Floral Fix

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For a recent appearance of hers, Malaika picked a floral-print dress to wear. A wide belt and matching red pumps rounded out the look. Think she did good?

Malaika Arora At MomBAE Event

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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  1. Uh oh, she mistakenly wore from Ananya Pandey’s hand me downs that she grew out of.
    And to make things work worse Shilpa Shetty sent her favourite red belt and does to accessorize.
    Not loving it one bit.

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      • the image she presents is a bundle of contradictions. a tweensy dress — that as someone pointed out upthread could’ve worked on Ananya Pandey — a mumsy middle-parted hairdo… the two just don’t go to present a cohesive picture. she can do elegant very well when she chooses to, and she can do trendy, this is an instance when it falls between two stools and does neither.

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        • All I read in this comment is a melange of metaphors and idioms. Much like what I think you are trying to describe. Simplify.

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  2. The first thought…The colorful dress looks so lovely on the fab body Malaika has, then comes the second thought…hmmm…When would she stop pretending she is 16. But she can…after all she has been defying all rules around age.

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  3. Honestly I avoid commenting on this blog but had to this time- these are extremely ageist comments. I am sorry but I half expected it to be this way on a desi blog.
    I follow a lot of fashion blogs and people usually don’t comment this way. As hard it is to say, european and hollywood cinema is much more accepting of older women than bollywood.

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    • I agree with you Awal. My first thought was am I looking at the same pictures everyone else is? I think Malaika looks great. It’s a fun, colorful dress and looks fabulous on her. Could have worn a different belt or not at all but that’s neither here nor there.

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    • I agree with you – ageism is so ingrained, it takes effort to question why you dislike someone looking and carrying off this outfit with ease. She is fit, wearing it well and yet we question if it actually looks good on her since the print is bold, the colors and vibrant and most importantly – youthful. If this was Kriti Sanon we won’t even question.
      BUT the culture is there and mindsets change slowly. You might consider “desi” blogs regressive, ageist,sexist etc.etc, but people like Malaika can slowly but surely help change these ideas. Europeans are far more tolerant than Americans themselves, but South Asia will need more time to transform.

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      • Not only ageist but also colorist. Most of the fair skinned actresses get positive comments & the dusky ones get called out for wearing colors that don’t suit their skin tone. Plus, even if she wasn’t fit she can still wear whatever she wants. Body shaming people is mean.

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    • Its not ageist its dressing as is age appropriate.
      Age should bring class, maturity and a certain elegance by itself. if age is not of concern then maybe wearing a romper at 30 should also be acceptable. Age has its beauty and should be accepted and embraced.
      wearing clothes which one wore to college has no charm at 40. Why are we all swooning over Ms. Deepti naval. her confidence and poise at 60.
      So cut the crap about ageist.

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      • And what defines age? Is it that the body no longer is as fit as it was in college? Is it that the face looks older? Fine lines? wrinkles? Sagging body parts?
        Or is it just the number? The only reason you think she shouldn’t wear this is because you KNOW she is in her 40s. If you looked at her without any idea of who she was, will you still call it age-inappropriate?
        Wearing clothes which one wore to college is not trendy at 40 because the body isn’t the same as it was. What if it were? Won’t you wear the skinny jean if you could fit into it?

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        • Exactly. I am 55, extremely fit, I wear short fitted A line shifts. My mum is 80, and fit and carries sleeveless blouses with elan. Stop ageism: We grey women rock life, are financially independent, shorn off life’s hang ups and actually play with style and colours

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      • Just because we are swooning over Deepti Naval doesn’t mean that’s the only way we dress at 40 or 50 or 60 . Can’t believe how regressive and ageist some of the comments sounds on this forum . Why should age stop us from dressing up the way we want or doing the things we want to ?? As long as we are fit and we look good,we can wear what we want ..sarees included. I feel so sorry for all the women who lets age stop them from dressing up the way they want to .

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    • It’s a double edged sword I guess….. It is this same ‘desiness’ that stops Indians from wearing stuff like show-all sheer gowns.

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  4. Positives- tiny waist n pretty print.
    Negatives- huge ugly belt n cut of the dress is teeny.
    Sheath dress in same print with sleek belt would have worked better n highlighted her curves.

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  5. my inner fashion lover: she looks great but that silhouette is so teeny bopper
    my inner feminist: let her wear what she damn well pleases!
    fashion lover: but the flare of that skirt and the print… perfect for an 18-year-old
    feminist: she can wear this when she’s a 100. quiet!

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