It’s probably the most underrated component of your designer saree or outfit, but arguably the most important: the blouse. The perfect blouse can elevate and diversify any outfit, giving you a myriad of options and helping you save some money, by revamping designer sarees you already own.
Worried about saving space or money for all those weddings you have this summer? Want to seamlessly transition from day to night without changing your saree? Quick trick–change your blouse! Traditional blouses tend to be quite structured, un-embellished and a solid colour (think gold or black) under more elaborate designer sarees. While this look is perfect for a daytime wedding, by switching your blouse–think, adding a vibrant colour or embellished sleeves– you can make your look more formal.
Are sarees not your thing? Recently, it’s been ALL about the blouse. Increasingly, fashion-forward Desi women are putting the piece on display, making it the defining feature of their outfit. Looking for a unique and fashionable look for your next evening event? Leave the saree out of it. Purchase an embellished blouse that hits you in a comfortable spot–we’re personally fans of the mirrored look– and wear it with a pair of high-waisted, wide legged pants or a skirt (even better if it’s a matching set!)
Below, we’ve rounded up our favourite looks from ShopBollyWear’s Designer Blouses by Vamas. Just add a red lip!
Vamas Black Brocade Front Open Square Neck Blouse
The delicate but bold design on this blouse is guaranteed to elevate any saree and add a pop to any outfit. The subtly gold detailing and trim adds warmth to the blouse, as well as the wearer’s overall look. This blouse would be perfect paired with a black or gold skirt, and any jewelry with warm tones–think gold with a pop of colour like red or green.
Vamas Antic-Gold Fancy Front Open Blouse
These are the embellished sleeved we were talking about! While the blouse itself is quite simple, the sleeves–peeking out under a draped designer saree– immediately elevate the look. You could even wear both day and night (we know, attending multiple events can be tiring); just add a red lip and LOTS of bangles to vamp up this look for the evening.
Vamas Black Dupion Silk Back Open Blouse
Perfect for the woman who doesn’t want to show too much skin, or prefers to cover their arms. This blouse features gorgeously embellished long, sleeves, proving that covered up definitely does not mean boring (and check out the cheeky back!). This blouse would stand out paired with a black designer saree in the evening, or with a pair of pants, similarly embellished with gold trim at the bottom.
Vamas Brocade Back Open Blouse
This multi-coloured blouse will definitely help you stand out at any event or function. While colour may seem like an interesting choice for an evening event, the saturated colours of the blouse, as well as the brocade detailing, make this a perfect–and unique–choice for evening. Wear yours like the model, with an equalling vibrant and differently patterned skirt (mixing prints is SO in right now), or let the blouse speak for itself with a solid coloured skirt or high waisted pants. Want to be really adventurous? Pair this blouse with mustard pants for bold monochromatic look with flair!
Vamas Black Dupion Silk Back Open High Neck Blouse
Again, this black and gold blouse is a stand-alone piece. Pair this cheeky top with a high waisted black skirt for the ultimate black-tie look. The keyhole back adds a youthful touch, while still remaining elegant.