Heeramandi Looks To Recreate For Your Occassions


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Bollywood has always been in love with everything larger than life. Along with interesting stories and engaging performances, the Hindi film industry has managed to steal everyone’s hearts with its fashion. Distinctly beautiful, the costumes and jewellery of this film industry are known to be a key to understanding the characters and their stories. One such story that is making rounds of the internet is Heeramandi.

Directed by the great Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the series showcases the lives of courtesans in the pre-Independence era and how their lives revolve around the historical time. Besides powerful performances, the series came into the limelight for its heavenly Indian clothes and extravagantly beautifying jewellery. While we all would love to raid the closet where these items are kept, you can certainly take the cues from the epic series to style yourself up for important occasions. This blog will help you know how to recreate the looks in a way that will reflect your style.

Kurta Set To Exude Elegance At A Festive Event

When you have always been an admirer of effortless co-ord sets, kurta sets are something you should definitely consider. In the series, Sonakshi Sinha wears an exquisite pink sharara set comprising a short kurta and a pair of flared pants and completed with a delicate net dupatta. The set features multiple kinds of embroideries.

You too can take your inspiration from the style. While the original set had a darker shade of pink, you can go for paler pinks. They are great as pastels have been ruling the fashion scene for a long time. Heavy golden or silver embroideries on the borders and sleeves make it perfect to wear at a festive event. Classic plain pants can balance the heaviness of the work and a dupatta can bring a breeziness to the overall look. You can tie the look with a choker set and comfortable juttis.

Sharara Set That Can Bring In The Oomph At Your Bestie’s Wedding

There is a certain regal aura that a sharara set embodies. Sonakshi Sinha’s dark green sharara suit enhanced her looks even more. While the top has typical ethnic motifs weaved in golden threads, the bottom was all gold shimmer to match the top’s gold. The dupatta had multiple patterns such as checks and flowers on the fabric and the border had kiran work.

If you have been impressed by the opulent suit, you too can look enthralling like the actress. A forest green sharara suit with floral embroidery can work well. For an added effect, the borders of the sleeves and trousers can have intricate and thick embroidery. A chiffon or net dupatta draped on one shoulder can give you a put-together look. Heavy chandbali earrings, metallic clutch and strappy heels are the final touches you will need.

Sequin Saree That’ll Make You Dazzle At A Wedding Reception

We all have been utterly mesmerized by Sonakshi Sinha’s dance number Tilasmi Bahein. Her carefree one-take performance gave us insight into her character and sheer prowess as an actor. In the song, she was dressed in a classy champagne-coloured sequin saree paired with a blouse embellished with flowers and leaves motifs.

While that saree certainly made us skip our heartbeats, the look can be easily recreated. You can wear a net saree in soft colors such as pale violet and mint green. Embroideries such as resham and sequins look very well with the sheer fabric. You can complete the look with a diamond or kundan jewellery set and block heels.

Floral Saree For A Family Get-Together

While we discussed sarees, Richa Chaddha’s cream-colored saree needs to be mentioned. Subtle yet stylish, the elegant Indian outfit was adorned with motifs of roses, green foliage and concentric geometric shapes on the borders. The blouse on the other hand was minimally decorated on the sleeve hemline. Sonakshi’s saree was simply flooded with sequins but kept otherwise simple and the blouse had rich motifs. Richa’s saree was comparatively more decorated than her blouse. This shows us that balance is the key to looking great.

You too can be an epitome of sophistication. A cream saree in material like cotton silk can work well as it has the breathability of cotton and the lustre of silk. Motifs such as peacocks, flowers and foliage can give an authentic touch. Keep the blouse plain or with uncluttered patterns like stripes. Tie the look with statement studs, a potli bag and heels.

Jewellery For The Drama Factor

While we recommended the jewellery pieces with each outfit, we are yet to get over the obsession with Heeramandi’s lavish pieces. A kundan maangtikka in geometric or chandbali design would make you ethereal with kurta set, sharara set or even lehenga set. Pearl and stone-encrusted passa or jhoomer can be chosen if you want a break from maangtikka. A kundan polki choker should be your bet if you want to make a fashion statement but not wear a lot of pieces. A haathphool or haath panja can be a game changer when adorning yourself with Indian jewellery. It is a hand harness which connects a ring with a bracelet with the help of a decorative strand. The harness can have more rings and so the strands can be multiple too. The jewellery covers the back of the hands and gives you a magnificently royal look. You can simply wear studs and the haathphools with your traditional outfit and exude the aura of a queen.


In this blog, we covered various kinds of Indian outfits worn by Heeramandi divas and how you can recreate the looks, along with additional style tips. We also understood the other jewellery pieces that you can incorporate in your Indian outfits.

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