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Go vintage, the Bollywood way

Snigdha Ahuja, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, June 20, 2013
First Published: 19:07 IST(20/6/2013) | Last Updated: 02:01 IST(21/6/2013)

Cinema in India, has a fan following like no other. And, not just for its films, but also for the constant fashion inspiration. When it comes to our Bollywood beauties, one trend that seems to be going strong is vintage, ethnic chic.

While films like Parineeta (2005), Om Shanti Om (2007), Action Replayy (2010) and Barfi! (2012) gave us a taste of retro ethnic styling, there’s Lootera and Raanjhanaa to look forward to, as Sonam Kapoor went all vintage for the latter’s  promotions.

So, be free to be inspired and make your style reminiscent of classics.

Chantilly lace and sheer:
Go for scalloped necklines, sheer pallus with Chantilly lacework or all-over prints. Retro is elaborate and underplayed at the same time, so strike a balance with mild hues like powder blue, dusty pink and dull kiwi. 

Accessorising right:
Choose a full-sleeved blouse with a keyhole back for your retro sari or do a berry-coloured salwar kameez, and style it with jhumkas finished with kundan teardrops. Glass bangles, pink pearl ear studs, oversized floral bobby pins and hairdos like a chignon, side braid with a middle part to go, make the cut. Dainty bindis are also back.

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