Vidya Balan’s wedding, which took place a few days ago, has been the talk of the town this last weekend. She was dressed by none other than Sabyasachi, a designer who has dressed her for a whole chain of events before this, and with whom she shares a long standing friendship.
Despite her versatility as an actor, the same cannot be said for her sense of style. Initially, it seemed as though Balan was stuck in a style rut of ill-fitting anarkali’s and awkward sari’s. I’m sure you all remember her lampshade-style-anarkali days. However, over the years she’s evolved (with more than a little help from Sabyasachi) from somebody forced to wear ethnic wear to somebody who’s embraced it and owned it like nobody else in B-Town. So in celebration of her marriage, let’s look at some of Vidya’s best fashion moments (and a couple of faux pas while we’re at it):
At the Melbourne Cricket Ground:
There’s no question as to just how lovely that sari is. Absolutely love the colour, the way the fabric falls, and the clean make-up and the big red bindi are working beautifully together. But, I’m not entirely sure about how appropriate wearing it to a cricket ground is. Perhaps wearing it to the actual film festival might have been a better idea?
At the DVD launch of Kahaani:
While the sari looks like it’s making her look a little chunky, I’m going to put it down to a bad photo. It’s simple, clean and fresh and I like it. It’s definitely an interesting choice compared to all the skimpy, ultra-blingy sari’s you usually see at events like these. I do wish she’d tried something different with her hair to take up the glam factor a few notches, as it’s coming across as looking rather flat.
At the Indian Film Festival, Melbourne:
Once again, Vidya Balan gets it right with a sari. The sari is gorgeous and I love the monochromatic colours, big earrings, pulled back hair, and clean no-fuss make-up with just a hint of lipstick. What look like Rudraksh beads around her wrist could be skipped though!
At Esha Deol’s Wedding Reception:
Now this is one look gone terribly wrong. I don’t know where to begin; is it the trashy, shiny, fabric, or is it the ugly shade of Purple and strange print it’s in, or just the incredibly awkward border that just isn’t sitting right, the whole thing is one major disaster. To top it all off, the way the light’s being reflected isn’t doing anything to help her shape. However, I like the earrings and the make-up, once again.
At the DVD launch of the Dirty Picture:
There’s nothing particularly exceptional about this look. The sari is average, but I suppose I’ve never really been a fan of plaid sari’s . Normally I would’ve been glad about her doing something different with her hair instead of leaving it on one shoulder like she usually does, but this braid looks shabbily done. Nothing ventured, nothing lost.
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