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For Vidya Balan, style is synonymous with being effortless, and so the quintessential Indian sari often becomes her trusted red carpet outfit. Over the years, the ‘Shakuntala Devi‘ star gave us major sari moments. Right from Cannes to her movie premiers in India, Balan guarantees an exemplary ethnic look with decadent handloom drapes and contemporary saris, thanks to her stylists Pranay Jaitely and Shounak AmonkarWe bring you some of Vidya Balan’s best sari looks.

Striking hues is her thing

This Deep Thee sari on Vidya makes for a perfect red carpet moment. Also, Balan ensures giving under-the-radar designer/labels a chance and every time we love her choice.

Black is here to stay

 

When nothing works, black does. And this exquisite Utkalamrita black Odisha drape on Balan makes her red carpet ready.

Stripped perfection

When it comes to stripes, the first image that comes to mind is sharply tailored suits. But stripes have also been a part of India’s expansive sari vocabulary. This Souravdas drape is a streak of freshness among Balan’s decadent handlooms.

Edgy drapes are in

Why wear traditional drape when you can be a bit edgy. Trust Arti Vijay Gupta for creating a seamless combination of colour, perfect prints, and an edgy silhouette.

Handlooms are forever

When it comes to exploring India’s rich handloom base, Balan’s fashion trajectory works as a point of reference. We are well aware of her love for ace designer Guarang Shah, and this orange and gold sari is just one of the many times Balan has opted for his beautiful creations. Certainly, one of the Vidya Balan’s best sari moments.

Belted saris are back

Belted saris have become a Bollywood-approved idea; case in point being this Satya Paul sari adorned by Balan. The clash between prints and patterns on tones of purple and whites is simply striking.

Go for gold

Gold generally might evoke a very traditional image when it comes to Indian saris, but leave it to Payal Khandwala who ensures whipping up something fresh. This gold sari on Balan is near perfection.

Whites can be festive

White often evokes a very unorthodox image when it comes to tradition and saris. Leave it to Balan if you are looking to veer away from the usual. This classic white sari by Tarun Tahiliani is a winning look. One of the freshest entrants in the bracket of Vidya Balan’s best sari moments

Dramatic wide borders

Old-school wide borders are making a come back. This Sailesh Singhania on Balan makes for a perfect image. We’d say, it is pieces like these that become heirlooms.

Staff writer