By Jasleen Kaur Last Updated:
A bridal look is comprised of chunky jewellery, impeccable makeup, a gorgeous saree or lehenga and a pretty smile of the bride-to-be. Saree, as we mentioned has been a part of almost all the cultures of Indian wedding. However, often its teammate, the blouse gets underpaid attention. As a result, as you browse through the wedding album or video, the very first reaction pops up.... “oops! I could have worn a better blouse.”
We are sure you don’t want to have any such regret. Give your bridal blouse its due beauty importance with the following design options.
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An all-time favourite, lace has never been out of trend. Lace blouses can add a lot of slinky charm to your saree, when teamed perfectly. Its intricate beauty can infuse glamour to a saree. To get it perfect, go for a full-sleeve lace blouse especially if you are opting for post-wedding cocktail bash, it will have an aphrodisiac effect on your partner. One of the most voguish choices would be the beautiful lace sleeves which look exquisite.
Boat neck blouses are in vogue and the best thing about them, that they suit all body types. They give you ample room to experiment with your looks. Glamorise them with a touch of sheer on the top with fabrics such as lace, net or fine georgette. Even you can play with the same charm for the sleeves. Taking it to the next level, stud them with work like sequin, mirror, bead and stones. If you want to play subtle, then stick to stylish back with patterns such as circle, v-shape, triangle or keyhole. For an elegant appeal make use of gorgeous border at the neck and keep rest of the body and sleeves plain. This works well with a plain saree or one with borders.
Go retro as you puff the sleeves of your blouse. If you are wearing Kanjivaram, this style suits the best. Embellish your arm with armband and the look will earn you loads of compliments. As puff sleeves have their individuality, it is advisable to keep them in subtle monochrome. If you are plump, stay away from puff.
With their elaborate designs, cut work has taken the fashion world by storm. You can implement it on your blouse too. Not too confident, then just go with the only top part donning cut work. For a bold approach, the whole blouse can be designed with cut work and a lining in contrast hue can complete the look.
If you are one among those who prefer a formal look even on the wedding, then you can opt for collar neck design for the blouse. A contemporary hit, Chinese collar neck also can be tried for the blouse. You can keep the sleeves half, three-fourth or full sleeves. If you are slim and have a long neck, you can opt for formal shirt pattern blouse which has a collar with button down and short or cap sleeves. This kind of blouse works well with heavy raw silk or khadi sari. So you can opt for this look for one of the pre or post wedding functions, if not the wedding.
Yes you can design your blouse in angarakha style too with a collar. If you have long neck, this works really well for you. You can opt for it, especially if you are wearing lehenga for the D-day.
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Look your sensuous best with a blouse with low neck line at the back which will be pepped up with arty back ties. A variation can be brought with back knots which will add aesthetic appeal to it.
Wearing a plain saree with a thin border or sans it? Then a heavily worked blouse can infuse that needed gaudiness. Drape the saree in Gujarati style and team it up with a blouse elaborately embellished with stones and mirrors at the back and front. There are designers who can stud it with semi-precious stones and pearls making the blouse the centrepiece of your outfit.
Another trend which is making rounds at the apparel displays is net sleeved blouse. They are fresh and look fantastic. Design the sleeve matching to the saree colour or in contrasting hues. You can keep it either plain or beautify with zardozi, beads, patchwork or stone work. The designed net sleeves look good if they are in elbow or three-fourth length.
Yes you read us right! This versatile fashion hit can now be teamed with saree or lehenga. A crop top when chosen rightly can enhance your glamour quotient by manifold. Get the ones with full sleeves and add a chunky necklace. It really complements if you are wearing neckpieces in layers and in contrasting hues.
A heavily ornamented saree should be paired with crop tops in pastel colours, preferably in monochromes instead of bold and vibrant hues. Are you considering lehenga? Then create an unmatched look with a high-waist lehenga and a crop top as the choli and complete the look with a net jacket.
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For any piece of garment, style does play an important role. However, don’t compromise on your comfort factor. As wedding means long hours of rituals, any uncomfortable attire adds to your woes. So choose what styles as well as soothes you.