So, you found the sari of your dreams—now it’s time to find a head-turning blouse to help you stand out from the crowd this festive season. From Khushi Kapoor’s Gen Z-approve silhouettes to Malaika Arora’s love for a risqué design, here are all the experimental styles that will help you refresh the usual suspects:
When in doubt, let your sleeves do the talking. While cold shoulder silhouettes have been around for a while now, Khushi Kapoor elevated hers by opting for dramatic bishop-style tulle sleeves.
Malaika Arora’s love for statement-making blouses is well-known on the shores of Bollywood, and it comes as little surprise that her ivory pick from couturier Manish Malhotra was accompanied by a backless blouse with beaded embellishments.
For those looking to blur the lines on the conventional codes of festive dressing, Kiara Advani recommends opting for an outré silhouette—like her bustier-style blouse that she layered under a floor-grazing embroidered jacket and flared sharara pants.
Leave those slinky gowns behind and instead, look to a sultry black sari to have all eyes on you at cocktail hour. Further inspiration can be found with Priyanka Chopra’s embroidered drape that she pinned over a strapless blouse.
Bold is the new black this season, and Ananya Panday clearly agrees. If you are looking to stand out in a sea of pastels, opt for a noir number like hers and pay special attention to the details—an embroidered blouse with a scoop neckline will help you channel your inner showstopper.