Style Tips from Ruttie Jinnah

Let us meet the “Flower of Bombay”

Pakistan and… Ruttie were Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s two loves.

The “Flower of Bombay” as she was called, was known for many things – her love of literature and all things beautiful and exquisite, her charm, wit and intellect, but above of all, her style.

Growing up in great wealth exposed her to the most fashionable pieces of the time. Her life was full of beauty, fancy social events and galas. She was not only an avid reader and writer, but fiercely independent, confident and vibrant. Her outfits combine Eastern and Western elements together so subtly and seamlessly.


Taking cues out of Ruttie’s fashion notes, we have curated a series of generation outfits that emulate he timeless style. Take a look…


Easy , breezy & Flowy  Cuts

Silhouettes can completely transform any fabric. Ruttie had a diverse wardrobe ranging from fancy ball gowns, to suits and European equestrian wear, but her favourite were saaris.

Shop this flared, flowy shirt from our Spotted Collection in stores and online for Rs.1,998/-


Shop this flowy shirt from our Moorish Collection in stores.


These flowy and super elegant silhouettes seem just right! Add variety with different lengths of kameez and pleated frocks.


Princess- Like

Ruttie’s extravagant and high quality fabrics were the talk of the town – chiffons, silks, lace.
She wore a lot of plains but also print – mostly floral. Her fabrics and colors had a very elegant, very princess-like quality to them. And who doesn’t love a flowy saari in light fabrics like chiffon? You can always pair your joras with our flowy dupattas.

Shop our Art of Minimalism Suit for Rs.5,998/- in stores and online.


Here’s some inspiration! The first is a lovely play of  tiny hearts and classic check from our CLASSIC line in muted tones.

Solids coming  to life with minimally embroidered motifs in our Moorish Collection.

Shop this hand embroidered Moorish shirt for Rs.3,998/-


Pretty in Pastels

Any elegant lady’s wardrobe is full of the pastel family of colors. Ruttie was no different. It is well known that she loved such colors. Think light pinks, light greens, white and lavenders. In the film “Jinnah” she also wears a deep purple gown – nothing short of royalty.

Shop our Art of Minimalism Suit for Rs.5,998/- in stores and online.


Colors that are either pastel or that are reminiscent of all things regal define her color choices.

Shop these dupattas in plethora of colours online and in stores for Rs.1,698/-


You can never go wrong with light mint green and peach for an elegant spring look! Pair them up with pearls, printed kurtas  and cute hairpins.


Springy oomph: Flowers 

Ruttie Jinnah had an immaculate sense of accessorizing – fancy headgear like tiaras and forehead jewelry, strings of pearls and precious stones. Classic vintage pieces are timeless and if stored properly, last you a lifetime (and they never go out of style!) Accessorizing elegantly in the spring : Flowers in your braid for that super cute, super springy oomph!


If like to keep things simple yet tasteful, you can definitely pick up some great tips from here. Lets us know which one’s your favourtite Ruttie style tip!

Image Credits:

1) Indulge Express

2) The Express Tribune blogs

3)  Blogspot

4) “Jinnah” (Producer, Director: Jamil Dehlavi)

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