Saree, the ultimate Indian attire that oozes elegance, grace and hotness, all in one go! At times it’s the saree that’s the show-stealer and at times it’s the blouse. A perfectly fitting and well-crafted blouse can add the right kind of style and glamour to even a simple chiffon saree. There are multiple blouse designs that can complement your sarees and make you look beautiful and trendy. I will not take any more of your time and get down straight to the point! If you have chosen to read this article, chances are, you are looking for answers.
So, if you wish to see the most popular designs of blouses, I have compiled the perfect list.
1. The Basic Round Neck blouse
This is the most common style which goes with any kind of saree and any kind of style of draping.
2. Square Neck blouse
It’s perfect if you wish to show off your collar bones and adds a little bit of twist in the blouse.
3. A Deep V neck blouse
For some, scratch that, ‘a lot of’ oomph, go for this design. Most suited on ladies with a slim built.
4. Halter Neck blouse
Synonymous with style and elegance, this kind of a blouse looks best with sarees made from lighter fabric.
5. Sweetheart Neck blouse
As the name says, it’s a beautiful design which adds a little ‘pretty-young-girl-feel’ to it and suits all kinds of sarees and drapes.
6. Boat Neck blouse
Another one to show off those beautiful collar bones, this design looks every bit of elegance!
7. Strappy blouse
The whole blouse being supported by delicate looking straps is hotness personified!
8. Criss-Cross Patterned Front blouse
This beautiful design is daring and definitely not for the ones who are wary of carrying off such a look.
9. Basic Off-shoulder blouse
This style adds glamour to the whole attire and looks beautiful with any fabric, pattern and/or drape.
10. Off-shoulder with ruffles blouse
Giving a further twist, this blouse lends a youthful feel with ruffles near the arms.
11. Bell sleeves blouse
Keeping up with the current trend of bell sleeves, this style is chic and girly. An advice though, if you go for this one, keep the rest of the blouse size to a minimum, showing more of the midriff.
12. Embroidered blouse
Adding beauty and grace, subtly, an embroidered blouse has been an evergreen choice for decades. Goes well with practically all body types, all occasions and all seasons. Team a heavily embroidered blouse up with a plain saree for a perfectly contrasting combination!
13. High neck blouse
Like a bandh-gala, it oozes elegance and royalty. Team it up with any kind of work or fabric for a classy look.
14. Shirt-Style blouse
Smart and trendy, this style is to keep up with the latest fad. From shirt style dresses to shirt style blouses, fashion has come a long way!
15. Cape Style blouse
After cape-styled tops/dresses, make way for cape-styled blouses! Uber chic and totally on point with the current trend, these blouses are here to stay!
16. Ruffled blouse
There are various types of ruffled style sleeves that can be made depending on the kind of blouse. You could go for a short-ruffled sleeve or three quarters or even a full sleeve having ruffles on them.
17. Heavy Mirror Work blouse
My personal favourite, add oodles of glam to your attire by teaming a simple georgette/chiffon saree with a heavy-duty mirror work blouse for the ultimate drop-dead-gorgeous look!
18. Heavy Neckline blouse
Drop those necklaces and go in for a dressy blouse with a jeweled neckline for a glam look. If need be, team it up with long tasseled earrings to complete the look.
19. Side tied-up blouse
Indulge in a different kind of tying-up/knotting with this side tied up style. It looks chic, stylish and girly can be teamed up with any kind of fabric/drape!
20. Puff sleeved blouse
Play a little with the sleeves and opt for puffed sleeves instead of the normal ones for a change. These sleeves give a youthful look to the whole attire.
21. Tasseled-sleeves blouse
Tassels are a great way to add a twist to the blouse, lending more to it than just the fabric and the work on it.
22. Full Sleeves and off shoulder blouse
If you are getting dressed for a winter wedding, this is the perfect choice! Just the right amount of skin-show for a dressy occasion while protecting you from the cold! It fairs well in summers too, but mostly if you have sleeves made from sheer lighter fabric.
23. Strapless blouse
One of the most popular among the younger generation. Suits best on ladies with a slim built and lends the look the perfect oomph factor!
24. Embellished sleeves blouse
This style of blouse usually has lesser work on the chest and back and most of the attention is given to the sleeves. Only the sleeves have work on them like embroidery, sequins, mirrors or any other.
