creates a new and exclusive fashion statement giving us many memorable and everlasting fashion trends. Let’s take a look at some of the most unforgettable popular styles in Bollywood cinema.
Who can forget the legendary 1960 film Mughal-e-Azam with the beautiful Madhubala dancing in Anarkali kameez and Churidar outfit. Even after decades women are still drawn to this iconic style of clothing.
|In 2008 Mallika Sherawat starred in the movie Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam which was about a group of actors doing a stage play of the orginal Mugal-e-Azam. She also wore Anarkali kameez and Churidar outfit in pink. This iconic dress is not only popular in India but all over the globe.|
|1994 blockbuster film Hum Apke Hain Kaun with hunky Salman Khan and dancing queen Madhuri Dixit created a new fashion statement in the form of Madhuri’s green embroidered choli with white a lehenga and the famous purple embroidered saree.|
|Bollywood fashion gave a new dimension to Indian Sarees with films like 1999's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and 2002 film Devdas starring Aishwarya Rai. In these films we have seen heavily embroidered sarees with use of silk and brocade signifying rich heritage of India.|
|We also have the trendy, stylish and sensuous style of saree’s in films. Such as 2000’s Dhadkan where Shilpa Shetty wore classy net sarees and 2004’s Main Hoon Na with Sushmita Sen wearing smart chiffon sarees.|
Bollywood fashion has also shown the world different designs and styles of shalwar kameez and Churidar suits. Preity Zinta wore Pakistani style shalwar kameez in 2004’s Veer Zara. Rani Mukerjee wore Patiala shalwaar with a short kurti style kameez in 2005’s Bunty aur Babli.
Another hit flick Dostana in 2008 saw Priyanka Chopra bring a more fresh, funky and contemporary look to the saree.
On India Fashion famous designer Aparna Chandrs said: “Bollywood Fashion is definitely the largest fashion guider as a vast majority of public is influenced by Bollywood Fashion trends, clothes, jewellery, etc. Rather than introducing new designs on ramp, it makes more commercial sense to introduce them through films." she says.
FemaleFirst Haleema Shabir