5 Most Fashion-Forward Films From The 90s That Give Us Style Lessons Even Today

More than ramps and runways, desis take fashion inspiration from films, as fans get their regular dose of style goals from the costumes of characters in the Bollywood movies. 

The most amazing and chic-looking outfits and styles sported by celebs in the movies are picked up as trends. 

Talking of trends, most of the 90s fashion trends have made a comeback and movies from that era serve as a moving catalogue for style inspo today.  

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From leather to denim, the biggest trends from the 90s that we saw our favourite stars wear in the movies when we were kids, are now the hottest runway trends. 

Why go far when you could just glance back at some of the fashion-forward movies of that time and take some notes from the OG trendsetters? 

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Here are 5 stylish movies from the 90s whose wardrobes are still relevant and can be copied even today:

1. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

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If it wasn’t clear from Shah Rukh Khan’s chunky necklace, Rahul’s wardrobe in the movie was uber cool and steal-worthy even today. 

You would be lying if said you didn’t want to raid his sporty outfits that were all about oversized hoodies, baggy jeans, sneakers and neon tees.

2. Dil 

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Aamir played a rebellious college student in this 90s classic whose style was always on point. 

Throughout the film, he rocked denims-on-denims, polo T-shirts and even half sweaters that were in line with his young and charming character.     

3. Daud

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Not just Urmila’s extensively stylish wardrobe, Sanjay Dutt’s outfit in the movie also caught attention in Daud

He wore chic outfits featuring sleeveless jackets, baseball hats and leather jackets that were way ahead of their time. 

4. Biwi No. 1

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Salman Khan wore business casuals before it was cool in this cult film which was known for its fashion. 

He played a rich, young businessman whose wardrobe consisted of casual blazers on solid tees in the office and zip-up sweatshirts when off-duty. 

5. Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi

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The sweet and caring Raghu in Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi was no fashion savvy guy, but his style stood out and is still super trendy years later. 

His signature navy cap, waistcoat over a shirt and bomber jackets are seen as really stylish streetwear today.