A guide to every type of saree blouse that exists

Let’s face it. No matter how gorgeous sarees are, they are nothing without their other half—the blouse. Of course, you can pull an Elizabeth Hurley and step out without one, but that’s completely your choice (and who needs the approval of relatives and over-enthusiastic aunties anyways). But if you aren’t feeling that bold, there is nothing like a statement blouse to perk up even the most simplest of ensemble. In fact, the trend off late is to let your blouses do all the talking, and treating saree as the perfect canvas.

However, if you are bored of the usual tried and tested ones, how about experimenting some new silhouettes and updating your saree game? From elegant off-shoulder blouses (aka Maya Sarabhai) to some sultry halter necks, here’s a round up of all the different types of blouses, every girl should have in her closet.

PS: Feel free to get inspired and create designs of your own. Believe us when we say this, there is so much you can do with them.

Off-shoulder blouses


This blouse type is similar to the off-shoulder tops that have been trending since months now. If you are tired of the sleeveless style, this is a great way to show off your arms and collar bones. Plus, it looks uber sophisticated.

Halter neck blouses


Have a party to attend to? Ditch your LBDs for some racy halter blouses that will make any saree party perfect. The best part is that you can modify the bold meter by using fabrics such as mesh and lace if you are going for a tad demure look.

Spaghetti strap blouses


If you are feeling bold, then spaghetti strap blouses are the way to go. Made famous by Mandira Bedi, these blouses can easily make a statement wherever you go. You can customise the width of the straps according to your preference. You can also choose the ones that have straps studded with stones and pearls for an ethnic touch.

Backless blouses


These are one of the most common blouses that you will see in a wedding or a sangeet event. You can experiment with countless cuts without the risk of looking tacky.

Sheer neck blouses


Not comfortable with baring a lot of skin. Choose this blouse type which spells sexy in a subtle manner. From mesh, nets, lace and embroidery there is a lot to choose from. Just remember to wear your hair up and let the blouse do all the talking.

Corset blouses


Similar to a corset, these are tight fitted blouses and accentuate your whole torso. These could be worn with straps as well.

High neck or Collar neck blouses


Want to steer clear of cleavages? Accentuate your neck with a collar neck blouse that looks amazingly chic. You can customize the collar of your blouse by having embroidery over your collar.



Synjini Nandi


Beauty girl, fashion blogger, jewellery hoarder and shopping addict. Love travelling and exploring new places, cuisine and culture.