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K Kiss is an expert on saree blouse designs and also passionate about it. Visit her Blog on thesareeblousedesignsdotblogspotdotcom

Beautiful Saree Blouse Styles

Sleek Boat Neck

I realized that it is quite rare to find various saree blouse designs together on one page. This pictorial guide is for all those girls and women out there in search for the right blouse design, whether it is elegant with long sleeves, off the shoulder, or a three-quarter sleeve style.

A classy halter for any saree made of soft material.

A classy halter for any saree made of soft material.

Full sleeve maroon blouse with bridal heavy design saree

Full sleeve maroon blouse with bridal heavy design saree

Blue Chantilly lace saree with beautiful full sleeve blouse

Blue Chantilly lace saree with beautiful full sleeve blouse

stunning nude saree with mint embroidery paired with heavy design full sleeve blouj

stunning nude saree with mint embroidery paired with heavy design full sleeve blouj

The best ways to wear long-sleeved blouses is to make sure the sleeves are a semi-transparent or transparent material. Beautiful lace with intricate patterns should always be sewn into full or three-quarter length sleeves so that the lovely lace pattern can be fully appreciated! Heavily designed materials should only be sewn into full-sleeved blouses if the saree itself is simple, to avoid a gaudy look overall.

A lace three-quarter sleeved blouse.

A lace three-quarter sleeved blouse.

A flawless boat-neck blouse.

A flawless boat-neck blouse.

How to Choose a Blouse for Your Body Type

Some of the most common queries I hear have to do with how to look slim even when the body is on the bulky side. Here are some of my suggestions:

  1. It is essential not to put the blouse opening at the front of the blouse when wearing a transparent saree like chiffon or net. Putting the hook or buttons at the front amounts to fashion suicide, especially if you are a bit on the bulky side, as it gives out a very untidy and unfinished look. The best place to put hooks, buttons, or zippers are on the right side of the blouse. This comes in handy when the blouse piece has embroidery or embellishments on the back and keeps the whole look clean and classy.
  2. If you are concerned about your slightly bulky arms, avoid sleeveless blouses as they will only accentuate overweight areas. Instead, go for a short, capped sleeve. Tightly sewn three-quarter sleeves will take pounds off your whole image.
  3. When wearing sleeveless or spaghetti straps, keep the neckline modest. If possible, go for a sophisticated look by wearing a sherwani or high neck buttoned up to the collar.
  4. When wearing a long-sleeved or three-quarter sleeved saree blouse, you can have a deep décolletage. Go low at the back.
  5. If you are going with a deep neck at the back or front of the blouse, you could consider making the blouse a bit longer than general. That way you can actually have a deeper neckline and yet not make the back a thin string.

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Slightly overweight women should wear saree blouses with three-quarter or long sleeves.

Slightly overweight women should wear saree blouses with three-quarter or long sleeves.

Ashwariya looking stunning in a full-sleeved saree blouse.

Ashwariya looking stunning in a full-sleeved saree blouse.

Latest 2016 Update on New Style in Saree Blouse Fashion

Two Saree Blouse Style are very popular now a days, one is the full blouse which covers the stomach and the other is the sheer blouse where the shoulders and arms are made of sheer fabric.

Full Length Saree Blouse:

Surprisingly and to the glee of many ladies who do not like or feel comfortable baring their stomach area when wearing the saree for various reasons including religious reasons or because they are a bit fat around the midriff, the full length saree blouse style is in and are being flaunted by women of high fashion and famous designers. These blouses have a lot of potential as there is more space for innovative designing. Corset style blouse has also found a place in these full length blouses. Designers and ladies are equally experimenting with this style of blouse. Sharing a few photos of women wearing full length blouses with different types of sarees.

Bottle green Shammo Silk Saree with full length stomach covered saree blouse with all over bronze beads

Bottle green Shammo Silk Saree with full length stomach covered saree blouse with all over bronze beads

Floral saree with full stomach covered blouse

Floral saree with full stomach covered blouse

Black fashion designer saree with full blouse with unique neck design

Black fashion designer saree with full blouse with unique neck design

Latest full length corset style blouse

Latest full length corset style blouse

orange full length blouse sleeveless

orange full length blouse sleeveless

Sheer Saree Blouse Design

The sheer style has indeed transformed the saree fashion world. What is the sheer blouse design? Any blouse which has the back or shoulder and arms made with sheer, as in, transparent or translucent or see through fabric and does not have lining selectively is the sheer saree blouse design. Usually the shoulder and sleeves remain sheer and the rest of the blouse has proper lining. Some blouses have the entire back sheer. The fun thing about sheer blouses is that there is a lot of scope to show case gorgeous and heavy embroidery and designs on the sheer areas. Sharing a few gorgeous sheer blouses which is a must have in 2016.

Bollywood actresses in sheer saree blouses in net material and lace fabric

Bollywood actresses in sheer saree blouses in net material and lace fabric

Pink sheer back saree blouse with silver embroidery

Pink sheer back saree blouse with silver embroidery

pink sheer blouse with stone designs with indigo cotta saree

pink sheer blouse with stone designs with indigo cotta saree

Heavy embroidery on back of sheer back blouse

Heavy embroidery on back of sheer back blouse

aqua blue blouse with sheer shoulders

aqua blue blouse with sheer shoulders

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Stella Thilaga on April 22, 2017:

VERY Good saree blouse designs seen n picked up some information on the latest trend of type of sarees available. Pity ..have not seen such beautiful ones here in Malaysia

shyam202892 on April 21, 2017:

Internet Sarees are delicate, female and really a lot in vogue. For the reason that web is sort of see by, there may be an emphasis on the saree border and on the shirt design. Blouses for these sarees are available in many sorts, shade mixtures and neck designs

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on October 03, 2016:

Hi Annu thanks a lot for your compliment on my article on saree blouse designs as I get really excited to know that I have helped anyone with their dilemma about their saree blouse. The reason why I advice to steer clear of beige/taupe or skin coloured fabrics is because pale colours tend to create an illusion of vastness, as these colours do not define and contour and hence when worn my over weight ladies these colours make the arms appear more fat than it is. Darker colours contours and gives border and hence gives an illusion of narrowness. However, I personally really like beige and golden and I can understand the appeal. If you must use this beautiful net material then go ahead but my advice would be to stich the sleeves tight and three quarter ending right after the elbow bend and do not use golden inner lining in the sleeves as it would just create more crease no matter how well it's sewn. you can have the golden inner lining for the body but not the sleeve. For the back of the saree do use the original blouse fabric which came with the kanjivaram saree or at least use the order for the back lower helm of the blouse. Kanjivaram sarees are very traditional so if the blouse is too modern (Net fabrics are a modern touch) it might not go well with the sarie. So Mix and match and create a unique blouse with net sleeves and even net back upper 5 inches but do add the original blouse fabric too. Good luck.

