Draping a saree is an art. And we now have a lot of options to learn that art form through various sources – YouTube, mom, your roommate, grandmother, and sometimes even the men can help us out. 😀
But, what makes or breaks a saree is the blouse! Yes, the one piece of garment that seems small in length but plays a huge role in bringing the whole look together. There are a lot of color pairing choices too – matching, contrast, neutral, etc. But colors aren’t simply enough, patterns plays a huge role. Hence, we have put together our top 15 designs that work seamlessly with silk sarees.
1. Collar her up
The new-age silk sarees are often borderless. The saree pretty much talks for itself without relying heavily on the zari border. This kind of sarees can be quickly decked up using a printed brocade blouse. Style any print of your choice with a well fit collared neck to elevate the saree instantly. The advantage of this neck is that it adds class without much effort. Keep the back simple with a small ribbon to tie up.
If you are the one who does not like to fuss around with designs but still would like to make a bold statement, go for the ever classic squared neck front and back. She will never let you down, even if you have concerns about your chest if you know what I mean. To give this style a go, try a sleeveless contrast colored blouse with a grand silk saree.
3. Bring back the 18th century
Corsets are back, and with a bang! This figure hugging piece works wonderfully if you are in the mood to experiment. Pick one of the lightest saree you have, probably from your new purchases as the vibe of the saree will match the look corsets give. Style your saree without pinning high up. This way, the design of the blouse comes through.
4. Long, longer, longest
There was a time when only mega sleeves were the “it” thing. But now, those sleeves have taken a back seat to long sleeves. Desire a long sleeve or even a full sleeve? Go for it! Pick a fabric that works well with the season and the occasion to avoid hot flashes. We suggest a printed blouse for a plain saree and vice-versa 🙂
5. Row row row your boat
One of the simplest and the most sophisticated design is the boat neck. She doesn’t ask for much, but she sure makes heads turn. And what’s even better is that you can have any desired arm length without having to work. You work them perfectly; they can also replace any piece of jewelry for the neck.
6. Sexy back
We think sarees are the sexiest attire there is. And they make it easy to feel sexy by adding a companion called blouse. If you are in the mood for some sexy looking blouses, pick a strappy blouse. When we say strappy, we don’t mean spaghetti; we mean a band of zari blouse that contrasts the beautiful saree to give the extra oomph. Work it with your hair to a side and you are ready to take on the world!
7. Dig deep
Do you remember that blouse PC work in Dostana song “Desi girl”? Yes, there are so in trend. The V- neck is for all those who want to play sexy safe. Work them with a heavy saree and add chunky earrings to create the perfect look.
These are our top picks for now. We will get back with more designs soon. Happy shopping!