We might be using Instagram to get our daily dose of fashion inspo from Bollywood celebs but the uber glam outfits they flaunt in films is something we love the most! They truly are the best source of fashion inspiration that exists for desi girls. For those of you who agree with us, here are 10 *gorgeous* Bollywood salwar suits to take inspiration from!
1. Kangana’s Sexy Silhouettes
Kangana’s suits in Tanu Weds Manu: Returns became quite popular and are definitely still on our list of faves. She went overboard with mirror work and it looked fabulous! For someone who wants to look bold in Indian wear, a shorty-short kurti with mirror work borders and a dhoti salwar is the way to go! Don’t forget to accessorize well to make this a winning look.
2. Alia’s Feminine Vibes
Alia’s feminine and relatable look in Badrinath Ki Dulhania was loved by everyone! She stuck to shades of pink and mixed and matched them with accessories and gota patti work. If you’re getting a suit stitched for the very first time and can’t really make up your mind about what’ll suit you best, take inspiration from Alia’s look in Badrinath Ki Dulhania and keep it girly!
3. Kareena’s Quintessential Punjabi Look!
Wear Punjabi suit to nail the typical Punjabi girl look? Who better than Geet from Jab We Met, right? Go for a short phulkari kurti and team it with a patiala salwar. Complete the look by wearing matching embroidered juttis and pretty jhumkas to look your desi best!
4. Sonam’s Sunshine Look!
Who said wearing the same colour from head to toe doesn’t look good? We’re pretty sure Sonam isn’t the only one who could carry this yellow chikankari suit with so much grace. To nail this look, experiment with textures. A chikankari kurti with a chiffon dupatta and a crepe salwar, is one such perfect combination!
5. Deepika’s Simply Sexy Look!
Whoever watched the film, loved Deepika’s subtly sexy look in YJHD. While her suit was traditional in terms of fabrics and colours, the deep necklines and well fitted kurtis added a sexy touch to her overall look. For those of you who don’t want to compromise on the bold quotient while dressing desi, Deepika’s blue and pink suit is the one you should be taking inspiration from!
6. Aishwarya’s (Desi) Belle Look
A suit like this one will surely add a splash of colour to your wardrobe! The cute contrast makes it pretty - it’s one piece we bet you’ll love to own. Take style tips from Aishwarya, she’s worked a simple white kurti by pairing it with two different colours. If you have a plain kurti with work on the borders, don’t shy from experimenting with colours. This style is perfect for girls with a pear body type. The well fitted kurti and voluminous salwar will draw all the attention to your sexy, slim waist!
7. Kareena’s Gorgeous Embellishments
We love how Bebo is making so much colour and embellishments work for her! If you’re heading for a traditional event with family and don’t want to keep it too casual and neither do you want to look OTT, consider getting embroidery or mirror work done around the yoke. And who said mukaish is just for the kurtas? Add some character to the salwar by getting mukaish work done on it, just like Kareena!
8. Shraddha’s Sexy Sheer Look
Ditch that dupatta, girls. We all have wanted to own at least one white kurti that we can wear with different salwars and dupattas! We think this white kurti with sheer sleeves and delicate embroidery is just perfect. Pair it with a vibrant salwar and that’s all the colour you need in your outfit. We love it!
9. Anushka’s Vibrant Look!
We’re pretty sure this one’s already on your wishlist! It’s been almost a decade since we saw Anushka’s suit in Band Baaja Baaraat and we clearly aren’t over it yet. Her simple yet stunning suit still works. Play with colours that complement each other, go for a thick border on the kurta and around the sleeves and tada! You’re good to go, girl!
10. Sonakshi’s Flower Power
Too much colour is never a bad thing. Especially if you know how to balance the look and make it work for you! Look how Sonakshi is flaunting a bright floral kurti with a plain salwar and matching dupatta. We love it!