An Ode To Sridevi: 10 Of Her Most Iconic Fashion Moments In Bollywood

Let's take a look at some of her most famous looks from movies that will always be iconic.

Published On Feb 08, 2022 | Updated On Feb 21, 2024


Sridevi, the iconic actress who has appeared in over 250 films over 45 years, has undoubtedly left an enduring fashion legacy during her time in the spotlight. From her perfectly-draped chiffon sarees in Mr India and extravagant gown in the song ‘Hawa Hawai’ to her simple look in English Vinglish—Sridevi's impeccable sartorial choices were as iconic as her acting skills.

Her outfits and overall ensemble left people in awe every time she walked the red carpet or was spotted at events. Every actress admired her dynamic, vivid, and stunning fashion sense. While our hearts break at the tragedy of Sridevi's unfortunate demise, the volume of work she left behind is nothing short of remarkable. On her fourth death anniversary, let's take a look at some of her most famous looks from movies that will always be iconic.

Sridevi captured hearts as the eccentric reporter Seema in 1987's Mr. India. She also ignited the screen in an astonishing appearance that hasn't been forgotten to this day. In the song Kaate Nahin Kat Te, she donned a blue chiffon saree with a matching bindi and red lip, showcasing her dance talents. This film cemented her status as a fashion icon, with devotees recreating Sridevi’s saree look till date.

Hawa Hawai is amongst the iconic actress’ most legendary songs and her look from the sequence is still fondly remembered. The ludicrous headgear, as well as the gleaming gold robes and ruffle gowns, were stunning and just as amazing as her character!

When it comes to sarees, Sridevi not only stole the spotlight but also donned the nine yards of gorgeousness and made it the new sensation. Her yellow lace saree from the movie Chandni is another remarkable trendsetter. Sridevi’s Chandni look is still one of Bollywood's most talked-about outfits, especially when paired with a simple pearl necklace and earrings.

Apart from that, her sensuous look in white in the song Parbat Se Kaali Ghata Takraee was absolutely breathtaking!

The stunning outfit in which she did the exquisite Tandav dance is another highlight from her astonishing looks in the movie. She looked every inch an apsara (fairy) in the all-white look of her character Chandni.

The actress played an Ichadhari Naagin (shape-shifting serpent) in the 1986 film Nagina, which had a fresh take on costumes. Sridevi wore traditional outfits throughout the film, most of which were adorned with heavy jewellery to match the scenario. Her pure white lehenga and vintage choli with elaborate workmanship, on the other hand, has become one of the actress's most memorable outfits. 

While Lamhe saw Sridevi in a variety of stunning outfits, we're particularly fond of this blue and yellow Rajasthani lehenga with a quarter-sleeved blouse and jhumkas, which she wore in her iconic song Morni Baga Mein Naache. Sridevi's makeup and wardrobe styling in this film were done with precision to focus the audience's attention on her gorgeous facial structure. The makeup was so immaculate that it was difficult for spectators to take their gaze away from her.

Laadla, starring Sridevi, became synonymous with '90s fashion, bringing to the fore a variety of styles that were popular at the time. Aside from hair ribbons, headbands, printed shirts, and ensembles with a hint of glitter, the actress was also spotted in a sensuous sheer black lace dress in the Dhik Ta Na Na, paving the way for fashionistas.

The actress wore a variety of outfits in the comedy-drama film, playing a double role, in which she co-starred with Rajnikant and Sunny Deol. Apart from high-rise jeans, T-shirts and blouses, bright colours, and dungarees— Sridevi wore a stunning sky blue night robe with big silver hoops in the song Tera Bimaar Mera Dil, which would blend-in beautifully in today's world.

Thanks to her defined eyebrows, short bob, and vintage attire, Sridevi's style in the 1993 film Gumrah stood out from the crowd and instantly became awe-inspiring. Not to mention, her head-to-toe blue monochrome look with matching headband and heels was a show-stealer. Shirts with embellishments, colour-coordinated headbands, in-vogue accessories, and layered waistcoats were some of the staples in the actress' wardrobe for the film. Needless to say, her look was widely imitated. 

The opulent jewellery and apsara-themed gowns might have been essential to the over-the-top movie, but it was Sridevi who imbued the role with her beauty. In the iconic pink dhoti-style co-ord that she teamed with heavy jewellery, Sridevi looked dreamy to say the least.

Sridevi wore a collection of elegant cotton sarees in her comeback film English Vinglish, as she marched right into our hearts. In her stills from New York, Sridevi's floral saree delivered some iconic fashion statements, especially when paired with minimalist jewellery and solid trench coats. Glowing makeup, a small bindi, and a subtle braid completed the look.

Sridevi appeared in the film in a completely different avatar. Thanks to her heavy junk jewellery, beaded turbans, loose garments, and intense makeup featuring heavily-kohled eyes—the diva created a mystical warrior bohemian persona in the song. This larger-than-life film, co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, has a cult following.

Photo: IMDB