The wide range of choices in blouses can leave us a bit overwhelmed and to possibly overload our blouse wardrobe with too many wrong choices. Often leaving you in a tizzy when you have to pick a blouse out of your wardrobe.
Let us look at the 6 types of blouses which will pull you through all your blouse wearing occasions and which will work as a foundation for your blouse collection.
The Meeting Blouse
This would be your sober and practical blouse which works effortlessly for a professional and put-together look and feel. Choose a formal and chic style like a Chinese Collar, Boat Neck or a HiNeck to give you that razor sharp appeal without having to worry about your cleavage showing. So that you are free to focus on the more important tasks at hand. Pair this with a high back or a subtle back opening which says feminine without screaming.
“Pick an earthy fabric in kalmakari or ikkat, which can be worn with sarees of many different shades in cottons and hand looms”.
This blouse can double for going to dinner gatherings with family or at a friends house. As it is an extremely smart look while still being modest. Customize here:
The Cocktail Blouse
You can pull out all the stops and go glam with this type of a blouse. Sex it up with a halter neck, one shoulder or any strapy or strapless style if it suits your body type. Or go glam in a full arm blouse with sheer or lacy sleeves. Alternatively make a statement with a jacket blouse if you want more coverage.
“Pick a combination of sheer and solid fabrics or go all out in lace, cutwork or an embellished fabric in shades of nude,beige or black”.
These can be paired with chiffon or georgette embellished sarees in pale as well as bright neon shades. This can also double as a go-to blouse for wedding receptions or after parties. Which will bring out your inner greek goddess in the evening lights and twilight hues.
The Sangeeth Blouse
This would be festive blouse with just a hint of daring and mischief. Choose from a variety of seductive back options for a U, V square or sweetheart neck base style. Pick your favourite length of sleeve and go bold with your back design. So that you can swirl and twirl in your peekaboo blouse.
“Pick a raw silk or an embellished fabric to make your blouse stand out. Wear it with your best flared lehanga in lightweight fabric like Net”.
Opt for colours like Rani Pink, Emerald, Blue or Deep Crimson which can be contrasted with many colours of Lehangas. This blouse merrily doubles for your other festive parties, like your Holi party or your Dandiya party. Shine your way into the swing of things!
The Bling Blouse
This type of blouse would be your rescue blouse. This type of blouse would be made in Gold, Silver or Black – sequinned or tissue fabric – depending on the majority of sarees and lehangas in your wardrobe.
“Pick a classic blouse shape with cap sleeves or short sleeves to ensure adaptability”.
Got a last minute do which gives you no time to think. Don this and you are good to go! Can be your Nth hour go-to blouse for Cocktail parties, wedding receptions, sangeeth’s and festive occasions.
The Traditional Blouse
This would be a modest blouse in a traditional silk material. A brocade fabric would do nicely for this. Pick a classic scoop neck or a U front and back which suits most body types and be the demure girl in attending.
“Pick a traditional brocade in Red, Green or Blue and pair it a contrasting color in your collection of traditional silk sarees. And you will stand out while being appropriately dressed for any traditional ceremony or event.”.
This blouse is great for attending wedding ceremonies in. And does double duty for a puja, naming ceremony and other such sober events.
The Fresh Blouse
The Fresh Blouse – You would look daisy fresh on your Sunday brunch with your friends in this type of a blouse. This can double as a blouse for your daytime shopping or movie trips.
“Pick a floral multicoloured print or this season‘s fresh gingham checks and pair it with a pale soft saree and you will be the chill out queen for the afternoon”