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Birthday Feature: Alia Bhatt’s Fashion Revolution

There’s cryptic magic and aura that surrounds Alia Bhatt, setting her apart from everyone else. That she has achieved commendable milestones at a young age is one thing, but there are so many more aspects of her vivacious personality both on and off the screen that has garnered such a massive fanbase for her over the years. Young girls aspire to be like her not only because of her unwavering passion and dedication towards work, but also the grit with which she persistently pulls herself up to do better and bigger. She made a smashing debut in 2012 with Student Of The Year, despite the flak received then, little did they know the star in the making was Alia Bhatt.

She wowed the audience with her very next stint in Highway and the rest is history. Going for an unglamorous role in her very next film is quite the leap an actress takes at the beginning of her film career, but Alia’s focus was bang on and the proof of that was aplenty. She has played a plethora of memorable characters over time, other than the spectacular acting chops showcased with each film, she has been in perfect tandem with serving some memorable style statements. In today’s world of cinema, fashion has become an irreplaceable element of a heroine’s life. She has always been a favourite and has been hailed for her choices in the fashion landscape, but here’s looking at the most interesting side of her onscreen looks who struck a chord with us with her character-specific wardrobe picks.

Alia Bhatt - Student Of The Year

Student Of The Year

The new-age fashion enigma was rightly cast in the film launching three debutants. Alia carried them off with ease, thanks to her unfaltering charm. Vivid colours, exotic beachwear, bling sequined dress, and traditional lehengas – all the glitz that a Karan Johar film demands were aptly put together. There were also a few winter wardrobe staples found in her song Ishq Wala Love – she sported a hot pink blazer and a sunny yellow overcoat that gave quite the dopamine rush with a backdrop blanketed with snow. The young chic vibe of her character Shanaya was very well represented through her choice of outfits and inspired a lot of young girls out there who look up to Bollywood fashion.

Alia Bhatt - 2 States

2 States

Probably one of the films where Alia Bhatt truly glowed in her inherent beauty. She played a South Indian girl in the film called Ananya Swaminathan. From playing a girl-next-door chic who falls in love with a north Indian girl in college, to going back to her roots as she starts working – the transition of her character was very well depicted through her outfits. Alia sported a lot of Indo-western looks in the film. Lots of long skirts and kurtis were seen with traditional Indian embroidery, the oxidised earrings being the perfect accessories for them. A rich colour palette featuring browns, reds, blacks, and peacock blues was the highlight. A layering jacket was added to give it a bohemian look. All the kurtis she wore were of bright colours from pinks, purples, blues, reds, and green. The traditional Kanjeevaram sarees were a vision to behold with detailing of pale shades contrasting brighter hues, and traces of colour blocking was also seen. Clearly a celebration of Indian wear we say.

Alia Bhatt - Badrinath Ki Dulhania

Badrinath Ki Dulhania

The sequel to Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and what an upgrade! The basics remained pretty much the same in this instalment as well, the heavily studded lehengas, bright kurtis, ticking off all the traditional looks boxes. In Badrinath Ki Dulhania, the contemporary vibe of her onscreen character Vaidehi Trivedi was loved by the audience. The highlights of her wardrobe choices included a lot of vibrant kurtis, gota patti dupattas, silhouettes such as one-shouldered blouses, fabrics such as chikankari and intricate patchwork were also key elements to the small-town girl she was playing. Add ons such as bandhani scarves were quite a refreshing styling trick. As for the accessories, her oxidised earrings and that classic nose pin were the cherry on top.

Alia Bhatt - Dear Zindagi

Dear Zindagi

Boho-chic vibe indeed took a front seat for Alia’s character Kaira in Dear Zindagi. As brilliant as she was in the portrayal, the young crowd connected with her easy style statements that were casual and perfect for everyday wear. We are talking about flowy dresses, plaid, and printed shirts paired with denim and t-shirts. Be it her tank tops or midi and maxi dresses – there was a lot of the layering trend seen in her styling for the film. As for accessories – the crossbody bags and sling bags were just the kind to suit the Gen-Z style preferences.

Alia Bhatt - Kalank


Alia Bhatt has never looked as beautiful and elegant as she looked at Roop Chaudhry in Kalank. A thorough traditional lookbook was replete with intricate looks that went on to become major style statements inspiring the general masses. Set in the pre-British era – Alia was seen sporting a lot of shararas and ghararas in colours like bottle green, rich chikankari embroidery, and golden zari work. Colour palettes ranged from maroons to cream and pink shades. Beautiful floral threadwork to detailed golden stitches was seen on the bodice as well as the blouse borders. Her iconic white lehenga for the song Ghar More Pardesiyan was one of the most loved looks and to date is etched in our memories.

Alia Bhatt - Gangubai Kathiawadi

Gangubai Kathiawadi

The fact that fashion plays an essential role in the character representation of films was seen in abundance in Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi. Playing the titular role, she was brilliant both in her performance and the style and grace that was curated for her character. While in the initial phase she was seen sporting colourful outfits, the storyline slowly veered to a point where the serene white hue became a major element in expressing her character’s state of mind. The range of white sarees seen, started a fashion revolution of sorts – while some were simple, some had a dark-hued border. Some saw intricate work done on the pallu while the ending sequence saw her drape a white saree with a red border. Heavy necklaces and jhumkas, nose pins, and clamouring bangles were all integral parts of her characterization as the matriarch of a brothel that was noticed by the fashion critics, and she carried them off with utmost panache.

Alia Bhatt has a power of sorts to inspire the young generation. Not only with her body of work but also her fashionable personality that has always made a statement. On her birthday, here are our favourite onscreen looks of the actress we love!

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