Sometimes you remember a film for the outfits that its lead stars wore - so much so that the style becomes a fashion trend and everyone wants to dress up the same way. Be it the sensual chiffon sarees from Main Hoon Na or the iconic hairbands from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.. here's a list of 10 female protagonists in Hindi cinema that created a stir with their on-screen fashion.
Kareena Kapoor Khan as Geet in Jab We Met made pairing long T-shirts with patialas look super casual and cool. Thanks to designer Manish Malhotra, this combo became every desi girl's everyday outfit. Also, the slip corset paired with black harem pants along with a chunky silver belt in the song Mauja Hi Mauja was aped by many girls.
Dimple Kapadia in and as Bobby in her midriff-baring polka-dotted retro tops and teeny-tiny skirts became a rage in the '70s. Even the bold orange bikini in the film became iconic!
Kajol's character Anjali in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was such a rage that every '90s kid got the same short blunt haircut as her and wore the same hairbands. Anjali paved the way for athleisure fashion in 1998 with her DKNY tracksuits, casual sweatshirts and denim jackets.
Deepika Padukone as Naina in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani scorched the dance floor in her electric blue saree with a sleek golden border and the black plunging neckline blouse. The Manish Malhotra creation became an instant rage and in every shaadi girls were seen replicating the saree!
Rani Mukerji as the spunky Babli in Bunty Aur Babli introduced collared short shirts with patialas to the teens. Designed by Aki Narula, the bright dupattas, eccentric jackets and jholas became an instant rage amongst youngsters.
Think of Mumtaz and the iconic form-fitting bright orange saree from the song Aaj Kal Tere Mere Pyaar Ke Charche in Bhramachari pops up in your head! Not only did that pre-pleated saree with a frilled hemline become an instant hit in the late '60s but till today it's considered trendy even today after so many years.
Sensual one tone chiffon sarees and those trailing pallus never looked better than it did draped on Sushmita Sen in Main Hoon Na. If that's what a college professor looks like, none of us would've ever bunked classes, that's for sure.
Of all the looks that Madhuri Dixit's character Nisha made iconic in Hum Aapke Hain Koun, the purple embellished saree and backless blouse from the song Didi Tera Devar Deewana became the most talked-about. The long red-laced dress with a big belt was also super stylish.
How can we talk about fashion and not talk about Kareena Kapoor Khan as Poo in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham in the same breath? Poo and fashion go hand in hand like peanut butter does with jelly... you get the drift. From leather mini skirts, choker style scarves, crop tops, bralettes to block heels... Poo was the ultimate fashion aspiration for all girls. Poo's style isn't for the faint-hearted!
Who can ever forget Priyanka grooving to Desi Girl in Dostana wearing that iconic nude sari paired with a bralette blouse? The gold swimsuit, shorts, tank tops and micro-length dresses gave the ultimate Miami vibe where the movie was set.
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