Sarees are coming back in vogue and how! Every designer has a fresh array of styles and blouse designs to offer. The traditional Indian wear has taken the world by storm, all thanks to the creativity of the designers and the elegance and wear ability of the drape itself.
Bollywood has also been of great help in reinventing the Saree as they sport it in so many new avatars and styles that the public has enough of a variety to wear it in. A few of the divas have set trends by sporting designer blouses that have upped the mark of Indian drapes.
Saris never truly went out of style. Instead, they were just revamped from one generation to another. Even now, different cultures drape the humble sari in a different way, so it is natural that a piece of clothing has more than one way of wearing it, there are going to be more than one style of accompaniments that are worn with it.
In simple words, the more styles of saris, the styles of blouses to be worn along with it.
What’s more, now that more and more people from the “young generation” are wearing saris for weddings and other occasions including to work, the styles and designs of the blouse has also gone through some serious revamping.
Here are some of the best blouse designs that you can try out with your saree, the next time you wear it.
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Boat Neck Blouses
This style is the new in thing as printed and geometric sarees have come back in vogue. You can mix up quirky prints with boat necks, keyhole backs and long or elbow length sleeves with ethnic sarees. Boat neck blouses also go well with cap sleeves or puff sleeves with longer sleeve length.
The go-to choice for any north Indian wedding party guest is a backless blouse with an embellished and highly gorgeous sari. Now of course the weather outside is chilly as hell but here we are, braving the cold because the backless blouse is sexy and it is hot.
Collared and High Rise Necklines
Add a touch of royalty to your party wear blouses by tailoring them with stand up collars, Chinese collars, heavily embroidered high rising collars, Peter Pan collar, Sherwani style band-gala etc. these collars look best with lace, velvet, net and embroidered materials that can hold on to the shape of your neck.
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Bold and beautiful is best signified in a bandeau blouse that essentially covers only the vitals. Beware though that such a style is best carried off when you have a much toned upper body otherwise you’d be the laughing stock of town.
Halter Neck Blouses and Bikini Blouses
I think this style looks a lot more flattering on those who have medium sized busts because that way it doesn’t look disproportionate to the rest of the sari. Agreed this is a bit retro, but a lot of new designs are entering the market in the halter blouse style which makes it less retro and a lot more current.
Again, a style for a very tones upper body, especially the arms, shoulders and back, this design can make you look oh-so-hot! Pair your embellished or sequined bikini blouse with a plain saree and watch those eyes follow you.
One Sleeved Blouses
These blouses are chic and they are feminine. This style is a very famous among the Bollywood celebrity crowd, but it can be surely worn and pulled off by regular people like you and I. However, make sure that the occasion is right because it isn’t something you would like to wear anywhere other than some dressy event.
If you’re stuck between wearing a sleeveless and a full sleeve blouse, you can experiment with this style for a berm odd and hip style.
Full Sleeves Blouses
If you want to go for the grown up vibe then a full sleeve blouse with your sari is a must. It is in my opinion that women look really sophisticated and mature when they wear the full sleeved blouse with their saris. Now whether you want these sleeves to be plain or embellished, that is entirely up to your preference.
Nowadays you will see a lot of women pairing their party wear sarees with full sleeve net blouses or elbow length sleeved blouses with work on the ends or even stone work all along.
Shirt Or Jacket Style Blouses
Imagine wearing a jacket as your blouse. Now obviously, it won’t be a loose blouse but a fitted one, but I think this look is very elegant and has a Aishwarya Rai at the Cannes Film festival kind of look to it. Also, depending on how simple or decorated your jacket blouse is you can wear it to work or to an event.
For the lady at work, this style could be another level of professional altogether. Play with cuff sleeves, fringes or even front wrap blouses, there is a variety to offer.
For your next wedding party, instead of going nuts over a heavily decorated sari, why not try out a heavily decorated blouse and keep the sari simple. I know it seems unconventional, but I think that is what it takes to make a fashion statement.
If your Saree is simple or not too blingy then you can surely go bling with your blouse and leave the jewellery to a minimum.
Waist Coat Styled Blouses
Sequined, embellished and all out there- these blouses sure define style in a western way. Drape your saree over a coat shaped blouse with no sleeves and watch the magic happen. Western charm with the Indian elegance go hand in hand.
Three Quarters of Sleeve
For a lot of women who prefer wearing saris, but don’t like to wear it with a sleeveless or half sleeve blouse, can opt for the three quarter sleeve because it is not as airy as the sleeveless style but not as humid as the full sleeve style; kind of like a perfect in-between design.
Scoop Neck Blouse
The best way of wearing a scoop neck blouse is by keeping the sleeves either full or three quarters of the way through. What’s more is that these blouses are simple and they can be worn in daily but if you ask your tailor to make a scoop neck blouse with a piece of cloth that some embellishment in it, then it can become your party wear blouse as well.
Waist Coat Blouse
So imagine a three piece suit, and now just take out the vest part of that. Now imagine how that would look like if it were worn like a blouse with your sari. This style is still in the fashion runway stage and could take a while before it hits the wardrobes of real people.
Chinese Collar Blouse
This style entered the fashion world in 2016, but it is still going strong. The blouse will have a high collar which will resemble the style in which regional Chinese collars look like. They give a sophisticated look to the person and is a fashion must have.
Spaghetti Strapped Blouse
If you are thinking it will look too scanty then stop, because you can obviously customise this spaghetti style to your preference into a blouse. You can pick the thickness of the straps to the material that will be used to make them to the design of how it will look like. It can be a simple spaghetti strap or it can be made out of flowers, the straps can be encrusted with fake stones; the choices are limitless.
Tube Style Blouse
The cold shoulder top’s Indian version is the tube style blouse design. These are the perfect option to choose when you want to show off your sleek collarbones or if you have a gorgeous piece of jewellery that you want to flaunt. Balancing the style of the sari is definitely required accordingly to whether or not you choose to wear something on your neck or leave it bare.
Sheer Sleeve Blouse
This can be half, three quarters, or full. The only thing here is that once the blouse material goes down the shoulder, it gets sheer. You can always add some patch work or some kind of embroidery work on the sheer part of the blouse to make it more glamorous.
Cape Style Blouse
So, the general idea is a blouse with a cape like design in the back, but when you look at the outfit as a whole, it goes perfectly with the flow of the sari. This style of blouse is best worn with silk, chiffon or saris made with similar kind of material so that it goes with the whole flowy dreamy look of it all.
Body Suit Blouse
If you are looking for a way to drape your sari the unconventional way then you should try wearing it along with a body suit style blouse. There can so be so many different and intricate designs made on a body suit blouse or you could opt to keep it sheer with sleeves, if you don’t want to take the look away from the glamorousness of your sari.
This is the style of blouse that you see the actress wearing while doing garba in the movie. The design of this blouse is a backless one but with doris on both sides, which you can tie up, and this function is continued in three levels of the blouse on the back. It is by no means an everyday look but something that you should try out in the next wedding you go to or if you go for garba during navratri.
Tie Up Back Blouse
Think sexy and think hot, because this design is both of those things and more. You may have seen this style of blouse in movies but it is definitely wearable in real life as well, provided it is the right occasion to do so. This design is you normal blouse but instead of hooking it up you tie it up from the back. It is definitely a glamorous style and not something every day.
Bejewelled Neck Blouse
This style is a version of the embellished blouse but with the embellishment only on the neck area. This can include styles that are high collared or have a Chinese collar style and the jewels are placed on the collar area specifically, or this can include the normal blouse design with jewels placed on the chest portion.