Annu on September 26, 2016:


Thanks for your fantastic article.... it was informative to go thru it and read the comments as well.

I need some help from you!!

I'm 5'2" and 80 Kg so obviously soooo over weight :)

I've flabby top arms, a tummy and top heavy....

I've been gifted a pink kancheepuram saree with a gold border.

I found a beige/ golden net material with beautiful work on it.

I know you said dont use beige/ golden if you have flabby arms....

But I'm in Love with the material. The tailor is suggesting using a golden inner lining cloth...

Whats the best thing to do with this material?

Do a transparent cap sleeves?

Do a transparent 3/4th sleeves....

Any advice would be really appreciated!



K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on March 30, 2016:

Hi Shreya,

Provided your sleeves are stitched to your measurements and by that I mean it hugs yours arms well it is fine. I am a bit concerned about your neck depth as both the front and back neck seems to be too small. If you want a big beautiful neckline it looks better with at least 10 inches at the back. However, since you did not mention the fabric nor the design I can’t comment further. For now as long as the blouse is not loose it should be fine. The colour combination of light blue and dark blue is a great combination.

shreya on March 29, 2016:

Hey ! I am 5'2"

I have given my blouse for stiching

Front Neck 5.5"


Back Neck 7.5"

and 3/4th sleeves

Will this look nice ? The blouse is Light blue in color and Dark blue saree

Is is it fine !

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on January 26, 2016:

Hi Ayesha thanks a lot for the compliment on my article on saree blouse designs. I try my best to help ladies with saree blouse design ideas keeping in mind their body type. For starters you are too young to be worries about arm fat, it's probably just baby fat and it will go away. Down to business. From your description the saree seems to be very trendy especially with the black and white combination. Since full sleeve doesn't suit you, you could consider a half sleeve ending right where your elbows end and the sleeve material should be of sheer black material such as chiffon or transparent geogette material. If the sleeves are black they will automatically make your arms look slimmer and the sheer material/ transparent material will not completely cover your arms so as to make you any less trendy. you can even subtly embellish the chiffon black sleeves with black stones scattered all over the sleeve to give some bling. If it were not a saree I would have advised to go for a bat-wing or butterfly sleeves as they are very arm slimming sleeves but these look best on western top. Even with saree it looks good if you want to achieve the funky look.

For the blouse design you can mix and match black and white in your blouse. Make the sleeves black but the bodice white. Can even go for half and half body where the top part of the blouse (you know the shoulder down 5 inches in white sheer material with no lining) and the lower part of the blouse black with lining. Same you should do with the back of the blouse. The curtained back blouse style is very fashionable and chic.

Ayesha Shaheena on January 26, 2016:

Hi there. your articles are extremely helpful and informative. but i still have a doubt. i AM 165cm in height. and i am not fat i look normal but my hands are kinda bulky and fat.i am in 12th standard and my farewell is coming up. i have bought a saree for it. the pleats of the saree is white net with embroidery work. and the top pallu part is plain black chiffon material. it is a beautiful saree. i am very very confused about what kind of blouse to stitch for it. half hand suits me but makes my hand look fat. fullhand covers my fat but does not suit me. what should i do?

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on November 08, 2015:

Hi Ari,

For your height 13.5 length blouse is fine. I am 5 feet 3 myself and I usually opt for a bit longer saree blouse i.e. 14 inches long but 13.5 is just fine. I am presuming 10.5 inches is the back neck depth of your blouse. For achieving the deep sexy back 10 - 12 inches is ideal. So I think you will look fine.

Ari on November 07, 2015:

I am 5.4 i gave blouse length s 13.5 i gave 10.5 deep does it good on me

maheshi on November 19, 2014:

designs are very i think this is very well rather than other web pages.because I knew some new designs.

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on November 10, 2014:

If the blouse piece that came with the saree also has wide border then go for a three quarter length sleeve for your blouse. This length of blouse gives the arms a nice silhouette and even if your arms are too slim they will make them look fuller. Remember to give lining material for sleeves too for a seamless look. I would have been able to give better advice if you mentioned the material of the saree as certain blouse designs look good with traditional katans and benarasis whereas they don't as much with modern chiffons and georgettes.

sant on October 31, 2014:

Hi.. m too slim n 5'4 height.. i took one half n half Saree.. black n dull yellow color for pallu.. it has copper gold type wide border with orange flower on it.. which type of blouse will suit me? m too thin

priyanka kadalage on September 09, 2014:

thanx admin

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on September 08, 2014:

Welcome to the saree blouse design post Priyanka kadalage and soumikiran.

first Ms. Priyanka -

Your height is good for saree and it is quite normal for Indian ladies to be curvy and there is nothing wrong with that. We must learn to love our bodies and treat it well. It is completely understandable why you want to avoid full sleeve or 3/4th length blouse sleeve. It is indeed true that it can look a bit bulky when the height is below 5 feet 5 inches and the lady is a bit on the chubby side.

The good thing about saree and blouse is that many different looks can be created with the right combination. There must be ample amount of skin exposure and adequate amount of body coverage at the same time. It would have been easier for me to suggest you and give advice on saree blouse if you mentioned what type of saree you want to wear as different types of saree blouse suits different sarees.

Popular and latest saree blouse designs these days tend to be the high necks, sherwani necks, boat necks and back buttoned blouses. Remember when the necks are high it's better to keep the sleeves short or sleeveless.

With chubby arms capped sleeves look good in sarie blouse (like 3-4 inches of sleeve length). If you have a bit of tummy then it is best to make the blouse slightly long. For example normally blouses are 13-14 inches in length for a person your height so you can make it 15.5 - 16 inches long (shoulder to mid-stomach).

Hello soumikiran,

I am guessing the ghagra saree is quite fancy. With your height, weight and slim long neck you have many options. You can even decide to accentuate different parts of your body. For weddings and parties it is best to wear a blouse with deep neck at the back. That way it is more festive. You have the option of making the blouse short (13-15 inches in length) or you can go for a full upper body covering blouse which are usually 18-20 inches in length so that the stomach doesn't show. With the long ghagra saree blouse you can give very daringly deep back and front necks. If you want to wear a short blouse then give moderately deep neck as a lot of skin will be already exposed around the belly.

