A fashionista once said, "A gorgeous blouse can make or break your look." Okay, I said that but it still holds true. You can wear the most stunning saree but without the perfect blouse cut, the beauty will just fall flat. Even with lehengas, a perfect blouse is key to nail any look. And what's the best part? You can always mix and match your skirts, lehengas, sarees and even sharara pants with these blouses and come up with a completely different outfit.
While most of us focus on the neckline, statement sleeves are the new thing when it comes to blouses. From puffy sleeves to balloon and ruffle sleeves, this style is so glam that even the fashion icon, Sonam Kapoor approves of it.
Sonam rocked this all-white look and to give it that touch of extra she paired it with a blouse with sleeves that puff up on the top half of the sleeve and taper towards the end. This gives your arms a certain definition while also looking stylish.
If you thought this trend couldn't get any more OTT, we present to you, Sara Ali Khan. She wore a burgundy taffeta top with sculptural double-layer puff sleeves designed by the talented duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. She paired it with a detailed embroidered lehenga but if you want it to be a bit mellow you can pick a plain skirt and opt for a monochrome lehenga. You can totes ditch the chunnni with this lehenga so dancing the night away without any worries, yes, yes, yes!
Pooja Hegde wore this Manish Malhotra creation where the sleeves were all that anyone could be talking about. It was off-white in colour and had a deep plunging neckline along with statement sleeves which draped beautifully on her arms. We also love the trendy cold shoulder detailing.
This bride didn't wear puffed sleeves but chose to wear elaborate belle sleeves on her D-day. She wore an ivory blouse with these gorgeous sleeves and paired it with a blush pink lehenga. She even wore a single choker around her neck to let her sleeves do the talking. Is it just me or does she look like she's going to break into a Senorita dance any second now?
If you want to go for an embellished blouse then keeping the sleeves relatively simpler may be a good idea. After all, less is more. This bride went for a fully crystal outfit but still wanted the sleeves to stand out. So she chose belle sleeves as well but ones that are less exaggerated. Breathtaking, right!?
This bride wore a statement-sleeve blouse for her mehendi ceremony to add a modern twist to the traditional lehenga. She wore a monochrome green outfit with puffed sleeves and kept it simple with a green skirt with minimal gold detailing.
Ready to give your sleeves a makeover?
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