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A 2020 blouse design guide for the fashion-forward bride

The right kind of blouse can dramatically elevate your bridal look. We round up a few options of the coolest bridal blouse designs of 2020 that might serve as inspiration.

Here’s how the hierarchy works when putting together a bridal ensemble: A statement lehenga or traditional sari, followed by the blouse. But the fast-evolving bridal trousseau in India now comprises of blouses re-imagined in a number of ways. The blouse today has the potential to be a hero piece that uplifts an ensemble. Here are some beautiful designs we came across that are perfect for the 2020 bride.

Plunging neckline, elbow-length 2.0

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Image: Courtesy Sabyasachi Instagram

The trend might have been ‘done to death’, but the reality is that designers like Sabyasachi and Tarun Tahiliani have rolled out many contemporary renditions that involve patchwork, heavy gotta patti, and hand-painted designs.

Dramatic sheer

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Image: Courtesy Tarun Tahiliani Instagram

Leave it to maestro Tarun Tahiliani for aligning a number of elements seamlessly to create perfection. Case in point being this sheer blouse featuring gota work and embellished with crystals and fringes.

’80s are back

Extra sharp puffed shoulders are making a comeback. Imagine blouses with heavy embroidery and dramatic puffed shoulders that’ll make you stand out.

Mesmerizing mirror work

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Image: Courtesy Abhinav Mishra Instagram

Mirror work is an Indian signature. If you want to opt for bright-hued mirror work blouses, Abhinav Mishra Instagram feed has plenty suggestions.

Bold bralettes

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Image: Courtesy Papa Don’t Preach Instagram

Planning a beach wedding? How about a bralet that’s in keeping with the vibe of the location. Take cues from a number of sexy blouses created by Papa Don’t Preach‘s Shubhika Davda.

Minimal off-shoulder

Bridal blouses

There are plenty of options for off-shoulder blouses, so we suggest adding a spin to it with different materials. Velvet has our vote.

Dependable full-length sleeves

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Image: Courtesy Ekaya Instagram

You can hardly go wrong with a full-sleeved blouse. Bright, solid hues make a statement, as do designs with heavy embroidery. Take cues from this stunning Ekaya ensemble.

Peplum and ruffles

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Image: Courtesy Sue Mue Instagram

We know peplums and ruffles are a part of the trend wheel, but the trick is in seeing both the trends through a contemporary frame. An off-shouldered blouse with ruffles toes a boho-chic, while peplums are a flattering silhouette. These Sue Mue blouses are everything.

Simple sleeveless

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Image: Courtesy Shyamal & Bhumika Instagram

We love the cool, millennial vibe this velvet, sleeveless blouse by Shyamal & Bhumika exudes. Paired with a traditional lehenga, it ups the ante with its cowl design.