The Fame Game: Favourite Anarkalis from Madhuri’s looks

by Samantha Noronha

When the original femme fatale of Bollywood aka Madhuri Dixit is not busy stealing our hearts with her acting and dancing skills, she’s definitely got us swooning over her gorgeous outfits. Her sartorial sense is impeccable and it’s no doubt that she knows how to pull off an ethnic outfit with the utmost ease.
Given her penchant for elegance and poise, it’s no surprise that we’re hooked onto the promotional wardrobe for her upcoming series, The Fame Game. From Indo-western ensembles to chic dresses — the 54-year-old is keeping it versatile and how!
Feminine, but not frilly; classic, but not outdated; sexy, but not risqué– here are some classic Madhuri-inspired Anarkalis that we’ve got our hearts set on. And so will you!
Cue In The Casualwear
Anarkalis were typically worn with churidars or straight pants before they became a fad. However, fashion is evolving, and women want their style to complement their need for comfort. The relaxed-fit and trendy designs of Anarkalis make it a versatile base to build an outfit on.
So whether you close in on a pair of palazzos, a crisp cut churidar, or decide to let the Anarkali do all the talking, you can transition between occasions with ease. Almost as effortlessly as Madhuri, we say!

Maroon Pink Angrakha…


Blue Printed Anarkali Kurta


Olive Flared Chanderi Kurta


The Festive Edit
Over the years, Anarkalis have endured the test of time as a fail-safe ethnic number. The fit-and-flare silhouette flatters almost every body type, and offers an easy, breezy solution to hot and humid weathers. While printed anarkalis are perfect for everyday wear, embroidered Anarkalis are a must-have in your wardrobe come festive season.
Considering the slew of parties and pujas that will fill up your social calendar in the coming months, now is the time to stock up on your ethnic essentials.

Blue Silk Embroidered


Peach Heavy Thread Work



Mustard Machine Chikankari


A Play On Prints
If you usually play your Anarkali game safe, take some serious inspiration from the Queen herself and incorporate a play on prints into your ethnic wardrobe. Sure, solids will always stand the test of time but switching up the game and going all out never hurt either!
The best balance of modernity and tradition, just like Miss Dixit herself, these printed Anarkalis are the instant wardrobe refreshers you’ve been looking for.

Red Scarlet Chiffon Gold


White Anarkali Set


Purple Floral Anarkali,


Go With Anarkali Gowns
To all those who would love to court the western silhouette and wear a gown but are simply too shy to start, anarkali gowns are the starting blocks you’ve been looking for.
Form-flattering silhouettes with cuts and designs that embody the ethnic inspiration– something you can easily sport with great elan. Whether they are in muted shades or ornate hues, Anarkali dresses take you right from street-style to runway-ready Madhuri, minus any fashion faux pas.

White The Pastel Garden


White Adhara Scarf


The White Baroque Capsule


You can’t picture Madhuri without a striking visual of a twirl in an Anarkali coming to mind.
Madhuri Dixit Nene has been spotlighting her love for traditional weaves for years now. The star’s Indian wear wardrobe is all about thoughtful investment pieces that display exquisite craftsmanship. Her envy-worthy collection of treasured classic Anarkalis ranges from sequinned statement-makers to cheery floral drapes. What’s more, the Bollywood icon also loves experimenting with rich silks in vibrant hues.
No better wardrobe inspo for your ethnicwear than a good ol’ dose of Madhuri!
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