10 Timeless Bollywood Celebrities To Take Fashion Inspiration From!

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When it comes to female actors that are a part of Bollywood, we often find their careers peak around the time they’re in their mid to late 20s. We know, it’s really misogynistic but with the advancement of time, things are surely shifting. Just like women with different looks and across ages are getting more opportunities within the acting arena, we feel that we need to broaden the women we look at from Bollywood for fashion inspiration as well. We talk about young ingenues everyday, but today we want to talk about the timeless beauties of Bollywood who have proven over decades that both their style and substance are applause worthy. So, let’s have a look at some of these stunning ladies of B-town—dressed in their finest ethnic-wear!


Starting off the list with the evergreen and inimitable Rekha, her signature gold-heavy style is just as covetable as her beauty routine.

Rekha outfit

Rekha retro saree

Sharmila Tagore

She’s elegant, she’s grace AND she’s a royal! But that’s not everything that defines this refined lady; Sharmila Tagore is also one of the most influential actors of the 20th century. Her saree collection is literally to die for, we can only aim to be this fashionable when we reach her age.

sharmila Tagore royal saree

trendy Benares saree

Malaika Arora

Probably the most fashion-forward person on this list, Malaika Arora is one hot mom and an incredible dancer. How does she even maintain her amazing figure and dress so impeccably at every single occasion? It’s a mystery! We love how she pushes the style envelope and brings a touch of elegance to all outfits.

cocktail saree online

indo western saree

Madhuri Dixit Nene

Madhuri ruled the 90s with her amazing acting, killer dance moves and infectious smile, and let’s just say that she hasn’t stopped slaying ever since! We can’t forget her iconic “aaja nach le” lehenga or the delightful sarees she spotted in the reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa as a judge.

madhuri dixit in saree

madhuri in lehenga

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Also known as the world’s most beautiful woman, it’s a no-brainer that Aishwarya is ageing backwards. What we want to know is her beauty secret! From OTT anarkalis to simple kurta, we simply adore ARB’s wardrobe.

aishwarya rai kurta

aishwarya rai anarkali

Neetu Kapoor

Bonus round with a mother-daughter duo, Neetu and Riddhima are equally stunning, but will you look at Neetu in her Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla anarkali? The twirl is taking over our hearts! Neetu always has a royal Indian touch to most of her dressy outfits and we absolutely love it.

neat kapoor saree
neetu fashion statement

Preity Zinta

Despite her name, Preity is more than just a “pretty face”. Though she is known for her gorgeous smile, and dimples, she has many other facets to her, before becoming an actor she was studying criminal psychology! We love how Priety picks comfortable outfits that can go from AM to PM effortlessly.

preity zinta lehenga

preity zinta saree fashion

Twinkle Khanna

Another iconic mother-daughter duo, Dimple and Twinkle are as legendary as it gets. What we love about the actor turned writer is her wit, charm and flawless wedding guest style. This actor turned bestseller novelist is mostly spotted wearing comfortable kurtas and maxi dresses which we totally love. And when it comes to sarees, well have a look yourself!

twinkle Khanna outfits

traditional bengali saree


Come on now, I think we all admire Tabu’s acting skills and elegance alike. When it comes to her roles, she surprises us every single time, and she sometimes surprises us with her fashion as well. We love how she picks traditional fabric for most of wardrobe, from saree to anarkalis they all simple yet elegant.

tabu traditional saree

cotton kurta designs

Sushmita Sen

Did you really think we were gonna end this carousel without mentioning the gorgeous and talented Sushmita Sen? She might have won Miss Universe a long time ago but she is still a ruler of our heart. We love how this Queen keeps experimenting with her style and outfits, she looks equally gorgeous in both Indian and Western outfits.

sushmita sen in saree

indian saree trend

So which one of these magnificent ladies do you look up to when it comes to ethnic style? Let us know and keep reading The Wedding Brigade Blog for more. 

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