Women in Tradtional Wear

How to select the perfect blouse to match your saree

The brilliance of a saree only gets better when it's paired with a beautifully stitched blouse. A saree is incomplete without the blouse, even if you're experimenting with some edgy styles using blouse tailoring. A good blouse is essential as it can make or break your look. You may have the best saree in the world, but pair it with a wrong blouse – poof, the glamour is gone.

So how do you decide which blouse is the right one to compliment your saree?

Back in the day, tailors used a catalogue with some repetitive blouse stitching designs for blouse tailoring. So, due to the lack of options, women had to choose the blouse they considered alright to fit their saree and style. However, with growing fashion frontiers and blouse tailoring options like CloudTailor , designer saree blouses, bridal lehenga blouse design, heavily embellished blouses, sequined blouses, jacket-style blouses and many more styles have become very popular.

Currently, with the advent of technology such as custom tailoring online, blouse tailoring can now give you the most recent fashion trends with just a few clicks. Therefore, it makes it easy but also very rewarding to get the idea about the right blouse with your saree.

So, in this guide, we have broken down five things to consider to match any blouse perfectly with your saree.


The Neck of the Blouse


The neck is a vital factor to consider while stitching a blouse. When drafting the shoulders and the neck you should consider your face structure and your neck's shape, width, and height. The neck can complement your physical attributes richly. For example, women with short stature and short neck can opt for a rectangular or oval neck blouse. Additionally, they can go for backless designs to style their personality. On the other hand, tall women with long necks look lovely in Chinese collar blouse designs.

Women with a bigger bust can wear high necks to look fashionable and graceful. Those with smaller busts can choose V-neck blouses. Apart from body type, if you want a modern saree look, go for halter neck blouses and turtle neck blouses to look chic and classy. These blouse tailoring designs are perfect for party wear. Also, the boat neckline outlines the collarbones and flatters all body shapes. Hence, it is ideal for a more casual and traditional look. So are square necklines. On the other hand, round necklines look amazing on the bridal lehenga blouse tailoring design and formal blouses that go seamlessly with silk sarees, rich cotton and handloom sarees from across India.


The Back of the Blouse


Along with the neck design, the back design can also make your figure look flattering and attractive. Depending on your comfort level and how much skin you want to show, you can choose from a completely covered back to an utterly backless blouse with just a tiny hook strip to tie at the bottom. With blouses somewhere between, there are various designs like rounded, pointed, boat-shaped, petal-shaped and covered back with a middle cut-out. These look incredibly stunning on a bridal lehenga blouse design.

If you want to bring edge and unique elements into the blouse stitching, go for criss-cross strappy back designs or straps that end in bigger shimmery tassel balls. Another element for the back design is mesh fabric. Mesh shows the right amount of skin, looks mysterious and gives a chic vibe.


The Sleeves of the Blouse


The sleeves of your blouse play an essential role in the overall appearance of the look. The length should complement the individual body shapes and heights. Generally, those with bigger arms or broad shoulders tend to flatter long-sleeved blouses, while those with narrow shoulders go for sleeveless blouses. Full sleeves can also look rich on a bridal lehenga blouse design. Quarter sleeve blouses and mid-length sleeves flatter all body types and go to any saree. If you have a statement saree, it's better to stick with these basic lengths.

On the other hand, full-length transparent sheer sleeves provide an unmatched sense of style if you have a plain saree. Also, if you feel awkward wearing sleeveless blouses, you might want to consider a transparent full-sleeve blouse to show a hint of your arms. Other edgy styles to experiment with are off-shoulder sleeves, spaghetti-strapped sleeves, strapless, and puffs.


The material of the blouse


The standard approach is stitching a blouse with a similar type of material as that of the saree. It happens automatically as the extra portion of fabric comes along with the saree in many cases. However, if you want to add personality and flair to the outfit, go for contrasting fabrics. For example, if you have a plain cotton saree, you can opt for silk, suede or mesh blouses and vice versa.

The most popular fabric is cotton blouse material that goes with sarees. Daily sarees also go beautifully along with Voile. Many also favour silk, net, georgette, chiffon, and chikan fabrics for blouse stitching. However, these fabrics are more suitable for parties or get-togethers.


The Colour of the Blouse


While picking an ideal blouse for your saree, colour plays the most significant role. Some women like the look of contrasting colour blouses for their sarees, while others prefer the exact colour match. Not only the colour of your saree but your skin tone and body shape can also be deciding factors when picking the colour. Dark shades like black, grey, navy and purple are generally flattering hues for cooler skin tones. They are also ideal for broader frames as dark colours make you look more compact. Warm colours like brown, orange, golden and some shades of yellow work with dusky warm skin tones.

If your saree has two colours or a border of a different colour, go with the lighter colour for your blouse, this will bring the whole look together. Most sarees have either black, white, gold or silver in them, so having one of each can make your wardrobe complete.

With this thorough guide, you can easily get the perfect blouse to compliment your saree, your style and personality, as well as your body type.

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