#ETimesTrendsetters: Sonali Bendre, the 90s crush who made jaws drop with her iconic style statements! | Photogallery

#ETimesTrendsetters: Sonali Bendre, the 90s crush who made jaws drop with her iconic style statements! | Photogallery

01 / 20

Growing up in the 90s era, we all remember having a major crush on Sonali Bendre. With her charming smile, innocent beauty and boy, that enchanting sense of style, the actress effortlessly bewitched the viewers. Girls were significantly inspired by her fashion— something that fashionistas today attempt to recreate. Remember how the actress made our hearts race in ‘Sarfarosh?’ The song ‘Jo Haal Dil Ka’ from the film consists of Bendre dancing around in coordinates in five different colours. The 1999 hit movie is just one example of Sonali’s impeccable style. As an ode to the actress, here we take a look back at these vintage pictures that capture Sonali’s fashion statements that make her an iconic trendsetter.

 

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02 / 20

#ETimesTrendsetters: Sonali Bendre, the 90s crush who made jaws drop with her iconic style statements! | Photogallery

Born on January 1, 1975, Sonali Bendre was a model before she entered the Hindi film industry. Her first major role was in 1994 ‘Aag.’ She was only 19 at the time. Two years later, Sonali had her first commercial success with the 1996 action-romance ‘Diljale.’ The ‘Humma Humma’ song from the 1995 film ‘Bombay’ soon made her a favourite face in Bollywood. The actress remains as iconic as the song and as the film.

 

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03 / 20

#ETimesTrendsetters: Sonali Bendre, the 90s crush who made jaws drop with her iconic style statements! | Photogallery

There was no turning for a young Sonali Bendre, who was giving hit after hit. She became one of the top actresses, bagging major roles and delivering powerpack performances.

 

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04 / 20

#ETimesTrendsetters: Sonali Bendre, the 90s crush who made jaws drop with her iconic style statements! | Photogallery

#ETimesTrendsetters: Sonali Bendre, the 90s crush who made jaws drop with her iconic style statements!

Over the years Sonali Bendre proved her mettle in acting. It was also her sartorial choices in films that made her a style icon. The actress is known for boasting a very serene demeanor. Her elegance is unmatchable and she would rock any given ensemble.

 

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05 / 20

#ETimesTrendsetters: Sonali Bendre, the 90s crush who made jaws drop with her iconic style statements! | Photogallery

#ETimesTrendsetters: Sonali Bendre, the 90s crush who made jaws drop with her iconic style statements!

Take this throwback photo, for instance. Who else can make a simple sweater look so stylish? No wonder why we so heavily rely on oversize sweaters and sweatshirts to make a comfy style statement.

 

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06 / 20

#ETimesTrendsetters: Sonali Bendre, the 90s crush who made jaws drop with her iconic style statements! | Photogallery

#ETimesTrendsetters: Sonali Bendre, the 90s crush who made jaws drop with her iconic style statements!

The 1999 film ‘Sarfarosh’ had quite a lot to offer until Sonali Bendre got rich with her fashion. We all lost calm when she put on some of the most stylish clothes of the time, which still remains a runaway hit. Especially the song ‘Jo Haal Dil Ka’ that showed the actress dancing around in co-ordinate sets in five different colours.

 

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07 / 20

#ETimesTrendsetters: Sonali Bendre, the 90s crush who made jaws drop with her iconic style statements! | Photogallery

#ETimesTrendsetters: Sonali Bendre, the 90s crush who made jaws drop with her iconic style statements!

This solid yellow cutout co-ordinate set— how can you not! Sonali Bendre is the reason why millennials are so obsessed with co-ordinates.

 

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08 / 20

#ETimesTrendsetters: Sonali Bendre, the 90s crush who made jaws drop with her iconic style statements! | Photogallery

#ETimesTrendsetters: Sonali Bendre, the 90s crush who made jaws drop with her iconic style statements!

The polka dots were so in fashion in the 80s and 90s. Sonali Bendre too donned the very trendsetting ensemble in cherry red, making hearts skip a beat.

 

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09 / 20

#ETimesTrendsetters: Sonali Bendre, the 90s crush who made jaws drop with her iconic style statements! | Photogallery

#ETimesTrendsetters: Sonali Bendre, the 90s crush who made jaws drop with her iconic style statements!

Sonali Bendre was majorly popular for her innocent demeanor. Her cute smile was enough to steal hearts. But the actress had the fashion power to turn into an alluring figure in no time, making jaw-dropping appearances. In this picture, Sonali is captured running on the beach in an orange monokini, shelling out a free-spirited charm.

 

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10 / 20

#ETimesTrendsetters: Sonali Bendre, the 90s crush who made jaws drop with her iconic style statements! | Photogallery

#ETimesTrendsetters: Sonali Bendre, the 90s crush who made jaws drop with her iconic style statements!

Flaunting her sun-kissed beauty in a swimsuit, Sonali Bendre in a printed yellow bikini inspires beach fashion goals.

 

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