- Madhubala’s anarkali in ‘Mughal-E-Azam’
- Mumtaz’s wrapped saree in ‘Brahmachari’
- Rekha’s anarkali in ‘Umrao Jaan’
- Dimple Kapadia’s polka dotted blouse in Bobby
- Madhuri Dixit’s purple backless saree in Hum Aapke Hain Koun
- Kareena Kapoor’s T-shirt and patialas in Jab We Met
- Kajol’s green lehenga in DDLJ
Madhubala’s anarkali in ‘Mughal-E-Azam’
Madhubala's mint and red, heavily embellished costume in the song is iconic in every sense of the word. In fact, it is safe to say that it set the tone for all those anarkalis that we see trending today. Made in red and mint colour combination, the outfit was a big fashion risk for those times.
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Mumtaz’s wrapped saree in ‘Brahmachari’
Mumtaz’s wraparound sarees became one of the most celebrated saree trends ever! When Mumtaz shook in tandem with the legendary song, ‘Aj kal tere mere pyaar ke charchey’, wrapped in the gorgeous orange-tangerine saree she created waves in the fashion circuit.
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Rekha’s anarkali in ‘Umrao Jaan’
Rekha in that golden and white, pearl hued brocade dress immortalised the ‘Umrao Jaan’ look such that no one has been able to replicate it quite as perfectly in these many years. There have been many Umraos since then but the magic that Rekha’s Umrao dress spelled remains unmatched.
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Dimple Kapadia’s polka dotted blouse in Bobby
Dimple Kapadia's hot and saucy retro look in the polka dotted tie-up top and black short skirt became a huge rage amongst teenage girls of the 70s. Not only did the look become a fashion staple of that era but has also been replicated and altered many times post that.
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Madhuri Dixit’s purple backless saree in Hum Aapke Hain Koun
When it comes to Madhuri Dixit there are many iconic songs and outfits that will all qualify to make it to this list but our favourite continues to remain the purple saree and that gorgeous backless blouse from the very popular ‘Didi tera devar deewana’ number. The song still continues to be a rage in the wedding functions and the outfit still remains etched in our memories.
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Kareena Kapoor’s T-shirt and patialas in Jab We Met
Casual, comfy and desi cool to the hilt, the look became quite a trend after Kareena Kapoor’s characterisation of the bold and beautiful sikhnii, Geet. Long T-shirts teamed with patialas are this generation’s go to comfort clothing after Kareena’s ‘Jab We Met’ stunt.
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Kajol’s green lehenga in DDLJ
It’s almost been twenty years since the movie released but Kajol’s green wedding outfit from DDLJ continues to be etched in our minds even today. This dulhaniya, when in her green outfit shook a leg to Doli saja ke rakhna, the song went on to become a wedding anthem.
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Written by Khubi Amin Ahmed on Nov 19, 2015