Glitterati of Jutis: From Bollywood to Indian Streets

Traditional Jutis

Traditional Jutis

The one fashion accessory, laden with oodles of glitter and glamor, nevertheless stealing every bit the attention, on an Indian street – would be the Jutti, famous for its bold, dramatic avatar.

A closet favorite for the Indian woman when it comes to north Indian weddings and ceremonial get-up, Bollywood seems to come back to it over and over again, gifting it in a new-found avatar.

Bollywood Celeb in Jutti

Bollywood Celeb in Jutti (Image Courtesy:

The sepia-tinted snapshots of Bollywood actresses from the 60’s remind one of the Anarkali-Churidar get-up, paired with finely embellished jutis, evoking the Mughal élan. Traveling down the 70’s, Mumtaz was seen flaunting slim-fit Kurti-Churidars with beaded juttis, while in the 80’s and 90’s, sequined Juttis synced well with the Bollywood shift into a more glamorous look and feel.

In the decade gone by, we’ve had Kareena Kapoor bringing alive the chirpy Punjabi avatar in Jab We Met, what with her Patiala-Salwar and Jutti-Mojari team-up in a million vibrant colors. The typical journo look on the other hand, again made popular by Bollywood, boasts of the Kurti-denim look with Mojaris or Jutis creating an edgy, contrasting look, and a fan following amongst the college-going bunch.

Embellished Jutis

Embellished Jutis

More to come from the style brigade as we catch up on the tryst with jutis this time around!

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