Since 1940s, Bollywood fashion has stayed a step ahead of the contemporary times. From Madhubala to Rekha and Aishwarya Rai to Alia Bhatt, the actresses injected freshness into the different styles of the industry.
Let's look at the fashion statements that these actresses made over the years.
The 40s was the time when eternal beauties like Madhubala, Nargis, Meena Kumari, and others mesmerised viewers with their simple attires and looks. Their light-colour saree with minimal make-up, closed neck plain blouses became the trend. Also, Anarkali suits became a hit because of "Mughal-e-Azam" starrer Madhubala.
This was the time when winged eyeliner make-up started trending. Waheeda Rehman's elegant look in pale silk sarees with minimal make-up defines 1950s fashion.
Saira Banu's tight fitted sarees, Mumtaz's massive hair buns and tight fitted dress with deep neckline were the top trends in 1960s.
The 70s brought the dream girl, Hema Malini who marked a trend of bright funky outfits and long sleeved blouse. Zeenat Aman started the trend of sexy vibrant shirts and dresses and on the other hand, Rekha came up with sarees in different shades of pink.
Sridevi changed the fashion statement in the 1980s. Her A-line frocks and glamorous chiffon sarees were a huge hit. Then came the Dhak Dhak girl, Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla, both the actresses appeared in beautiful sarees and western outfits, and made them a rage among young women.
The 1990s were ruled by fashion divas Kajol and Aishwarya Rai. From Kajol's halter neck gown in "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayemge" to Aishwarya's deep neck blouses, these styles were much in demand. Aishwarya started the trend of mini-skirts and short dresses.
Kareena Kapoor Khan, Katrina Kaif and many actresses just changed the fashion world when they entered the industry in 2000s. From bikinis to tank tops, salwar suits, sarees and short dresses, these divas not only started trends with their outfits but also with their accessories and make-up. The "Bodyguard" actress set the trend for harem pants and red nail paints after her hit film "Jab We Met."
The 2010s is full of trend setters, as they also have their own fashion lines. Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and several other fashionistas are ruling Bollywood now. Whatever they put on, it begins to trend the very next minute.
Check out the above slideshow of actresses who changed the fashion statement in Bollywood.