25. One shoulder blouse
Uber chic, one shoulder blouses are subtle yet sexy. Team it up with a saree made from a lighter fabric for that bewitching look!
26. Sheer blouse
This has been in vogue since almost a decade now and continues to be a rage! Sheer on the back, sleeves or the neckline, sheer blouses are the perfect combination of ‘elegant and sexy!’
27. Chinese Collar Style blouse
Add a little twist to your blouse collection with the Chinese collared saree blouse for a totally daring look, lets face it, not many people can carry it off!
28. Blouse-with-a-belt Style
These look quite trendy and can lend a ‘designer’ look to an otherwise minimally designed blouse.
29. Belted Style blouse
Another ongoing trend, most spotted on Shilpa Shetty, this style has an ornamental belt strapped between the saree and the blouse. It lends heaps of grace and elegance to the whole attire.
30. Deep Back blouse
Sensual and stylish, Deep backs have been a staple for many ladies ever since they started wearing sarees. A deep U or V cut are the perfect way to style your blouse on the otherwise-ignored back.
31. Backless blouse
Ahem! Go totally backless for a transcendent design and look like a goddess!! A backless blouse goes well with any kind of fabric, pattern and design.
32. Knotted back blouse
One of the very popular designs of all times, this one suits all ages and body types.
33. Butterfly Back blouse
A current craze, this design has a butterfly design at the back. It looks stylish, beautiful and ultra-chic. Since butterflies are beautiful creatures, it is understandable that their design will only lend more beauty to your attire.
34. Beaded Blouse
Adding glamour to your blouse, these beads change the whole look of an otherwise simple blouse. The beads can be added on the front and teamed up with a light saree or at the back for a glam-to-the-core avatar!
35. Cut-back style blouse
The cuts given to a back of the blouse give it a sexy look and it gets sexier as the size of the cut increases! The cuts can be in any shape like square, circle, oval, inverted U or V and various other shapes.
36. Dori Style blouse
Goes along with all kinds of sarees, ages, body types and fabrics. You can choose from having doris at only one end or both. This style never goes out vogue and is the ultimate on hotness quotient!
37. Button Down back blouse
Turn the ordinary back into a stunning piece of complexities with beautiful buttons running right from your neck all way down to your back!
38. Criss-cross back blouse
Another popular design to stylize the back is adding doris and run them across loops.
39. Designer-back blouse
With minimal use of the blouse’s fabric, in this kind of blouse you design your blouse majorly with laces, beads, jewels and/or motifs. The result is sexy as hell!
40. Peplum blouse
Much in vogue these days, peplum style blouses are chic, dressy and one of the most stylish designs! Suits women with a slim built and is most preferred by those who are a bit adventurous in styling themselves.
41. Jhumki embellished blouse
It is no more a bridal-blouse as non-brides are opting for this style as well these days! The back of a jhumki-styled blouse is ornamented with little jhumkis which make it look beautifully ethnic, keeping it high on style-quotient simultaneously!
42. Collar styled blouse
A little different from the shirt-style blouse, the collared blouse need not have shirt-like buttons under the collar.
43. Velvet blouse
Synonymous with glamour, this fabric has come along way from the ‘winters-only’ category! With women not worrying about the seasons anymore, and with almost all the occasions held in air-conditioned surroundings, a velvet blouse can be the ultimate sheen-adding item in your ethnic wardrobe.
44. Jacket style blouse
Jackets, like waistcoats, are elegance personified! Team up an embellished/embroidered/printed jacket style blouse with a light saree or a subtle yet prominent jacket style blouse with a heavy saree for two gorgeous looks.
45. Multi-strap back blouse
Add oomph and style to your look with a blouse where the back is made up of three or more straps. You can even add tassels to give it a sexy avatar!
46. Tasselled front blouse
Closing the list with the current rage, tassels added to the front of the blouse (in some cases, back too) add sheer glam to the blouse. Team it up with a light saree leaving the blouse majorly exposed!
These are some of the most happening styles currently, however, the list seems to be boundless, with new designs coming out every now and then, as the ladies are turning adventurous and daring as far as dressing is concerned. And when it comes to sarees, we all know how to experiment with blouses to get the right look. So, ladies, design up and turn those heads around!