The lehenga skirt might be the heaviest as well as the 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 than your lehenga. That’s why, it is important that you carefully decide the type of bridal blouse design that you would like to pair with your lehenga skirt. A lot of factors play a role in this decision – weather, fabric, body type, comfort level, etc.
The same applies to the types of blouses you would be pairing with your sarees that you are planning to wear for the unending Indian wedding functions and dinner invites post your wedding. To ease your task for finding the perfect blouse designs to go with your bridal sarees and lehengas, we are sharing the 8 most popular blouse designs for brides in 2019. Get inspired by these trendy blouse designs for the modern Indian brides out there!
The Most Popular Blouse Designs For Brides
1. Crop Top Blouse With SareeCrop top blouse is always an ideal option for a modern Indian bride. It gives your whole ethnic look a hint of western touch.
A crop top blouse looks stylish without compromising on the comfort part. You can opt for boat neck crop tops, sleeveless one or even those with quirky motifs (think chaandbalis, musical instruments, birds, elephants, peacocks etc). The oh-so-gorgeous chennai based model, Pradaini Surva, has paired her simple saree with a glamorous rust coloured crop top that has pretty roses all over it!
2. Net / Sheer Sleeves Blouse
Sheer sleeved blouses with heavy sequin work are a forever-trend. Other options to look at along the same lines are ribbed sleeves and net sleeves with embroidery. These blouses look really cool with kanjivaram sarees too. Your inspiration for blouse design for kanjivaram saree is right here!
Model Pradaini Surva has paired a simple olive coloured saree with a sheer blouse that has cutesy floral patterns and bell sleeves.
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3. Off Shoulder Blouse With Saree
If you are comfortable with them, off shoulder blouses are a good choice for your mehendi or cocktail function (where you can flaunt your collar bones). Pair them with a choker or a nice emerald necklace and you are all set to wow all the guests. But if you are wary of them because they might be a bit revealing, you can give them a skip and opt for a cold shoulder blouse instead – they are not any less gorgeous!
4. Jacket Blouse With Saree
Another style influenced by western silhouettes, it makes for a chic addition to an otherwise ordinary ethnic outfit. The best part is that you can re-use your jacket blouse later to mix and match with various outfits after the wedding.
You can find readymade ethnic jackets in the markets that you can wear as a blouse. However, if you want a customize piece, you can show the jacket blouse design inspiration image above to your tailors and let them do their magic for you! This kind of blouse design also hides your waist, so if you are not that comfortable with showing your skin in a saree, a jacket blouse would be the perfect pick for you.
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5. Full Sleeved Blouse
A lot of brides rock full sleeves on their big day too. This blouse design 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.
If you are planning to go for a full sleeved blouse for your wedding day outfit, pick one in the hues of reds or maroons with gold coloured embroidery. The blouse will become a versatile piece from your bridal trousseau as you can pair such kind of blouse with just any saree from your collection.
A pretty floral full sleeved blouse like the one above will go nicely with your simple georgette and cotton sarees. It would look the best for day time functions!
6. Sheer Necklines Or Sheer Backs
Blouses with sheer neckline and back look dainty and chic. If you are averse to backless blouses, sheer ones are the next best thing. They look sexy – without being too revealing.
You can choose to have them plain, embellished or get fabric buttons attached.
P.S. : If you always find it hard to match you sarees and blouses in a fashionable way, then you can check out my guide about How To Choose A Matching Blouse For Your Saree
7. High Neck Blouse
Not many girls wear this kind of blouses with their sarees so it is a great choice for a bride who wants to experiment with her style and make her look stand out. A rani haar or layered neckpieces (like a satlada) add an extra oomph factor to the high neck blouses. You can also use your high neck crop top as a blouse!
8. Peplum Style Blouse
In Picture – Sehr Blouse / HoliChicByMegha
Generally, blouses seldom get any attention. A peplum blouse, however, is something that will steal the show by becoming the highlight of your lehenga or saree! Just like the full length jacket blouses, a peplum blouse is also 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.
Make sure that you wear makeup that goes well with your blouse colour and design. When you book your bridal makeup artist, let her know the colour and pattern of your blouse that you are going to wear on your wedding so that she can decide on the colours which she would be using for your face and eye makeup accordingly.
Which blouse style for brides is your favourite? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
By Akanksha Agarwal