Celeb Style Weekly: Ageing Gracefully?
It seems like this week has been a blast from the past—we’re seeing more of the ’90s’ stars than ever before. From Madhuri Dixit Nene and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar, they’ve all been out and about over the last few days. But are they ageing as gracefully as they should (we mean that in purely fashion terms, of course)? Does old wine really get better with age? Read on to see how your favourite ’90s’ stars (and a couple from the current crop) have fared in the style stakes.
Kajol at a charity dinner
A disastrous appearance at the Vogue Beauty Awards notwithstanding, Kajol looked stunning in this printed Payal Singhal maxi, which she paired with a sleek belt, nude shoes and dewy makeup. We love the maxi’s geometric print that appropriately flatters the actress’ voluptuous figure and the tied-back hairdo that does not distract from the dress. The stylist deserves a bonus for this one!
2. Madhuri Dixit Nene
Madhuri Dixit Nene on the sets of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa
Alas, we can’t say the same about Mrs Nene’s recent appearance on her TV show. While we like the printed pants (in spite of the somewhat ill fit) and white blazer, that cream top has no business being paired with this ensemble. And let’s not even get started on those silver pumps! Why, Madhuri, whyyyy?
3. Malaika Arora Khan
Malaika Arora Khan at the opening of Aqaba
You really can’t go wrong with classics, but Malaika has somehow managed it. ‘If it isn’t short, clingy and tight, it shall be weird and screaming-hard-to-stand-out’ seems to be her mantra. Why ruin a perfectly nice pair of trousers with those suspenders, we ask? Must you force us to be mean?
4. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the opening ceremony of XX Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014
Completing the quartet of ’90s Bollywood beauties, Ash put in an appearance in a black Gucci trench dress with a dull blue envelope clutch. We like the fact that she kept accessories minimal (in this case, the no-jewellery stance seems to have really helped), but what is going on with that hair? The XXL bouffant distracted severely from the elegant outfit, bringing a dated look to the entire ensemble. So close, Ash, so close!
5. Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar at the launch of Entertainment‘s trailer
Considering how well-turned out his wife always is, we are at a loss to understand how Akki can leave the house like that! Between the relaxed, faded jeans, cleavage-revealing T-shirt, weirdly-printed jacket and sneakers, is there anything to really like?
6. Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor at the trailer launch of Khoobsurat
Yay for good dressing! Sonam turned up at the trailer launch for her new film wearing this a-MAY-zing Toni Maticevski graphic dress and we instantly fell in love. The red pumps and earrings provide a nice foil to all the black-and-white, but we’re still undecided on the addition of that blue tote.
7. Jacqueline Fernandez
Jacqueline Fernandez snapped in Mumbai
Jackie’s back after that horrible outing and this time she’s gone va-va-voom! The neutral white accessories wonderfully offset the busy print of this Josh Goraya jumpsuit and the top-knot gave it that casual chic style that we’ve come to associate with her. We like!
And the turkey of the week goes to…
8. Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan spotted in Mumbai
What was he…? Why did he…? WHERE did he…? We can’t complete any one of the zillion sentences forming in our mind on seeing this truly unfortunate outfit. Why can’t Mr Perfectionist channel some of those energies into his wardrobe?
Images: Viral Bhayani