With the saree making it’s Bollywood comeback, our tinsel town divas are back with their on-point blouse games.
Believe it or not, a blouse adds all the character to the six yards and has the superpower to make or break the look of this traditional drape.
Right from classic cuts to adding extremely contemporary elements, designers are wooing us with their chic and beautiful interpretations, enabling more and more woman to acknowledge and appreciate the beauty of the core Indian silhouette.
Scroll further to see all the versions of blouses, Bollywood wore most recently to fuel more charm into their saree tales.
1. Twinkle Khanna’s Fringed Blouse
Twinkle Khanna observed fringe benefits at the Hello awards night, wearing her Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla drape coupled with a fringed blouse that rendered the much needed offbeat element to the beige escapade. Complementing the fringed pleats adorning the edge of the sari, the fringes on the blouse played perfect accompaniments carrying the look to all new highs. Due credits to Mrs.Funnybones, for her display of utmost elan while carrying this complicated ensemble.
2. Sonam Kapoor Monochrome Striped Blouse
With handlooms heading the bout these days, labels like Raw Mango by Sanjay Garg are observing some extreme love from Bollywood’s pretty lasses. Most recently spotted at the Raw Mango store launch, Sonam was spotted donning a rich ivory drape. Adding all the glory to her fashionista mirage was the monochrome striped belted blouse that amped up the more chic and intellectual vibe of India’s most celebrated female fashion icon. Credits to stylist Rhea Kapoor for adding more charms to this appearance with exquisite jewellery pieces from Amrapali.
3. jacqueline fernandes lacy cold-shoulder blouse
Off shoulders were all the rage last year and this year too they continue to top the charts. With Indian designers working to translate the trend into head turning desi looks, wearing an off-shoulder blouse is almost a mandate. We are particularly all hearts for the delicate lacy version of a cold-shoulder blouse, that instantly upgrades the feminine quotient of a saree. Seeing Jacqueline working a white lace cold-shoulder blouse with a striking lustrous mustard escapade, has only furthered our belief in them. Like a silent killer, Jacqueline has definitely shunned all her critics with this appearance at the FICCI event, wearing B-Town’s favorite designer, Manish Malhotra.
4. Kangana Ranaut’s Sweetheart Neckline Blouse
With her promotional wardrobe for Rangoon, Kangana Ranaut almost made a 360-degree turn towards sarees, Flaunting sarees for most of the promotional run-up, Kangana gave us quite a motivation to adorn our forgotten favorites, throwing in some chic tadka whilst playing with the blouse. Complementing the delicacy of her Falguni Shane Peacock navy blue evening saree, was a three-quarter sleeve, sweetheart neckline net blouse beautifully adorned with the embroidery from the saree. Looking bold and beautiful as always, Kangana yet again did complete justice to her desi style files.
5. Sonal Bendre’s Fringed Overlaps
As much as Sonali is pretty, we have always admired her fashion choices. Keeping it simple and minimalistic, is the style mantra of this diva. But this year at the Zee Cine Awards red carpet, Sonali delighted us with her more dramatic desi avatar wearing her ivory ruffled drape from designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, with a blouse that exuded adventure. The cold-shoulder overlap with fringed accents acted more as a layering than a blouse making the saree look more interesting and exciting.
6. Kangana Ranaut’s Thin Strap Blouse
With thin strap blouses approaching an all-time high, we can assure you that this trend is here to stay. Rocking a host of her saree looks with thin strap blouses Kangana aced her Indian appearance. At the Mumbai airport, spotted in a Fab India saree, Kangana exuded a much classy queen bee vibe.Keeping it royal with her basic ensemble, Kangana spiced up the look carrying her tan brown Hermes Birkin and a pair of brown sunglasses.
7. Samantha Prabhu’s T-Shirt Blouse
Tolly star Samantha adds more glamour to her persona, every time the woman steps out wearing a saree. Fan of rich yarns, Samantha has never shied to show her love for rich Indian textiles. Spotted at an event, the lady draped herself in tones of rich beige and gold from the house of Shilpa Reddy. While the classic saree looked like an absolute royalty, it was her t-shirt printed blouse that caught all our attention. If you too like Samantha wish to preserve your fashionista image, then having a t-shirt blouse is compulsory. Brownie points for the fact, that it suits almost all types of frameworks with utmost grace.
8. Samantha Prabhu’s Full Sleeves Embroidered Blouse
At an engagement ceremony, Samantha Prabhu dressed up like a royal highness in a staple Sabyasachi. A pretty English tone adorned with floral prints took over Samantha and rendered her all the might. A combination as deadly as Saree and Sabyasachi is bound to work a certain royal vintage charm on its wearer. The saree paired with an embroidered full sleeve blouse took over and added all the starry bits to Samantha’s evening look.
