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Remember this OUTRAGEOUS '80s filmi fashion?

By SUKANYA VERMA
Last updated on: March 03, 2020 11:08 IST
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Sonam Kapoor recreated Rekha's Khoobsurat, Kartik Aaryan's Love Aaj Kal had Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak-inspired courtship, Sonakshi Sinha's dance number in Himmatwala saw some Reena Roy-ripped disco fervour and recently, we saw Ayushmann Khurrana's shimmering ode to Bappi Lahiri's 1985 classic, Pyar Bina Chain Kahan Re in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan.

Just proves that if there's one thing about the decade our glamorous lot is in NO RUSH to replicate, it is the '80s's kitschy, over-the-top sartorial style.

Sukanya Verma curates a gallery of outrageous '80s Bollywood fashion purely for your amusement.

 

Amrita Singh, Shukriya

My Caped Valentine, anyone? If an actress was cast as a super hero in that era, this is what her costume would be.

 

A closer look proves there's nothing like match-much or bling overkill in the 1980s.

 

Padmini Kolhapure, Bewafai

As if Bollywood lyrics likening the heroine's heart, walk, dance to a peacock wasn't enough, there's one giant sequinned motif embroidered on Padmini's kurta to make its point.

Less is Mor?

 

Juhi Chawla, Love Love Love

This is what happens when the costume designer mistakes the leading lady for Master Raju.

 

Oh look, she even does 'Namaste Uncle' like Master Raju. Cho Chweet!

 

Dimple Kapadia, Sikka

They are probably called distressed denims for a reason.

 

Except Dimple Kapadia's unintended tribute to Phatichar is stuff of junk.

The kind that should never, NEVER be recycled.

 

Meenakshi Seshadri, Shahenshah

I am still collecting my thoughts about Meenakshi's two-tone Barbie.

 

But the lady's two-tone eyeshadow is stuff of Harvey Dent's dreams and Simi Garewal's nightmares.

 

Mithun Chakraborty, Aamne Samne

What's shinier than one Mithun in a leather jacket?

Easy.

Two Mithuns in leather jackets.

 

Govinda, Dariya Dil

Movie titles only Govinda could do justice to? Let's see -- Colour No 1, Rangeela Babu...

 

Poonam Dhillon, Laila

Miss Chamko has competition!

 

Mission outshine all the zillion chandeliers in the room.

 

Neelam, Sindoor

What do you think of retro Bollywood's Little Miss Gulabo?

 

Reena Roy, Main Intequaam Loonga

While on unsubtlety, how's Reena Roy's pink on pink, pink pineapple, pink furry hair clip next to pink wall lamps for matchy-matchy?

 

Tina Munim, Bade Dilwale

Why bother tying half the hair when one can half can do the trick? It's the one-trick pony tail!

 

Rati Agnihotri, Star

Where would '80s be without all its gold?

But it's the pair of creepy cats embellished on Rati's top that's attracting all the attention. Cult stuff, this!

 

Shatrughan Sinha, Zalzala

And that's Shotgun in his best Rodeo Romeo avatar showing what it takes to khamosh the world in one instant. Three decades gone, lips remain sealed.

 

Sridevi and Jeetendra, Dharm Adhikari

Between Sridevi's fur overload and Jeetendra's We are the world sweatshirt, we are hard pressed to find dots that connect.

And that's the '80s best explained.

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