Indian Artisan’s New Market – Bridal Blouses

By on September 7, 2015

Blouses play an important role in the saree’s overall appeal. No matter how beautiful a saree is, an imperfect blouse can ruin the entire look of your saree. The beauty of a saree or a lehenga is accentuated only when it is matched with an appropriate blouse in a perfect fit.

Sarees, or lehengas are quintessentially an important part of the wedding trousseau. Every state, region, and community has different ways of tying it, different preferred styles and patterns, different lengths and so on. It has followed us through the centuries and into the diasporas. Every fashion designer worth his salt has sent hundreds of beautiful, innovative sarees down the runway. But the fabric is the easy part – what really sets sarees apart are their blouses.

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The latest trends are the wedding blouse designs that women spend hours looking for, over the internet and across all stores in the city. These wedding blouses designs, since worn on the big day, need to be selected with utmost care. Too much of skin show, or spoiling the look of the wedding trousseau, can be bad for the wedding ensemble.

It is important to select suitable saree blouse designs and patterns that complements the saree as well as your personality. You can experiment with various trendy blouses, neck patterns and sleeve designs for your blouse. Designer sarees and custom made designer sarees or lehenga blouses from boutiques are hottest trend right now. You can customize your wedding saree blouse with maggam work, kundan work, zardosi work, stone work, thread embroidery, sequins etc. to create a rich look!

If you want your wedding saree to grab the attention and keep the blouse simple and elegant you can try simple and stylish blouse back neck designs and elbow length sleeves with big borders etc. The blouses especially designed by fashion designers for grand occasions such as weddings are frequently showcased in various fashion runways and they are always appreciated by the Indian as well as global audience.

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Designers like Vikram Phadnis and Manish Malhotra have taken the blouse designs concept to the next level by suggesting contemporary designs. These stitched blouse designs pieces are now exclusively available at selective online stores. Even the sarees and blouses worn by the celebs are also available online these days. Thus creating a new artisans market in the wedding trousseau space!

Let’s see some popular and trendy blouse designs that people couple up with their bridal outfits.


Lehenga style:
The newest blouse design, which is an instant eye-catcher is a Lehenga style saree blouse. A Lehenga Saree blouse not only radiates the charisma of a Lehenga but renders the elegance of a saree blouse and is perfect for weddings and grand festivals. Lehenga saree blouses are not only easy to drape but look much more fashionable and trendy. The beautiful wedding blouse designs in Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, etc. can also be available online for you to pick or you can use these wedding blouses designs as a base to get yours done in a customised format.



Embroidery silks:
A Banaras and a silk saree need something more classy and special when it comes to blouse patterns and designs. The blouse design in Banaras silk with thread and stone embroidery and detailing, can be worn with pure silk saree as a contrasting blouse



Kundan work & cut work blouse:
These blouses are exquisitely designed with kundan in their sleeve designs or necklines to up the glamour of the bridal trousseau. Embroidered cut work designs are also a simple yet elegant choice for bridal wardrobe.



Net blouse:
Net blouse designs are suitable for a contemporary bridal look. They look fashionable and sensuous. Net fabric can be incorporated into the blouse in different ways like sleeves, neckline or back. Net blouse designs add a modern touch to your traditional silk saree.


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Sleeve enriched blouse:
Another latest trend in saree blouses include customization of the sleeves, back designs and necklines. For example, beaded straps with kundan work, plunging necklines, layered crystal embellished straps, deep sweetheart necks, colourful sequin work, shimmering stones, and use of playful fabrics like net, chiffon, brocade and georgette have increased the demands of these pieces.

Each bride, has a lot of choices to make regarding her wedding trousseau, and keeping in mind all these tips, before choosing the perfect blouse to go in hand in hand with the remaining if your wedding attire will help you be a sure shot winner on your D Day!

About Shibani Nelson

Shibani Nelson is a veteran celebrity stylist who has an unequalled experience of over 20 years in the beauty industry.