Fashion and movies go hand-in-hand. One cannot function without the other. Be it a period drama or a musical or even an action film, our filmmakers have time and again resorted to costumes and unique ensembles to make their characters stand out.
Over the years, we’ve seen female leads change the way the fashion scene looked in their time. Be it Sharmila Tagore’s tiny bikini in An Evening in Paris that scandalised the nation at the time or Deepika Padukone’s monotone golden look as Mastani — the avatars adapted by our divas and divos in films have inspired many fashion revolutions over the years.
Fads came and went but these 20 looks remained iconic and never went out of style. Recalling these brilliantly put together ensembles, here’s taking you through 20 historic looks from Bollywood movies that have stood the test of time.
1. Sharmila Tagore’s blue bikini in An Evening in Paris
2. Dimple Kapadia’s pokla dot top from Bobby
3. Zeenat Aman’s hippie look from Hare Krishna Hare Ram
4. Mumtaz’s orange drape from Brahmachari
5. Sridevi’s iconic blue saree from Mr. India
6. Raveena Tandon’s frill blouse and saree from Mohra
7. Urmila Matondkar’s matching co-ords from Rangeela
8. Madhuri Dixit’s minimal green lehenga from Hum Apke Hain Kaun
9. Kajol’s Bandhani dupatta and white suit from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
10. Kareena Kapoor Khan’s pastel sharara from Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham
11. Sushmita Sen’s chiffon sarees from Main Hu Na
12. Rani Mukerji’s long shirt and patiala from Bunty Aur babli
13. Kareena Kapoor Khan’s white shirt, black corset and red skirt look from Jab We Met
14. Sonam Kapoor’s version of Cher’s Cluless look in Aisha
15. Priyanka Chopra’s golden saree from Dostana
16. Alia bharr’s colourful sarees, minimal jewellery and gajra look from 2 States
17. Deepika Padukone’s electric blue saree from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
18. Deepika Padukone’s simpel suit, bindi and scarf look from Piku
19. Anushka Sharma’s kurti and jeans with statement earrings from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
20. Deepika Padukone’s monotone golden look from Bajirao Mastani