Madonna is the OG when it comes to conical bras.
But Dolly Singh artfully revived the trend when she made her steamy debut as an apsara at Cannes.
Watching her hypnotisingly boogy down the red carpet almost made us break into the catchy opening bars of Ajay-Atul's Marathi tune Apsara aali indrapuritun khaali from the film Natarang.
In a strappy pointed-tops bra, dowsed in thousands of shiny pearls... A silk-satin dhoti-style skirt... The enchanting cape, half sliding off her shoulders to create the most theatrical train... Did she look phat!
Old Bollywood Madhubala-era glam took centre-stage when the actor-content creator caused a stir in the filmi French town in an ensemble that seemed as if she was stepping out of a souffle of the fluffiest cumulus clouds.
IMAGE: An Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla creation, it was brought to life by stylist Mohit Rai. And credit for fixing her cape a zillion times through the day, goes to her manager Ruchi Patel.
Dolly, who once wrote a style blog titled Spill the Sass, 'kept the hair long and apsara-like, that weighed half my body weight'.
Her reason: 'Beauty is pain, right?'
Photographs: Kind courtesy Dolly Singh/Instagram
IMAGE: Clad in acres of white mulayam resham she could be cast in the next Dove soap ad with a catchy tagline like elevate your bliss or unmask the new pearly you.
IMAGE: Her cloudiness surpassed anything you could find under the roof of the world, even when you looked out your plane window above 40,000 feet. It was otherworldly.
Dolly's Cannes wardrobe outing did cost her social media fans some khushi ke aasu -- that's Modern Love for you.
IMAGE: Ms Badal looks back over her Double XL cape. No need to wonder why she is the face of Colgate Visible White.