From Jaipur’s Maharani Gayatri Devi’s delicateness to Baroda’s Maharani Sita Devi’s opulence, the ladies of Indian royalty stand testimony to the totem of the Indian woman, and her beauty and elegance. Looking back in the sands of time, we have selected four graceful ladies from Indian royalty and their contributions to fashion, which have withstood the test of time, and are still the core of the fashion world.
#1 Maharani Indira Raje of Cooch Behar
She was bold in her mannerisms, was subtle in her sartorial pleasures. She was the original trendsetter of the pearl necklaces. Her fondness for pearls and chandelier earrings, had no match; and are appreciated even today, by women of all ages.
#2 Maharani Sita Devi of Baroda
The Indian Wallace Simpson preferred opulence and extravagance. Her statement neckpieces embedded with precious stones got her much attention, as did her unreserved manner in which she showed them off. Statement necklaces have made a comeback. Learn how you can style your everyday fashion with statement necklaces.
#3 Princess Niloufer of Hyderabad
Her whose Turkish roots and a heart of gold makes a striking combination is the perfect amalgamation of Indian and Western fashion. Her contribution to fashion by of westernizing the Indian saree with lace and such embellishments must be appereciated. Her style is still an inspiration for many, including designer Suneet Verma.
#4 Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur
She was considered as the ‘Most Beautiful Woman’ in the 1960’s, made any jewel pale in comparison. Especially partial to French chiffon and pearls, the Maharani could carry off traditional Rajasthani lehariyas and bandhnis as well as modern florals with precious jewels effortlessly. She inherited her love for pearls from her mother, the Maharani of Cooch Behar. Her preferred style of sensible, elegant clothing can be seen inspiring many a women even today.