Sunday, September 11, 2011

Anushka Sharma's 26 Desi Outfits in Band Baaja Baaraat (Bollywood Movie)

When I saw the Bollywood movie Band Baaja Baaraat, I completely fell in love with the outfits that the actress, Anushka Sharma, was wearing. Everything that she wore in the movie was bold & colourful just like the movie itself. What caught my eye the most was the contrasting colours in the South Asian outfits that she wore: churidaar, shalwar kameez, a saree, & a lehenga. While watching the movie, I knew I wanted to do a post just on the outfits (besides the Western outfits & short kurtis/shirts with jeans) that she wore in the movie.

I would wear every single one of these outfits because even the simple ones are pretty & I have always loved outfits with bold & contrasting colours!

Before I get to the main bulk of the post, which is of course the pictures, I have included a short description for those who are not familiar with South Asian outfits.
Here's how you can differentiate between the different types of outfits:
  • Churidaar: churidaar pyjama (tight pants - these are longer than your legs, so when you put them on, they are supposed to pleat at the end around the ankle area), kurta (long shirt), dupatta (long scarf)
    - Example: Outfit 1
  • Shalwar kameez: shalwar (loose pants), kameez (long shirt - different word for a 'kurta'), dupatta (long scarf)
    Note: Since the actress is shown as Punjabi, she is mostly wearing semi-patiala or patiala shalwars, which just means that there is a lot more material & pleating involved as compared to a regular shalwar.
    - Example: Outfit 2
  • Saree: blouse, petticoat (this is the skirt that the saree material is wrapped around - you're not supposed to see this part of the outfit), saree material
    - Example: Outfit 25
  • Lehenga: blouse/shirt, skirt, dupatta (long scarf)
    - Example: Outfit 26
Now that all that is out of the way, I won't keep you waiting any longer. I've created a slideshow of the images, so just hit play & sit back & enjoy looking at the 26 outfits!

Some of the pictures taken from the movie's website (these have the Band Baaja Baaraat logo on them), some were found online, & others are all screenshots from the movie. Some of the screenshots are really blurry because she was moving so fast & it was hard to capture the outfit at a time when the details of the outfit were showing properly.

Click the image below to visit the official Band Baaja Baaraat website.

Hope you guys enjoyed looking at all the outfits. Would you wear something with such bold, contrasting colours?
I definitely have in the past & will continue to do so! ;)


MissPukku said...

I loved this movie!! This girl is just gorgeous!! I love all the outfits especially the saree <3

March 29, 2011 at 3:37 PM
Arezu said...

I love 22 and 23. Number 3 is really nice as well!

It's funny because I've actually been looking up sarees (saris?) online and going through pagesssss of them and coming up with which ones I like and how I would do my make-up if I was wearing it lmao, even though a) I'm not Indian - my culture doesn't really follow that style of dress either though I am considered South Asian and b) I've never worn a saree in my life.

March 29, 2011 at 5:24 PM
Vedika said...

Love them all!! And i love churidaars more then sari's!!
Cant wait till the next wedding hihihi....

March 29, 2011 at 5:28 PM
Celia said...

i love sarees! i always tell my punjab friends they better invite me to weddings and such. the shalwar #1 is so pretty

March 30, 2011 at 12:13 AM
bettzy93 said...

the outfits are so pretty

March 30, 2011 at 2:29 AM
Said said...

awesomeness hahaha

April 1, 2011 at 5:10 PM
Maryam Maquillage said...

I wish I was Indian or Pakistani or Bengali so I could wear bejeweled saris and tunics all day every day!!!

October 27, 2011 at 7:07 PM
Cherry Lane said...

I looooove this movie! And ainvayi, tarkeebein and aadha ishq! Brings back so many travelling memories!!

December 19, 2011 at 8:34 PM
Anonymous said...

can i ask if you know what the outfit she wore in the dum dum performance is?

July 9, 2012 at 5:57 PM
Anonymous said...

Can u tel what kind of a saree is anushka wearing in the last scene before her own wedding?

October 27, 2012 at 2:15 PM
jeanne rose Dayot said...

wow i loved the movie..wonder if she'll wear a harem pants she's gonna be awesome.

January 14, 2013 at 6:12 AM

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