Never before Bollywood has seen such an era where actresses concentrate more on fashion than on acting. This era, with so many new kids on the block, can undoubtedly be called the most fashionable and trendy phase of the film fraternity. With fashion magazines and fashion blogs unabashedly spreading its strong clutches on our stars, every actress makes sure to look like a million dollar glam babe. But even in all this glitterati and westernization, there are actresses who carry off traditional wear with utmost comfort and ease. There is no denying that traditional wear, mostly sarees, enhance Indian beauties to the extreme. Indian women look best in sarees. But it is a big deal to carry off traditional wear and get every detailing right. While almost all our actresses have had their ‘traditional wear’ outing, few actually manage to get it right and really look like a million dollar indeed. Let us have a look at those lucky few ones.
- Sonam Kapoor
Bollywood’s very own fashionista gets almost everything that she wears, right. From a plump assistant director who weighed 90 kilos to a bikini bod, Sonam’s transformation has been immense. On an acting scale, we are still doubtful how high she would score. But on the fashion front, she surely scores a perfect ten. Her wardrobe in the 2013 released Raanjhana which consisted of traditional wear, was something to look out for. She is that one actress who can carry off a bikini and change into a saree at the very next moment and still not look baffled. She is number seven on this list. We say, we want more ‘trad wear’ outing from the Kapoor beti!
- Deepika Padukone
The darling of Bollywood is someone guys want to take home to their mothers. This leggy lass rocks every outfit that she wears, there’s no doubt in that. But her tradiitonal look outiungs are so gorgeous that we keep swooning over her. This girl surely knows how to carry around her clothes.
- Sonakshi Sinha
This girl HAD to be on this list. With a voluptuous figure like hers, which has a certain roundedness, she won our hearts with her Rajjo act in Dabanng. Since then, every film she has done can hardly be differentiated from one another. Be it son of Sardaar, Rowdy Rathore, or Boss. Her Bengali girl act in Lootera mesmerized all of us. And the promotion rounds for Lootera? Well, we all somewhere appreciated the elegance with which she carries a saree.
- Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan can be undoubtedly regarded as the one who brought back ‘saree’ in fashion. With many fashion blunders in her initial years, she decided to faithfully and loyally switch to designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee and his sarees. And man, wow does she look! Her appearance on the Cannes Film Festival last year earned her much appreciation. Her uninhibited nature adds the hotness quotient to her personality and saree is her best friend, any given day! We heart her wardrobe and those beautiful Sabyasachi creations she possesses.
- Kareena Kapoor
This rowdy Kapoor beti seems to have a magic wand. She rocks traditional wears and seldom gets it wrong. Now a part of the royal Pataudi family, she truly is carrying forward the legacy. The best part about Kareena Kapoor wearing traditional wear? The alluring twist she adds to them. She is a Manish Malhotra darling.
- Madhuri Dixit
She can make all her contemporaries look older. When we spell elegance, it has to be Madhuri Dixit. Her ‘Ghagra’ song became a rage even in this age where songs like Sheila and Chikni Chameli are rocking the charts. We do not get to see much of her, except in award shows and promotional events. But each glance of this actress makes our day. And the times when she is wearing traditional? We all want to fall in love again. Don’t we?
- Ashwariya Rai Bachchan
With the former Miss World having taken break from her Bollywood career, we surely do miss those mesmerizing eyes and that enchanting smile. The beauty queen when came wrapped in six yards, it indeed was a treat to watch. This still form Devdas makes her look like a real life zamindar bahu of the family. Her Indianness and now connections with the Bacchan family truly has made her the proud representative of India on international platforms. Just drape her in anything traditional without a hint of make up, she can still put many to shame.