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 Instagram
This 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.
POPxo Recommends: Cold Shoulder Top (Rs 1,260)
2. Peplum Pop
Image: Karisma Kapoor on Instagram
Thought 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 Instagram
Halter 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 Instagram
This 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 Instagram
Alter 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.
POPxo Recommends: Fab India Mukaish Tunic (Rs 1,990 )
6. Cape It Out
Image: Sonam Kapoor on Instagram
If 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 )
7. Off Shoulder Sass
Image: Masaba Gupta on Instagram
Again a very western cut, but feels great when paired with other Indian wear silhouettes. You can pair an off shoulder blouse with dhoti pants, a saree or even a lehenga. These work the best when you want to keep your look a little casual and not too dressy.
POPxo Recommends: Masaba Gupta Red Horse Printed Off Shoulder Top with Beige Drape Skirt (Rs 15,000 )
8. Asymmetrical Geometry
Image: Maneka Harisinghani on Instagram
Add 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 Instagram
This 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.
POPxo Recommends: Esha Koul Blouse And Lehenga Set (Rs 16,500 )
10. A Fitted Shirt
Image: Amy Jackson on Instagram
Owning 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! Want to know more?
Published on Nov 14, 2016