Blouses For Women
The beauty of Indian Apparel no doubt has always gone unmatched. The festive seasons go incomplete without the perfect, heavily laden Indian Outfit to match the vigour of our hearts!
But what makes those glamorous outfits complete? What adds a dash of bizarre to all the prettiness?
The answer is, the perfect blouse!
No saree or lehenga is complete without an equally dashing blouse to go with it. A well-cut blouse takes the form of your ensemble to another level! It is probably the most decisive factor in the look of your outfit. So whether you're going for a showy lehenga or a decorative saree, be picky about the look of its blouse!
However, there was a time, long back, when the women of India did not even relate to the concept of blouses, and sarees were thought to be enough as a covering garment. But, with the advent of the British, the culture of the blouse made its way into the Indian dressing sense. Nevertheless, Indians have never stayed back in innovating from time to time. The tight corset blouses of that era were over time, replaced by stylish, jaw-dropping styles to match the diversity of our tastes. Over time, the concept of blouses has taken a turn from neck to waist covering pieces to streamlined shapes and boat necks. Not only this but with an open advancement, these blouses are now also infused as Indo-Western attire to achieve all kinds of possible looks.
Types Of Blouses
The best part about blouses is that a single blouse can even be paired with different ensembles to get a variety of looks. And yet still, a woman can just never have enough of them, right? That's why Limeroad brings to you the most varied blouses for you to experiment your tastes with. Pick your favourite style and fill up your blouse collection now!
There are various critical points one should consider before choosing the right type of blouse.
1. Blouse Length - The length of the blouse counts for an important aspect of your attire. Moreover, you want to be sure of choosing the correct length to ensure optimum comfort and grace.
- Short Blouses are blouses that cover the chest area and give a sleek look to your attire. These go well with both lehengas and sarees.
- Midriff Blouses are those that length somewhere between the chest area and the waist. Such blouses are a mix of dressy and decent and go best with lehengas, or long skirts for a fusion look.
- Long Blouses go down till the waistline. A Saree draped from the back over one shoulder, or a Ghagra Choli, are typical styles that long blouses are best pictured with because you ought to flaunt that bold blouse! These blouses are usually highly decorative, and are considered as the pride of the entire outfit!
2. Blouse Sleeves - With the change of seasons, it is only obvious to roll down your sleeves! Not only this but with Limeroad's collection of designer blouses, it is time to make your own style statement with a designer kind of sleeve!
- Sleeveless - Go for a breezy look with hep blouses and no sleeves. These blouses go best with light Cotton Sarees. The best part about a sleeveless blouse is that it can be designed in a variety of styles; like a halter neck as in the Pink Dupion Brocade Blouse by Justb, or a simple front open blouse like the Solid Red Silk Blend Blouse by Intrigue.
- Short Sleeves - Short sleeve blouses are the most generic kind of blouses, that cover the shoulder area. Another audacious variation of these are the recently trending Cap Sleeves, that are commonly seen in Lace or Brocade.
- Spaghetti Straps - Go for the sizzling look in a flared lehenga with the strappy blouse to steal the show!
- 3/4th Sleeves - Three-quarter sleeves give you an elegant look. Match the Beige Art Silk Embroidered Blouse Vritikamesmer at Limeroad with a royal Silk Saree for a classic look.
- Full Sleeves - Sleeves covering your full arm length gives a modest look to your attire like no other. These days, such sleeves are also preferred in materials like Net and lace, mostly for the purpose of its show. Pull tight a low bun and the heavy Kundan Necklace to complete the regal look.
- Puffed Sleeves - These kinds of sleeves usually come in short to medium length, with extra fabric that adds a puffy flair to your arms. An ethnic Bengali Saree is best accompanied with a puff-sleeved shirt blouse!
3. Necklines - A dressy neckline can hike up your fashion factor in a moment! There are a plethora of neck designs, front and back, that you can choose from. Nonetheless, here is a list of the most wishful must-haves for your Indian collection!
- Round Neck - A simple round neck blouse is a basic that every woman's wardrobe is incomplete without. Louis Fashion at Limeroad brings you solid coloured round neck blouses to go with every outfit of yours. When looking for a simple base to accentuate heavy adornments, round necks are your answer!
- Square Neck - Square neck blouses look great on broad shoulders and give out a stiff look. Flaunt such blouses with a pair of drop earrings and heavy bangles and a high messy bun!
- Sweetheart Neck - This designer neckline is surely something to drool over! The wavy neckline especially accentuates the collarbone area to give you a bizarre look! Try the off-shoulder sweetheart neck blouses by Justb at Limeroad for a sassy look.
- Mandarin Neck - Chinese collars are the evergreen look when it comes to making a classy style statement. A Mandarin Neck is a slightly elated collar neck, usually made of a stiff material. A Chinese Collar on a sleeveless blouse is pleasantly paired with heavily pleated Patiala Salwars.
- Halter Neck - Show off that sexy back with the most up and trending style of halter neck blouses. Pair the Black Silk Embroidered Blouse by Shree Ganesham Arts at Limeroad with a voluminous long skirt and Boho tassel earrings for a peppy look, or add to the show of your favourite Georgette saree with a simple halter neck, and let the design speak for itself!
4. Closure Style - Each one has their own preference, and hence, blouses are made in various closure styles to suit your needs. But of course, it is not just about convenience, because a smartly designed closing can really add a pulse to your blouse.
- Front Open - A blouse buttoned to the front is a convenient dress up hack. These blouses are usually styled by draping the Palla across it. A long choli with an ornamental opening looks the most magnificent with a heavy lehenga and Dupatta.
- Back Open - Back open blouses are usually charmed with a beautiful Dori at the back. This instantly adds a glitzy look to the blouse and looks great with a saree or a Dupatta draped on the side. The jazzy Red Blouse with Bandhani Print by Aaradhya Fashion at Limeroad is the kind of variation that will perk up your festive look in an instant!
- Side Open - If you're looking for something apart from the mainstream, an Angrakha Blouse with a side buttoned designed and embellished mandarin collar is totally ramp worthy! These blouses are recently being paired even with Palazzos for a radical look.
Apart from all this, the most in thing these days are the long Kurti Blouses. Beautifully embroidered necklines and vivacious colours are something we can never grow out of. And you can now make that the main highlight of your outfit by pairing a long Kurti Blouse with a Lehenga skirt or Palazzo and go full chic. This adds more volume to your ensemble and has a very different air about it.
Are you someone to go with a more daring look? Bold coloured lehengas with contrasting blouses are sure head-turners. There is, for sure, nothing like the classic combination of Beige and Red with a string of pearls.
So perk up your blouse collection to add a spark to all your outfits! Because a blouse is a must-have in every single colour!