Vidya Balan – acting powerhouse, trendsetter, and free-spirited. While she is known for her bold movie choices, she also has a huge fan following for her off-beat and sometimes abstract fashion choices. After Rekha, Vidya has truly made heads turn with her one-of-a-kind saree picks. Over the years, she showed us how easy it is to make a statement with six yards. Today we decode eight of her saree looks that we at Binks are forever crushing on.
This quirky saree is not for the faint-hearted. We wanted to start off our favorites with this one because it is unconventional, and that is so on-brand for her! The cotton saree with a tie-up waist belt and Madras checks along the border is not only fun and vibrant but draped in a way that sneaks up from behind. This is truly one of her best looks to date.
Badass in black
Belted sarees have been a rage for quite a while now, and VB truly pulled it off. This all-black ensemble with a hint of tan around the waist is a great way to break the colour monotone. Minimal makeup, pulled-back bun, and gold studs – what’s not to love!
Stripes are savage
Have you ever heard ‘horizontal’ stripes only fit certain body types? Well, Vidya Balan shattered that myth with this one-of-a-kind stripped saree. The bold and thin stripes paired with the neatly tucked drape show that anyone can wear what they want and not worry about the ‘fashion rules.’ Talk about embracing the stripes trend!
Think peplum tops are only for jeans? Let this picture be an inspiration for your next saree outing, then. This combination not only works on the fashion level but comfort. The loose fit is a great option to beat the summer heat. And the contrast between the blouse and the saree is what dreams are made of.
Homage to heritage
We spent the last five minutes wrapping our heads around this style of draping. She could have gone for the tried-and-tested draping style. But no. That’s not Vidya! She paid homage to these traditional weaves in her own style. This very dupatta-esque double-shouldered styling makes you wonder how effortless it is to transform a saree’s outlook… Take note, ladies!!
Chevron on the prowl
Sometimes you need just one element in your outfit that can make a statement – Vidya chose to do just that with a tiger! We thought this tiger motif-chevron print combo was a huge departure from her usual styles. This saree has everything – bold prints, vibrant colors, and Indian elements.
Pretty in print
This floral green saree with an abstract blouse is the perfect option for brunches and beach weddings. Balan here shows us that all one needs to rock this bold look is confidence and nothing more! Next time you are in the mood to experiment, don’t shy away from experimenting with print on print.
We saved the midnight-inspired outfit for last. She has rocked cotton sarees in the past, but none of them are as eye-grabbing as this one. The loose-fit long sleeves, the simple everyday print on the saree, and her gelled hairstyle – we cannot get enough of her style in this look.
Two things stand out to us when we look at Vidya Balan’s saree style – drape style and complementing blouse design. Her team of stylists definitely pushes the envelope when it comes to draping a saree, and she rocks it and how! Talk to us if you are inspired by her looks and want to recreate any of them for a date night, brunch, or even for the office. Binks offers custom design and stitching. The best part – we pick up and deliver to your doorstep! So, what are you waiting for? Place your order at getbinks.com.