By Kalash Khurana Last Updated:
Long gone are the days when people subscribed to the concept of one-time wear and never repeated their outfits at major events. Now that the focus is shifting towards sustainability, the fashionistas are practising and promoting rewear, recycle and reuse. However, the celebrities, who have access to the most elite brands and designer coutures, are also not left behind when it comes to repeating their favourite looks.
Bollywood actress, Sonali Bendre is one such diva, who never fails to give fashion inspiration with her classic style and subtle experimentation with her wardrobe. She is often spotted revamping her style game and giving her favourite clothes another go. From wearing her casual outfits on repeat to rocking in her almost two-decade-old clothes, the actress has grabbed our attention with her ever-so-gorgeous looks. So, here's a list of some of Sonali Bendre’s looks that she has repeated over the years as her style evolved.
Recently, Sonali Bendre and her husband, Goldie Behl had graced an event, and the actress had looked stunning in white. However, the outfit she had worn was sixteen years old. Sonali had shared a post on her Instagram handle and had revealed that she had donned a kurta, which she had worn during her first pregnancy. The outfit was from the designer duo, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. While pairing her outfit with a pair of dainty diamond earrings, she had completed her look with statement hoops and pair of white pumps.
Alongside the picture, Sonali had penned that she loves restyling her outfits. She had looked super happy about fitting into a 16-year-old outfit. She had also expressed her joy that nothing much has changed as she had penned:
"Then and now pics are my favorite! It shows me how much has changed yet some things haven’t… like me fitting into an old outfit - I wore this 16 years ago, during my first trimester while carrying @rockbehl. And here I’m in the same outfit in 2022. Super happy that in this regard not much has changed."
Sonali Bendre is one of the stylish actresses in the glamour world. She had flaunted her 'Old is gold' moment when she had graced an episode of the reality show, Super Dancer 4. For the occasion, Sonali had opted for lilac pants and a matching top and had styled her look with a two-decade-old shimmery jacket designed by Rohit Bal. The diva had channelised her inner boho girl by complementing her look with layered neckpieces.
Sharing her look on her Instagram handle, Sonali had posted two pictures from the sets of Super Dancer 4 and a throwback picture, donning the same jacket, along with Shah Rukh Khan and designer, Rohit Bal. Sonali had captioned the pictures as:
"Some things age better… I’m talking about my jacket here. I wore this beautiful jacket from @rohitbalofficial at least 2 decades ago and I’m so glad I could wear it again! #Vintage."
Well, not just her ethnic wear, Sonali Bendre never hesitates to repeat her casual looks every now and then. The actress had recently donned a white off-shoulder top with blue applique detailing on its neckline. She had accessorised it with her minimal Bulgari mangalsutra and dainty hoops. Moreover, she had left her hair opened in natural waves and had looked gorgeous.
However, Sonali had given us a Deja Vu moment with her off-shoulder top. Upon doing some research, we had found that the actress had worn the same top years ago and had shared a picture on her IG handle. Then, she had paired her look with a pair of denims, keeping her neckline bare and had accentuated her look with a pair of silver hoops.
Next in the line for Sonali Bendre's reboot look is her casual logo T-shirt. During the lockdown, while taking her furry pet on a ride around the town, Sonali had donned a slogan T-shirt, which read “Look on the bright side.” She had shared a picture from her outing on her IG handle and given her fans a sneak peek into her fun-filled outing with her pooch. However, earlier in 2019, she was spotted wearing the same T-shirt paired with a pair of wide-legged denims.
Denim jackets have become an indispensable part of every girl's wardrobe, and it is a must-have staple. And Sonali Bendre also often amps her fashion game with denim jackets. In 2017, Sonali had posted a picture on her Instagram handle, promoting a book from her book club. In the photo, Sonali was seen wearing a black T-shirt paired with a denim jacket, and she had flashed her brightest smile for the camera.
However, the actress was spotted wearing the same jacket in 2017. She had chosen to pair the jacket with a green bodycon midi dress and white sneakers. She had styled her look with a blue and white striped bag and had looked gorgeous as ever.
The wedding dress always holds a special place in a woman's life, and she treasures it throughout her life. And, Sonali Bendre is no different. However, the actress doesn't only cherishes her wedding dress, she never hesitates to flaunt her favourite outfit with pride. On Karwa Chauth 2021, Sonali had reworn her wedding lehenga from the designer, Manish Malhotra. The gorgeousness had looked no less than a sight to behold as she styled her lehenga with utmost grace.
On October 24, 2021, Sonali Bendre had taken to her Instagram handle and had shared two pictures from her Karwa Chauth look. In the photos, Sonali could be seen looking gorgeous, clad in a pink-coloured ensemble. She had accentuated her look with a minimal mangalsutra. Alongside the pictures, the actress had penned a note and had revealed that she had reworn her wedding lehenga designed by Manish Malhotra for the special occasion. Her caption could be read as:
"I have always believed that traditions are what you make of them... to me, they are a bridge between the past, present and future. I respect where they came from but never hesitated to give it my own meaning. Karwa Chauth is one such festival… to me, it has always been a celebration of family and friends that are family. A day spent in rituals with the people you love. The fact that I get pampered by my husband is a bonus."
Further in her note, Sonali had added that her wedding lehenga was 19 years old, which she had paired with a mangalsutra from Bulgari. She had mentioned:
"It's a celebration of togetherness and companionship, cementing the love we share with our husbands & the bond between our family and friends. Fun fact… I'm wearing my wedding lehenga from 19 years ago by @manishmalhotra05 and have paired it with this beautiful mangalsutra from @bulgari. Then and now, the worlds can meet, if you just approach it with love."
Sonali Bendre was spotted wearing a trusty plaid shirt, not one or two times but thrice. The actress is not shy to repeat her favourite clothes, and this is proof enough. In 2017, the actress had shared a picture of herself in a blue-coloured plaid shirt, which she had paired with her trusty denims. She had completed her look with a pair of diamond studs and had exuded uber cool vibes in her casual avatar.
Then, in 2020, she had once again donned the same shirt as she had shared a picture of herself basking in the sunshine on her IG handle. Well, that's not it. Sonali had once again sported the same shirt in January 2022 and had shared a photo of herself on her social media.
Sonali Bendre has been unapologetically choosing to embrace sustainability and has been recycling her favourite pieces. Needless to say, we are memerised by her looks and the way she is experimenting with her old clothes is worth appreciating. What do you think? Let us know!