Bollywood has inspired India’s popular fashion choices time and again. And when it comes to weddings, many women have often desired a look inspired by the Bolly divas. Avama Jewellers’ Afreen Afreen winter wedding collection curates eight stunning Bollywood-inspired looks across the decades to take inspiration from. Be it a sassy style inspired from Zeenat Aman’s ’70s iconic look or more contemporary looks inspired from Deepika or Anushka’s films in recent years. t2 decodes the lookbook:
DEEPIKA PADUKONE’S PADMAAVAT LOOK
The magnificent Indian traditional look portrayed by Deepika Padukone in Padmaavat is recreated here on Aruna A Gupta with gorgeous handcrafted Rajputana ornaments detailed with meenakari, kundan and polki. The kundan choker is paired with a long neckpiece, long polki and kundan earrings with kanauti and is complemented with a kundan, polki and pearl maathapatti, a borla or maangtikka and a large nath, for a traditional wedding-day look.
KAREENA KAPOOR’S KABHI KHUSHI KABHIE GHAM LOOK
A fun and fresh sangeet ensemble, Kareena Kapoor’s glam Poo look from the song Bole Chudiyan was a fashion statement back then and is reimagined here on Sneha Bhagat with diamond jewellery pieces in sleek and contemporary styles detailed with the use of sapphire, emerald, ruby and diamond of various cuts and sizes.
ZEENAT AMAN’S HARE RAMA HARE KRISHNA LOOK
Keep the Haldi-Mehndi look quirky, sassy and full of drama inspired from the iconic Zeenat Aman boho look from Hare Rama Hare Krishna. The look is recreated on Anshu Juneja with a statement antique gold pendant strung with rudraksh beads.
REKHA’S KANJEEVARAM LOOK
The evergreen Rekha’s graceful look in kanjeevaram saris complemented with gold jewellery is recreated on Preraana Khullar with a necklace, layered with a long neckpiece from the brand’s temple jewellery collection paired with earrings and bracelet. Perfect for a simple yet classy and timeless reception evening look.
AISHWARYA RAI BACHCHAN’S DEVDAS LOOK
This navaratan jewellery set of two neckpieces, jhumka earrings and the bangle is an envious bridal set to possess for any bride. And if you have ever pictured yourself in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s poised and regal thakurain look from Devdas for the wedding day, this vibrant jewellery set can get you decked up in the look as Mohua Hussein depicts in the frame.
ANUSHKA SHARMA’S AE DIL HAI MUSHKIL LOOK
Anushka Sharma’s Mughal era inspired bridal look in the Channa mereya song has since influenced many contemporary bridal looks. Sakshi Malhotra shows how to pull it off with grace in the kundan and pearl passa complementing the kundan necklace and jhumkas detailed with pearl strings and paired with a polki nath.
PARVEEN BABI’S SHAAN LOOK
Keeping up with the glitz and glam of Parveen Babi from Shaan, Suchi Jhunjhunwala shows the look that could inspire a jazzy cocktail evening ensemble for the contemporary bride. The statement diamond ring, the cascading diamond neckpiece and the matching earrings complete the look.
KAJOL’S DILWALE LOOK
The dewy-fresh and spirited look from Diwale is replicated here on Navdha Taparia with a dazzling diamond jewellery set perfect for an elegant engagement evening.