Indian ethnic clothes are the quintessential wardrobe items for every woman. From donning a saree to dressing up in a lehenga or keeping it minimalistic with a skirt, these dresses are every girl’s go-to option.
But the most basic element required to style these dresses is a blouse. A perfect blouse can take a bland dress to an entirely different level.
These days, designers and boutique artists are experimenting with uber-cool blouse patterns and designs. The recent trends in blouse designs are shirt style, turtle neck, full sleeves, off shoulders and the list goes on.
Blouses can be styled in different ways, with a saree, lehenga, skirt, and at times even with western outfits. Here is a style guide
How to style a blouse with a saree?
If there is one couture that every Indian woman loves to wear, it has to be a saree. A saree signifies sheer elegance and is not restricted to women of any particular age group. But a woman can only look perfect while wearing a saree if it is styled with a perfect blouse.
At times, blouse designs can be kept simple, if you want all the focus on the saree. But many a time, a simple saree can be styled with a designer blouse to completely change the look. Apart from normal blouse patterns, these days, people can go all experimental and style sarees with contrasting blouses or even get a shirt style blouse designed. People can also opt for turtle neck, jacket, off-shoulder, noodle strap blouses or even western tops to wear with a saree as per the comfort zone.
There are more than a dozen ways of styling this traditional ensemble. Apart from a saree, there are several other dresses with which a blouse can be styled. Have a look.
Styling your lehengas with different blouses:
Are you too bored of wearing the same blouse with a lehenga and want to break the monotony? You can change the entire look by wearing another contrasting or color-blocking blouse or even an indo-western top. You can also pair an old lehenga with shimmery blouses to add to the bling. In addition, you can choose to have a dupatta or you can go bare too. It all depends on the kind of style you wish to have.
Pairing blouses with skirts:
If a girl likes to wear not-so-conventional outfits and prefers to try some radical ideas, then she can always style a blouse with sarongs or long skirts to have a minimalistic yet classy look. She can also add to the bling by adding some chunky pieces of jewellery. Blouses can also be worn with simple plain skirts for fusion outfits.
Styling blouses with pants:
Yes, you heard us right. Designers these days are making their models wear designer blouses not just with sarees, but with beautiful pants too.
Slim pants look great with a saree blouse to look great and this fusion style is actually taking over many stylists.
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