Bollywood has been a great influence on our daily life, especially when it comes to fashion. From 70’s to present, Bollywood has brought many revolutions in the fashion world and the most effective revolutionary agent of Bollywood, are surely the actresses. Here is a quick look at some of the path breaking fashion that Bollywood actresses have gifted us.
Be it in Guide, Prem Pujari or Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Waheeda Rehman has been a style icon even in as early as in the 60’s. In Prem Pujari we have seen her evolving from the village belle to the winner of a beauty pageant and she truly reflected the changing face of Indian women with her style sense in georgette sarees with embellished borders, and collared churidar kurti.
One woman who changed the entire style scenario in Bollywood is surely Zeenat Aman. She ushered in an era of bold style, from bikinis to dresses or oversized glares with bindi. She brought in modern fashion and the entire nation tried to follow her. In Hare Krishna Hare Rama we have seen her sporting bold prints, palazzos and even sarongs and soon they were flooded in the fashion world.
With Chandni, Sridevi introduced the fashion for working women. The beautiful combination of ethnic with chic is what Chandni taught us. From all white Churidar Kurtis to beautiful chiffon sarees with sleeveless blouses, Sridevi taught the working women to work in style.
Short skirts or dresses, oversized shirts and denim shirts or frocks became a part of our day to day fashion all thanks to Urmila in Rangeela. Even the white skirt and top by Manish Malhotra became a fashion rage and it was Urmila who brought in major fashion revolution with her bold and sassy avatar in Rangeela
Teaming a Patiala with a long tshirt or sporting a harem pants with a strappy top- who could have worn it better than Kareena Kapoor. Our very dearest Geet from Jab We Met gave us some serious fashion inspiration by bringing together ethnic and casual all in the same place and soon the Indian fashion scenario was taken over by many Geet across the nation
We have all loved the beautiful equation Deepika shared with her father and Irfaan Khan as well, but what we have loved the most was her fashion in Piku. Strong, independent and responsible, Deepika’s fashion in Piku beautifully reflected her character. From handloom kurtis and traditional textile kurtas to teaming them up with palazzo or even the kohl rimmed eyes and most importantly the bindi, Piku style soon took over the fashion world, even before the film hit the silver screen.