Come on, you have too many places to take inspiration from – TV serials, magazines, newspapers, neighbor’s wedding reception, and this amazing top 50 latest saree blouse designs catalog. I do not know about you, but for me, the most exciting part of wearing a saree is – yes, you guessed it right – the blouse. If I have to speak for most of us, the beauty of the nine yards can truly be reflected when it is complemented with the perfect blouse. Also, secretly, I think we would not look half as good as our grandparents or mothers did without going for these oomphy blouse designs that add that zing to the outfit. Don’t you agree? Their grace and beauty is a story for another day; but today, let’s deal with our priority – new saree blouse design patterns.
My Pinterest boards are flooded with blouse designs I can never get enough of. So, I decided to filter them and share not just the best ones but also those that are different and offbeat. Have fun!
Taapsee Pannu never ceases to amaze us. With her amazing acting skills, pretty hair, classy dressing sense, and contagious smile, she is the nation’s heartthrob! She carries Indian wear just as beautifully as she does her Western clothes, and here’s proof. This black cape style blouse is a unique creation by Jayanti Reddy. She has blended high neck with cape sleeves, but in a way that makes them look like bat sleeves. If unique is your thing, this is it!
Tip – Keep the saree plain and pleat the pallu so that the blouse can stand out.
Another one from Jayanti Reddy’s label that has been making the rounds and taking the traditional blouse game top notch. The pure silk blood red blouse with silver zari embroidery and high ruffled neck is surely going to put you on the pedestal.
Tip – Wear it with a red zari, silk or jute sari, and preferably keep it plain. But, if you can carry the look, you can try printed sarees too. Printed pattu with an embroidered blouse is trending anyway.
Payal Singhal is known for infusing eclectic elements to her designs, sometimes evidently and sometimes with subtle detailing. And, as far as this ensemble goes, she strikes a perfect balance of both. The dull gold blouse with metallic motifs and modified bell sleeves, and the frayed saree borders are little details that look amazing.
Tip – Since gold is one of those universal colors, mix and match it with contrast colored sarees. But, make sure your saree is vibrant, or it may fall flat.
Wouldn’t it be unfair to make a saree-blouse list and not include our very own Shanti Priya in it? The sassy and classy Deepika Padukone has time and again proved her love for traditional wear. And why shouldn’t she? She looks absolutely gorgeous in this attire! She wore this out-of-the-box blouse for one of her Bajirao Mastani promotions. This blouse piece has two parts – one simple fitted 3-layered corset blouse, and a sheer cape on top with a lacy edge. It looks absolutely unique and sassy.
Tip – This style can work either way – if you have a heavy blouse, then you can opt for a plain chiffon saree, and if your inner blouse is plain, a saree with light work on it would look good. Anyhow, it’s better not to go overboard with this design.
By now, we have all seen enough and more of embroidery blouses. If you want to shift gears, here’s an exclusive design from Archana Rao label that is sheer sophistication. The pearl embroidery on the leather blouse is just a perfect condiment to this plush organza saree.
Tip – Keep the saree light and airy, so that the blouse does all the talking. Add a waist belt like this one – and that’s all you will probably need.
Choosing an outfit for a wedding isn’t an easy task, especially with the market overflowing with done-to-death styles. What can be more embarrassing than falling into a fashion faux-pas, especially when it’s a lady that you know and are not too fond of (Oh Ms. B, our blouse styles look quite similar, don’t you think?)! To avoid all the mess, I suggest you go for this elegant yet unique Tarun Tahiliani design from his ‘The Last Dance of the Courtesan’ Couture Collection. The X-factor here is the absolute no seam jeweled fabric that will most definitely put you in the limelight. Inspiring, isn’t it?
Tip – Wear this lush beige blouse with your heavy work sarees and be ready to get tons of compliments!
Prefer white and lacy? Then this style is made just for you.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wore this beautiful full-sleeved lace blouse with a chiffon-silk saree at Women Of Worth Awards 2016, leaving the audience awestruck yet again with her feminine charm and grace. The uncut raw edges make up the boat-shaped neckline, and the sheerness of the material makes a bold statement.
Tip – Other than going the same way as Aishwarya, you can pair up this blouse with a plain chiffon saree in a contrasting color (black, navy or maroon).
