Amongst all this, the Mandira fever was fast increasing even for her 'dressing sense'. She proudly says, "It was my decision to wear saris for the Indian matches and other clothes for the other matches. People had been wearing them before, but they were called 'spaghetti' straps - but now, famously, they became 'noodle' straps. While earlier, they'd been worn by the fashionistas alone; they now came into every woman's wardrobe."
It's no wonder that, after all of this, Mandira became a national phenomenon. She gradually took to the ramp and walk for prestigious names like Satya Paul, Archana Kochar, Swapnil Shinde and Ritu Kumar. Needless to say that Mandira always was a show stopper!