Poorna In Never Have I Ever Season 3: Decoded

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Season 3 of Never Have I Ever hit Friday and as always, Poorna’s character Nalini gave us plenty of sightings in Indian labels which made us so very happy!

Catch them all here and tell us which was your favorite!



Episode 1 – Bodice By Ruchika Sachdeva



Episode 2 – Raw Mango



Episode 3 – Bodice By Ruchika Sachdeva



Episode 3 – Ikai By Ragini Ahuja



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Episode 5 – Ikai By Ragini Ahuja Maxi



Episode 6 – Ikai By Ragini Ahuja Shibori Kurta



Episode 7 – Payal Khandwala



Episode 8 – Ikai By Ragini Ahuja



Episode 9 – Payal Khandwala



Episode 9 – Bodice By Ruchika Sachdeva



Episode 10 – Payal Khandwala



Episode 4 and 10: Anita Dongre

Photo Credit: Lara Solanki/Netflix/Screen Grabs

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  1. Didnt like her in any of the sightings with the exception of the 3 Payal Khandelwalas (that are sort of nice, not great). Does no justice to the lovely personality Poorna is. Do the makers even do any kind of research on how well put Indian moms are. The dumpy unflattering outfits are no where close to the lovely desi styles (designers be damned) that actuals Indians living in the US wear when having a chance to wear ethnic clothing. This is worse than SJP wearing the awful ghagra in SATC. very underwhelmed and major head scratch.

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    • I don’t know how Desi moms in the US dress up. But elegant Indian older modern women dress pretty much like this at least in places like Delhi.

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      • That is my point – the series is set in the US, and US moms do not dress like this. They are either in regular western wear (casual or business wear based on the occasion). If its Indian wear, its much better, well fitting nice clothes. Not fancy unless its an occasion, but well put and well cut. Never this drab frumpy/ weird dress sense that attempts to look retro but miserably fails.

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        • I don’t find these looks drab and frumpy at all! These are elegant clothes made of beautiful fabrics. The loose, easygoing look IS the point! Nobody modern dresses in fitted clothes except teenagers or office goers.

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          • Well cut and well tailored is the point I’m making, not the skin tight teensy wear. I dont agree with your note that other than teenagers or office goers, women don’t wear fitted or modern clothes. On the contrary Indian women get even more particular about a balanced dress sense as they age.

            My gripe is that the series is exactly trying to typecast the over sized roomy unflattering outfits on a desi mom who doesn’t need to drabbily dress, neither is the character built that way. Plus its is also so far from the truth, looking actual Indian moms in the US falling in her age group and set up.

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          • Case in point “Episode 1 – Bodice By Ruchika Sachdeva” that clownish red striped dress and pointy shoes…no Indian mom would sport something as ridiculous as that unless its a 60s themed halloween party. Nope …even making it to that is a stretch

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    • I live abroad and Indian moms in my hood very much dress like this, in easy breezy linen or silk tunics and midi dresses. Poorna’s styling in the show is absolutely on point for her character and I’d even say her body shape. For the first time everrrrr I felt that someone was representing South Indian / South Asian US moms so well and here I am with this ridiculous bordering on condescending comment. Go figure!

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  2. The Ruchika Sachdeva outfits ..all 3 are plain awful and looks like a rushed pick at a Goodwill throwaway bin, and the Ragini Ahuja wears are plain ill fitting and bizarre.

    Just head to Max or any non designer store or street wear in India and one would get so many prettier choices to pick from in place of these forced designer throwaways.

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  3. Sorry…nothing really stands out. The show doesn’t capture the essence of Indian clothes and style. Indian moms in the US have a much better and real sense of style and don’t treat wearing desi styles like some fancy dress parade which what the show does.

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  4. Ragini ahuja stuff is so pretty! You don’t have to wear body fitting clothes to look sharp. Love this relaxed fit on all her outfits. It’s the opposite of dumpy, it’s classy

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  5. Poorna looks good! Her pretty hairstyle adds a certain je ne sais quoi. Most of these outfits fuse the east and west seamlessly. I like baggy tunics sometimes because they divert attention from the female form, which receives too much scrutiny at work and elsewhere. I love all the desi gold jewelry and the rich materials.

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  6. Loved the brown Payal K and white Ragini Ahuja. Even the Blue skirt look by Ruchika is nice. Rest are okay but Poorna looks so charming. The saree look is what I hated. So badly draped. And no Indian woman, esp a Tamilian would go around with the Mangalsutra flaunting in every look. It’s considered sacred and we south Indians even worship it on certain festivals. The way it’s flaunted here is bizzare. These west sitcoms really really really need a lesson in depicting Indians

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    • Married women wear a mangalautra everyday. It’s not called flaunting. She is attached to her dead husband so I can imagine her displaying it prominently because maybe it reminds her of him?

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      • Nah, see how it is hanging OUTSIDE her clothes? No tamilian wears it like that. It is always tucked in and even without the pendants (the double ‘M’s showing), just the thick gold rope chain always makes it very prominent.
        I cringe everytime I see her ‘thaali’ outside. I prefer the outfits where it isn’t so in your face.

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  7. Keep in mind the characterization, she is an immigrant dermatologist who is a single parent and hence somewhat frugal. She has to look for comfortable clothing. She is not poorna in the show she is NaLini. I think the makers did a great job this season. She could easily be wearing from Ann Taylor or some work friendly brand like the rest of NRIs but she did not

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  8. I don’t understand why everyone are nitpicking on what Indians wear and such. I’m just glad there is a show based on Indian immigrants, the fact she dresses modestly with Indian fabrics is good enough, it’s getting there folks, one day it will get to the point of ‘true’ Indian representation, to your satisfaction. For now I’m just glad to see Indian based shows and look forward to watching the latest season! Poorna is gorgeous and I love all looks, she owns all the looks, slaying it. I’m not bothered if it is ‘Indian’ enough, there I said it 🙂

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  9. Indian women in the US wear all kinds of ethnic outfits – traditional, modern, in-between, baggy, etc.
    Except for the mangalsutra visibly displayed, I don’t see what the criticism is all about.

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  10. Displaying the mangalsutra or not is a personal choice . There is no rule book on mangalsutra 101 for women living in India or outside , tamilian or not .. as far as I know .

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  11. Love the PK sightings the best. TheRaw Mango is pretty good too. Liked some of the Bodice looks.

    But that saree is so badly draped. Bummer considering it is an exquisite piece.

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