Pink embroidered blouse paired with a modern lehenga skirt

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Blouses

Be it a stunning silk saree, a wedding lehenga, or an Indo-western skirt, a tailor-made blouse is what truly adds personality to the outfit. We create such masterpieces!

A well crafted blouse gives the wearer the freedom to express their sense of style by playing around with different blouse patterns, fabrics, and embellishments. Replacing a plain blouse in a solid colour with an embellished blouse in a contrasting shade to your saree or lehenga can completely transform the look of the ensemble. However, choosing the wrong blouse design, fabric or colour can be a recipe for disaster and can ruin the overall look of the entire outfit. Here is a step-by-step guide on how we design the perfect blouse for any outfit and occasion by customizing each detail of the garment for the most flattering outcome

Step 1. Choosing the Design and Embellishments

The first step of the blouse designing process is to choose the style of each of the elements of the blouse. These elements include the neckline, the sleeves, the length and the cut of the blouse, to name a few. If you have a vision of the overall vibe you want to go for with the outfit, it will help us select the best style for your blouse. Images of blouse designs that you like, the dress code for the occasion, your body type, and the weather can all help us narrow down on the final design elements of the blouse. As an example, for a traditional temple wedding, a round neckline with elbow length sleeves is an appropriate choice while for a party wear lehenga, you may want to go for something bolder like an off-shoulder blouse. Here are some tips on how to select these key design elements of your blouse

The front and back necklines are arguably the most important design elements of the blouse because they tend to attract the most attention. You can go for similar styles of necklines for the front and the back or can opt for a statement front or back neckline while keeping the other one simple

The conservative options for front necklines include the round neck, the V-neck, the Square neck and the U-neck, the depth of which can be adjusted as per your preference. A high neck, a Queen Anne neckline or a Mandarin neckline can add vintage elegance to the blouse whereas a sweetheart neckline or a halter neck are the best ways to show off your collar bones

If your pallu or dupatta is not going to cover your back or is sheer then a statement back neckline can make your blouse stand out in an alluring manner. You can play around with different string styles, such as a cross-stringed pattern or a double dori, if you wish to show off your back

A keyhole back is also an excellent statement option that can be customized as per the amount of coverage you are comfortable with. An illusion back made of sheer material is another great choice if you do not want to bare your skin but still want your blouse to be a head-turner

If you are blessed with a great pair of collar bones then why not flaunt them in an off-shoulder blouse? A bandeau, one-shoulder blouse or a blouse with spaghetti straps will draw attention to your neck and shoulders and can be complemented further with a statement choker necklace. 

  These styles look particularly stunning with crop top lehenga sets and party wear lehengas for cocktails and sangeets

A statement sleeve style can jazz up your outfit if your saree or lehenga skirt is relatively plain or contains subtle design elements. Bell sleeves or flounce sleeves can add a vintage look to the ensemble whereas flowy cape sleeves or butterfly sleeves add a whimsical element that also conceals heavier upper arms. On the other hand, if you have toned arms that you wish to flaunt then cap sleeves will work well for you. If you have thin arms and toned shoulders then puff sleeves or balloon sleeves will complement these features really well whereas tulip and ruffle sleeves have a slimming effect on the arms while looking incredibly feminine