With the wedding season around the corner and your list of outfits to get stitched just getting longer by the day, it’s time to seek some inspiration from our favourite celebs. In recent years, the lehenga blouse (and even the one your wear with a saree!) has gotten a really fancy, fashionable makeover. So say goodbye to old standard blouse designs and styles, and try some of these celebrity inspired blouse designs instead!
1. Cold Shoulder Lovin’
Image: Sophie Choudry on InstagramThis popular western cut has made a huge statement in Indian wear and isn’t going anywhere. We love how Sophie Choudry channels a brown cold-shoulder blouse with a lehenga and looks rather fabulous! This season, move away from the regular blouses and try this.
Image: Karisma Kapoor on InstagramThought that a peplum top could only look good with your jeans and a skirt? Guess you were wrong, after all! If you want a blouse that does no skin-show, try a style like this one worn by Karisma Kapoor. It will cover up without giving up even an inch on the glamour quotient.POPxo Recommends: Sonali Gupta Peplum Blouse (Rs 12,900 )
3. Halter Haute
Image: Sonakshi Sinha on InstagramHalter blouses are suddenly making their way back into fashion, and we’re really loving this comeback. Sonakshi Sinha really knows how to rock the halter-neck blouse and shows us how it can be done right. If you’re looking for something sexy, try this neckline instead of the basic backless blouse.POPxo Recommends: Vandana Sethi Halter Neck Blouse (Rs 9,700 )
4. Loungy Lazy
Image: Dia Mirza on InstagramThis blouse is an ode to feeling your fashionable best while feeling relaxed and comfortable. Dia Mirza channels a simple blouse, except that it’s not fitted or body-hugging. Try this style out if you love unstructured silhouettes.POPxo Recommends: Vidhi Anand Flare Top (Rs 9,900 )
5. Just Like A Kurta
Image: Archa Mehta on InstagramAlter and cut a few inches from your festive kurta to make it appeal well-fitted, structured and really well cut. Now pair it with a lehenga, an ethnic skirt or even a saree. It will look great, trust us! The trick to wearing a kurta as a blouse is to keep the fitting real perfect. Also ensure, if you’re going for a heavy kurta-blouse, to keep your bottoms simple and fuss free.
Image: Sonam Kapoor on InstagramIf you’re looking for a grand, larger than life outfit, who better than Sonam Kapoor to take inspiration from? This blouse right here comes with an attached cape. Add a nice spin to your regular blouse by attaching a cape to it. You can even pin/ pre-stitch your regular dupatta onto your blouse to achieve this effect.POPxo Recommends: Poshpride Embroidered High Low Cape (Rs 16,900 )
Image: Maneka Harisinghani on InstagramAdd a whiff of surprise and fairytale femininity in your outfit by opting for an asymmetrical blouse While doing so, pick the right colour, be it a plain white like Malaika, or any other solid colour. This tunic style blouse adds an element of surprise to your outfit as it will sway with your movements. Will be an awesome pick if you’re a girl who loves to dance! POPxo Recommends: Global Desi Asymmetrical Top (Rs 1,899)
9. Bareback With Tassels
Image: Gauahar Khan on InstagramThis one’s such a breath of fresh air between all the regular looking blouses. It looks like a kurta from the front but is backless with just tassel tie ups. How sexy is that? We sure love this blouse design and can’t wait to try it.
Image: Amy Jackson on InstagramOwning a fitted shirt is seriously a blessing in disguise for your wardrobe. Not only because it makes your body look great, but because you can pair it as a blouse. Especially a jewel toned shirt that’s so sexy to look at, but so sharp in cut and feel.POPxo Recommends: Payal Khandwala Fitted Blouse (Rs 10,500)What are you waiting for, ladies? Get your blouse style up a notch with these fab ideas!