Tracing Bani J's complete style evolution


Tracing Bani J’s complete style evolution

Always an original

By Shweta Gandhi  November 29th, 2017

Gurbani Judge, better known as Bani J, first tasted fame as the runner-up on MTV Roadies Season 4, which kickstarted her career as a VJ for the channel. With her outspoken personality and unabashed attitude, the Chandigarh-born girl let nothing hold her back from pursuing her dreams — whether they were about pushing her limits at the gym or turning her body into a tatted-up work of art. Her sartorial sense has seen an upturn on the graph too — from wearing an Ed Hardy T-shirt with jeans to a custom-made Nishka Lulla ensemble, the VJ-turned model has definitely come a long way.

But if there is one constant that’s remained throughout her style journey, it’s her love for experimenting with different hair colours. Pink, purple, red, blue, silver, green, blonde… Bani has tried everything between highlights and streaks, unfailingly surprising us every time. And while she has been body-shamed for her muscular physique, this lion-heart doesn’t pay heed to the haters — she just comes back even stronger.

Map Bani J’s fashion journey (as well as her fitness evolution and her love for tattoos) right from the first day she gained popularity in 2009 until today. 

From 2009 to 2017: Bani J’s style transformation 

2009

Bani sports an Ed Hardy T-shirt and a pair of jeans in her early days.

2009

Bani's oversized sunglasses and blonde streaks are unmissable.

 

2009

Bani rocks this short skater dress.

2009

Bani clearly loves her Ed Hardy.

2010

Here, she sports overgrown bangs and sultry red lips. 

2011

Bani's #NoMakeUpLook

2011

Here, she flaunts an assortment of new tattoos and badass red streaks in her hair.

2011

Bani's take on red-on-red.

2011

Soon enough, the red highlights were mixed with pink and blue.

2011

Bani picks a short printed number.

2012

This is probably the first time everyone saw the MTV presenter in a traditional Indian outfit. Notice how her hair's streaks matches the aquamarine colour of her salwar kameez.

2012

You'd imagine that this biker chick would gravitate towards studs in every shape and form.

2012

Bani picks a floral printed tube dress for a red carpet event.

2013

Bani suddenly presents a more sophisticated version of herself, choosing a monochromatic dress paired with black peep-toe pumps.

2013

Bani experiments with purple streaks.

2013

Bani replaces her bangs with a centre-part hairstyle.

2014

Casually dressed in a floral top, denim shorts and lace-up boots.

2014

This year saw more tattoos being added to Bani's sculpted arms.

2014

Bani decided to go all-white and got the white maxi skirt custom-made for this look.

2015

Notice the deep purple streaks in her braided hair.

2015

Bani decided this denim jumpsuit deserves to be applauded on Instagram.

2015

Styled by Devki B, Bani wears a Ritu Kumar lehenga choli set in cream and gold.

2015

Bani in a jumpsuit with an open back from Saaj by Ankita. 

2015

Bani's stylist opts for a Gauri and Nainika cut-out red dress.

2015

Bani wears a Payal Singhal ensemble.

2015

Devki styles Bani in a tiered maxi skirt paired with a white sleeveless crop top, both from Madison on Peddar.

2016

Bani rocks a black number with a thigh-high slit.

2016

Styled by Devki again, Bani wears a white custom-made off-shoulder dress by Mint Blush Designs.  

2016

When Bani got inked on both her legs and dyed her hair silver and purple.

2016

The VJ nails the black-on-black look.

2016

Styled by Devki, Bani wears a studded black dress by Anand Bhushan with black ankle-length Converse shoes.

2016

In a checkered dress by Manish Bansal, complete with pink hair extensions.

2017

100 percent gothic. 

2017

Bani styles an oversized shirt with shorts.

2017

Bikini babe.

2017

Gothic 2.0.

2017

Styled by Devki, Bani wears a fringed white dress by Vidhi Wadhwani. Her bangs are back, as are her lace-up boots.

2017

Purple's her colour.

2017

As is pink.

2017

When Bani tried this unexpected combination of dreadlocks with a traditional Indian ensemble by The Sewing Company for a sangeet ceremony.

2017

Bani in a Nishka Lulla floral blazer-style dress for the ELLE Beauty Awards earlier this year.

2017

In a Satya Paul lehenga choli set.

2017

Styled by Rahul Vijay, Bani wears a Kanika Manchanda dual-toned dress with a red belt that perfectly matches her lips.