B’town in a style rut

Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Rani Mukherji, Priyanka Chopra, Imran Khan and Vidya Balan are fashion bores who are afraid to experiment. Read on to know more about these celebs and their dressing style.

fashion and trends Updated: Oct 13, 2010 02:18 IST
Aroma Sah
Aroma Sah
Hindustan Times

We like it when celebrities flaunt a unique style. But when some of them repeat their style for far too long, we can’t help but call them fashion bores. Designer Anita Dongre says, “Repeating a style over and over again suggests that you have gotten into a comfort mould or are afraid to experiment.”

Here’s looking at some of the Bollywood stars and their oft-repeated fashion staples that induce nothing more than a yawn from us now. Shah Rukh Khan in his formal black suit and Salman Khan with his denim pants have been playing safe for years now. Rani Mukherji too, was seen in jumpsuits in a lot of events in the better part of this year.

Priyanka ChopraThe long and short of it

Actor Priyanka Chopra has risen up the ladder of success and the same stands true for the length of her dress — it has just been going up. And with her repeat appearances in skirts, one shorter than the other, we wonder if Priyanka has got anything else in her wardrobe.

Style decoded: Designer Rakesh Agarvwal says, “Priyanka knows she’s sexy and is playing her appeal to the hilt.”

Spruce up: Agarvwal says, “If Priyanka likes wearing short dresses, then she can at least experiment with different styles. She can wear flowy dresses for a change. By playing around with her hair also she will give an element of freshness to her dressing.”

Grow out of that tee
Actor Imran Khan has gone overboard with his “college boy” craze of wearing tight-fitting slogan t-shirts. It seems like Mr Khan wants to be back in the high school circuit.

Style decoded: Designer Pallavi Mohan says, “Imran wants to play the casual part and wants to show he is at ease with his casual style.” Agarvwal says, “All these stars probably don’t have a stylist. Going cool is one thing but becoming monotonous is another.”

Spruce up: Designer Manoviraj Khosla says, “He is a casual dresser and a jeans, t-shirt look just proves that. I would suggest he wears a plain T-shirt instead, and slip on a summer linen jacket over it for a change.”

Drape drag
Vidya Balan seems to be a big fan of Rekha’s ethnic style. From press conferences to store openings, Vidya is mostly seen in saris. But at Vidya’s age and time in career, Rekha did not wear thick Kanjivarams and with no hair stylist to aid.

Style decoded: Mohan says, “The sari sure looks better on Vidya than any other dress, but her choice of saris doesn’t work. The sari adds 15-20 years to her age.”

Spruce up: “Instead of the matching blouse, Vidya can go for blouses that only take elements from her sari. Also, she can shift to lighter fabrics, such as Banarasi brocade, chiffon and georgette,” says designer Vijay Arora.

First Published: Oct 12, 2010 17:03 IST