Doesn’t this style remind you of the bold and sassy chemistry professor Ms. Chandani from the movie Main Hoon Na? Picked out from Satya Paul’s Autumn Winter 2016 collection, this blouse pattern is all about boldness. The front is styled like a low-cut bikini and the back is laced with a set of pretty loops conjoining the fabric strings.
Tip – Plain or printed, any type of chiffon/georgette saree can be paired with this amazing blouse piece.
Ditch your old school golden colored blouses and give this one a shot. Keep the bodice plain and go all out with the embroidery for the sleeves – it’s equal parts modern and traditional.
Tip – Go with a contrast saree with a thick contrast border, or a transparent net saree, depending on the occasion.
Those who have a liking for choli-blouses will definitely love this amazing piece. Sonam Kapoor seems to love it too! With a refined V-cut in front and a sagging hem, this lace blouse has a halter neck that will totally complement your pretty back.
Tip – Wear this style with a plain saree and get ready to be complimented over and over again.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you’d know that florals have taken over this season. From long gowns to lehengas, and of course, blouses, they are everywhere. If you want to join the bandwagon too, but also be a little different, try this blouse. Wear it with a light pattu saree – even better if you can pull off a printed saree. The loop design pattern at the back is just another exciting addition to this already gorgeous blouse.
Tip – Remember to not go overboard with the colors of the saree or the size of the print, it might be a little over the top and distasteful.
Picked from The Couture and Bridal 2015-2016 collection, this Tarun Tahiliani design screams royalty at its finest. This blouse has a unique boat neckline that is intricately woven with precious stones. It has jeweled flaps at the arms. The entire blouse is covered in refined layers of elegant embroideries and embellishments on top of a satin base, which further adds to the overall beauty of this blouse piece.
Tip – You can pair this one with both plain and embroidered silk-satin sarees.
Another one of the royal specimens, this Sabyasachi couture is made for those who like to keep things subtle and classy. This silk-satin blouse features a simple closed neckline and even simpler sleeves that come up to mid-biceps.
Tip – You can wear this classic piece with a silk saree.
Honestly, the blouse speaks for itself. This is from Sabyasachi’s latest bridal wear collection that was presented at the Udaipur fashion show this year. The high neck blouse with full sleeves is only going to add more sparkle to the outfit.
Tip – Go for a bare neck and no-makeup look like this one, or just a pair of danglers.
Famous designer Tarun Tahiliani is known for his exquisite work, and another fine example of it would be this unique design from his latest Bridal Couture Collection. This designer blouse piece is made from gold-embroidered velvet, and the highlight is its distinct shoulder cap.
Tip – Pair this blouse with a heavy work saree, and be ready to shine!
A plain saree with a printed blouse is all you need to keep your Bohemian soul happy. The flap hands add intrigue to the ensemble without even trying very hard. You can mix and match this with a lot of cotton sarees, or, if you are like me, with just about anything.
Tip – You can also try this with Kerala, tussar silk or jute sarees.
Those looking for a plain yet sexy design should opt for this ‘Jacqueline Fernandes’ special chiffon blouse. Along with a gathered front and back, this style has a crocheted strap that adds oomph to this blouse.
Tip – Wear this blouse with a chiffon saree in the same color to look super hot!
Another masterpiece from the house of Sabyasachi. Keep the grandeur intact and on-point with this tussar georgette olive green zardosi saree and embroidered blouse. A color combination that is so rare but, at the same time, so beautiful.
Tip – If you prefer to go bare neck, wear a statement-making piece on your ears.
This pale pink blouse adds a touch of royalty to the whole attire, doesn’t it? The blouse is a classic and balances out the heavy but not-so-heavy embroidered saree by Sabyasachi. You can match this with other plain chiffon or georgette sarees too.
Another example of exquisite finesse, this blouse is heavily adorned with faux jewels and embroidery that makes it oh-so-appealing! The halter neckline is unique, and is joined to the bosom with the help of embroidered straps.
Tip – Wear this blouse with your plain solid chiffon sarees.
Those looking to experiment with their blouse designs should opt for this totally desi look just like our Sonam did! Created by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, this full-sleeved, jacket-style blouse with colorful Kutch embroidery is a little fitted till under the bust and then flared, which gives it a peplum kind of look.
