History more often than not repeats itself! This is especially true for fashion and beauty trends. Right now we’re seeing a resurgence of everything you loved, or maybe even hated from the ’90s. But they have now returned more stylish than ever.
With all these trends making a comeback, one may remember so many iconic Bollywood actresses of that era donning these trends and making them popular among the masses. As fashion and Bollywood go hand in hand, so many of us tried to emulate the same outfits we saw on the screen on our favourite heroines. So with all these familiar trends making a return, let’s take a walk down the memory lane and check out how our B-town celebs originally rocked these current trends during the ’90s.
1. Athleisure & Activewear
Once Dil Toh Pagal Hai hit the screens, activewear became super popular. Everyone wanted to look like Karisma Kapoor. All of her outfits, that were heavily sportswear-inspired looked effortless and cool, it was now accepted to wear these trendy outfits to college or look sexy for the gym. This style has made its return recently with more relaxed silhouettes and matching sets for every day. Even the bicycle shorts has made its way back into fashion. More often than not you’ll see influencers on Instagram rocking these trends on the daily
2. Chiffon Sarees
You might remember Sri Devi‘s iconic blue saree from the ’80s in Mr. India. However, the chiffon saree really found its footing and evolved in the ’90s. These sarees were seen on literally every heroine in almost every movie. One of the more memorable moments was when Raveena Tandon in Mohra, who wore a vibrant yellow saree in the song, ‘Tip Tip Barsa Pani‘. Regal chiffon sarees are still popular to this day. While it gets updated every few years, it’s a classic that looks great dressed up or down and very appropriate for the summer months because of its sheer breathable fabric. We all remember seeing Anushka Sharma wearing two gorgeous chiffon sarees in the film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, paying homage to late actor Sridevi’s looks in her 1989 film, Chandni.
These were the ultimate trend and chokers of all kinds were available everywhere. But what was popularised by many Bollywood heroines was more feminine pearl detailed chokers, some chunky and some delicate. One of these versions was worn by Madhuri Dixit Nene in Hum Aapke Hain Kaun. Paired with matching earrings and a cute pink dress, she looks sweet like candy. For 2020, more extravagant chokers are in style and popping up on the runways. The current theme being, go big or go home.
4. High-Waist Pants
High-waist pants always keep coming back in style. They make you look taller and leaner plus it is flattering on most bodies. It’s no secret that it made it’s way back into the closets of every fashionista. Whether it was jeans, trousers or even high-waist shorts it was on everyone- from Kajol in ‘DDLJ‘ onscreen to Karisma Kapoor for casual everyday wear.
5. Crop Tops
You have had to be under a rock not to notice the influx of crop-top styles in fashion. They first made a major mark in the era of the Spice Girls. Every actress rocked some version in more movies than I can count. Flaunting their toned midriff, this top was worn with skirts, jeans and even as matching sets. Top actress of the time, Karisma, Juhi Chawla, Shilpa Shetty and more, all wore this trend onscreen and off.
What is your favourite trend that has returned in style? Let us know in the comments below.