This story was updated in January 2019.A blouse is an essential part of what makes the saree the most versatile garment ever made. But it’s also the reason why a lot of women don’t wear the saree to work! The traditional blouse might feel uncomfortable to some, and also a bit restricting in terms of the silhouette. But fashion never follows the rules, and so you shouldn't either!
Saree Tops You Can Wear As Blouses
Here are 20 pretty tops you can wear as saree blouses to be comfortable and look glam and gorgeous - all at once!
1. Cut On The Side!
This white cotton jersey material tank top is equal parts sexy and comfortable. It looks really pretty, and those cut-outs on the front and the side will make sure you look hot when you’re wearing it as a blouse.Price: Rs 1063. Buy it here.
2. Show Some Sexy Back!
If you’re not a fan of showing your tummy and want something a bit more covered, this might be the best option. One of our favourite saree tops, this one features beaded straps, no tummy show, but is still very sexy to garner some attention. Win win, we say!Price: Rs 1449. Buy it here.
Applique tops always have this girly, flirty side to them that you cannot miss, ever. This black top has flower motifs all over it and short sleeves that make this a super cute pick!Price: Rs 1001. Buy it here.
4. Velvet And Blue
Velvet is the new ‘in’ fabric that’s not just having its moment in western wear but Indian designers are experimenting with it just as much. What more than to pair your saree with this deep blue top? It will make for a killer combo!
Well, who doesn’t like to add a dash of quirk to their sarees? We sure do! This printed saree blouse alternative will definitely set you apart from the crowd and will enhance the quirk factor of your outfit in a jiffy!Price: Rs 477. Buy it here.
6. Scalloped Edges!
Feminine, girly, and for the petite girl! This strappy, scalloped edge top can be easily worn with a saree of any colour. Tip: You can wear a chiffon saree in peachy, coral colours to make a totally winning combination!Price: Rs 770. Buy it here.
7. Black And Gold!
Move over structured and fitted silhouettes because it’s time to make a statement with this rich black and golden top that’s just right to make all your Indian wear dreams to come true!Price: Rs 1400. Buy it here.
8. Floralista Off Shoulder
Off-shoulders are in, no doubt. But what makes this saree top extra special is its versatility. It’s white, it’s a crop top and it’s floral. You can pair it with so many colours, and drape your saree around this in so many ways!Price: Rs 1,199. Buy it here.
9. One Sided Affair!
One shoulder tops are hard to pull off with jeans and other western wear separates. But if you ever think about it, they make for such a perfect, almost tailor-made blouse. Easy to slip into, a comfortable amount of skin show and girly as hell!
Colourful chevron stripes are something that makes everything look so much brighter and more beautiful! This chevron striped top is so perfect, it can make any of your plain sarees come alive.Price: Rs 800. Buy it here.
11. Collared Cut!
This shirt is for all of you who love your formal wear a little too much. Who says you can’t wear shirts as blouses? A little inspiration from traditional Indian women from Rajasthan mixed with the right amount of contemporary slang makes this a sure shot winner!Price: Rs 1299. Buy it here.
12. Peplum Surprise!
Yes! Peplum tops can be used as a saree blouse alternative as well and can make you look hot too. Just drape your saree a little bit more cleverly. We suggest you try the dhoti-style drape or maybe even the wrap-around style to bring out the best of both.Price: Rs 1,800. Buy it here.
13. White Strappy!
This pretty white top is everything! The neckline is so delicate that it negates the possibility of it needing any jewellery. The cut and shape of this top is just like a blouse and there’s no reason why you can’t flaunt it!
This type of a top can be worked up if you’re planning to try a fusion wear look. Add a choker, wrap your saree pallu around your neck and totally rock this sequinned top!Price: Rs 1,999. Buy it here.
15. Pink Embellished Flush!
Stealth glamour is a thing, you know? Just wear this saree top with a pearly white saree or a pastel yellow saree that will look rather beautiful!Price: Rs 1195. Buy it here.
16. Crop That Blouse!
They say that a saree can be draped to suit any look you want. Drape your saree around this knot cut out crop top to nail that beach affair look. We promise that you won't be dissapointed!Price: Rs 700. Buy it here.
17. Keyhole Peek!
If you want to flaunt your back, then this crop top is the thing for you! Drape it around the front and leave the pallu flowing at the back. We suggest a deep maroon and blue chiffon saree will definitely make people swoon!Price: Rs 803. Buy it here.
18. Strap It Up!
Crop tops are not just meant for jeans and skirts, but they are now becoming an effective saree blouse alternative as well. Pair this striped cropped top with a plain pink or light blue saree and get ready to make heads turn!
Can you ever go wrong with sheer? We say, never! This printed sheer crop top serves two purposes. The silver block print makes it a perfect saree blouse alternative, and the sheer cape is very fashion forward!Price: Rs 1,140. Buy it here.
20. Metallic Wonder
Replacing your regular blouse with this handkerchied crop top will instantly up your style ante! We say, a black chiffon saree and a messy, chic updo will definitely have you turning heads on every occasion!Price: Rs 1299. Buy it here.Re-wear, re-style and re-glam yourself with these pretty tops!