SAREE & BLOUSES
If you see someone wearing a saree, do you first look at the saree, makeup, or jewels? I look at the blouses. I feel saree blouses play an important role in highlighting a person. I look at the fitting, cut, pattern, finish, etc., even before laying my eyes on the saree.
I love to look at the celebrities and their barely there blouses or should I say bikinis. My point is bikini should be worn in the beach though some of the blouses are good, we neither have the figure or courage to wear it. I can go as far as experimenting with sleeve design, going deep in the back and that is it. I love sleeveless blouses too but do not have the arms to carry it.
Even if one is wearing a simple saree or blouse, the fitting should be great and the cut classic. Example, Rani’s halter type and 3/4th sleeve blouses are to die for.
Even if one is wearing a designer saree, what good if the blouse is loose or highly cut or barely there.
There are lots of designs available, front and back knots, off the shoulder, boat neck, halter neck, strings, bejewelled back, etc.
Since I wear sarees only during weddings and get to meet relatives and in laws, I tend to pattern my blouses rather than going for designer ones.
Here are some of my patterned blouses along with the saree so that you
can get an idea:
1. For this saree, I bought a separate brocade blouse because the blouse was too plain and got stringed back with tassels.
2. Half net and half georgette saree. I bought this because I wanted to have a blingy saree in my wardrobe. Otherwise, I like classic saree with subtle designs. Here contrast color is used to give edging along the neck.
3. My favourite, pure georgette saree, came with a plain blouse. I was contemplating whether I should get some work done or have strings at the back but decided instead to get it stitched just with zari piping alone. This gives a classic, no fuss look.
4. Benares saree, the most one can do is use the border for the sleeves. Here half the border is used in the sleeves and the remaining in the neck along with matching stones with gold zari piping.
What type of blouses do you like to wear?