What Was Bollywood Thinking?! 9 Cringeworthy Styles From the 1990s!

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Shahrukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan

The 90s were popular for a lot of things, however fashion wasn’t one of them. This era saw a massive plunge in dressing sensibilities. Bollywood had access to the worst of it – the stars and starlets, both suffered at par. Blame it on the lack of stylists or on the dress dadas take on international style or simply on bad taste – the films in the 90s spewed out one monstrosity after another. Some bizarre styles trended massively in this decade. But we had a lot of fun documenting this and so, we present 9 items of clothing that the boys in Bollywood couldn’t get enough of in the 90s.

1. Leather – Hide the Animal Hides Please!

Leather, leather everywhere; Gives your audience such a scare
Leather, leather everywhere; Gives your audience such a scare

Tropical Indian temperatures did not deter our stars from donning animal skin, both real and fake. Pants, jumpsuits, jackets, tank tops – nothing scared these boys.

2. Vests

Boy! The costume designers sure had it easy back then!!
Boy! The costume designers sure had it easy back then!!

Vests, wife beaters, tank tops (basically the entire Lux Cozy product range) were a crucial part of the 90s Bollywood wardrobe.

3. Turtlenecks – Because After the Storm, Comes the Coverup

The higher the neckline the better
The higher the neckline, the better

When the men got tired of flashing their hairy chests, they’d opt for higher necklines. As you can see, they were really not afraid of the heat!!

4. Dungarees – Channeling your Inner Child

Strap it up, Strap it down
Strap it up, Strap it down, Store it away!

Unless you’re a coal miner or a construction worker pre WW2, there is no way a grown man should wear dungarees! It does absolutely nothing for the male body type.

5. Hats, Hats and more Hats

Police caps were the top pick in the 90s
Police caps were the top pick in the 90s

Bollywood in the 90s went all out with accessories – hats being the forerunner in the game. While police caps were the most popular, we did occasionally witness the odd cowboy hat.

6. Ugly Rayon Shirts

Gianni Versace gone wrong
Gianni Versace gone wrong

I love prints! I’ve loved them ever since I was a tot. Even in the 90s – during my  growing years. Yes, I have grown up to the ugly prints Bollywood wore and yes, I loved them all – no matter how ugly!!

7. Muscle Tees

Tight tees are directly proportionate to the films success
Tight tees are directly proportionate to the films’ success

Tight muscle t-shirts were big in the 90s. I remember everyone walking around in Shah Rukh Khan‘s Polo tee from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.

8. Tight High Waisted Jeans

Please Cover Up Boys
Please Cover Up Boys

Salman Khan wins this look hands down! One word – Judwaa.

9. Short Shorts – Oh the horror!!!

Please cover up boys!!
Please cover up boys!!

Ummm. NO!!

This post was for entertainment purposes only! We’re sorry if we caused any other discomfort.

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