Desis List Outfits Worn By Bollywood Actresses In Films That Were Iconic & Era-Defining

When I was a teenager, there was no Instagram supremacy or Pinterest that could help me have a decent fashion sense. So, I got 90% of my fashion inspiration from actors in Bollywood movies. Back in the 2000s and 2010s, female actors would pretty much make or break trends. What they wore in films would soon land up in the wardrobes of innumerable teen and young-adult girls.

Speaking of which, a user on Twitter @apparitionnow asked people online what’s that one outfit worn by an actress in a Bollywood film that can be called an era-defining piece and influenced wardrobes of women.

And the answers are legendary. Brings back so many memories! For example, Katrina Kaif in the 2000s was pretty much it. The chunky accessories, deep kajal look, a stack of bangles and messy hair – this was most school and college girls in 2010.

Also, the typical ‘goth girl’ (all-black outfit, black nail polish, messy hair and deep-kohl eyes) look was heavily inspired by ‘Sanjana’ in ‘Main Hoon Na’.

The number of women I saw wearing this blue georgette saree with a golden border along with a black sequined blouse was crazy!

Brides wearing sunglasses? Bruh Kat started this trend.

Straight long kurtas with ripped jeans, silver jewellery and boots – the OG boho girl look – was brought to you by none other than Anushka Sharma in ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’.

‘Geet’ from ‘Jab We Met’ was what every girl post-2007 aspired to be, especially with the patiala + long t-shirt look.

This was me in the early 2000s – short hair, denim jacket with bootleg jeans, chunky sneakers and on other days, colourful jumpsuits!

Girls still aspire to dress like Piku! Shoutout to her black and white kurta with palazzos that were replicated by many.

Deepika in ‘Love Aaj Kal’ was something else! Short colourful anarkali tops with skinny jeans and juttis? Count me in!

For me, Katrina in the song ‘Dunki’ and Deepika in ‘Piku’ is the most era-defining. What about you?

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