Bollywood is heavily into the fashion scene, not only on the silver screen, but off it, too! Their tastes, whether ethnic or contemporary, often become the public’s inspirations!
All of us have our favourite actors from amongst the Bollywood fraternity. They become role models for us, with regard to our own lifestyles, what we wear, and so on. Well, here is a list of diverse designer salwar suits that the princesses and queens of the film industry are favouring in 2018. You might like to try some of them yourself!
The Evergreen Patiala
Extensively popular in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, the Patiala style has wended its way to the shores of Middle Eastern nations too! This is because it suits teenagers and young adults marvellously, granting them those oh-so-gorgeous, bubbly and cute looks! Now, this does not mean that middle-aged or elderly women may not don the Patiala salwar kameez at all! There is really no age barrier as far as this particular style is concerned. After all, Bollywood celebrities are least concerned about their chronological ages! They want to sport a specific style on screen, as well as off screen; they just go for it! We have all witnessed diversely aged stars, such as Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Amrita Rao, etc, prancing around on the silver screen in brightly hued outfits, embellished in innovative ways by creative designers. It is just that the younger generation across India and in the rest of the world too, seems to be more inclined towards it, rather than towards other styles.
It might interest you to know that the Patiala/Dhoti salwar kameez has its roots in Patiala City in the State of Punjab. In earlier days, the King of this place labelled the loose-fitting and layered salwar teamed with a long, knee-length and comfortable kameez, as his ‘royal’ dress. Later on, when women adopted this style, they ensured that the salwar had pleats stitched to fit into the top of the belt at the waist. The pleats flowed down smoothly, in order to meet at the bottom. The outcome of this kind of design was a superb draping effect! When teamed with a short/long kameez, the overall look was chic and graceful, as well as a combination of the ethnic and the contemporary! Add to that, embellishments, such as quraishta, stone/zari/mirror work, embroidery, tilla, motifs, etc, and all that any onlooker can say is, “Wow”!
The Elegant Anarkali
This salwar suit suits all! Yes, it looks perfect on any kind of body frame. It is no wonder then that the newer generation of Bollywood actors, such as Sonam Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, etc, is eternally looking for varied ways to display the typical Punjabi culture via the Anarkali style! Designers deserve kudos for enhancing the beauty of this dress through lace/patch work, embroidery patterns, motifs, and so on, making it splendid wear for semi-formal and formal occasions.
The kameez may be of standard length, or stretch all the way to the floor – it does not matter. The entire outfit serves to hide the ‘ugly’ side of your figure, and highlight only the ‘beautiful’ aspects of it. In fact, often, it seems to resemble a gown, and a royal one at that!
Salwar plus Long Shirt
Even the traditional salwar has undergone all manner of changes over the years. Today, it is common to witness women sporting churidars, trousers, palazzos, etc, in the name of the ‘salwar’. Team it with a long and well-designed shirt, and you are ready for a casual outing or a semi-formal event. Similar to any well-known movie star, you are bound to look subtly chic and casually sophisticated too! This is because your shirt is not an ordinary one. It may display creative borders, thread work, zari patterns, glorious embroidery, etc.
Sometimes, just for a change, celebrities opt for medium-length or short shirts too. Regardless, they do not have the same charm as a long shirt does!
This is not a common sight all the time, for it depends on the star’s whims and fancies! The salwar may be of any type, but the kameez is frock-like in style. Although the celebrities do not mind using it as daily wear, it comes into vogue during award functions majorly. The floral prints are rather vivid and bold or delicate and fine in nature. Whatever is the case, the ‘filmy’ models do know how to carry themselves well on the red carpet, as well as, off it!