We might not always dress in the season’s latest trends – but that doesn’t stop us from having an opinion on how our favourite celebrities are dressed. Magazines, newspapers and websites/blogs are wholly dedicated to fashion – so why should TV be left behind? From style- and makeover-based reality shows to sitcoms and dramas where the focus is on fashion (hello, Sex and the City), there’s plenty on the idiot box for those who love their fashion. Here’s our pick of the best ones currently on the Indian telly.
Say Yes To The Dress
Airtime details: Saturdays and Sundays, 10.30pm
Finding that perfect wedding dress for the most important day of your life certainly is a herculean task. And this series shows you that you’re not alone – part emotional drama and part fashion show, Say Yes To The Dress features would-be brides struggling to find that elusive dress that will make them look like a princess on their big day. The show takes you into Kleinfeld’s Bridal in Manhattan, New York, one of the world’s premier bridal salons, as would-be brides grapple with weight and body image concerns, advice from friends and family, and the challenge of staying in budget.
In this episode: Randy helps Alicia fulfil her dream ‘Big Fat Military’ style wedding.
Get The Look
Channel: NDTV Good Times
Airtime details: Tuesdays, 7pm
Everyone loves makeover. And Get The Look does this with aplomb. Join host Ambika Anand, also the editor-in–chief of fashion at NDTV Good Times, as she picks 13 girls from the length and breadth of the country to get a complete makeover. From clothes and make-up to beauty and styling advice, the girls get groomed and get a bigtime confidence boost. This is also the longest-running fashion makeover series on Indian television, and winner of the best lifestyle and fashion show at the Indian Telly Awards, 2010.
In this episode: Ambika Anand help college student Monica revamp her wardrobe on a budget.
Pretty Little Liars
Channel: Zee Cafe
Airtime details: Click here
Much like Sex and the City and Gossip Girl, this American teen drama series is well-known worldwide for its leading ladies’ sartorial choices. The plot has nothing to do with fashion – it follows the life of four teenage girls from Rosewood, Pennsylvania, whose friendship affected after the murder of their friend. However, the outfits worn by the girls, from a skirt made of ties to foil pants, have made their way to many a lust list.
In this episode: Spencer meets the new detective in town and things get steamy…
Your Style In His Hands
Airtime details: Sundays, 8pm
Would you leave your closet choices in the hands of your man? That’s exactly what the premise of this British reality show is. Hosted by model Lisa Snowdon, the show tackles couples who are going through a rough patch fashion-wise and spruce them up by giving the husbands/boyfriends £5,000 (approx. Rs 4 lakh) to shop for their ladies. Of course, Lisa is there to help as the men pick out clothes, shoes and handbags to boost their other half’s confidence. Says Lisa about the show, “The underlying connection is love and trying to get their partners to feel good about themselves again.” We’re surely on board with that!
In this episode: Jerome helps his girl Juel get over her teenage wardrobe.
Band Baaja Bride
Channel: NDTV Good Times
Airtime details: Sat 4-5am, 4-5pm; Sun 6-7pm
This season of this popular reality show features Sabyasachi as he and the show hosts give bridal makeovers to 13 women across the country. Right from the fashion angle to the emotional one, Band Baaja Bride covers everything that a woman goes through in the months leading up to her wedding. So far, the show has done 65 makeovers in five seasons. Entries for season 7 are now open, while reruns of season 6 continue to be popular.
In this episode: In Season 6 episode 1, Shagufta Moghal is the lucky bride to get a makeover on the show.
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Images via Band, Baaja, Bride/NDTV Good Times