21 Stylish Looks That Prove 1970s Bollywood Fashion Was Simply Glorious

 


The '70s were a glorious period for fashion, especially in Bollywood. Fashion in the '70s had the best elements from the '60s as well as the '80s. On one hand, we had Dimple Kapadia's iconic polka-dotted blouse from Bobby and on the other we had Zeenat Aman's quintessential hippie look from Hare Rama Hare Krishna. Our mothers were probably as crazy about these trends then as we are about them now, mostly because our generation thrives on nostalgia.

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Here are some of the best style lessons we can all learn from '70s Bollywood.

The eyeliner game was strong back in the '70s.

There were different kinds of eyeliner styles that were all the rage back then. From solid winged liner to Egyptian-style liner, those women flaunted it all.

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Minimalism also had its moment.

Actors like Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, and Smita Patil were all champions of the minimalist desi look. Bindis, nud3 lips, kajal, and flushed cheeks were all you really needed.

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Bobby made front-tying blouses and flaunting your abs a legit fashion trend.

Not only did Bobby make polka dots a trending print in India, but wearing front-tying blouses and flaunting your abs also became a thing, thanks to this film. When Kajol wore a similar top in 'Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye,' it only solidified the fact that '90s kids will always be fascinated by this '70s trend.

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Voluminous dream hair was everywhere.

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A typical '60s hairstyle called the bouffant, one of the retro hairstyles that has made a comeback in recent times. was everywhere in '70s Bollywood. You can always use bump-its or tease your hair to create a modern upgraded version of this hairdo.

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Hippie style was cool in India thanks to Hare Rama Hare Krishna.

We will never not love each and every one of Zeenat Aman's looks from this '70s hit film. From Janis Joplin-esque teashades and hoop earrings to the big bindis and florals – we dug everything.

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Disco music clearly had an effect on the '70s style scene.

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Disco was all about glamourous extravagance. From forehead headbands to sequins – the '70s had it all. Parveen Babi was probably the biggest champion of disco fashion in Bollywood.

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The women in '70s Bollywood rocked chokers as well.

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Chokers had their moment in the '90s, but they have always been around, and the women in the '70s knew how to rock it.

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They also embraced androgyny and slayed.

From bow ties to crisp button-down shirts, the '70s actors were making androgyny seem cool like never before.

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Flared sleeves and pants were a big trend.

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Bell sleeves and bell-bottomed pants never really get the praise they deserve. But, they are awesome and women in the '70s rocked them.

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So which '70s trend are you crazy about?

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