2016 is the era of the new age nerd. Gone are the days that glasses and plaid shirts were considered the territory of the socially awkward and geeky computer wiz. The nerdy chic look of today has a glamorous, vintage and retro feel. Bollywood actresses are also experimenting with this understated fashion statement. Check out 10 celebs that totally owned this look, followed by tips on how to wear it yourself.

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1. Priyanka Chopra

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At the Filmfare launch the actress arrived exemplifying nerd chic in cat eyeglasses, Asos polka dot pants and Koecsh earrings. Bold pink lips and upswept hair completed her look flawlessly.

2. Sonam Kapoor

Always reinventing her self, Bollywood's glam fashionista picked an interesting style of Desi chic for Anuja Chauhan's book launch. She complimented her glasses with a heavily beaded red necklace, white ethnic wear, minimalistic makeup and a long red bindi.

3. Sonakshi Sinha

Often dividing opinion with her fashion choices, Sonakshi nails it here in a crisp white blazer, glasses, black tank and denims. Her lack of jewelry goes well with this look and makes her positively geeky glam.

4. Deepika Padukone

Deepika looks fabulous in nerdy glasses, so much so that she was picked as brand ambassador for Vogue eye wear.

5. Kangna Ranuat

Kangana has a fun way with fashion, as she shows us on two different occasions.

For the India Fantastque launch she pairs her nerdy hair makeup and checks with a glamorous dress, heels and classic bag.

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While promoting her movie Katti Bhatti, she went all the way with a tongue in cheek nerdy take, complete with pulled back hair, Zara blouse and overalls, specs and sneakers.

6. Jacqueline Fernandez

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The ever omphy starlet looks absolutely stunning in her nerdy look for her movie 'Kick'.

7. Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha shows us how it's done here, teaming her nerd glasses with a glossy red lip for a look that is understated and glamorous.

8. Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt looks cute as a button as the brand ambassador for Idee eyewear in black nerd glasses with a playful red contrast.

9. Anushka Sharma

Spotted at PVR Cinemas, Anushka looks effortlessly fab in a girl next door avatar wearing glasses , a striped tank and fuss free denims.

10.Chitrangada Singh

While promoting her movie Inkaar, Chtranganda sported a nerdy hipster look, wearing black-rimmed glasses, messy hair, a Zara floral blazer and tangerine pumps.

So there you have it, ten Bollywood divas with interesting takes on how to wear this look. You can adopt the nerdy chic look with ease yourself, weather u actually wear glasses or put them on just for style. However do keep the following pointers in mind

  • Make sure you curl your eyelashes so they don't hit the lenses every time you blink.
  • Your eye makeup should be on point because the lenses amplify the look and any minor mistake will be highly visible.
  • If your eyes are puffy or you are having eye bags, try smaller frames. Big frames would rather draw attention to the puffiness.
  • Always compliment the glasses with an appropriate outfit.

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