Mumtaz was a bombshell of 60’s Bollywood. She was a diva popular for her boldness and sexiness on-screen. While acting as a leading lady opposite Bollywood greatest actors, Mumtaz turned her “unconventional” features into her asset.
She was a true fashionista and was the creator of some of the most trending fashion styles of Bollywood. She initiated a fashion rage with her intense eyes, sensuous figure and playful pout. Let’s have a peek into the stylish past of Hindi Cinema and uncover some of the trendsetting fashion styles given by Mumtaz:
Made popular by Audrey Hepburn’s over-the-top hive in “Breakfast with Tiffany”, the Bee-in-Your-Bonnet hairstyle was first adopted by Mumtaz in Bollywood. It featured a beautifully lacquered version of the big hair which was frequently carried by the actress in various movies.
Do you remember Mumtaz in the ever-magical song “Jai Jai Shiv Shankar?” A beautiful lady clad in an orange sari, she sported a neatly-tied middle positioned bun embellished with soft curls on the side.
Topped with Gold-hoop earrings, Mumtaz gave a new look to the quintessential “Indian-Bahu” exuding innocence and glamour at the same time.
The Ultimate Mumtaz Sari
When Mumtaz wore that sexy, navel-revealing sari in Brahmachari, she became a fashion sensation. The rage was such that every woman wanted to wear a sari “Mumtaz-Style.” She almost patented her style and it created a great impact on fashion lovers. Carried with a short sleeves blouse and short six inches pallu, Mumtaz gave a new glamorous twist to the traditional Indian garment.
She carried it with a golden “bajuband”, choker and chandelier earrings which perfectly complimented her look.
If you see a woman carrying a big poofy hair, you know that it is inspired form the 60’s diva, Mumtaz. Although most of the heroines in that era sported that look, it was Mumtaz who perfectly carried it with grace.
The hairstyle involves long hair piled up in a conical shape with a slightly backwards pointing. It resembles the shape of a beehive hence, getting an apt name.
The Winged Eyeliner
Although the trend was first started by Saira Bano in the movie Junglee, Mumtaz sported this eye-look with utmost beauty. Teamed with a beehive hairdo, the winged eyeliner exuded elegance in both Indian and Western looks.
Mumtaz was a fashionista and continues to be. She was a trendsetter who gave birth to some of the most amazing retro-styled looks in Hindi Cinema. Happy Birthday Diva!