9. Sridevi’s Metallic and Sequined Blouse
When the glamour world was basking in some major gold and glamorous fashion fiesta at B-town’s most celebrated designer, Manish Malhotra’s birthday party, Sridevi made a powerful impact capturing the attention of almost all the shutterbugs with her Indian look. Dressed in a cream sequined saree, Sridevi cast a magic spell wearing it with a heavily sequinned metallic blouse. Chic yet so rooted, with such a bling attack one can never go unnoticed, definitely in a good way. If the frontier was glorious the back was envious, with just an inch of clothing holding on to Sridevi’s sexy back.
10. Shilpa Shetty’s Sequinned Halter Neck Blouse
Shilpa Shetty is one of the finest dressers from Bollywood. Blessed with a perfect figure, this lady epitomises style with elegance, particularly when she flaunts her slender frame wearing a saree. At the Umang Awards night, Shilpa looked ravishing in a Mayur Girotra cream saree with a hot gold net blouse. The series of sequined golden stripes offloaded sequentially on a net base halter neck blouse revived major saree goals within us making us want to wear a saree, only to be able to flaunt a sexy blouse like that. This one was indeed a winner.
With such listings, we hope we triggered you enough to ditch your regular blouses and opt for their more contemporary and head turning counterparts to get that jaw dropping Indian look.
After posting an elaborate edition on princess cut blouse design, we received a number of requests to share the latest blouse designs, which are trending these days. We have people asking me for boat neck designs, full sleeves designer blouses and so on, and hence have this exclusive article done to answering all your doubts and questions. This is the reason we have gathered top 7 blouse designs of 2015, especially from Bollywood, which can give a lot of cues to my enthusiastic readers looking for current and unique blouse styles for their sarees.
Since Bollywood is the Mecca of Indian fashion, influencing greatly the Indian audience; we thought of sharing some of the popular blouse designs flaunted by Bollywood actresses at large.
If you ever notice any Bollywood actress, they always focus on their blouse styles rather than their sarees, which effortlessly blend femininity with fashion.
While traditional women prefer fully covered blouse designs to keep up the sophistication, the new age fashion-forwards opt for deep cut blouse necklines and bare backs to show a lot of skin so as to be under the spotlight.
Respecting both the preferences, the designers have conceived an array of styles, suiting almost every requirement and likeness.
Here are top 7 Bollywood blouse patterns, which are trending a lot these days. Continue reading!
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11. Princess Cut Blouse Design
This is perhaps the most versatile neck design, fulfilling both conventional as well contemporary requisites in terms of fashion. This is the reason; you’ll find this blouse neck design on the leading fashion runways at large.
From actresses like Sonakshi Sinha and Tamanna to Vidya Balan and the very young Genelia D’souza, every actress adores this style for her lehengas and sarees. The latest seen was Sonakshi Sinha wearing a red lace lehenga with princess cut blouse at the Amby Valley Bridal Fashion Week.
12. Chinese Collar Blouse Design
This is the best formal blouse design for working women, who are more into presentation and public relations. This kind of neck design offers a serious professional look with utmost modesty and elegance at the same time, if chosen smartly.
This type of blouse pattern was made famous by the evergreen Bollywood diva Rekha, who used to don this style in 80’s whenever she portrayed a typical Indian bahu role. Perhaps Rekha had taken Coco Chanel’s quotation to her heart, who has said that the less skin you show, the sexier you look.
This is the reason, when Rekha wore a saree, she made sure to show less of her décolletage. Her long neck with exposed collar bone made this design look great on her body. She looked extremely sensuous even though her back is completely covered.
And when fresh actresses like Nargis Fakhri don this style; it’s evident the timeless Chinese collar is still trending.
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13. Backless Blouse With 3/4th Or Full Sleeves
This blouse design worn by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan also has a boat neck blouse pattern with full sleeve design. Full sleeves blouse designs always look classy. These blouse patterns also work well for women with fat and flabby arms. It helps cover them up without making the wearer look bad.
Those who have broad shoulders, must stay away from wearing boat neck blouse designs. These are best suited for women who are petite and have a smaller upper body. Also those with heavy breasts must avoid this boat neck blouse design.
The blouse sleeve designs can depend on the structure of the arms. Those who have flabby arms, must wear three-quarter or full sleeves. But those who have toned arms can wear sleeveless or cap sleeves boat neck blouse designs.
