When it comes to making a fashion statement, Madhuri Dixit Nene always stick to the classics. Known as the Dhak Dhak girl of Bollywood, Madhuri Dixit exudes elegance and charm with her ensembles. Her fashion choices always reflect traditional Indian looms, featuring Banarasi silks, brocade sarees, dramatic anarkali and many more timeless pieces. This bona fide star loves to experiment with Indian silhouettes. Madhuri Dixit Nene also has a timeless jewelery line featuring chunky earrings, stacked bracelets, jadau jewelery and multi-layered necklaces.
Talking about film fashion, this actress does not hesitate to create trends that have been going on for decades. Case in point: a purple sari from Hum Aapke Hai Kaun which costs 1.5 million and features a backless blouse. Backless blouses became an overnight trend and a must-have in every fashion freak’s wardrobe. Similarly, the actress has created a sensation with her outfits in movies. Some of these famous films include Devdas, Kalank, Aaja Nachle, Tezaab, Dedh Ishqiya, Dil Toh Pagal Hai.
When Madhuri was a year older, we took a trip down memory lane to revisit some of her biggest fashion moments in film.
Madhuri Dixit Steals Our Hearts With These Clothes Devdas
Full list of Madhuri Dixit costumes in movie Devdas designed by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla at a price of around Rs. 15 lakhs each. This iconic outfit goes down in Bollywood movie costume history.
Madhuri is seen in the iconic ghagra set made for the sequence in the film. The meticulous design features mirror embellishments at Zardozi and is handcrafted by a team of highly skilled craftsmen. It weighs 10 kg and was made within two months. Ghagra was featured in 2015 at the exhibition ‘The Fabrics of India’ held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Her character Chandramukhi is also seen adorning the mehfil in a luxurious green Anarkali. She embodied the charm in this outfit for the popular song Maar Daala from the famous Devdas. The film also created a trend of wearing a heavy dupatta over the head and adorning oneself with luxurious jewellery.
She also wore a 30 kg lehenga for the song, ‘Kaahe Chhed Mohe’ which is maroon with intricate gold embroidery and a maroon dupatta. She completed her look with rani haar, heavy earrings, and bracelets. The clothes are designed using gold and jadau.
Madhuri Dixit Luxury Wardrobe In Kalank
Kalank is an ace designer Manish Malhotra first dive into costumes for period films. Madhuri Dixit Nene plays the role of Bahaar Begum in this film. The designer has used chikankari, mul mul, cotton, vegetable dyes as well as Kashmiri yarn work reminiscent of Persia. Jewelery has been carefully curated to reflect the times, using Polki, Jadau, Bikaneri Meena and Kundan with pearl carvings.
in song Ghar More Pardesiya, Madhuri Dixit is seen wearing golden rani-haar, heavy chadbali and maangtika. She wore a bold embroidered pink Anarkali which was paired with a navy blue dupatta.
Tabah Ho Gaye is another song that features Madhuri Dixit doing her signature move. She is seen wearing Anarkali decorated in bright orange. She is adorned with a gold bracelet and hath phool which ends with a ring.
Madhuri Dixit’s Ahead Of The Time Fashion Di Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!
Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! A classic from the 90’s has revolutionized the wardrobe staple of a fashion fan. In this film, Madhuri Dixit’s wardrobe has something for everyone, from comfortable casual wear to luxurious traditional outfits.
One of her popular looks from the film is an ornate purple saree designed by ace Bollywood designer Anna Singh. This outfit is one of the most expensive costumes in the film and is thought to cost Rs. 1.5 million. The backless blouse decorated by Madhuri was the talk of the town at that time. This outfit moved away from the common red, yellow, and green worn at godh-bharai ceremonies. She also wore maangtika, chunky earrings, and a heavy necklace to complete the look.
Another iconic look is from the song Yeh Mausam Ka Jaadu Hai Mitwa. In the song, Madhuri is seen sporting curls which quickly became an overnight trend. She wore a red lace dress and danced in the sunflower fields and looked like a modern diva.
Madhuri Dixit Multipurpose Wardrobe In Game Of Fame
Madhuri Dixit made her digital debut with an important role in Game of Fame. She is seen in various most beautiful outfits not only in the series but also during promotional activities. Designers Anamika Khanna and Samidha Wangnoo created the fashion outfits for the film.
While designer Anamika Khanna working to create the flamboyant and glamorous looks that Madhuri Dixit wears, Wangnoo designed the more refined, more modest outfits that Madhuri Dixit wears at home. Her outfit has a predominantly red theme. Designer Samidha Wangnoo says, “Even when the outfit isn’t red, we use it as a shade for her lipstick, or on her nails.” As Madhuri’s personal style leans more towards traditional clothes, they opt for traditional silhouettes, colors and embroidery when designing clothes.
Madhuri Dixit made a statement in her regal look wearing Anamika Khanna’s embroidered outfit. Indo-western dresses have a touch of Indian prints and embroidery. The ensemble features a bustier-style blouse, and a draped skirt paired with a long-sleeved jacket.
She also chose another three-piece set by Anamika Khanna. This multi-colored ensemble features a red pleated skirt, an embroidered belt to match the crop top, and a long jacket featuring floral prints and multi-colored crafts. The series’ highly detailed Dixit costume also features a red and teal handloom mulmul saree.
Madhuri Dixit In Her Glittering Wardrobe From Dedh Ishqiyaa
Dedh Ishqiyaa marks Madhuri Dixit’s return to Bollywood at the age of 46. Payal Saluja, the film’s costume designer, brainstormed for months to come up with a costume that would suit Madhuri Dixit in her role in Begum Para. In this film, Madhuri is seen wearing a nawabi look which is highlighted through her costume. The style of the film is very important to maintain the authenticity of the atmosphere and the representation of the characters. Hence immersed in the royal style of the Nawabi culture and the Mughal era.
In this film, Madhuri Dixit wears a series of traditional looks of anarchists, ghararas and jhumars. Saluja also chose the richest brocade and heavy jewelery for the film.
Some of the most iconic looks from the film include the pale pink Chikan saree she is wearing. Madhuri was also seen in champagne and gold colored Anarkali paired with the haar navratan she wore during Raina’s Jagaave Saari dance sequence.
For the song Hamari Atariya Pe, she looked elegant in a black Chikankari kameez paired with a Banarasi brocade lehenga. He is also seen throughout the film in heavy brocade in a plethora of green, red, and gold.