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Bollywood Fashion inspiration for 2017 from Bollywood Movies - Dear Zindagi, ADHM, Aisha, Cocktail, Badrinath ki Dulhaniya
Fashion for 2017 Inspired by Bollywood Movies
01 st Apr 2017

A Bollywood movie is like a three-hour-long rollercoaster ride, at the end of it, you're either left feeling absolutely thrilled or very sick. However, regardless of your experience, you always learn a little something from your beloved Bollywood movies. Fashion is one such facet that never goes unnoticed in Bollywood films.

Our movies have been giving us serious fashion goals since times unknown. Right from Madhubala’s Anarkali kameez in Mughal-E-Azam to Deepika Padukone’s dazzling silver dress in Cocktail, Bollywood has been invariably refreshing when it comes to fashion.

There has been a drastic change from actors sporting flamboyant costumes to trendsetting outfits in movies due to the change in the kind and quality of films that we watch these days. This transformation has therefore brought Bollywood and fashion closer than ever before. People can now replicate looks of their favorite celebrities from numerous movies without any ambiguities.

Every year, various Bollywood films are released. These films are cherished for one too many reasons; outstanding performances, lovely sets, excellent scripts to list down a few. Amongst these are movies that are remembered for the buzz they created in the world of fashion. Films, that brought about a revolution in our fashion industry. Here’s to those films that drove us into a fashion frenzy!


Alia Bhatt’s latest hit is all about traditional ‘glam-sham’. This young lady always leaves us stumped with her performances. And what’s best is that with each role comes a flabbergasting look that we can’t stop ourselves from replicating. Her recent film, in which she plays the role of a young, formidable feminist, is unquestionably 2017’s fashion guide for Indian outfits. She is seen flaunting bright colors like magenta and pink in this film. Manish Malhotra drew inspiration from Rajasthan’s rich heritage for Alia’s look in the movie.

Fashion Inspiration: Traditional Lehenga Choli

The pink and orange lehenga-choli donned by Alia in the movie is a classic and the ‘leheriya’ dupatta adds the right amount of elegance to balance off the intense colors. Also, the goti-patta border used in the outfit is bound to make you feel nostalgic.

Alia bhatt in orange and magenta lehenga choli from Badrinath ki Dulhania

Style Tips

If lehengas are not your thing then you can get an identical look by wearing a long skirt instead with a short kurti. Don’t forget the star of the look, the ‘leheriya dupatta’



Alia Bhatt’s wardrobe in Dear Zindagi is all about comfort, fun and stylish looks. We won’t be exaggerating if we describe it as every girl’s dream wardrobe. Alias’s wardrobe, unlike her character in the film, is hassle free. Maxis, kimonos, ripped jeans, breezy dresses; Alia rocks each outfit within the film with a lot of ease.

Fashion Inspiration: Dresses Paired with Jackets

Anaita Shroff Adajania kept Alia’s looks neat and crisp in this film. She is seen wearing a mustard frock paired with a dark green shirt-jacket in the film. She completes this color-blocked outfit with a casual brown frill bag and a long locket that stops a little above her tummy making her look super chic!

Alia Bhatt in a yellow dress with a shirt-jacket in dear zindagi

Style Tip

It's time to bring back those over-sized shirts from the black holes of your cupboard! Use them for this classy Alia Bhatt look.


Movie: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM)

ADHM was one of the most awaited movies of 2016 for reasons pleasant and well, not so pleasant. If there's one thing that can’t be flawed in this film, it's Manish Malhotra’s impeccable designs for the leading ladies Aishwarya Rai and Anushka Sharma.

Anushka plays a bubbly Muslim woman from Lucknow and thus, is styled to seem modern but with a tinge of Mughal to perfectly suit her character.

Fashion Inspiration: Long Kurtas

She is seen flaunting long chikan and thread work kurtas teamed with ripped jeans. The silver oxidized jewelry and thick kohl underneath her eyes complete her look and leaves us awestruck.

