The latest edition of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 has aimed for an interesting and out of the ordinary approach to fashion, bridal couture, ethnic ensembles, festive wear and more. Needless to say, the nation has religiously followed India’s most prestigious fashion extravaganza which was a 5-day long affair and the line up of the outfits and trends were to go by. From done-to-death traditional bridal lehengas to modern silhouettes; designers has just pick the fresh and the best with dramatic details.

As we saw the introduction of new dimensions, features and freshness added to the sassy numbers, there was something that the designers reinterpreted to push the boundaries of fashion. The blouses and the cholis got its due attention giving loads of inspiration to the brides-to-be in return. The in-hand tasks of the ladies and brides were made easier with fun, flirt and glamorous blouse designs. Let’s have a quick rundown of the innovative pieces from the grand fashion gala that was held at St. Regis, Mumbai.


Go Knotted-Up

One of the best names from the fashion world, Jayanti Reddy presented an exciting line of couture, high on glitz and glamour. The models ruled the runway with her creative amalgamation of knotted-up blouses. The designer beautifully uplifted the traditional style blouses with fun silhouettes and pattern that are more of the moment. The delicate tying knots on the front gave the breathtaking blouses some structure and spruced up the overall look of the models. The statement designs in knots were just about twisting and tweaking the old-school ‘dori’ designs. We still can’t get over how beautiful Pooja Hedge, the designer’s muse looked on the ramp as she sashayed wearing the choli with naughty knots. The collection ‘Benares and Beyond’ was a complete guide and style inspiration for those looking to experiment with different blouse designs to become the talk of the party.


                           Jyanti Reddy Lakme Fashion Week  

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Plunging V-necklines

If you want the limelight all to yourself, go for the evergreen looking V-necklines. The plunging pattern is not new to the runway or the red carpet but the appeal of the classic and traditional neckline is matchless and can always get you a place on the fashion parade. Yes, the collection showcased by designer Jayanti Reddy got the mainstream staple back for good. And Bollywood actress Ananya Pandey was surely an influencer for the same as she graced the ramp in a heavily embroidered peach coloured lehenga with matching V-neck blouse. The traditional V-neckline looked like an ultimate closet essential and was like an old wine in a new bottle. The desi blouse pattern is already a trendsetter of sorts and can be rocking with sarees and lehengas for the wedding rituals and events. You can also mix and match the blouse with tons of other ethnic items of your wardrobe.



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Fragrance of 3D Blooms

The colour and the aroma the 3D-flowers spread at the Lakme Fashion runway have made us feel fresh and happy. Designer duo Gauri & Nainika took to flower contouring and used creative 3d flowers as one of the hottest trends in creativity with the blouses. Big bows, big frills and big flowers were the biggest fashion trends we could see on the ramp this season. Be it for cocktail party, reception or other formal events, addition of bold and big petals on your dresses can take your fashion game to the next level. The gorgeous blouses with bold and big sequined flowers can accentuate your overall look turning you into a showstopper. So, this season, the brides-to-be or bride squad can make their wedding look a bit unconventional and easy-breezy with a flower-etched blouse design. Well, you can tone down the big bold flowers into a smaller one as per your taste and needs. You can pair the oh-so-chic blouses with your sarees as well as lehenegas.


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Taste for Trapeze

Fans and fashionistas were in for a visual treat when designer Punit Balana stunned everyone with his ‘Rabari’ collection. We got to witness the couture high on style, drama, colours, fabric and make. The artist’s idea was to create a peculiar style for women who can be easy-breezy even while they are clad in their heaviest ethnic ensembles. And that was successfully done through his fluid trapeze blouse. Trapeze comes as a breather for those who wish to flaunt something interesting without being locked up in tight cholis. The quirky and spirited trapeze is forgiving and suits almost everyone without having to worry about their waistline or weight. We suggest pairing it with a lehenga, skirt, dhoti pants or even sarees for that ultra-chic look. Moreover, asymmetrical patterns can be more playful to add it to your wardrobe right away.


