Finding the drape of your dreams is just half the job done—the cincher comes in your choice of blouse. Choose wisely, and you might find yourself with a scene-stealing look on your hands. It is a style lesson that Ananya Panday has already wised up to in the handful of years that she has spent in the industry.
So, if you have a petite silhouette like hers, here’s a closer look at the blouse designs that will flatter your frame:
Square-Necked Blouse + No Necklace
This on-trend blouse design makes its way to Panday’s closet in the form of a classic ivory drape from couturier Manish Malhotra. The Gehraiyaan star leaned into the timelessness of the look by opting for a raincheck on neckpieces to allow the square neckline to have its moment in the spotlight.
Strappy Blouse + Textured Waves
If you have a petite frame like Panday’s, it might seem tempting to add volume to your silhouette with ruffles and puff sleeves. However, the 23-year-old offers up a reminder of the many joys of a strappy blouse by pairing hers with statement earrings and shoulder-grazing waves.
Plunging Neckline + Minimalist Choker
On those nights when you’re looking to make heads turn your way, a risqué silhouette like Panday’s makes for a winning candidate. Follow her lead and skip the heavy dupattas—instead, lean into the drama of the plunging neckline by opting for a dainty choker.
V-Necked Blouse + Cape
When in doubt, don’t attempt to reinvent the wheel—the classics are classic for a reason. Further proof can be found with Panday’s rani pink lehenga and V-necked blouse that you can easily round out with a cape-style dupatta.
Sleeveless Blouse + Statement Earrings
Less is more is clearly the mantra that the young star follows for her Indianwear wardrobe. Flip through her style diaries, and you’ll find that her formula for a winning look is to allow her blouse silhouette to remain as the focal point of the look—maximalist neckpieces are left behind on her dresser in favour of other finishing touches, like a pair of statement earrings in a contrasting hue.