Do you remember dressing up with ladies dresses like your most beloved Bollywood star from 80’s or 90’s? How we tried to replicate stylish party wear ladies topsusing mom’s old dupattas, how much fun it was being star struck and then trying to wear a necklace as a headband and mom’s stilettos to walk around the house like a celebrity. It is indeed a lost list of things we did to keep looking somewhat like our style icons we worshipped.
I still remember having a secret drawer in my cupboard where I stacked clippings of my favourite stars and the ladies dresses I liked. I even tried making dresses for my Barbies in the same manner; the only difference was using super glue instead of stitching (which I mastered later on too, with a lot of practice)
It was fun, isn’t it? We all have grown up idolizing our favourite movie stars or even our MUM’s.
Then how about being the one who makes all those copied styles look gorgeous once again too? Have you ever thought of this?
Now is the time to break all those stereotypes who says that fashion styles of 80’s and 90’s are a thing of the past. If you have a knack for fashion and style, then whatever you carry will become an eternal fashion for today.
Someone very rightly stated somewhere (very bad with names and places) that fashion moves in a cyclic manner and if you look carefully around you will see the same style being repeated again and again but with an infusion of a newer energy and brand new style. So thinking on these lines and getting inspired by all this I thought of trying something too.
It was my wedding and before the night my friends planned a surprise Hen’s party for me. My entry was loaded with party shots and snow spray. And, when I turned around my eyes in the hall, I was completely overwhelmed with the thought they had planted for the evening. All were looking like my all time favourite Bollywood divas! Then, I realized that the theme was inspired by the flashy trends of 80’s and 90’s.
Do you really want to see how my guests redefined some of the famous styles from the movie industry with over-the-ages type looks so well?
The Rich Girl SairaBanuin a Hollywood-Hair style from Purab and Pashchim
When one of my friends made an entry in the hall, I can’t just take off my eyes from her. She stepped in carrying an elite glamorous look with a big poofy hairdo and short sideway bangs. I just loved it!
The School Girl Look
My cousin, Richa’s look was completely unforgettable! She took the inspiration from SonamKapoor’s look in Raanjhanaa and did complete justice to the style she tried to copy!
The Knotted Crop Top Look
Dimple Kapadia’s role as an Anglo-Indian teenager in Bobby has set many hearts racing with her sensuous appeal. Keeping the same in mind, my friend tried wearing a knotted blouse, short skirt and of course her hairstyle. How amazing it was!
KareenaKapoor’s Jab We Met Look
Being talkative, bubbly and carefree my sister was also adorning her style in the hall in a beautiful way. She also knew the theme, quite surprising for me! But, the way she carried Jab We Met character’s dressing style by pairing loose Harem Pants with a long white top is far beyond my imagination. It looked like that she has just stepped out from the house in her comfort loose pants!
Shiny-glittery look from 80’s
The next look I saw just reminded me of the ZeenatAman’s look from the song “Aapjaisa koi merizindagimeinaaye” from the movie Kurbaan. The girl was wearing the same red cut-out shiny ladies dress with a red rose flower tucked behind her left ear.
ParveenBabi and Neetu Singh’s style
As, bell bottoms were one of the most popular retro styles that are still in the picture, but with a new transformation. Likewise, there were two twin sisters in the party, who rocked their style by flaunting their colorful and oversized palazzo pants teamed up with classy ladies tops.
ZeenatAman in Hare Ram Hare Krishna
ZeenatAman was the first Bollywood actress to mark her iconic presence in the fashion industry. Her hippie look from the song Dum MaaroDum just waved my best friend’s mind and she looked stunning in the party! She wore a baggy kurta, flowery garlands, and a huge bumble bee glass to complete her style.
While we remember some of the Bollywood stars for their acting, there are few others who get stuck in our minds for their classical outfits and the trends they set. And Bollywood has been the biggest inspiration for India’s fashion industry, so it inspired many. We as young girls looked at our mothers wearing similar styles and carrying them gracefully. The undulated grace is missing in today’s actresses or the sophistication with what they wore all their ladies dresses are unmatched. But we do see their glimpses here and there in today’s fashion. So, next time you want to buyladies tops online then don’t forget to try something that reminds you of your favourite yesteryear’s celeb.
Coming back to the party!! There was an excellent display of party wear ladies tops& ladies dresses that could be seen in the hall, I was literally taken aback by the love and adulation these girls bestowed on me but more than that I was surprised by the effort these girls made to get it right. On pestering them with the same question again and again, the source was revealed and it was none other than the ladies tops online that saved the day. Yes, a lot of mixing and matching went to make it look like the most loved era. Nevertheless, the party was a roaring hit amidst all the hysteria and Bollywood numbers.
Being the centre part of the party, it looked like we have been living with the most loved styles of 80’s and 90’s, but with a modern twist.