Tip – This one looks best when paired with a plain saree.
Kajal Agarwal definitely shines in this exclusively picked fluorescent green blouse – and so can you! This three-fourth sleeve satin-silk blouse by Manish Arora looks stunningly pretty with its high collar. All you need is a pair of statement earrings, and you are done!
Tip – Go for a simple chiffon or cotton-silk saree with this style.
Corset style has been an in-out design for blouses for years, yet no one can deny the amount of sexiness a simple corset can add to your saree ensemble. Made out of silk-satin embroidered fabric, this piece is exquisitely stylish with its super-embellished front and the tie-ups at the back.
Tip – Any net or georgette saree would look good with this corset style blouse.
I totally adore the way Shilpa Shetty flaunts her saree and blouses, just like this pretty and stylish ensemble she recently adorned. The X-factor of this pretty simple cut-sleeve blouse comes from the round lace pattern that starts from her bust, and runs till her neck.
Tip – Wear this blouse with a plain chiffon saree to stand out.
Deepika Padukone has yet again proved her love for the classic in the form of the above ensemble. This rich, flower-based pastel lace blouse has a defined flat neckline and full-sleeves that end with a crochet border. Simply beautiful!
Tip – A simple plain net saree would look fabulous with this blouse style.
Who says sweetheart neckline is meant for dresses or gowns? Get this beautiful kundan and sequined embroidered blouse with a deep pot neck design at the back to wear with your party wear sarees. It can double up as a choli too, if you want.
Tip – Match this with an ombre saree or skirt, and thank us later.
Unusual and beautiful – two words to sum up this look. Anita Hassanandani has so many offbeat blouse designs up her sleeve that she will probably never run out of options (and we won’t either, thanks to her). This one-sided off-shoulder blouse paired with a satin or sheer saree is all the accessory you will ever need to turn the heat on.
Tip – Go for a bare neck look; wear a pair of danglers and put your hair up in a bun. Let the blouse do the talking!
A simple halter that isn’t so simple after all. This Tarun Tahiliani specimen has class and beauty. The gold mesh fabric gives this design a royal feel, and the cut makes the blouse look ultra-modern.
Tip – Adorn this pretty blouse with a heavy-work georgette or chiffon saree.
This Swati Vijai Vargie design from Lakme Fashion Week A/W 2016 has a stylish look that will make you stand out in a crowd. It features a peculiar pattern, alternating between scoops of pink and gold, and has potli buttons on it.
Tip – Any kind of cotton or silk saree would look amazing with this particular blouse.
Khadi, mul, lenin, and everything handloom are back with full force, making us some of the happiest people alive. And, when you team it up with a blouse like this, it cannot get better. If you can go backless, nothing like it.
Tip – Keep the saree plain for the blouse to stand out, or it will look like a garba outfit.
Pretty Masaba Gupta, who designed this off-shoulder printed blouse herself, wore it for a Diwali function. This low-cut cotton blouse is for those who are up for a sexy look.
Tip – Pair this black blouse with an off-white saree to make heads turn.
This bold crochet and net blouse design is absolutely unique. It has parallel rectangular pieces running from shoulder bridges to the under-bust, where they are attached to another crochet piece.
Tip – Wear this blouse with a net or cotton saree.
We can never get enough of crop tops, can we? So, here’s another reason and an opportunity for you to wear it, except this time with a saree. Yes, this crop top style pearl embroidered white blouse is value for money in more ways than one.
Tip – You can make it full sleeves, 3/4th or halter neck, depending on your preference.
This Tarun Tahiliani design seems to be inspired from the Gupta period. The blouse has subdued gold and silver work. The jeweled halter neckline and the ruched sheer fabric add oodles of oomph to the attire.
Tip – Go for a net and chiffon saree in a similar color when you wear this blouse.
Tamannah Bhatia recently paired this red hot saree with an even hotter blouse. This round neck crepe silk blouse has a bronze jeweled neckline that looks absolutely stunning.
Tip – This blouse would look good with a plain saree of the same fabric.
