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Sridevi as a timeless beauty and fashion icon through the years

Sridevi is no more with us and the shock of her sudden death has hit her fans quite hard. The 54-year-old veteran was not just a legendary actor but after making a solid comeback with English Vinglish, we have seen the timeless beauty evolve into a modern-day fashionista, showing us time and again that age is just a number and giving the current crop of actors a run for their money.

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Sridevi is no more with us. The shock of her sudden death has hit her fans quite hard, as just hours before we were praising the Mom actor and her daughter for looking ravishing as always at Mohit Marwah's wedding celebrations in Dubai. The 54-year-old veteran was not just a legendary actor but also an accomplished dancer and an enviable fashionista. Besides being hailed as the first female superstar of Bollywood, after making a solid comeback with English Vinglish, we have seen the timeless beauty evolve into a modern-day fashionista, showing us time and again that age is just a number and giving the current crop of actors a run for their money. The actor, who was particularly fond of ethnic wear, chose to don some of the most sought-after designers like Manish Malhotra (who was also her favourite), Sabyasachi and Falguni and Shane Peacock. Days before her sudden demise, we saw her clad in a lovely red-salmon organza sari from Malhotra and some beautiful white ethnic numbers from the same, while attending Marwah's wedding in Dubai.

As we still reel from the shock that the iconic Chandni will no longer grace the silver screen or make our hearts stop at the next red carpet event, we pay tribute to the veteran actor and style icon with a look at the way her style quotient has evolved through the decades. (Source: Varinder Chawla, Express Archives)

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The veteran actor was quite fond of traditional Indian attires, and saris were a particular favourite. While most might shirk away from carrying off so much bling, Sridevi was a natural and did it beautifully. This golden sari from Sabyasachi is proof and the actor accessorised it with a heavy neckpiece and matching jhumkis, along with red roses adorning her bun. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

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The doe-eyed beauty liked to go all-out when it came to getting her festive look right. Looking lovely in a mint and emerald green silk sari, the actor was a sight for sore eyes, in one of her karva chauth outfits. She styled it with a heavy neckpiece and earrings with hair tied up in a braided bun and gajra. (Source: Sabyasachiofficial/ Instagram)

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Picking up yet another Sabyasachi creation, the actor looked beautiful in a traditional red silk sari with an embellished border. Heavy kohl-rimmed eyes, matte lips and traditional jewellery complemented the look. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

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Sridevi's love for jumpsuits was no secret. The actor brought the same grace to her contemporary numbers as she did to her ethnic ensembles. At the Tina Ambani birthday bash earlier this year, she looked gorgeous in a romantic red jumpsuit from Falguni and Shane Peacock. We like the off-shoulder embellished number with a cape that stylist Eshaa Amiin teamed with black high heels. She kept the tone of the attire chic and classy by accessorising with a pair of danglers from Mehernosh Heeramaneck along with a diamond ring. What we liked most is her simplistic approach. (Source: eshaamiin/ Instagram)

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The actor liked to don traditional colours. Sridevi wore this red and white ethnic Bengali sari and complemented it with heavy gold jewellery from Gracee and a bright red lip shade. (Source: stylebyami/ Instagram)

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The veteran actor's minimalist style was on point too. She donned this hand-crafted matka sari from Sabyasachi. We like the checkered pattern on the actor’s blouse, which was offset nicely by the plain sleeve and the body of the sari embellished with golden bootis. (Source: Sabyasachiofficial/ Instagram)

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Sridevi showed her love for organza saris in this splendid pastel sari with floral applique details across it. We love the embellished blouse and the statement earrings she chose to accessorise it with. (Source: sridevi.kapoor/ Instagram)

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Mostly spotted by her husband's side, the actor looked resplendent in a white salwaar kameez. The actor's love for simple outfits complemented by heavy jewellery held true earlier as well - her heavy gold neckpiece and jhumkis are proof. (Source: Express Archives)

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Another example of the actor's love for simplicity was highlighted in this delicate baby pink sari with a touch of silver work on it. (Source: Express Archives)

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The sassy beauty nailed her sultry look in a faux-leather jacket with a sheer scarf draped around her head for one of her shoots during the time of of ChaalBaaz. Her round sunglasses complemented her look well. (Source: Express Archives)

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Twinning in white, the couple complemented each other quite well.,Sridevi wore a white sari with gold border and Boney Kapoor accompanied her in a white kurta. The actor chose to amp up her look with a heavy neckpiece once again. (Source: Express Archives)

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In an iconic number from Mr India, the actor made this monotone yellow sari a symbol of sensuality. We like how she kept the look easy and accessorised her outfit with pearls and a round yellow bindi. (Source: Express Archives)

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Monotone saris and pearls seem to have been a favourite with the actor in the past. Kohl-rimmed eyes, glossy lips and a messy chignon added finishing touches to her look. (Source: Express Archives)