The Saree blouse has undergone vast changes over the last few years. From simple designs, it has evolved over the years, becoming stylish, bold and daring.The six yard wonder or sari/saree,originated from the word’sattika’ a three piece drapery.The earliest known depiction of a saree in the Indian subcontinent was the finding of a statue of an Indus Valley priest wearing a drape.Based on sculptures and paintings, tight bodices or “cholis” are believed to have evolved between 2nd century B.C to 6th century A.D in various regional styles.Early “cholis” were “front covering tied at the back” designs;common in parts of ancient northern India. In Southern parts of India,the blouse is known as “Ravikie” which is tied at the front instead of back.
Whatever,be the name by which it is called, the saree blouse, is literally the life line of a sari. And it has come a long way from the plain Jane type to an innovative and classy piece of fabric. With designers coming up with novel, avant garde designs, you have a wide choice to accentuate the six yard wonder.
As the festive season approaches, try out these designs that are making waves this year.
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Its and “east meets west” style, which is sober, yet makes a statement. A collar design blouse can be worn with a sari to work as well.
A simple neck design with long sleeves looks classy and elegant. Suitable for both formal and semi formal events.
3 Of Bells and Ruffles.
Want to re live in the distant past, of the Georgette Heyer novel era? Try this vintage yet feminine design to your blouse. The bell sleeves or ruffles makes a statement, so the sari worn with it should not be over powering.
4. Angarakha Blouse
The Angarakha design probably takes its inspiration from the traditional upper garment worn by men in some parts of India. Dual colours in such a style looks exquisite. Team it with a silk saree and I am sure you will make heads turn.
5.Broad Boat neck Blouse in Lace and Uncut Edges
Love whites? Try this elegant look.
The halter neck adds the oomph factor to the traditional sari. Want to show your perfectly toned arms and shoulders? Then this classic staple is a must have this season.
7. Off Shoulder
Another design to pamper the Indian ensemble with the right amount of western stardust.
8. Peplum Design Blouse
This design is a blessing for the not so slim and trim. Long and flared at the waist, it covers your heavy assets at the waist.
9.The One sided Off Shoulder Curve
You flaunt and hide at the same time. Try this one sided curve with a silk or satin sari and you will be the cynosure of all eyes at the party.
10. The Southern Beauty
My favourite, the Kanjeevaram silk sari with heavy embellished blouse. It is not only gorgeous but always in style.
11. The Cape
A printed cape design adds a twist to a plain story.Another innovative design that is popular this season.
12 The Long story
The jacket design is another new creation from the designers. For a little conservative yet trendy look, this is the extra mile that you can put in.
This season you do have a choice as far as the saree blouse is concerned. Try some of these trendy, stylish and haute Couture designs and be the toast of the party. The Indo Western look is in!!