You can also go for the regal look by making a high band neck like the famous Sabyasachi blouse that Sridevi wore (the green and red one - high necked. She wore it at Kaun Banega crore pati).

Hope that helped. Don't forget to share this with your friends!!

soumikiran on September 08, 2014:


I need a advice from the saree blouse expert....I am 170cm in height and normal weight and i have a slim long neck. I bought a gagara saree and i want tro stitch a suitable blouse. please give me your suggestions.

Thanks in Advance......


priyanka kadalage on September 08, 2014:


as navratri coming soon... m nt getting any new idea to stitch a choli... i need ur suggestion .. i m 5'3 with normal Indian color . m having curvy body with heavy shoulders... bcz of my short height.. i m quite uncomfortable in wearing 3-4th or full sleeved blouses

plz suggest ....

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on August 24, 2014:

Dear Mridula,

Thank you very much for liking my article on saree blouse designs and styles. Do check out my other articles on the same topic.

The description of the saree gave me a beautiful idea for the blouse. Cream/white saree with gold border is a classic combination and it is a great thing that you have decided to go for a tissue blouse as tissue material for saree blouse is a great material and unique designs can be created. Keeping in mind that you want a blouse that accentuates all the good parts and artfully hides all the blemishes the following is my advice to you:

Scroll up to the first picture of this article and you can also find similar blouse design in other articles. It is called the curtained back. Curtained backed blouse designs are the IN thing this season. This type of blouse made with tissue or net or chiffon looks great. Without having to wear a big bare backed blouse (which you don’t want keeping in mind the allergy marks) this curtained back blouse will look sexy and sophisticated without revealing skin directly.

So what is this curtained back blouse style? Well this type of blouse usually has a high neck at the back for very small boat shaped neck and these blouses are made of transparent or translucent materials. So that the skin can be seen but not completely. Lining material for such blouses are stitched differently as it doesn’t line the entire blouse. Lining material only lines the front of the blouse and the lower part of the back of the blouse (depending on how low or high you want the lining to end at the back).

You can go for a high neck at the back and let the neck be round or pear shaped at the front. A very short sleeve (like the 1960’s 70’s Indian actresses used to wear called Maggie Sleeve) would look very nice. But you can also go for a more formal look by opting for ¾ quarter sleeve. Don’t give lining to sleeve if sleeve is also made of tissue.

Good luck.

K Kiss - the Saree Blouse Expert

Mridula on August 22, 2014:

First of all, Your blog is very informative and Thanks a lot for making us educated on the different styles and patterns on saree blouse.

I have a function coming up. I am wearing a kerala saree( cream/white cotton saree with gold border), I want to stitich a tissue blouse for it. I am neither thin nor fat. I have a big tummy and my back is dark and have some marks due to an allergy which had happened. could you please suggest the blouse pattern which I should stitch. it would be great if you could specify the front and back neck and sleeve in particular. Thanks a lot!

sindhu on August 03, 2014:

thank you so much :)

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on August 03, 2014:

Dear Surabhi mantha,

Unless the cups are properly fitted they can make your figure look disfigured. With Saree blouse it is best to wear a bra that holds the bosom properly and upright to give the saree silhouette a good finishing. Now If you want to wear very deep blouse back in that case you will need to wear a blouse with fitted padding. Then you need to inquire in your locality and find a good tailor who knows how to fit in wired cups in blouse. Alternatively you can wear strap less bra. There are also options like silicon cups which you can wear with backless blouse.

But Since your bosom is heavy it is best to wear a bra which is strapless. Make sure that the back of the brassiere has a thick strap (not the shoulder straps – as staples bras do not have shoulder straps). Thick back strap will give you the support needed without having unwanted shoulder straps peeping out of your saree blouse.

Hope that Helped. Also check out my other articles on more blouse designs and latest blouse trends.

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on August 02, 2014:

Hello Sindhu,

Thank you for stopping by at my hub.

It is indeed possible to remove the pointed cups but I would suggest taking it to a tailor to do so. Usually pointed cups in saree blouse are made with foam cups attached to the torso and then sewing machine is run on three sides of the foam to give the pointy conical shape. You can try removing the stitch on the cup and see how the shape turns. Otherwise take it to a tailor for fixing it.

Surabhi mantha on August 02, 2014:

Hi I'm very heavy busted , with tummy also .I want to wear low back cut as shown in ur pics, but , bra straps r visible every time I wear.will padded blouse look good on me, as I'm very busy. If not then then how can I wear low back cuts without bra visible

sindhu on August 02, 2014:

hey this is amazing ya :) i badly need your help.. i want to wear my mom's mysore silk saree for my friend's sangeet.. i have an old silk cotton designed blouse to go with the saree.. but the blouse has got pointed cups and it looks odd if i wear d saree on that since the saree is very thin.. i dont want the pointed edges to be shown.. please tell me if i can remove the pointed edges b'coz it looks odd.. i badly want to wear this blouse.. thanks in advance.. keep up ur good work :) gud luck :)

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on April 22, 2014:

Hello Priyanka,

you should make the blouse long so that your belly doesn't show. Should give pleats underneath chest for proper fitting. Make the sleeves three quarter (tightly sewn) Three Quarter sleeves are slimming if properly make.

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on April 22, 2014:

Hi Ruchika rawat. Since the border of your saree is blue making the blouse blue as well would blend in with the border. Best would be to make your blouse body white and the sleeves blue. That way there will be a stark contrast between the saree border and blouse.

priyanka on April 21, 2014:

I have purchase lehga and the blouse of lenga is two color oranga and for sleaves green color net is attached I have 5 fit 4 inch height and I am fatty75 kg which types of blouse give me given slim look.

Ruchika rawat on April 18, 2014:

I recently bought a white netted saree with blue velvet border.. Would blue net blouse go with it ?

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on April 12, 2014:

Hi priyanka, you will find lots of beautiful saree blouse design ideas if you patiently go through the comments above as I have shared many great blouse ideas.

With your build you can actually go with any type of blouse design. However, if your arms are too thin then I would suggest wearing 3/4 blouse with lining to make the shape of our arm a bit fuller.

With crepe saree you can go for a simple saree blouse as it's summer time. Get a short 3-4 inches capped sleeve with deep round or rounded-V shaped neck at the back. For a nice body shape you can get a blouse stitched with foam cups fitted in your blouse front, that way you will not need to wear a bra underneath your blouse and you can go with daringly deep neck at the back without worrying about your straps showing.

You can also go for a plain sleeveless blouse with a simple U shaped neck at the back and front.