Anushka Sharma's Kurti and Jeans Look in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil


Fashion Inspiration: Bridal Lehenga

Anushka lived every bride’s dream when she sported the sumptuous lehenga designed by Manish Malhotra. It was a red and gold lehenga, interplayed with muted hues of salmon pink and peach with a long trail dupatta. That lehenga had Manish Malhotra written all over it!

Anushka's bridal lehenga designed by Manish Malhotra in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil



Style Tip

All you need for replicating Anushka's look are your basics! A long kurti, jeans, and junk jewelry. If you don’t possess a pair of ripped jeans, use a sand paper to scrape your old ones. And there! You have a brand new pair of jeans without spending a penny!


Movie: AISHA

Aisha is considered to be India’s first fashion film. Sonam Kapoor who is also widely known as the fashion queen of the industry played the lead and looked impeccable in every outfit.  Perina Quereshi, the costume designer received immense praise for her work and rightly so.

Fashion Inspiration: Kerala Kasavu Saree

The Kerela Kasavu Saree worn by Sonam in the song ‘Gal mitthi mitthi bol’ was a visual delight. It became an instant hit amongst ladies young and old. The white saree with a thick golden border was worn with a beautiful white blouse decorated with gold-copper embroidery on the neck and sleeves.

Sonam Kapoor in white Kasavu Saree from Aisha

Style Tip

To those who just can’t take the load of those over dramatic, all too shimmery lehengas, this is your way out. Ditch the old for white and gold to look absolutely glorious!

Fashion Inspiration: Checked Trench Coat

Moving on from Desi treats to the western ones; Sonam Kapoor made checks a fashion statement in this movie. Her checked dress along with the trench coat is something that won’t ever go out of style. Nothing says easy and elegant like checks.

Sonma Kapoor's checked formal outfit from Aisha

Style Tip

Checks make for classy formal wear and can be worn over pants and office skirts. So go ahead and make your work days less boring and more fashionable with sexy, no wait, ‘check-sy’ attires!



Deepika Padukone transforms from a nerdy class topper to a stunning young woman in this film and we couldn't stop gushing over her various looks after this movie hit the box office. From adorable floral dresses to sizzling Indian wear, she fantastically nailed every style.

Fashion Inspiration: Floral Prints

Guess who made floral prints a rage? It was, none other than (*drum roll*) the stunning Deepika Padukone in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. She looked endearing in her floral dress, teamed with a sky blue cardigan. The modish geek glasses added to the prettiness and completed the look perfectly.

Deepika's floral dress with a sky blue cardigan in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Style Tip

Floral prints cause you to look young and vivacious and also make for great daytime outfits. Be it a lunch date or a day out along with your girl gang, floral prints never disappoint. Sneakers and an informal sling bag go very well with floral prints.

Fashion Inspiration: Blue Saree Look

Deepika’s blue saree look in the song ‘Badtameez Dil’ became a trendsetter almost immediately after the song released. Who would have thought, a standard monotone chiffon saree could look so atrociously glamorous. The champagne gold border and the shimmering black blouse gave it an edge and added the extra oomph to it.

Deepika's blue saree look from Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani

Style Tip

It’s perfect for a cocktail party or any evening function. You can always experiment with different colors like blood red or hot pink while selecting your saree. Wear it with a dazzling black blouse and win hearts at every party!



Cocktail was a perfect blend of fashion and entertainment. Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Diana Penty were styled by Anaita Shroff Adajania in this film. Together, they set off some undying fashion trends and styles.

Fashion Inspiration: Jumpsuits

The very snug and stylish jumpsuits worn by Diana Penty and the palazzo pants worn by Deepika dominated every girl’s summer wardrobe soon after its release. As far as fashion is concerned, it undoubtedly was a cocktail of wonderful outfits.

Plazzo pants and Jumpsuits worn by deepika and Diana Penty in Cocktail

Style Tip

Palazzos are the most comfortable pants one can wear. You can wear one with a tube top and accessorize it with cool boho jewelry or you can team it up with a cool t-shirt or a sleeveless top like Deepika and look absolutely fabulous.




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