Flirty, sheer, frilly and uber feminine...the season of sheer blouses is back. To begin with, a blouse doesn’t necessarily come in a particular shape, it can be loose fitting or A-line, with collars, or without it.
What to look for ...
Sheer fabrics like georgette, chiffon, net, lace and even linen rule the season. “I think straight A-line blouses look chic and it’s an easy silhouette to carry,” says designer Varun Sardana.
If you are looking for some embellishment then subtle embroideries, pleating, ruffles, and layers in the front is enough to set you for the day. The markets and stores are also filled with stripes, pin-striped and wide-striped, for spring summer.
What colours you should wear depends on the occasion and time of the day. Wear very light pastels and whites during day and “deeper tones such as purple and maroon, blue for the evenings,” suggests designer Rahul Jain of Sirali.
How to wear them
Team ’em with “jeans, short skirts that are heavily embellished, high-waist trousers, and boy friend jackets. As for a piece of jewellery, a necklace looks good with a blouse,” says designer Nimirta Lalwani.
Wear a fitting top with loose flowy skirts and wear loose tops with fitted pants or a slim skirt. You should not wear a very fitted, structured top. Wear mega sleeves or a three-fourth sleeves, but not full sleeves.
Buy them here ...
For cheap and chic options, head to Sarojini Nagar or Janpath. For Rs 150, you can pick up light, flirty shirts and get the best of blouses.
If your budget is a little higher then check out a mall near you for brands like Westside, Shoppers’ Stop or Globus where you can buy these blouses ranging between Rs 600 to 1,200.
Benetton, S Oliver — Rs 1,600 to Rs 2,500
Check out Ogaan and Kimaya for designer stuff above Rs 5,000 - 10,000
For high-end luxury: Alberta Ferretti (Rs 30,000- 40,000)
Moschino Cheap & Chic (Rs 15,000- 25,000) and Lanvin (Rs 40,000- 50,000)