Just as history repeats itself, the fashion wheel also takes a spin and leaves back some trends each time. With retro fashion being the most evolved one, there are some styles that are making a comeback. These fashion styles go back to the 60s’, 70s’, and 80s’! The gorgeous yesteryear actresses sizzled in these and made a huge mark of their style. As the fashion comeback is setting in, here are some trends that you should check out –
Gharara/Sharara was usually spotted on the iconic actress –Meena Kumari. She wore them in hit movies like Pakeeza and Bahu Begum. Nowadays, Sara Ali Khan, Malaika Arora, and Deepika Padukone are bringing them back into the spotlight.
Bell Bottom pants were a raging trend back in the 70s’ & 80s’ just as they are now. Zeenat Aman, Parveen Babi or Hema Malini were some of the pioneers who brought these to our wardrobe. Nowadays we spot almost every actress flaunting them with style.
The rebellious bold ladies of the then era brought a hint of the western culture with jumpsuits. We all still remember Zeenat Aman in the gorgeous white jumpsuit in the song ‘Chura Liya’, don’t we? This retro fashion of jumpsuit is currently a staple of our wardrobes!
The first time we saw a floor-length Anarkali was in ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ worn by Madhubala. Later followed in yet another iconic movie – ‘Umrao Jaan’. This changed the course of fashion and is still one of the most popular fashion styles even today!
High Neck Blouses
Almost through the 70s’ era, every actress wore a high neck blouse. And look how it’s back in the trend and ruling! Then the trend faded away as ladies experimented with halter necks, deep neck blouses, etc.
Lehenga with Long Choli
Every actress back then chose this simple yet striking lehenga-choli for their songs. Ditching the short cholis, they opted for straight long cholis to cover their midriff. Sticking along the lines, now we have long cholis in peplum style.
A well-fitted kurta with straight pants or chudidaar took the fashion world with a storm! Actresses wore this figure-hugging outfit to highlight their curves in this simplest way. Actresses like Sadhana, Asha Parekh, and, Vyjayanthimala wore them in their iconic movies.
Polka Dots are another name for Dimple Kapadia! She brought it in trend in her blockbuster movie Bobby, which became an instant hit. Before Dimple, Nutan wore Polka dots and looked stunning! The younger generation is often spotted wearing this trend and carrying the legacy forward.
Flared or bell-sleeves rocked in the 70s’, thanks to the style diva – Neetu Kapoor. These are super feminine and playful sleeves evolved over time. And now we see them in dresses, blouses, and kurtas! Such statement sleeves deserve to be in vogue.
Skirts and midis were a huge hit back then and seem to have the same effect now. Many top actresses wore skirts with crop-tops to add an oomph factor to their character. Above all, this pair of crop-top and skirt is still ruling our fashion world!
So, don’t you agree fashion too goes in circles? Which of these retro trends are you crazy about?