This Anamika Khanna blouse has a pretty simple lace front and an interesting back. The ruched pale pink front is extremely pretty, and the straps at the back are embedded with simple black buttons that take up the style quotient of this piece up by several notches.
Tip – I would suggest you go for a plain or lightly embellished silk-satin saree with this blouse.
A garden inspired blouse with a hand painted floral design might be everything you are looking for. This with a comfortable cotton saree is all you need for a warm summer evening.
Tip – Always keep the saree simple or stick to smaller self-designs.
Satya Paul can create the sexiest blouses ever – and this is no different. This blouse has two straps that can be tied at the back of the neck. So bold and beautiful.
Tip – You can wear this plain blouse with a printed chiffon saree to rock the party!
Oh, how much I love collared blouses! Shilpa Shetty has again come up with a style I’m definitely game for. Her golden sequined shirt collared blouse has been made even more fab with the help of the lace front.
Tip – Go simple with this heavy blouse. Try a silk-satin or crepe saree that would not look over-the-top with this blouse.
Sonam Kapoor’s fashion choices are not new to us. While some of her fashion choices are extremely progressive and confined to runways, there are some like these that are simple, elegant, and easy to replicate. This old-school jute silk blouse with semi-puffed sleeves is a textbook definition of royalty.
Tip – Make smaller pleats for sarees like these, it can otherwise make you look old.
The free flowing sleeves and the lace neckline definitely makes this Manish Malhotra design an instant hit. This style utilizes a mix of crepe and silk-satin fabrics.
Tip – You will need to pair this blouse very wisely – that is why going for a plain silk-satin or crepe saree is the best option.
This rich and embellished nude velvet blouse has a unique cut. It covers the belly-button, while leaving the handles bare. A really unique one!
Tip – Just like the other rich designs, this blouse demands a less fancy saree. So, I suggest you opt for a simple silk satin saree of the same color.
If you are on Instagram, chances are you already follow Anita Hassanandani, who has a unique sense of dressing. With a 2.3 million following and a newly launched bag brand, she is indeed unstoppable. But, to top all of this, she is known for her path-breaking blouse choices. Here’s one such gold sequined blouse with a cold shoulder that is nothing but ravishing.
Tip – Keep the saree plain, simple, and with a golden border.
Peter Pan collars are ‘in’ right now, and Lakme Fashion Week has proved it by including this style in their ethnic wear cluster. This khadi-silk terracotta blouse with the precise two-inch Peter Pan collar and three-fourth sleeves is innovative and stylish.
Tip – Pair this blouse with a khadi-silk saree to get the look.
Thank god someone finally brought racerback necks for saree blouses. Bohemian dressing has just gotten more interesting. Get one of these and wear it with as many cotton sarees as you want.
Tip – Pair these with silver or tribal jewelry.
You might argue that checkered sarees are so grandma-like, but no, they have come back, and this time around the younger lot is going crazy over these sarees. But, you must get creative with the blouse. This zig-zag blouse with a striped paneled neckline is unassuming, but entirely chic.
Tip – Unless you plan to go for an eclectic ensemble, don’t go extreme with your blouse choices.
We just spoke about her and how we can never get enough of her blouses. Here’s a blouse that is uptown and chic, and will make you look like you know your game.
Tip – Add sheer sleeves that match the neckline, if you are not comfortable with a sleeveless pattern.
Gauri Khan loves going for the unique, and here is a fine example. This exclusively embellished halter blouse adds a definite charm to her printed saree, which looks just perfect on her.
Tip – Go the Gauri Khan way, and opt for a printed chiffon saree to go with this blouse style.
Did you get the memo? Velvet blouses have found their way back, except this time they are stylish and are treated well. This heavy thread work velvet blouse with full sleeves and a deep neckline is proof enough.
Tip – Goes well with plain georgette or tulle sarees.
This chic blouse is picked from the Tarun Tahiliani’s ‘Regal Elegance’ collection. It has a heavily embellished bust and sleeve-ends, and is entirely made from sheer fabric. This makes this blouse even prettier!
Tip – This style is made to be worn with a nice net saree with a heavily embellished border.
Phew! That was one long list of latest blouse designs. Hope you found your pick for this wedding season, or whatever the occasion might be. Also, do not forget to drop in a message about which one was your favorite design from this list.