Category Archives: Singer

How to dress like a 1937 heroine

This post on ruffled blouses refers to Mukti (1937)* [X] [X].  The movie was a bit of a fashion influencer with Kanan’s crown braid and  Barua’s beret worn backwards apparently all the rage. It turns out the movie is on … Continue reading

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The 1940s Post

The late 1940s was a time of somewhat boxy, padded blouses.  This blouse on the actress and dancer Suryakumari for example is almost like a man’s shirt (or perhaps more correctly a pyjama top).  As can be seen from the … Continue reading

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The 1940s Post

Kanan Devi and KL Saigal in Parichay. Collared blouses, scalloped necks and boxy silhouettes were common in sari blouses in the 1940s.  

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The Fabulous Diva Blouse

Gauhar Jan has some really fabulous sleeves there. But nothing can beat her own fabulousity. [X]

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