Kubsoorat, Silsila, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Mr Natwarlal, Umrao Jaan and the list goes on. The actress, superstar and fashion icon Rekha is the eternal beauty queen of Bollywood. While her acting chops and mesmerizing looks have floored the audience for decades, she is undeniably the OG champion of heritage weaves. Her love for sarees, especially silk, is a delight for fashion lovers as she manages to capture the hearts of millions with her every look. On her birthday today, TC46 brings you a list of top 10 sarees from Rekha’s collection you need to add to your collection.
10 Looks To Give You A Peek Inside Rekha’s Saree Collection
1. The Golden Affair
Rekha’s appearance at the Hello Magazine Awards 2013 was a sight to behold. For the star-studded event, she chose to deck herself out in gold. She wore a gold saree with a gold velvet blouse. The stunning, classic saree had intricate design on the pallu and a deep golden brown border that accentuated her height. A golden Kanchipuram or a Banarasi silk can do wonders for your wardrobe. Here are some easy and simple ways on how to use old saree to turn them into a whole new outfit.
2. The White Elegance
Akash Ambani’s wedding reception saw Rekha flaunting a gorgeous a white and gold embroidered saree by Manish Malhotra. She looked absolutely stunning with a matching potli bag, traditional jewellery, deep red lip and an updo enhanced with flowers! The right saree in a shade of white can transform your style. And this is your inspiration to shop for one today.
3. The Green Lush
Javed Akhtar’s 2020 birthday celebration was a gala affair and Rekha, as always, gave fashion lovers a flawless look. Seen in a light green Kanjeevaram saree, teamed with a matching blouse, she looked lovely. She wore her hair in a bun, had a deep red lipstick on and accessorised with statement earrings and neckpiece. A green saree truly completes your collection and adds a fresh element to your saree colour palette.
4. The Hot Pink Splash
At the 20th IIFA awards in Mumbai, Rekha wore a breathtakingly beautiful green and pink Kanjeevaram saree by Manish Malhotra. She paired it with a pink full-sleeved blouse, accessorized with two gorgeous layered neckpieces, over the ear jhumkas and matching bangles. A deep wine red lipstick and a pretty gajra along with one of her iconic potlis, completed the look! The right pop of colour can give any traditional saree some much-needed jazz.
5. The Gold & Pink Saga
Completely bowling over fans with a new colour palette, Rekha looked resplendent in a pink and gold Kanjeevaram saree at a wedding. She paired it with a pink brocade elbow length sleeves blouse, layered with some guttapusalu neckpieces, matching jhumkas and bangles. Not to forget her iconic deep red lipstick and matching gold potli bag. A bold colour combination works wonderfully at special occasions like pujas and weddings and adds an old-world charm to your look.
6. The Purple Pop
Rekha in this vibrant gold and purple Kanjeevaram saree paired with a matching full-sleeved blouse looked like a fashion goddess. The layered neckpieces, jhumkas and a lovely maang tika added depth to her look. She rounded off the look with a gold potli bag and centre-parted gajra bun. This look stood out for the pop of purple that made it the talk of the town. There’s no denying that purple is truly a royal colour.
7. The Quintessential Gold
Rekha was spotted at Armaan Jain’s wedding reception wearing a beautiful golden Kanjeevaram saree. With its pink borders along and a matching full-sleeved blouse, the actress dazzled the paparazzi. She opted for a pearl jewellery set, complete with a maang tika and a potli with pearls as well. Rekha showcases the sheer beauty of adding pearls to a saree like this to take it to the next level.
8. The Orange Glow
Rekha’s never shy of bold colours and this traditional, checkered orange Kanjeevaram simply stole the show. She styled it with a green blouse and heavy gold jewellery. The open hair added some oomph factor to the look. A bold saree can lift your look, giving you the choice to go minimalistic with your jewellery.
9. The Pink Flush
Rekha picked a pink Kanjeevaram weaved with loads of gold to attend Riteish and Genelia’s wedding reception. Looking magnificent with hair open, a big forehead bindi and stunning jewellery. This look is a great example of making the saree the main event by adding tiny touches to complete it.
10. The Half And Half
A step out of the box, this half and half Kanjeevaram saree is a stunner. Rekha looked classic in this metallic double shaded Kanjeevaram saree with gota work on the borders and neckline, paired with a full-sleeved blouse. She carried a matching embroidered potli and accessorized it with lovely jhumkas.
Rekha’s sarees are worth a look at every single event. An inspiration for all saree lovers, she has managed to dazzle the fans with a new style every time. Share your favourite saree look of Rekha down in the comments!