Now who doesnâ€™t like a fun party, especially when it’s a themed one? And the icing on the cake would be if it were a retro Bollywood themed party! Some of the things that immediately come to mind when you think retro are polka dots, winged liners, headbands, fluffed up hairstyles, frills, bell bottoms and much more. The list is absolutely endless!
There is so much inspiration around that it’s easy to get overwhelmed while planning your look. So we have broken down the iconic styles of 5 yesteryear Bollywood divas from their most famous movies and songs. Weâ€™ve found you similar outfits too, courtesy Sochâ€™s massive collection of all things ethnic wear!
Let’s take a look at these five different looks from movies in the past â€“ and you can decide which one of these olden-day beauties you would want to resemble the most.
Remember the evergreen vintage damsel Mumtaz in her orange saree moving her hips to â€œAaj kal tere mere pyaar ke charcheâ€? Drape this beautiful orange and navy blue chiffon saree like Mumtaz, do up your hair in a bun, draw on a beautiful winged liner and you will break a few hearts for sure.
Another look to try is Leena Chandavarkar’s look in the ever famous â€œDhal gaya din ho gayi shaamâ€ number. Fitting her silhouette perfectly is her deep pink salwar suit, and one has to love the sporty yet stylish way she drapes her dupatta around her hair! Try the look with this pink and gold chanderi suit with intricate zari work. A definite hit!
This one is not only easy and effortless but also glamorous! The iconic Zeenat Aman set so many fashion goals across the country thanks to her hippy avatar – and mesmerizing people with her â€œDum maro Dumâ€ number. Wear this ethnic printed cotton kurti with your bell bottom jeans, let your hair down and pick the right pair of glasses. Donâ€™t forget to channel your inner sassy diva through the night!
This one never goes out of style. Dimple Kapadia in Bobby was the ultimate retro queen. Inspired by this very look is this very retro yet trendy polka dots and buttoned sleeves kurti. Wear this with plain white palazzos and drape a white dupatta as a hair band and you will undoubtedly be the belle of the party.
Now, if Madhubala in Mughal E Azam is more your kind of style, try wearing this elegant maroon colored Anarkali with its floral printed yoke and embellishments. Pair this with the right accessories and who knows; you just might find your very own Dilip Kumar!
For a generic retro look, just pair a well-fitted tunic from Sochâ€™s catalogue with an Afghani style salwar and jhuttis, and you will look like you belong in another era altogether. Happy shopping and enjoy putting together a great Bollywood retro look!.