How To Y2K Your South Asian Fashion
by Kirti Patwari | 6/14/22
All products listed were in stock and priced as shown at the time this was written. Dulhan is not compensated for any of the following recommendations.
Bollywood has inspired fashion trends in South Asia for decades, and the most fun of these phases was probably the year 2000.
A bubbly blend of whimsical cuts and shimmery shades, outfits of the leading ladies of Bollywood stirred up both street and wedding vogue. A huge fan of Y2K fashion, I’ve decided to hit the rewind button and recreate 3 outfits from popular movies of the era for wedding guests.
So, if you’re planning to attend a South Asian wedding anytime soon, just scroll through and you might find the right lehenga or sharara for yourself.
Kim Sharma's Blue Lehenga In "Mohabbatein"
This flowy lehenga in a pleasant powder-blue hue gave major outfit goals to bridesmaids back in the time. Even today, it hasn’t lost its charm.
Simple yet stylish, the fitted brisk blouse and the slim dupatta make a perfect pair for the lehenga. Here are a few lehenga sets that can safely be called modern-day versions of this iconic outfit.
This lovely Lucknowi lehenga with mirror work and booti embroidery will make a fantastic fit for day weddings.
Different color, same Kim Sharma vibes. The flowy cape sleeves attached to an off-shoulder blouse are all the glam you need.
Here’s a butterfly pea blue lehenga in net base with delicate embroidery and soothing shine. Paired with a scalloped blouse and dupatta, it makes an exceptional South Asian wedding outfit.
When it comes to wedding wear, belts not only help break the monotony but also create a statement look. This intricately embellished belt does just that and lifts up the look of the pretty powder-blue lehenga set.
Kareena Kapoor's Crop Top Sharara In "Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham"
Kareena Kapoor’s Poo brought a refreshing shift in fashion trends with her frisky style and admirable confidence.
Sequin crop tops, leather pants, baguette bags, and a dash of vanity were what this seminal character carried. Read ahead to find some interesting revamped editions of her pink sharara set from the uber-popular sangeet song, Bole Chudiyan.
Dazzle like Kareena with this lustrous light pink tube top in a crushed fabric base paired with matching palazzo pants and a high-low jacket adorned with hand embroidery.
Here’s a beautifully cut mauve crop top in a georgette base with sequins, beads, and kardana embroidery. It comes with pleated sharara pants and a net cape.
A one of a kind sharara set, this outfit is going to fetch you a heap of compliments. Made out of rosy pink georgette fabric, this asymmetrical halter neck kurta is paired with sharara pants and a floral belt.
Super close to Poo’s Y2K outfit, this pretty palazzo set comes with a light peach blouse in raw silk, a zealously embroidered chiffon base, and an airy jacket.
Amisha Patel's White Anarkali In "Kaho Na Pyaar Hai"
In her debut, Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, Amisha Patel won millions of hearts with her dainty outfits and even daintier smile.
Charming whites, pinks, and purples made the palette for chic salwar suits and sarees in this Y2K movie. Her white anarkali with the lovely embroidered dupatta from the song Chand Sitare tops the list for me.
This modern-day version of the white anarkali will make an excellent fit for weddings. The delectable combination of gold and off white never fails to make heads turn and this anarkali is no exception.
Here’s another elegant white anarkali gown that you might want to put on your wish list. Made in pure cotton, the outfit has an angelic cut and silver gota work highlighting the bodice.
My final outfit suggestion for those looking at recreating Y2K trends will be this delightful off-white anarkali with silk thread embroidery and zari work. The subtle pop of color neatly completes the outfit.
A keen listener and a literature graduate, Kirti believes that everyone is made of stories. When not writing, she can be found tucked in bed with a book, or doodling shapely nothings. Professionally, she is in a constant endeavor to upskill as a content marketer in the realms of travel, art, and lifestyle.
Leave a Reply