To make the blouse seem like it has something extra going on you can have an otherwise simple cut with the back part of your blouse (the part that is right below your neck) a bit curved (instead of a straight line at the helm of your blouse back you can make it curve upwards like a slight arch). It will look very fashionable.

I wish you gave a bit more detail about your blouse material and saree design/work so that I could give a thorough advice. Good luck.

Don't forget to like and share this post if you liked it. Thanks

priyanka on April 11, 2014:

hi there, can gve me some advice regardng which blouse will go excellent on for a synthetic blue crepe saree as i am a thin tall(162 cm) girl,does a 3/4 sleeve is okay???plz suggest asap

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on February 09, 2014:

Hi Jyoti K,

If your body type is average as in not to bulky and not too thin then 3/4 length sleeve sari blouse will suit you very well. Just tell your tailor to sew the sleeves so that they hug your arms tightly.

Hi Anjali,

With your body type you have a lot of options open.With medium weight you can wear long sleeve, 3/4 sleeve as well as sleeveless. But best would be 4-5 inches of sleeve as girls with average/medium body weight looks very adorable in 4-5 inches of blouse sleeves

Hope that helped.

jyoti K on January 21, 2014:

Hi..My name is jyoti..I am wheatish skin lady..n my body type is average..shal i stich 3/4 sleeves blouse???is it suit for me??

Anjali d on December 19, 2013:

Im am a medium weighted woman please tell me which type of blouse design should i wear, how many inches of sleeves should i keep

Priyanka on December 06, 2013:

hi ... i purchase a sari of navy blue colour in net and in the blouse there is total heavy work in sleeve and back ... i m little bulky on my hands plz suggest me which type of blouse will look better ..

Shweta on October 25, 2013:


I am a bit short and a little bulky on my hands. I have brought a saree for my farewell at school which is plain white with a heavy pink silk pallu with embroidery. Can you suggest what type of blouse should I get stitched with a heavy silk pallu that will avoid making me look very fat as it it silk tends to puff up.


archie on October 18, 2013:

hi i'm dark skin girl I want to stitch a blaoowse wear in marriage snap pics please suggest me which type blaoowse stitch

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on October 02, 2013:

Readers really very sorry for this delayed reply. I have been very busy with exams and my own engagement. Now finally things have settled down so I am back to answer all of your queries regarding blouse designs keeping in mind latest trend and your body type. Thanks for understanding.

Hi Anju Sharma,

for a sophisticated and classic look you can go with a subtle contrast like silver for the blouse. That way the blouse will be in tune with the saree. If you go for silver blouse then it you can choose silver brocade with or without patterns, you can also go with silver tissue but I wouldn't suggest it unless you get some dhapka work done on the blouse back and sleeve. Alternatively you can experiment with colours if you are comfortable with that idea. with light pink and deeper and richer shade of pink ( and I am thinking of hot pink here) can look very sexy. If you decide to go for a hot pink blouse please choose a material that truly can bring out such lively colours. Remember not all material has the same kind of depth. I would suggest 60 gram georgette for your hot pink blouse. Remember to give silver shiny piping on your blouse.

Hi Sara,

kancheevaram sarees are very classy and sexy at the same time if pulled off correctly. I am glad you are opting for the 3 quarter sleeve (remember the sleeve must end before your elbow the sleeve must be at the middle of your elbow). It is true that 3/4 blouse sleeve do tend to add fact kataan type sarees usually give a more mature look to the person wearing them. You can go for a deep window back (either deep U or Square or any other favourite shape of yours will do) with strings at the back (just 1 layer of string would look good).

Hope that helped.

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anju sharma on September 19, 2013:

hi i have a light pink coloured chiffone saree withsilver dabka work on its sides i want to stitch a blouse in contrast colour. so please help me to choose the contrast of blouse and also the type of cloth material


K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on September 04, 2013:

Really sorry for the inconvenience but I will reply all queries after 6th. Got an exam and pray for engagement is coming up too on 13th

anupriya on September 03, 2013:

Hi K Kiss ! sorry i totally missed this msg.. have been so caught up with the wedding stuff. i saw the link you sent.. yeah its really a terrible combination. however i was talking about a dark green.. see this one

my saree is a bit brighter than this one. actually i mentioned something incorrectly. the border isn't dull gold but a bright copper like it is in this link. therefore, a dull gold blouse doesn't go and a copper blouse with border sleeves makes it look too plain... i tried putting draping both colors and the only color that looked good was a dark green .. and guess what i was too eager to buy a dark green silk brocade with copper motifs.. i was thinking that since the saree will be worn right after wedding and i want it to look a little festive and not so plain. sooo, i saw a silk brocade with the same motifs as that in the border of my saree and i got excited. i thought this would look so nice with full sheer sleeves with the border as the cuffs. so i bought it. came home and the brocade looks so bad. i guess because the motifs are big and so its also looking washed out. maybe i should have stuck to smaller motifs or dots so there was more of green on the blouse for contrast ? Please give me your expert opinion . i am really confused

Sara on August 30, 2013:


Your article was pretty helpful but I just need a bit of advice. I am 24 years old. A wedding's coming up in the family and I am planning to wear a light purple kancheevaram saree with a good amount of threadwork. Though I am slim otherwise, my upper arms are a bit heavy. While I don't mind going in for the 3/4th sleeves I feel they may make me look older than I am ! So could you please suggest some patterns for the front and the back which can help take away the 'older' look ?

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on August 21, 2013:

Hello Anupriya :). Thanks for posting the links (especially the colour of your saree). From your previous post I imagined a colour like taupe / beige rather than this morange type colour. With this coloured saree it will be very difficult to pull of a green blouse. See this link and you will see why this peachy/orangy fleshy colour does not go well with green at all- whether it be the saree or reversed

I would suggest going for either pale gold (not the shiny bright gold colour that hurts the eye. Rather frosted gold colour or Cream or a darker shade of flesh colour (3/4 shades darker than your saree colour) your blouse.

