Style is something Preity Zinta wears with casual ease.

On-screen, she wears clothes that complement her young, bubbly and vibrant personality. Heavy makeup, excessive hairdos and ornate costumes are no-nos are far as Preity is concerned. You are more likely to see her in casual tee shirts, floral dresses, dungarees and short skirts.

Though the actress has a particular fondness for short clothes -- as seen in most of her films from her debut Dil Se.. to her latest Koi... Mil Gaya -- the label that sticks to her is cute, not sexy.

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She dabbled with ethnic style in Mission Kashmir, where her salwar kameezes, though simple, were stylish and elegant. Later, she went for the traditional Kashmiri look in The Hero: Love Story Of A Spy, in which she played the Kashmiri village girl, Reshma.

In Dil Chahta Hai, Arjun Bhasin's simple but stylish dresses and a wet, permed hairstyle made for a subdued, classy and very feminine Shalini, Preity's character in the film.

Of course, there have been times when Preity has not always strictly been 'in character' -- her unreal wig in Armaan got more attention then her performance. Ditto for her slinky, backless dresses in Koi... Mil Gaya. takes a peek into Preity Zinta's filmi closet.

Text: Sukanya Verma
Design: Uday Kuckian

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