How Bollywood Movies Inspired Indian Fashion

Fashion evolves every year, some styles go on and off, and some of them remain evergreen. Nowadays the fashion trendsetters often come from the past to revive the old ideas of clothing. Bollywood has dominated Indian fashion trends since the ‘50s, ‘70s, ‘90s era and still continues to do so because the movie and the fashion industry go hand to hand. Bollywood has given a distinguished definition of fashion as it inspires many fashion trends for women’s and mens clothing to be it a wedding attire or a casual outfit. We as an audience have always looked forward to the new fashion trends from the actors and actresses of Bollywood. 

Fashion plays one of the major roles in Bollywood. Most of the actors and actresses have always set new trends by adopting different signature look for themselves. From clothing to gestures we relate everything from Bollywood. 

Here we have curated some Bollywood movies that have created a major impact in the Indian fashion industry and brought a different revolution in clothing whether it is women or mens clothing. 

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai 

KKHH is one of the most popular and highly lovable movies that has introduced new clothing trends in the late ‘90s. No one can forget that Shah Rukh Khan wore a Gap sweatshirt and round-neck polo t-shirts. And also, the Jumpsuit worn by Kajol has become a fashion trend that is still going on in a different pattern.

Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gum

K3G was a family drama movie in which Mr. Amitabh Bachchan was shown in a perfect sophisticated luxurious look by wearing a band gala suit. This movie had created a great impact on mens clothing. Also, this movie has highlighted the different taste of fashion trends like sober casual looks, the latex pant set worn by Kareena Kapoor and traditional sharara dress

Dil Dhadakne Do 

A classic family drama that shows the best vacation outfits for both women and men. This film has shown the trend for traveling with beautiful vibrant colors, dapper suits, and the best summer dresses. Ranveer Singh wore elegant t-shirts with trousers and also the outfits worn by Priyanka Chopra were setting trends.

Dil Chahta Hai

One of the favourite movies among the youth is Dil Chahta Hai, a story of 3 friends living a completely different life and love story.  The movie showcases the importance of wearing clothes that fit your personality. This movie set a fashion trend in men’s clothing by wearing leather pants and holographic trousers which rocked the fashion styles in the ‘90s. Apart from outfits, the movie also set a new trend among men for the French cut beard’ also known as ‘under lip beard’ kept by Aamir Khan in the movie.


A Ram Gopal Verma’s film Rangeela was a famous movie among the 90’s teens. The outfits and looks by Urmila Matondkar got famous, right from wearing Denim shirts to Dungarees. The denim shirts are an evergreen fashion that people still love today.


It is one of the romantic and musical blockbuster movies that set the trend of Indo fusion men’s clothing. In this movie, Vivek Oberoi was seen wearing a kurta with jeans which became a trend and still it is an ongoing fashion. 


A famous romantic drama movie with stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Uday Chopra, Shamita Shetty, Kim Sharma, Anupam Kher, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and many more. In this movie, Shah Rukh Khan’s iconic look of turtle neck sweatshirt along with a sweater hanging around the neck became a trending fashion for people during winters. Although Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was also seen in a beautiful chiffon saree mostly in various pastel shades.

We have seen that both Bollywood and fashion complement each other for a very long time not only in clothing but also in many different fashion trends like haircuts such as Salman Khan’s ‘Tere Naam Hairstyle’, Kajol KKHH bob haircut, etc. These trending fashions are endless. Let us know if you liked this article!