You can actually go for Orange and Red mixed designed brocade and in that case you can easily go for the Vidya Balan type Three quarter sleeved saree blouse and it will look great! I personally like that shade of green that Vidya Balan is wearing but sadly, I feel that that shade of green will no go well with the flesh colored saree that you have.

anupriya on August 20, 2013:

here is the link to a long sleeved blouse... please tell me what you think.. :)

anupriya on August 20, 2013:

thank you so much for your detailed response K Kiss :) ... i am planning to wear the flesh colored saree for a change after the wedding. so i want something stylish but not too sexy . It is not a neutral color.. infact it is the bright flesh color like this one

with a broad dull gold work border and a string of kundan border. thankyou so much for the designs . i am super confused now between getting a long sleeves ( below the elbow ) blouse and a puff sleeve blouse. i am think a long sleeved blouse will give the borcade a chance to stand out. i saw it in devdas :D what do you think works better ? i am loving your hub btw :)

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on August 19, 2013:

Hello Anupriya,

Thanks for visiting my hub. I am always more than happy to help out brides to be :)

True that I usually advice people not to go for puff sleeve with georgette saree but there is no hard and fast rule regarding that. That is my general advice but of course puff sleeve can be made to suit even georgette saree. Even I myself wore a golden puff sleveed blouse with a red chiffon saree and I rocked in it ;P. Now flesh coloured sarees are very easy to work with since the colour is quite neutral the blouse design can be played with. You failed to mention whether this saree is for any particular occasion of your wedding or just a party wear but taking into account it's your wedding time I will actually say go for the green brocade provided the brocade itself is not too flashy with too much design. Go for a darker shade of green ...not entirely bottle green..but rather a bright dark green with maybe golden design. Make sure the brocade you choose is not too thick as it is difficult to make puff sleeves with thick material. With puff sleeve deep round or U shaped neckline goes very well. If you want a bit of dazzle to the blouse get kundan and dhapka or zardozi work around the neck border of the blouse. Now remember there are different types of puff sleeve. One type has elastic attached to the sleeve to make that gathered look. Other puff sleeves have piping at the end of the blouse. I personally prefer piping ... or if you want you can get tassels / tarcels attached at the end of the sleeve (kind of like the drawsting on your salwar /pajama). But then I would suggest tarcels or tassels if this saree is to be worn at your mehedi or something like that and not your wedding.

Alternatively you can give a short 4 inch cupped sleeve which would look very elegant too.

I am giving you a link to a picture that I have uploaded in my facebook page for you to see. You can make a similar blouse with maybe some alterations like adding puffed sleeve or capped sleeve to the blouse design. Do let me know if you like the concept. It can be made with just brocade material too with net for the curtain effect. Here is the link

For your other saree you can go with your sister's advice or you might consider designing your own blouse entirely. You mentioned that the saree has cut work and it has silver crystals. I feel so excited just thinking all the great possibilities with your saree. Go for a silver blouse. Get silver material (georgette/net) and get the same cut work on the back of the blouse. Make the back design boat neck and don't give lining material at the top part of the blouse back. So that through the cutwork design your skin may show a bit. At the front ..since it is for your reception you will be wearing jewellery so i won't suggest a boat neck at the front. go for a simple round neck at the front. Make sleeves with the green material provided with the saree. that way your blouse will be completely unique.

Hope that helped. Do share this article with your friends and family on facebook, etc.

Anupriya Singh on August 18, 2013:

also forgot to ask what fabric would work best with the net saree for blouse, incase you feel something in contrast is better ? did I mention i am 5'5'' :)

anupriya on August 18, 2013:

hi there,

thanks for the great post. i am a bride to be and need your help in finalizing some choices regarding blouse designs. Firstly you said that puff sleeves should not be work with georgette sarees. i have a georgette flesh colored saree with a traditional dull gold work border and was thinking of getting green brocade material in contrast to make its blouse. i was planning on getting long 3/4 sleeves but now i am wondering if puff sleeves would look good .

secondly i have very soft lime green net saree with silver crystal cut work border with crystal dots throughout. i cant decide on a blouse. my sister thinks i should get the blouse in the same color that came with the saree which is a net piece with the same work as that on the border for sleeves. she says the money on the work will be wasted :P and i cant use the green net with work on any other color. also she thinks that since ill wear it on reception it will not look that grand with a contrast blouse .i am thinking a contrast color like magenta/rust would look better . can you please suggest what is a better idea. in case contrast is better what design will look good. since its for my reception . i dont want to look like tube lights and also i dont want it to look too simple. please help me. thankyou for reading. again thanks for all this info :)

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on August 15, 2013:

Hi sushree,

thanks for stumbling upon my hub on indian / Bangladeshi saree blouse designs.

Dolman sleeves, off-shoulder and V-necks are to me the best and most flattering options for women with broad shoulders. Since it is saree that we are discussing we need to cross out the dolman sleeve which is also called the batwing. To take the eyes off your shoulder go for a daring back neck. Give your blouse a tight three-quarter sleeve.

Avoid colours like beige, golden and creamy colours which are closer to your skin tone for your blouse. Now you might wonder why I would ask you to remove such beautiful colours. Well, especially beige tends to make your arms look bulkier than they really are. So best option would be to go for other colours which are not so close to your skin tone.

Do not make your blouse with a thick material since it will make you look bulky unnecessarily.

AVOID benarasi or kataan sarees or tissue sarees or any saree made from any material that is fluffy and doesn't hug your curves. Go for Net if you are comfortable with your belly/stomach. You can go for chiffon, Chantilly lace, soft georgette.

How should you wear your saree:

DO NOT wear your anchal/pallu/achol at the front (avoid bringing the pallu from the back of your shoulder to the front - displaying the achal/anchal/pallu design around your hips at the front).

Instead GO FOR wearing your pallu/anchal at the back...drape the saree pallu front the bosom to your left shoulder and let is hang at the back. If you don't want loose anchal then you can pleat the achal/pallu and pin it with a safety pin on your shoulder.

Hope that helped. Please share this article with your friends and family on Facebook, email etc if it was of any help to you. Thanks again for stopping by dear and Good luck with your freshers party.

sushree on August 14, 2013:


I do have a broad shoulder, heavy arms n busty.. i am apple shaped body type... wat type of blouse design n saree would suit me the best.. i jus want to look great n elegant in our freshers party..

my height is 5'5, weighs abt 62..

do help me too choose how to wear my saree n blouse ...

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on July 16, 2013:

Thanks for stopping by Vishakha Bajaj. :)

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on July 03, 2013:

Hello Mary Ann,

Thanks for visiting my hub.

For lining always use good quality cotton so that it's more breatheable (you can use high quality voil..or Ruvia voil/rubia voil). Do not use polyuester or silk for lining..will make your life difficult and July is a hot month! My tailor washes the lining material himself but if yours doesn't then best to wash dry and iron yourself (cotton does shrink).

a deep and wide V neck is good for squarish/roundish face. If your saree is transparent then do not put the opening at the front (if needed visit a new tailor who will do a side hook/zipper for you). the zipper/hook should be on the right side of your body (so tht when you drape the achal of the saree the opening remains somewhat hidden..but then it depends on the way you want to drape the saree (normally or from the back)

For your back you can give a deep Paan/heart shaped neck for your back. But then i do not know what type of embroidery/work is on your saree.

sewing the saree pleats is a good idea for you since you didn't wear saree before. If she does a good job with the pleats on the saree then it will be just great!

