“Filmy” fashions are quite often confined to film (and rightfully so!) but in the case of some of the late 80s/90s fashion here, these were actual trends that I can remember.
The late 80s had a lot of geometric patterns stitched together, ruched kurtas, large floral motifs etc. – feels like this was the birth of “Indo-Western”. Pic 1′s outfit of Maine Pyar Kiya was a bonafide hit of the season, with street versions available everywhere. As was the jacket Salman wears that Bhagyashree is holding in the pic.
Pic above are two 80s/early 90s staples, heavy mirror work and the entire print and match outfit right down to the dupatta. Versions of these are still around, though pic 4 kind of outfits are quite dated.
Deep love for the single colour, shiny sari in the 90s – the Surat mills must have churned them out in every colour. But yellow really ruled from what I remember and was worn with a heavy mirror work blouse or something equally dramatic.
As I always say why was I young in this decade:) Of these I had the print sets and the mirror work tunics, the latter of which I would probably still wear albeit with tinier mirrors than du jour in the early 90s.
Mostly sourced from Indomania. The actresses: Bhagyashree, Meenakshi Seshadri, Kimi Katkar, Pooja Bhatt, Nagma. Mamta Kulkarni.
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Dipping into the ocean of pride, these bandanas were first created in India and worn by women as headscarves. And later on, the style passed to the cowboys and American women. In the 1980s, they were worn as a fashion statement for a brief time by rock and punk musicians. This head gear is now taken as a symbolic number to express attitude and strong pride of oneself. During those times, printed or polka dotted bandanas were much more famous.