14. Noodle Strap/Spaghetti Strap Blouse
For those with heavy arms should always go for 3/4th or full sleeves. Aishwarya Rai, who always knows her flaw areas tactfully manages to hide them away from the camera, just as she knows the moment she gains weight, her arms are the first to tell. This is the reason; she prefers full sleeve blouse designs for her saree and same goes for her anarkali suits as well.
Mandira Bedi made this blouse quite popular when she had hosted the World Cup Series. This blouse is bold and sensuous and is for the modern fashionista, who prefer to flaunt their assets and skin. Wear this blouse pattern only if you’re comfortable in showing skin and you’ve toned arms.
Katrina Kaif’s Swarovski-encrusted spaghetti strap blouse had gone viral, which she had paired with her matching fuchsia saree.
15. Blouse With Strings At Back
This is one of the popular Bollywood styles, which was hugely trending in 90’s. In this classic blouse pattern, the back is left bare with strings connected to the shoulder in a crisscross manner.
Madhuri Dixit’s blouse designs on the reality show Jhalak Diklha Ja had become viral and a source of inspiration for all saree-wearing ladies across the nation. The actress flaunted almost every possible pattern including the blouse with strings at back. So, you can definitely go for this design to stay in fashion.
16. Blouse With Transparent Full Sleeves
This particular blouse pattern is elegant in its own rights and is both stylish and sophisticated. The sheer fabric on the sleeves both hides and reveals the skin simultaneously, thereby keeping up the curiosity level of the onlookers. Plus, the full length smartly hides away the heavy arms, whilst offering a seductive look to the wearer.
The sheer saree blouse is also commonplace these days among the Bollywood divas. Priyanka Chopra had promoted this design largely at the Marrakech Film Festival held last year.
A Ritu Kumar ensemble, the sheer saree blouse had long transparent sleeves with rich detailing and design. The actress had paired the black and gold sheer blouse with a lovely black and gold border saree, long danglers and coral lips.
Kajol, who was the showstopper of Manish Malhotra at Lakme Fashion Week last year, as he celebrated 100 years of Indian cinema, had also worn a full sleeve sheer blouse in boat neck design. She looked resplendent in this black sheer blouse with a delicate floral pattern running across the boat neck and long sleeves.
17. High Neck Designs
This pattern looks great on tall women, especially women with long and thin neck and a great décolletage, as it highlights their best features. In Bollywood, it is often preferred by Sridevi, who looks extremely gorgeous in high neck design blouse and even Deepika Padukone, who looks resplendent in Sabyasachi sarees with high neck blouse designs.
As per fashion designer Kapil Arora,
“High-neck blouses are back in fashion, they are easy to match with any attire, one can team them up with different types of lowers such as cigarette pants or pallazos or one can also wear them under jackets. They easily suit almost all body types.”
And as per Pria Kataaria Puri, “such blouses have a very Victorian look and project a very vintage image. Also, they can be worn on formal and informal occasions and they look very sensuous and stylish.”
While Deepika had sported an elegant high-neck blouse with Anamika Khanna sari for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s birthday bash, Kareena had also opted for a high-neck blouse with a net sari for the inauguration ceremony of an annual business conclave last year.
And how can we ignore Vidya’s look at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2013? She made several heads turn with her Sabyasachi Mukherjee attire – a high-neck brown blouse with an ivory sari.
18. Floral Print Blouses
Floral prints are the latest trending Bollywood blouse designs with actresses like Deepika Padukone, Madhuri Dixit, Trishha, etc., wearing it with great aplomb. These latest Bollywood saree blouse designs are surely worth emulating.
19. Backless Blouse Designs
Over the years, Bollywood saree blouse designs have evolved and have become more bolder and sexier. If you don’t mind a little bit of skin show, then the backless Bollywood blouse patterns are a must try. Check out how our Bollywood beauties have carried this sexy style.
20. Asymmetrical Blouse Design
Though this is not a new trend to hit the scenes, actress Manisha Koirala definitely looked gorgeous in an asymmetrical blouse design. Do you think this Bollywood blouse design can make a comeback?
21. Lace Back Design
Just like our celebs, we love to experiment with lace and who better than our actresses to take inspiration from? Dia Mirza looked gorgeous in an unique blouse design for saree. Take a look and let us know if you would love to give it a try!
At Cannes 2015, Riccha Chadda wore a floral Sabyasachi Mukherjee saree. The blouse design for this saree was a sequin deep U-neck. The shoulder straps were kept together by a string.
Geeta wore a Babita Malkani fusion saree with a beautiful high neck blouse design.
On the sets of Nach Baliye, Anushka Sharma wore an embellished halter neck silver and gold toned blouse.
Hope you liked this post on Bollywood blouse designs! Stay tuned for more awesome blouse designs!!
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