With regard to washing your saree it completely depends on the kind of work that is on your saree. If it is just thread embroidery then yes you can wash it at home (hand wash) But if it has spring work, zardozi, sequins, kundan etc then best to do dry clean. And remember that sarees need not be washed as frequently as other garments as saree hardly touches the body so less chances of sweat getting on it.

Hope that helped. Do share my page on facebook with your friends. :D Have a good time at the wedding.

Mary Ann on July 01, 2013:

Hello. Just came across your webpage and found it very informative. I have never worn a saree and bought two to wear to engagement and wedding reception which is on July 17th and 20th. Both are georgette material. For the blouse should I buy good quality cotton or polyester or silk for the lining? If cotton, do I need to wash before taking it to the tailor as I'm not sure if it will shrink.

I'm only 5' tall, squarish/roundish face and have put on a bit of weight (mid 50's, fair, 1/2 chinese and 1/2 indian). Would you recommed V neck with a squarish/roundish face? What length of sleeves would be best for shorter person with georgette saree? Should I have zipper on the side and which side - right or left? The tailor mentioned that she does hooks down the middle of the front. What style of BACK neck would you recommend. (I'm meeting with her in the next day or two and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.)

The tailor mentioned that she will make a band with the pleats already sewn on so that it will be easier for me to put on the saree as I don't have any female around to help me.

How do I wash the saree after wearing? Just hand wash in Tide and hang to dry? Also do I have to iron it? Thank you for your patience. I know I'm asking a lot of questions but this is new to me.

Looking forward to your reply at your convenience.

Mary Ann on July 01, 2013:

Hello. Just came across your webpage and found it very informative.

Havisa on June 16, 2013:

Hi there,

Must say u are doing a great job!I've bought a reddish maroon chiffon saree with green big border for my engagement .The blouse material is red with golden dots with green border and the material is crepe like,opaque.I'm 5 feet 5 inches, a bit chubby , with big arms.what kind of blouse shoud i stitck.Also i'm planning on deep neck.And please let me know if i stitch three fourth blouse will it make me look older?

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on May 05, 2013:

Hello ashwini,

The depth of the neck is categorized as deep at different depths on different person. For a very small build person 7" back neck can look quite deep whereas for an average girl of 5 feet 3 to 5 it is not deep at all. Anything above 9 inches at the back is generally considered deep. For front neck 7.5 is the standard depth for some cleavage and yet not too much. A modest neck would be 6 inches at the front.

Three quarter sleeve looks good on many types of sarees. If the blouse material is see through then 3 quarter or full sleeve looks good if you keep the sleeve transparent without any lining on the sleeves.

Traditional sarees like benarasi and katan or silk sarees look very fetching when worn with tightly sewn three quarter sleeves (and here I mean when the sleeves end right where the elbow is).

I personally don't like to wear 3/4 sleeve with flowy sarees like chiffon, italian crepe, French silk or any other material that is meant to give an airy flowy look.

Hope that helped

Priya Ramkumar on May 04, 2013:

I have a lot of good blouse designs and I'm willing to sell it online, will you girls buy it? If so, how much should I sell 1000 designs for?

ashwini on April 16, 2013:

hello,can u please suggest how much a blouse height and back neck size should be if i dont want a deep neck?also which kind of saree will suit 3/4 th or full sleeves blouse?

arathi on November 27, 2012:

hi,iam thin(medium).i want fashion blouse designsfront& function is there in year.2013.i want ask which type of designs like suit me.please show some designs latest

SINI on November 06, 2012:

hi.want 2 ask u about wedding blouse fashion.i am having fatty arms,my marriage is on nov last week,i want to ask u which fashion will suit me not showing more fatty ?

Devarapalli on October 11, 2012:

Hi, am new here,I bought a dark navy blue saree.i need help in stitching the blouse. Saree is a dark navy blue colour plain with gold border about three inches.i am thinking to have a netted full sleeve with little embroidery.wud appreciate ur suggestions... Waiting

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on September 08, 2012:

Dear BusyB, Thanks for stopping by and also for the appreciation.

Here are the types of blouse that you should avoid wearing: puff sleeves, boat necked sleeve and maggi sleeves blouses because these types of sleeves on a blouse draw attention to the upper torso being so near the bustline.

I have added two new pictures above for you to look at (the last two pictures in this article). Since you are desirous of a nice and deep backed blouse, you can go for the choli type blouse back as shown in the photograph above. It will give support to your bust due to the strings holding the back neck together and also because the blouse’s opening is at the back and therefore holding and keeping the body tight at the back.

A V- necked blouse is very slimming for heavy busted girls. As it opens wide at the shoulders and narrows down at the tip you can actually go quite deep with the neckline. At the same time it won’t look indecent and it covers enough body space to give proper support. End this look with a tight arm hugging three quarter or full sleeve and you are ready to go. Remember long sleeves are quite “In” these days with sarees. But AVOID wearing long sleeves with kanchi or other traditional (katan or benarasi) type sarees.

Long sleeve goes well with light weight sarees like chiffon and soft georgette or even light weight silk.

Chiffon or two-toned (totton) sarees drape really well around the body and give a slimming effect.

Hope that helped. Enjoy the wedding celebration and Please do share this article with your friends and family (via Facebook/Twitter etc)

K Kiss

BusyB on September 07, 2012:

Hi There K Kiss.. reading through the above posts, thanks for providing a forum for these q's (and for answering them!)

I have a family wedding in a months time. in the process of doing my blouses. I'm medium/average height. my problem areas are my large bust and i have a few stretch marks on my tummy.

I'm wearing a kanchi for the wedding but looking for a soft material sarees for the reception snd festivities.

Please suggest blouses that look ok on larger busts (i would LOVE a low cut back but support wise I;m not sure it's feasible?) & wide shoulders. Elegant and simple is what i'm looking for... oh, and slimmingf! ;)

Thanks in Advance! :)

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on August 06, 2012:

Thank you kaveri for stopping by.

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on June 10, 2012:

Hitesh, whatever suits you man. I harbour no grudges against people male or female wearing blouse.

