Of all the millennials in tinsel town, we are besotted with the one who has been carving a glorious niche with a slew of unconventional roles, the sartorial stylista – Alia Bhatt! Proving her mettle as an exceptional actress and ranking amongst the best industry performers, Alia Bhatt made a dazzling debut in mentor Karan Johar’s romantic caper, Student Of The Year in 2012. From being a cherubic-faced 19-year old to an uber-chic 24-year old reigning millennial, Alia Bhatt has indeed traversed a long way. While she shut the naysayers with her acting prowess in the 2014 flick, Highway, it was also the year when Alia tapped the cool girl vibe with a refreshing take on some of the hottest trends in vogue at that time, startling the world with a remarkable transformation. In 2016, Alia Bhatt rendered everyone speechless by belting out stellar performances in Kapoor & Sons, Udta Punjab and Dear Zindagi, sweeping all the accolades and awards. As exuberant and brilliant her on-screen presence is, her off-screen avatars, too, are quite sought-after, for the sartorial influence on the millennial generation, with Vogue aptly tagging it as The Age of Alia. It’s certainly not surprising that AliaBhatt sets things alight with her mood, attitude and spunk.
Alia Bhatt is all of 24 but is giving her contemporaries a serious run for their money and has gained an appreciable penchant to pull off wow-worthy looks and reinforce our faith that she certainly belongs to the niche breed of tinsel town millennials who have cracked the style code of blending comfort with equal parts of chic and glamour. Whether it’s chic airport style or a brunch date with her girlies, there is a chapter for every vibe in Alia’s cool Book of Style. However, just like every style story that’s a success, Alia, too, had endured a fair share of brickbats and jeers from the fashion police before becoming a style darling! Here’s the style recap of Alia Bhatt’s wondrous journey from a bumbling teenager to a ravishing fashionista.
2012 – A sensational debut but trying too hard to impress
As the perfect chubby and cute girl-next-door, Alia Bhatt graduated as the Student of the Year in 2012 alongside Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra. Being a star kid, she had all eyes hooked on to her shenanigans and Alia tried hard to woo us by dabbling in body hugging numbers, flowy silhouettes and prom dresses coupled with bright heels and an unflattering beauty game.
At the unveiling of SOTY, Alia looked a tad uncomfortable in a short white dress with an unappealing plunge and chunky heels.
PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2012, Alia chose an embellished princess style fit-and-flare pink prom dress and metallic strappy heels.
2013 – Improved but yet to make a mark
By 2013, Alia Bhatt had ditched the gaudy body hugging numbers for some trendy ones and stepped on the red carpet of major award shows with a somewhat improved sense of style. While the likeness of these ensembles is debatable, here are some of the looks that made the mark.
Wearing an off-shoulder little black dress for a salon launch, Alia teamed it with pointed heels in pink with minimal make- up and her hair let down.
At the launch of Forever 21 store in the city, Alia chose a white floral lace dress with a Peter Pan collar and faux pearl buttons rounding up the look with a neck chain, a black bib necklace, a faux leather belt and wedge booties.
At the Screen Awards 2013, Alia chose a one-shouldered Gaurav Gupta body-hugging dress and upped the tacky quotient with chunky black stilettos and a bad hairstyle.
For the unveiling of Harper’s Bazaar Fashion Magazine in the city, Alia was snapped in a floral bralet with a flared black skirt and a pink blazer. Her fascination for OTT heels and bad hairstyle continued.
At the Filmfare Awards 2013 Nominations bash, Alia flaunted her back in a light pink gown by Sonaakshi Raaj but failed at wooing everyone!
2014 – Early tidings of being chic and edgy
With the release of Highway, 2 States and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania on the anvil, Alia Bhatt unleashed her A-game in 2014, leaving everyone to gape in amazement. Discovering her style niche to be non-fussy and uber-comfortable, AliaBhatt shed those days of shoddy dressing and emerged as the millennial to watch out for.
Ditching the conventional red carpet dress code, Alia made heads turn by flaunting a svelte avatar in an Osman Spring 2014 black jumpsuit and kept the simple vibe going with sleek hair and gold strappy heels.
Teaming her Zara shorts with a bowler hat and a black crop top for the promotions of Samjhaawaan, Alia rocked the edgy-meets-cute look to the hilt.
Looking nothing less than ravishing for Karan Johar’s birthday bash, Alia chose a crop top and leather midi skirt from Zara.
2015 – Minimal Style Vibe
By 2015, Alia had gained a stronghold in the industry and developed a niche for the minimal style vibe by merging trends with comfort and looking nothing less than splendid every time she stepped out.
For the promotions of Shandaar, Alia was snapped wearing a red dress by A.W.A.K.E with a metallic dragonfly brooch and upped the look with a halo braid and white sneakers.
Wearing the wishes of her fans on her dress, Alia sported a sweetheart-neckline doodle dress, customised by Ami Patel.
Romping about in style, Alia wore an olive Karren Miller romper with Steve Madden sandals.
2016 – The Style Diva
Giving everyone regular dose of style inspiration, Alia Bhatt’s official Instagram handle became a rage as the diva chronicled her style shenanigans in tandem with her stylists, Ami Patel and Sanjay Kumar Dauhaliya.
Reigning in a sleek look with separates from Ulyana Sergeenko for the launch of Twinkle Khanna’s book, Alia looked refreshing in blue and white separates paired with strappy sandals.
Alia looked saucy in a black one-shouldered tuxedo inspired playsuit and teamed it well with strappy black sandals.
Rarely the one to step out in traditional attire, Alia stunned us all by flaunting some serious bling and shimmer in a customised Manish Malhotra saree with a cold-shoulder cut blouse and upped the glamour quotient with dramatic smoky eyes and a neat bun with a middle parting.
2017 – Sartorial Bliss
There is certainly no stopping Alia Bhatt as she serenades our style senses with her refined, sartorial and glamorous fashion moments. This year too, she slayed the red carpet with an infectious candour, with all her looks being a big hit with the fashion conscious masses and critics alike.
Speaking of casual style, Alia was snapped on a lunch date with beau Sidharth Malhotra wearing a star printed T-shirt dress with ‘Let’s Get Lost’ written across the front, and teamed it with white sneakers and a black tote.
At the HT Most Stylish Awards 2017, Alia chose an unconventional red carpet ensemble of a white short dress with a long trail on one side from Reem Acra and bagged the HT Most Stylish Jury’s Choice Award for 2017, rounding up the look with a sleek middle-parted low back pony and minimal makeup.
At the success bash of Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Alia was snapped wearing separates comprising a dark olive-colored velvet cami top and tucking it in ankle-dusting fitted jacquard pants and golden chunky stilettos. Flaunting a minimal makeup of slightly dark eyes and her hair styled in easy waves, Alia Bhatt looked radiant.
While her on-screen roles have undergone a remarkable transformation, her off-screen style sense has also undergone an impressive metamorphosis. With her refreshing persona, Alia’s sheer presence can make a statement and engage us consciously with her distinct, fluent and chic style game, she certainly keeps us guessing on her next style move!
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