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Lessons from Bollywood: How to dress for a date

Last updated on: February 08, 2016 18:55 IST

Cool tips to dress up pretty!

If movies are to be believed, picking a perfect outfit for a romantic date is very, VERY important. That is, if you care about leaving a grand impression on the person you dig.

Like on screen, the hero and heroine go through all sorts of trouble to stand out in the eyes of their beloved.

Here are some filmi lessons on how to dress for that all-important date on Valentine's Day.

Sonam Kapoor, Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo

Sonam Kapoor

Image: Sonam Kapoor in Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo

Dump those demure salwar-kameezes and slip into a smouldering, sweetheart neckline LBD to knock his socks off like fashionista Sonam does in PRDP for her Gujiya-Wujhiya gifting fiancé.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Dhoom 2

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Image: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Dhoom 2

Date a guy like Hrithik Roshan who's got designer taste and takes care of his girlfriend's wardrobe needs like Ash in Dhoom 2.

Hrithik Roshan, Kites

Hrithik Roshan

Image: Hrithik Roshan in Kites

And if you're the guy, just copy HR blindly. Bollywood's Greek God sure knows his clothes.

Sridevi, Lamhe


Image: Sridevi in Lamhe

Find out your sweetheart's preferences and doll up in traditional attire and jewellery like Sridevi in Lamhe. Only pray hard your man doesn't turn out to be mom's secret admirer from the past.

Deepika Padukone, Om Shanti Om

Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan

Image: Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om

Channel your inner r(etr)omantic in popular designs worn by yesteryear fashion queens like Sadhana and Mumtaz like a demure Deepika Padukone in Om Shanti Om.

Katrina Kaif, Bang Bang

Katrina Kaif

Image: Katrina Kaif in Bang Bang

Wear the colour of love in its most sensual design like Katrina Kaif in Bang Bang and hear his heart's boom, boom all the way from one end of the room to another.

Alia Bhatt and Shahid Kapoor, Shaandaar

Shahid kapoor and Alia Bhatt

Image: Alia Bhatt and Shahid Kapoor in Shaandaar

Fairy tale romance demands fairy tale costumes. So burn a hole in your pocket if you're not as wealthy as Shaandaar as Alia and Shahid and buy that tux and gown pronto.

Akshay Kumar, Khiladi

Akshay Kumar and Deepak Tijori

Image: Akshay Kumar and Deepak Tijori in Khiladi

Cross dress as a girl to sneak inside a large group of one in order to cootchie coo with your ladylove in a strictly women's hostel if you are super desperate like Akshay Kumar in Khiladi.

Aamir Khan, Rangeela

Aamir Khan

Image: Aamir Khan in Rangeela

Cover yourself in BRIGHT yellow from head to toe like Aamir Khan's maverick tapori in Rangeela to catch your dream girl's attention.

But impressed? Now that's another story.

Shah Rukh Khan, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Shah Rukh Khan

Image: Shah Rukh Khan in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Discard those boring office clothes and work up that swagger in a ultra tight-fitting jeans and kitschy Ed Hardy knock-offs like SRK in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.

But remember, comfort not guaranteed.

Kangana Ranaut, Tanu Weds Manu Returns

Kangana Ranaut and Madhavan

Image: Kangana Ranaut and R Madhavan in Tanu Weds Manu Returns

Or stay true to your personality. Change for no one. And dress in what you like -- odd or modest like Kangana Ranaut's inspiring Datto in Tanu Weds Manu Returns.