In a world of high-end fashion brands and designer clothes, nothing beats draping a cotton saree or putting on a vintage dress from your mother’s closet. And our own Bollywood stars are no different. They may rock the red carpet in the best clothes designed by renowned fashion designers, but when it comes to their mother’s personal collection, these starlets will totally vouch for the good old English rhyme: something old, something new, something borrowed. , Something blue…
A few days ago, actor Mrunal Thakur shared a photo on his Instagram stories where she and her mother Vandana Thakur were wearing a black saree with a rani pink pallu. Beneath the collage, the Jersey actor wrote: Isn’t it the best thing in the world to be able to wear your mother’s saree and jewelry. I am in love with my mother’s (Shalu) wedding saree. I think I might end up wearing the same for my wedding. (sic).
And yes, mother knows best when it comes to sarees. Six meters of pure elegance, you can never go wrong with a saree. And Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta’s daughter Ira Khan gave #sarigoals to her followers. The child star raided her mum’s wardrobe and chose a comfy yet chic gray print saree for sport on a sunny Sunday. Giving her followers a glimpse of what she chose, Ira posed in the neatly draped saree paired with a black bralette and completed the look with funky earrings, white boots and an olive green handbag . She took to Instagram and wrote: Saree Sunday! I love sarees. So I decided to wear a sari every Sunday. For a few hours. I don’t own many of these, so I’m going to raid several people’s closets this way, I don’t even need space in my closet for them. It’s up to mom. From Calcutta. We think. Yes, I wore boots with my sari. (sic)”.
Reminiscing about the good old days with her mum Sridevi, Janhvi Kapoor has been seen wearing sports outfits in her mum’s closet many times. In 2018, Janhvi draped one of her mother’s sarees at the 65th National Film Awards in Delhi. Close friend and designer Manish Malhotra, took to Instagram and praised the young actress, he wrote: Very pretty @janhvikapoor as she is to receive the well-deserved national award from Sridevi Ma’am for her fabulous performance in Mom’…An actress and a human being and the friend we miss every day of our lives…#jhanvikapoor in her mother’s personal saree for this touching and precious (sic) moment.
Over the years, many famous stars have borrowed from their respective mothers and mothers-in-law and added their own unique twist to the ensemble. Kareena Kapoor Khan wore her mother-in-law and veteran actress Sharmila Tagore’s wedding ensemble. Kareena who got married to Saif Ali Khan dressed in traditional Sharmila gharara on her wedding day.
Her sister-in-law and jewelry designer Saba Pataudi took to Instagram and shared the images where Kareena and Sharmila wear the outfit at their respective weddings. On Kareena’s photo, Saba wrote: MAHSHALLAH. Generation and tradition, continued. (sic).
Internationally, too, there have been famous moms who have watched their little ones grow up and walk in their dresses, one of them being Angelina Jolie. While promoting her movie Eternals walked the red carpet with her children and of the seven children, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt chose to wear one of Angelina’s dresses for the event. Zahara opted for an Elie Saab Couture dress with a sheer bodice adorned with glittering rhinestones, which Jolie previously wore at the 2014 Oscars.
Likewise, her daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt gave the Dior dress Jolie wore in 2019 a personal touch that brought her to a red carpet event. The dress has been modified above the knee making it both fun and chic. She completed the look with an earring and black ballerina shoes.
Wearing an outfit from your mom’s closet is like taking a piece of her with you wherever you go. So this festive season raid your darling mom’s wardrobe and celebrate her fashion choices and mix it up with your style quotient.
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