Hitesh Kumar on June 09, 2012:

Hey I am Hitesh CSD, the software engineer. I am a male but i love wearing love blouse.

gny on May 20, 2012:

hey hai i hv a peacock saree .the blouse is kind of patthu

...i would like 2 sew puff sleeve blouse.would it be nc...can u gv me some idea...

Varthiny on May 16, 2012:

nice designs

suganya on May 12, 2012:


I am 20 and next month is my brother's marriage and i have a green and red net saree... what shall i do for blouse design.... i want to look trendy yet traditional.... can u suggest something for me

kalpana on May 09, 2012:

designs r for blouse but i saw sarees ...... sarees were nice........

vital on May 07, 2012:

Hi! I've seen most of photoes about blouse.

I've bought an off white saree with mini black border & large red roses on the middle of both the border & white portion. Material is silk with brasso. Then with which type of blouse I need to go. I'm having blouse material with saree. Kindly reply soon.

himani on April 27, 2012:


ur collection as well suggestion are very nice. i am very confused bcs having heavy body more of pear shape but slightly fatty hands. i have to wear saari . please suggest blouse pattern and i love deep necks dose they suits on my body shape.

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on April 24, 2012:

Dear Sharath, all my blouse designs are given in this hub and other hubs that I have written on saree blouse designs. Please go through them for further design photographs but I am sorry to say that I do not mail designs to email id.



sharath on April 24, 2012:


u r designs r very beautiful ,

i want nice designs for back neck,

thts my mother requeast,

plz send designs to this email id



i hope u will send it


Deepti on April 17, 2012:

Hi, I have a Cyan colored Silk saree. It has Golden Floral patch work all over but not too clumsy and crowded. It also has dark golden and maroon 1 inch lace border. Overall it has simple but elegant look. I wish to stitch golden blouse but as it has two different colors in saree I am not able to decide or should I go with the blouse of the same color as that of saree.

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on April 07, 2012:

Dear Sindu, sorry to keep you waiting but I have been very busy lately with my full time job and don't get the time to answer the comments here on hubpages much. I do like to take time to consider the possible blouse designs before giving my advice. Hope you understand.

I am guessing that the blouse material is also net so will advice accordingly. The curtained back suits almost everyone as long as it is sewn beautifully without creases. I would suggest one thing though - instead of the boat neck given in the curtained back picture - give a sherwani neck (high band neck with). To make the band neck look more gorgeous see if you have any extra border after putting the border on the sleeves. If you do have some extra border then put it on the band neck (about 1 inch in thickness). If you are wondering where to give the opening of the blouse if it is a round band neck and since you can't put the zipper or hook or button at the back. Put the hooks on top of the shoulder(s).

Give a sweetheart lining at the front or a crescent shaped lining at the front (what I mean is the top end of the lining on top of the boson should either be like a heart with a dip in the middle or a slightly crescent shaped lining neck).

The sleeve you can go sleeveless or a short 4 inches cupped sleeve.

Hope that helped.



Sindu on April 06, 2012:

hi, sorry to bother you but I really need some advice, I hope you can reply soon as I have my friend's birthday coming up on the 14th this month


Sindu on March 30, 2012:

Hi, Karishma

how are you? thank you for the hub

I hope you can help me, I bought a net sari, redish brown, it has a 5cm material border green and red) around whole sari, sari has gold sequence work and green theard work. It's pretty grant. Blouse piece is same colour and has border.

I am dark skin skinned and I am average height and have a good shaped body but chubby arms. What blouse design would work for me? The curtained neck, would it suit a dark shinned person?

I sew my blouse my self

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on March 27, 2012:

Dear Maya,

Thanks for the compliment. It would be nice if you could share it with your friends on facebook or twitter :)

Some general tips:-

If you want to go for full sleeve (as in the 6th picture) then please make sure to give a big deep neck at the back to balance out the full coverage of the sleeves.

If you want the neck to be high neck type then keep the sleeves short if not sleeveless (as you do not desire such).

The first picture of this hub/article is one of my very favourite blouse design and I have myself have made a similar one with a short cupped sleeve instead of a sleeveless.

I would suggest making the sky blue designer saree blouse like the first picture as I am guessing the blouse piece given with the saree is also transparent. If the blouse piece does not have designs on the back then I would suggest at least getting some stones (the ones that can be attached to cloth by pressing with Iron to add some glitter to the back).

Also you can't see how the front of the blouse looks in the first picture so you have two options. Making the front part also have lining only to cover from the top part of the bosom to the bottom part of the blouse (you can make the front lining slightly crescent shaped like at the back or go for a more sweetheart type look by making a heart shaped upper part of the lining.

Remember with transparent sarees the blouse must NEVER have the opening at the front (Go for a side zipper or hook).

For the silk green and black saree you can go for design no 6 with full sleeve but as I said earlier give a deep neck (preferably roundish V [Paan or heart shaped] or a basic deep round neck. You could consider attaching tassels/tarcels at the end of the strings attaching the blouse neck but it depends on how the saree really is. go for a wide and deep plunging neck at the front too. The length of the sleeves with balance it all out.

You can also like my fan page on facebook by the name ' K Kiss '

Hope that helped.

Maya on March 25, 2012:

Hello Kiss, great work you are doing helping people on this hub. I need one too,I have my bro-in-law's wedding coming up in may and have purrchased couple of sarees for the marriage and reception. For the wedding I've picked up a green n black combo silk saree and for the reception I got a see through designer sky blue saree with copper border with stone work on border and pallu. I wanted some blouse designs for both, hence was browsing the net and found your website. Loved the designs and patterns and decided on a couple of them. But thought of asking for your advice as well. I'm tall, fair, neither slim nor fat and no sleeveless. I loved the first and sixth blouse design in this hub. Please advice.

Rita on March 22, 2012:

Karishma the saree is semi transparent(sorry forgot tht)

Thankyou so much......ur advice gave me a clear view on exactly what to do...n i understand we get hooked up with wrk n stuff so its it was for wedding i was in hunnry(chill).....thanks so much once again....i will surely mail u my pix to show u d look u designed fr me :)

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on March 22, 2012:

Dear Rita,

I do try to reply as soon as possible but sometimes it's not possible as I have a full time job to fulfil as well. So please bear the delay now and then.

For your wedding, I feel honoured to be in a position to advice you. Well congratulations on your wedding. Golden is a good colour for brides.You failed to mention whether the georgette material is thick or transparent. Since it is your wedding, I would suggest keeping the front neck at least moderately big and deep in order for the jewellery you will wear to sit on exposed skin rather than blouse as then the jewellery will get lost without contrast. You can go for a moderately deep "paan" (roundish V neck) at the front and give a much deeper Paan (or heart type) neck at the back with of course strings attaching the two sides of the blouse with tarsels hanging at the end of the strings. You can also attach a small piece of jewellery/embellishment at the back of the blouse on top of the place of hook.

