From Manish Malhotra to Sabyasachi, discover the latest saree blouse designs for 2019 for weddings and parties, inspired by Bollywood and runway trends.
Hey gorgeous! Sarees are the perfect attire for Indian women, no matter what the occasion is. From weddings to kitty parties to college farewells, sarees grace everything! But you know what’s more important these days than the sare itself? It’s blouse! Why, you may ask? Because it’s the blouse and the pallu that are a part of all our selfies! And you gotta look good for those IG selfies, right! Afterall, that’s partly why we wear matching lipstick and earrings!
Latest Saree Blouse Designs for 2019
Forget those boring aunty-type saree blouse designs. This year, rock some embellished backs and illusion necklines. Cause the saree blouse designs are getting more and more attention in 2019. Manish Malhotra even introduced us to multi-media designs that combine feathers with sheer panels and billowy sleeves.
So let’s take a look at all the saree blouse trends for this year that we’re seeing on the runways and on Bollywood celebrities.
1. Full Sleeved & High Neck
Full sleeved + high neck is the #1 trend in saree blouse designs for 2019. We saw so many designers like Sabyasachi, Tarun Tahiliani and Falguni Shane Peacock include this style in their collections. And we saw this blouse style on Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut and Sara Ali Khan just in the last couple of months. It’s perfect for the winter/spring season, and also for destination weddings. Either go for sheer sleeves, get interesting bead-work done on the sleeves or just a plain blouse that looks royal/ khandaani!
2. Embellished Back Design
Designer backs in saree blouses give the look a secret seductive touch. I love blouses with designer backs. Go for embellishments, threadwork or sequins, rhinestone-studded ones or add a large brooch in the center. Loving the design by Tarun Tahiliani below.
3. Beaded Fringes
Fringes are back in sarees, but this time, they’re adorning the blouses. We’re seeing tiny beaded threads on the sleeve-hems, all over the blouse or just on the off-shoulder neckline. This is one of the saree blouse designs that’ll add a glam dynamism to your look – as it shimmers and moves when you move!
Capes are becoming more and more of a celebrity favorite in 2019. And why not! After all, they add lots of elegance and a western touch to the saree. Capes are also a great choice if you want to go for a strapless blouse but want a cover-up for the evening. Ponchos are back, too, which you can wear both inside or outside the pallu. But mostly, the long, front-open capes are making a big statement. Go for an embellished neckline a la Deepika and you can skip the necklace!
5. Illusion Neck
For the uninitiated, illusion necklines are those that have a sheer net panel above the neckline, to make it seem more low-cut than it actually is. This sheer panel often has rhinestones, crystals or other embellishments that seem to just float on your décolletage! I love these saree blouse designs, as you can wear them with a traditional saree, but still rock a gown-like look.
6. Strapless Saree Blouses
Strapless bandeau blouses are back for 2019. Did they ever go out of fashion? I think not! Anyway, celebs from Shilpa Shetty to Jacqueline Fernandez are wearing them. Perfect for glam occasions like fashion shows, exhibitions or black-tie events.
7. Off-the-Shoulder Blouses
If you don’t want to bare too much in a bandeau blouse, go for off-the-shoulder saree blouse designs. These look really sexy and you can make it short straps or full off the-shoulder sleeves. Also try bead fringes or belts with off-the-shoulder blouses for a statement look.
8. Strappy Blouse Design
Thin straps are the trendiest type of sleeveless blouses for 2019. We’re seeing this style in every designers’ collection and all the celebs are rocking this style. I especially love Aishwarya Rai’s simple but contemporary strappy blouse worn with a belted Sabya saree.
9. Sheer Sleeves
Full or three-quarter sheer sleeves are quite trendy. Anushka Sharma wore this style of blouse on her wedding reception with a velvet saree. And this year, we’re seeing Madhuri and Raveena wearing sheer sleeves. So it’s perfect for elder women or those who don’t want to wear sleeveless blouses, but want a chic look.
10. Embroidered Blouse with Plain Saree
The perf way to amp up a plain saree is to go for an embellished or embroidered designer blouse. Statement saree blouse designs are perfect for half and half or plain sarees. Try a matching color, or go for a contrasting one.
11. Bikini Style
Last but not the least, the strappy crop blouse has given way to yet another summer trend – the bikini style saree blouse designs. Blouses are getting shorter and skimpier, and retro-style bikini tops are great for those who want to make a bold entrance! Try 50s or 60s style spaghetti straps or Sophie Lauren inspired low-cut neckline to flaunt your décolletage!
So I hope our list of saree blouse designs were helpful. Which trend did you love the most or are looking forward to trying? Lemme know below! I’d love to see your saree blouses if you try one of these trends, tag me on Insta to show me your pic @shilpaahujadotcom!