Sonam Kapoor To Rekha: 7 Celebrity-approved Blouse Styles That Will Give Your Sari An Edge

Written by Niharika Nayak, BA (Media & Communication)  • 

Who better to inspire us than the B town stars themselves? The best thing about social media is that we’re now connected to all our favorite celebrities. Even if your favorite celebrities aren’t on social media themselves, they’ll have many fan pages we can follow for all the outfit inspiration we need. Whether you’re attending a gala, a family dinner or a cocktail party, a saree is a versatile and graceful outfit for any occasion. Apart from making you look absolutely gorgeous, a saree carries with it a sense of glamour and poise. But your look shouldn’t just be about finding the perfect saree. The blouse you pair with your saree makes a world of a difference. So, let’s take a look at this list of celebrity fashion icons who can inspire us with their unique sense of style and looks.

1. Rekha

Image: Instagram @rekha_the_actress

If there is one woman who has been a fashion icon to women across India for decades, it’s Rekha. The actress always seems to exude regal grace wherever she goes. Besides her sheer command over the big screen, the actress is also known for her collection of exquisite Kanjeevaram silks. This gorgeous ivory embroidered blouse would be perfect for a night out in the town. Pair it with some wine red lipstick, a black chiffon saree and truly nail Rekha’s look.

2. Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone
Image: Instagram

Take the classic route in this lace-tastic piece. Sure, many would tell you that a white saree seems a bit plain jane but you can pair this look with bold makeup and vibrant accessories. Take things up a notch by pairing this look with some chunky wedges and bright nails for that extra pop of color. What better way to kick up a plain outfit than to go crazy with the accessories, right?

3. Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan
Image: Instagram @balanvidya

A self-confessed saree aficionado and lover of all things traditional, Vidya’s closet is probably the envy of every desi girl. So, it’s safe to say that we can trust Vidya to give us the unexpected when it comes to outfit choices.

4. Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor
Image: Instagram @sonamkapoor

You can trust a fashion icon as stylish as Sonam Kapoor to channel something simple into something so graceful and elegant. The Aisha actress decided to give khadi a try and shared this image of her in an embroidered khadi saree and blouse on her Instagram. Her caption was dedicated to the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

5. Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma
Image: Instagram @anushkasharma

While Anushka isn’t often spotted sharing pictures of her in a saree, the actress took to the gram to share this image with all her followers. The mermaid green blouse works extremely well with the floral saree and Anushka carries this style with grace.

6. Aditi Rao Hydari

Aditi Rao Hydari
Image: Instagram @aditiraohydari

Aditi Rao Hydari has always been a saree lover. The young beauty queen is known for her gorgeous looks and equally gorgeous collection of sarees. During the launch of an event, the actress admitted to sneaking into her mum’s closet and attempting to steal her Kanjeevaram silks. The Padmaavat actress closed the Lakme Fashion Week in this iconic black handmade Kanjeevaram saree that she borrowed from her mother. The blouse has golden polka-dot resembling design and it’s stitched in a very simple but classy way. She captioned the image as #SixYardsOfLove

7. Janhvi Kapoor

Janhvi Kapoor
Image: Instagram @janhvikapoor

The pressure to look good is obvious when you’re the daughter of an acting legend and ethereal beauty queen, Sridevi. Like her late mother and fashionista first cousin Sonam, Janhvi too has an affinity towards the traditional garment. She is often seen rocking sarees at award functions and her blouse designs are to die for. The young diva adds her own modern twist to every outfit she wears and this saree is no exception. Designed by celebrity fashion designer, Arpita Mehta, this saree features a lot of interesting Rajasthani elements. The blouse features Sheesha embroidery just like the saree does and has seashells running down the length of the spaghetti sleeves. Pair this blouse with a cream saree or pink saree like Janhvi to up your style quotient.

Sure, we might not all have Bollywood budgets when it comes to picking out the blouses and sarees that we want but that doesn’t mean a girl can’t dream, right? Considering that the latest trend is handcrafted and hand-painted sarees, we should be encouraging that side of clothes manufacturing. You don’t just pay for the saree and its blouse, you pay for the culture, stories, and heritage associated with it. Which was your favorite celebrity look? Let us know in the comment section below.

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