Keep the blouse sleeve simple and short (about 4 inches).

Remember not to put the blouse opening at the front if the saree is transparent. Put the opening at the back and cover the overlap of the hook area with an embellishment (can even be a brooch).

You should wear the saree normally with the pallu at the back instead of the pallu at the front. When the pallu/anchal is draped at the front it can add pounds to a figure if not pinned up properly.

Hope that helped. Please share my hub on your facebook if it was of any help.

Feel free to make further inquiry if my advice wasn't clear.


seema Sharma on March 22, 2012:

nice design

Rita on March 19, 2012:

and i am fair...(sorry forgot to mention there)

Rita on March 19, 2012:

Hi K kiss... i am getting married next month...and i have bought Georgette saree in golden colour for my reception with a very thin border & the blouse is of the same colour i am 5.7" tall and my vital stats are 38-34-36.....i have a bit of a paunchy belly(m wrkng on it thought)still...would u please suggest a good blouse design for the reception to look slimmer...and how do i drape my saree to hide my paunchy belly...

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on March 19, 2012:

Dear Pooja so sweet of you to come back and inform me that you made your blouse :). With regard to the silk saree blouse you hit it right. The blouse should be kept simple. With traditional silk saree the blouse tends to look more elegant when it is kept basic rather than going wacko with the design. Still consider making the sleeve end right where your elbow joint ends as that length in silk saree blouse is very flattering. Hope that helped. And do read my other hubs on saree blouse designs. Take care

pooja on March 18, 2012:

hi kiss

I have made the blouse like you said well almost the halter neck with the back sort of covered.

It looked great and thank you

What is a good blouse for a silk saree. It is heavy and an expensive designer saree. It is gold art silk and the blouse piece has work all over the material and has border with sequences. The saree is blue and purple. Blouse material is purple.

do you think a plain blouse is good in this case?

pooja on March 18, 2012:

hi kiss

I have made the blouse like you said well almost the halter neck with the back sort of covered.

It looked great and thank you

What is a good blouse for a silk saree. It is heavy and an expensive designer saree. It is gold art silk and the blouse piece has work all over the material and has border with sequences. The saree is blue and purple. Blouse material is purple.

do you think a plain blouse is good in this case?

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on March 14, 2012:

thanks ss

ss on March 14, 2012:


K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on March 13, 2012:

Dear Readers follow "K Kiss" on facebook for more blouse ideas. There I can upload pictures to help you decide which blouse design to go for.

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on March 12, 2012:

Dear pooja,

You could consider making a blouse like picture no 7 in this article/hub (the pink one which has the halter neck type strap). That would definitely make the outfit more trendy. Make the sleeve about 4/5 inches instead of a three quarter.

Alternatively you could make a neck like a sherwani band type neck with a hollow in the front.

pooja on March 10, 2012:

Hi kiss

I'm a kind of person that does not reveal much. I usually wear a sari blouse which has a semi circle neck average depth and with average lengthen short sleeves.

I have got a sari as a gift, don't know what the material is called, but it is very thin and it's a creased material. It is very grand with gold print and looks a bit old fashioned. It's maroonish-purple and blue.

The sari blouse material is maroon with a light border of mirror sequences.

What kind of blouse can I wear that is not revealing but so exciting and makes the sari seem fashionable but also appropriate for a middle age woman.

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on February 26, 2012:

Dear Shreela,

With Halter neck just leave the pallu to hang and rest on your elbow bent. Just take two safety pins and attach the pallu with the halter blouse. Since halters don't have a solid shoulder to attach to, attach the pallu with the back end of the halter blouse with the safety pin. Attach the pallu at the front too just next to the underarm to the blouse.

However, if you want to pleat your pallu and then wear it then you can pleat the pallu and secure it with a fancy broach then just let it rest on your shoulder and attach the pallu to the blouse as mentioned above.

Hope that helped.

Shreela Sen on February 25, 2012:


I usually pin my Saree pallu to the shoulder of my blouse. I'm really tempted to try a Halter neck blouse, but clueless what to do with my pallu !!

Plz help!


K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on February 19, 2012:

Dear Sneha, you are on the right track. When the saree is gorgeous, the blouse should be kept simple. Since there is a bold gold/silver work at the pre-pleated pallu, keep the blouse very simple. Go for a simple yet posh, halter neck which will set off the saree design well. If you are not considering wearing a halter , you can have the blouse sewn with short 4 inches sleeves with perhaps silver piping on the sleeve ends. In that case, make the back of the blouse deep and round. Avoid putting any strings to attach the blouse at the shoulders to keep it from falling. From the description of the saree it can be inferred that it has a modern twist and so the blouse should be kept that way. Avoid giving the blouse any traditional strings at the back.

Sneha on February 19, 2012:

Hi Kiss, Great designs! I have a light yellow/orange designer net saree with light pearls in the body and a bold gold /silver work at the pre-pleted pallu. I have a plain golden colour blouse material along with it. The blouse definitely has to be back-open and also cant be very embellished because of the bold work on the pallu. Suggest a design and sleeves plsss

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on February 11, 2012:

You are welcome mitika. I would really like to see your blouse.

mitika on February 10, 2012:

thanx k kiss..ur suggestion ws of grt help...wud like to share my pic wid u..

K Kiss (author) from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on February 09, 2012:

Dear Rupali,

Since it is a net saree, the blouse can be showed off properly. Consider buying a golden flat flower with embellishments or have one made the size of your palm. Attach the flower on the right hand side of the blouse front, right below the shoulder - near the underarm but not underneath the arm. When you wear the saree with the pallu draped across the upper torso, the flower will peek our and also can be seen through the net saree.

Remember not to give the blouse opening at the front - always put it on the side of the blouse when wearing net saree.

you can make the blouse with net material with lining underneath the torso - put the lining from the bottom end of the blouse till the top end of the bosom - leave the shoulder just covered with net material. Keep the sleeves lining-free. Also keep the sleeve short - about 4 inches not more.

At the back, you can go for a deep scooped neck ending with a point at the back - like a scooped -curved V neck. You can put another flower at the end of the V neck at the back.

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Rupali on February 09, 2012:

waitin for ur earnest reply, as i need to give it to the tailor for stitching...d wedding is on 16th...:)

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