Yesteryear’s Actresses & Their Style, Rent The Look from Rent A Closet

Bollywood is like that treasure box which keeps giving us the gift of versatile fashion and styles that have continued to inspire us over the years. Be it the British influence of early 1950’s where elegant sarees and mid length skirts were carried off with equal amount of panache to 1960’s very clothes became better fitted and shorter and experiments were silhouettes were done to decades after where popular trends like boho chic, retro bell bottoms and silk sarees saw the light of the day.

Amidst the ever changing fashion wave, all the beautiful actresses carried themselves with utmost grace and elegance and beauty! Since the trends of yesteryears are back with a bank, we have picked our top 5 favourite actresses whose personal style and effortless panache has inspired us over the decades and we just can’t get enough of them!

MADHUBALA

This woman does not need an introduction! It’s safe to say that when Mughal-e-Azam came out all the young girls aspired to have her grace and beauty and all the older women envied her for her boldness and success! From embracing her curves, to proudly owning that wavy hair, to flaunting those wide trousers with flannel shirts and her simple yet beautiful sarees, she’s done it all!  Her happy aura and effortless style statement will always keep her number 1 on our list!

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ZEENAT AMAN

Zeenat Aman was the epitome of sultriness and sensuality and there is no denying that she sizzled the golden screen with her presence! With her came what we now know as fashionable and chic. From pure cotton sarees to bell bottoms and winged eyeliner and oversized sunglasses, she has adorned them all! If you are wondering and are clueless about how to score that perfect retro look, then we just made your search easier here at Rent a Closet.

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SRI DEVI

This actress stole our hearts no matter what she did! From her dance to acting skills to her unmatched beauty, we all had uncountable fan girl moments whenever we spotted her. Her chiffon sarees in Chandini and the grace she carried them with has definitely left a mark on us! She could slip into any sort of ethnic clothes and give it a new life. Yess.. We understand your overpowering desire to imitate her sense of style and that’s exactly why Rent a Closet will spoil you with choices for lehengas, suits, gowns and much more all on rent!

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REKHA

Three words that perfectly describe this actress are Timeless Beauty, class & splendour. This diva is also one who inspires our dressing graces! We can truly never get enough of her extravagant gold bordered lehengas in Umrao Jaan to chiffon sarees in Silsila. She introduced us to aspects of traditional and ethnic wear which were still undiscovered. She’s bold and never shies away from makeup that enhances the sensual side of hers!

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SHARMILA TAGORE

Her understated and subtle dressing sense has always been a delight to watch. There’s something about her aura and her style that gives us the regal and royal vibes. She was one of the first heroines to boldly flaunt her curves in a bikini on screens! From her body hugging suits to bouffant as a hairdo to dresses with playful silhouettes, she has never stopped evolving and that’s what impresses us the most about her style!

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