10 Saree Looks Drawing Inspiration From Vidya Balan For You To Slay

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    When sarees were buried under tags like "aged", "bulky" and "old-fashioned", Vidya Balan breathed new life into them. She draped elegance with a side of sass and emerged as the undisputed queen of sarees! Some of Vidya's saree looks are so golden and iconic, we had to find ways to recreate them and so we did. Here's a list of 10 Vidya Balan inspired saree looks we have hand-picked from saree heaven, aka her Instagram handle, for us to style and slay our way! Psst, we've also added shop links to similar sarees you can buy online, so we and you are literally one click away from looking like The Vidya Balan. 

    Vivacious In Violet

    Sarees from Suta

    Sarees from Suta

    Vidya is a sucker for classics and loves keeping things minimal and monotone on most days. Like with this violet chanderi saree, embroidered with zari look. We found a lightweight (you can wear it from am to pm without any discomfort or the saree coming undone) but equally stunning option in this cotton mul saree, incidentally from one of the actress's favourite saree brand's, Suta! Blouse piece not included.

    Fabric: Mul Cotton

    Price: INR 1,870

    Care instructions: Since it is a delicate piece, hand wash in cold water and iron on medium.

    Pretty In Pink

    Hand-painted sarees are a personal favourite of this path-breaking actress - we've seen her spot many a glorious hand-painted sarees. But none as pretty as this pink floral number (florals as prints are having a hot moment). To live up to its understated elegance we give you this hand painted organza saree. Delicate and feminine, it lives up to the aura Vidya is blessing us with in this appearance. This saree is a little see through though, so you may want to design a full coverage blouse. Unstitched blouse piece included.

    Fabric: Organza

    Price: INR 4,250

    Care instructions: Hand wash in cold water and steamer to iron.

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    Golden In Gold

    Women Tasseled Trim Detail Self Design Zari Saree

    Women Tasseled Trim Detail Self Design Zari Saree

    1880

    "Hamesha aapki Vidya", is the caption on this look and we can tell you that on any given day Ms. Balan would want to be caught wearing a subtle gold saree like this, that's how "Vidya" this colour and aesthetic is! To glow like the golden girl you are too, we found an almost-the-same-saree in this tassel trim gold zari number. Simple yet stunning, this saree can wow at both small occasions and big events. Blouse piece not included.

    Fabric: Polyester

    Price: INR 1,880

    Care instructions: Dry clean for first wash and then hand wash in cold water separately. Steam iron.

    Perfect In Pastels

    Women Delicate Scattered Floral Hand Painted Grey Saree

    Women Delicate Scattered Floral Hand Painted Grey Saree

    3500

    Rocking pastels with just as much style and pizzazz as her other OTT saree looks, Vidya can do it all! We're getting modern Maharani vibes spotting her in this pale salmon saree. Just as fresh and current looking is this find - a delicate scattered floral grey saree. A classic that's restyled, this saree is particularly easy to drape because it fall effortlessly. We see ourselves wearing this from brunch to a formal evening party without breaking into a sweat, thanks to its breathable fabric. Blouse piece included.

    Fabric: Silk blend

    Price: INR 3,500

    Care instructions: Dry clean or hand wash only and steam iron if needed. This saree does not crease easily otherwise.

    Heavenly In Handlooms

    Women Silver Trim Basic Solid Handloom Saree

    Women Silver Trim Basic Solid Handloom Saree

    1627

    Always vocal about wearing and celebrating Indian handlooms, you've got to love Vidya for reviving traditional fashion and craft, all while looking like a star wearing it! In this outfit, she talks about the unmatched allure of handlooms silks, to find you and us an affordable option, we've picked out this solid purple handloom saree. It may not be as expensive but looks the part and makes for a super cool replica too. Blouse piece included.

    Fabric: Cotton

    Price: INR 1,627

    Care instructions: Hand wash in cold water and iron on medium.


    Flirty In Florals

    https://lbb.in/shop/product/handpainted-floral-brown-saree?

    https://lbb.in/shop/product/handpainted-floral-brown-saree?

    3500

    Like us all, Vidya knows florals never go out of style, in fact they visit us like a breath of fresh air during most fashion seasons. In this floral printed saree Vidya looks like a ray of sunshine, ready to brighten our wardrobe. We found a contemporary floral brown saree that matches its charms. It is handpainted too! Accessorised the same way, you may just be mistaken for you know who! Blouse piece included.

    Fabric: Silk blend

    Price: INR 3,500

    Care instructions: Dry clean or hand wash only and steam iron if needed. This saree does not crease easily otherwise.

    Radiant In Red

    Women Bandhani Printed Chiffon Saree With Gold Trim

    Women Bandhani Printed Chiffon Saree With Gold Trim

    3200

    Topping all of Vidya's saree looks, we aspire to look as red hot in this all red everything saree ensemble. It's one unbeatable colour as you can see, and can pretty much can be spotted making a fashion statement from miles away. Make your red saree look just as radiant but with a twist by wearing this Bandhani printed red saree with gold trim. Totes Vidya approved, we're sure! This saree is see through, so pair it with a suitable blouse. Blouse piece included.

    Fabric: Chiffon

    Price: INR 3,200

    Care instructions: Dry clean or hand wash only and steam iron if needed. This saree does not crease easily otherwise.


    Bold In Black

    Women Paisley Zari Border Detail Cotton Silk Saree

    Women Paisley Zari Border Detail Cotton Silk Saree

    Black & gold is a combination made in heaven and Vidya Balan wears it like the angel she is. Just look at how bold and feisty she looks in this number! Thankfully, we found this very similar saree in black cotton (totally breathable and will keep you from sweating) and a gold zari border. Simply waiting to drape this and make an eye-turning entrance. This pick also has some additional paisley detailing for that extra oomph. Blouse piece included.

    Fabric: Cotton

    Price: INR 2,500

    Care instructions: Dry clean only and iron on medium.

    Graceful In Green

    Green & Golden Ethnic Motifs Zari Silk Blend Saree

    Green & Golden Ethnic Motifs Zari Silk Blend Saree

    Vidya loves to show off her South Indian roots every now and then, like when she dressed in this graceful green and gold saree for a wedding. Here's hoping we look just as good when we show up in this ravishing Banarasi kota silk green saree. It is a heavy saree and not something to wear all day, reserve it for special occasions. Don't forget to accessorise with temple jewellery bangles and jhumkas and a matching potli, when you do, too. Blouse piece included.

    Fabric: Banarasi Kota Silk

    Price: INR 3,999

    Care instructions: Dry clean only and iron on medium.

    Captivating In Coral

    Coral Red & Golden Zari Woven Design Saree

    Coral Red & Golden Zari Woven Design Saree

    Beaming like a goddess, we almost let out a shriek of joy when she saw Vidya in this one-of-kind saree on Navratri. This particular saree glistens and looks so luxurious, we thought we'd never find a match. But we did! Swipe to check out and buy this equally riveting handwoven saree with gold thread woven design, just like Vidya's! Unlike the original saree, this was is a silk blend that looks just as luxurious without it weighing you down. Blouse piece included.

    Fabric: Silk blend

    Price: INR 1,359

    Care instructions: Dry clean only and iron on medium.

    Pro-Tip

    Like Vidya's closet, you cannot have too many sarees either! Here are many, many more Sarees you can buy online from local brands on Shop On LBB.