The lehenga skirt might be the heaviest, most expensive part of your wedding outfit, but it is the humble blouse that can singlehandedly elevate your entire look. Also it is photographed much more. That’s why it is important that you carefully decide the type of blouse that you’d like to pair with your skirt. A lot of factors play a role in this decision – weather, fabric, body type, comfort level etc. Here are 8 styles that every bride needs to know about.
The Most Popular Blouse Designs For Brides
1. Crop Tops –
The ideal option for a modern bride. Its stylish without compromising with comfort. You can opt for boat neck crop tops, sleeveless one or even those with quirky motifs (think chaandbalis, musical instruments, birds, elephants, peacocks etc).
2. Net / Sheer Sleeves –
Sheer sleeves with heavy sequin work are completely on trend right now. Other options to look at are ribbed sleeves and net sleeves with embroidery. These blouses look really cool with kanjeevaram sarees too.
3. Off Shoulder –
If you’re comfortable with them, off shoulder blouses are a good choice for the mehendi or cocktail function (you can flaunt your collar bones). Pair them with a choker and you’re all set to wow all the guests. But if you’re wary of them because they might be a bit revealing, give them a skip.
4. Jacket Blouse –
Another style influenced by western silhouettes, it makes for a chic addition to an otherwise ordinary outfit. The best part is that you can re-use this later, mix and match with various outfits after the wedding.
5. Full Sleeved –
A lot of brides rock full sleeves on their big day. This blouse can be found in collections of top notch designers like Manish Arora and Sabyasachi. For the neckline you can have a deep V, sweetheart, round or even rectangular.
6. Sheer Necklines Or Sheer Backs –
They look dainty and oh so pretty. If you are averse to backless blouses, sheer ones are the next best thing. You can choose to have the plain, embellished or get fabric buttons attached.
7. High Neck –
Not many girls wear this silhouette so it is a great choice for someone who likes to experiment and be unique. A rani haar or layered neckpieces (like a satlada) look fabulous with this style.
8. Peplum Style –
Generally, blouses seldom get any attention. A peplum blouse however is something that will steal the show by becoming the highlight of your lehenga! A really good bet for girls who want to cover their waists.
Other designs that you can look at are: corset style blouses, ones with peephole cutouts at the back, drop shoulder blouses, open backs and even short choli ones that Bollywood celebrities have made popular. Check here for more such interesting blouse designs spotted at Designer events.
Wear makeup that goes well with your blouse color and design. When you book your bridal makeup artist, let her know the color and pattern of your blouse you are going to wear on your wedding so that she can decide on the makeup accordingly.
Which style is your favourite? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
By Akanksha Agarwal