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Risque Blouses and Cholis

It certainly sounds risky but Manish Malhotra’s collection for Lakme Fashion Week’19 was actually quite balanced and was easy to be embraced. The ace designer took the bold theme to the whole new level with a great sense of style and balance. Pulling of the blouses looked effortless and there was certainly no risks involved as far as boldness goes. Sri Devi and Boney Kapoor’s daughter Khushi Kapoor who represented the designer’s collection named ‘Maahrumysha’ wasn’t afraid to experiment with the risqué style which is ahead of fashion game. Another damsel who looked drool-worthy in a risqué fashion statement and gave us fabulous fashion moments was Katrina Kaif who set the stage on fire. So, now those who can have bold vibes to their desi avatars can have their picks.


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Strappy Story

Straps have always been a style staple for those who want it hot and bold. The versatility of the design makes it a go-to choice to be teamed up with Indian as well as Western outfits. Karisma Kapoor paired a Manish Malhotra stunning black saree with a daring cut-out halter blouse. The strappy backless blouse added up to the entire look of the ravishing six-yard wonder adorned with overall sequins. Well, what better way to set a trend at your glam events than an ultra-chic designer blouse. The effortlessly romantic and edgy blouse is the perfect choice for Gen-Y brides.


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Jazzy Jacket

It’s time to champion the jacket-style blouse or tops with your sarees, skirts, lehengas and other ethnic outfits. From a colourful sangeet function to a mehndi evening to even a morning rituals, the jacket blouse designs are quintessentially trendy and have become a rage. Traditional designs and modern versions in heavy embroidered and tassels were few of the different routes that the designer Payal Singhal took to showcase her collection ‘PS20’. Infact she screamed out the tassel trend loud through her muse Shibani Dandekar and actor Farhan Akhtar on the ramp. Paired with multicoloured skirts and lehengas, everything about the jacket blouses looked so fun and funky. The jacket gives a feeling of comfort and the freedom of covering yourself up in a stylish way. The bohemian-inspired style of jacket looked so pristine on each and every model. The blouse fabrics like organza, tulle and crepe were other eye-catching aspects of her beautiful collection.

Designer, Rajdeep Ranawat too showcased his ‘Sindh’ collection through his creative pieces of jacket-cum blouses. Inspired by Victorian vintage costumes and French renaissance movies, his collection added a much-needed oomph factor to the entire gala. Brides having a nomadic side to them can go for his bold and beautiful jackets.


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Hatke Halter

Punit Balana’s ‘Rabri’ collection tells a different tale altogether. It is all about efficiency meeting the style.  What we say looks true when fashion icon ad Bollywood diva Shilpa Shetty sashayed the ramp in a beautifully done mirror-work halter choli. The embodiment of fashion goals, Shilpa Shetty featured a trendy halter pattern in textured fabric that she paired with a vintage skirt. The cool and light style is a lot of inspiration for sangeet, mehndi, haldi and pre-wedding rituals. We have also loved the designer’s ode to the handloom and artwork done by ‘Rabri’ Women. Well, this blouse design is a one-of-a-kind if you wish to keep it simple and trendy.


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                           shilpa shetty lakme fashion week


Stripes Are Here To Stay

Actress Diana Penty looked preppy and cute as she walked the ramp for Ridhi Mehra’s ‘An Ode To Heirlooms’. She made a fashion statement in a beaded bold striped blouse and heavily embroidered lehenga. The third day of fashion gala gave stripes a much needed fashion twist with an addition of pearls and embellishments to the beautiful blouses. You can cherry pick the stripes and bead look for your blouse from this fashion event. Though the beads and stripes are evergreen, the designer modified the trend as per the modern taste. The colour palette and the style were pleasing and soothing too. The brides who follow ‘less is more’ mantra can opt for the wonder stripy pieces.


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Bewitching Blazers

Yes, you heard it right and here is how you can wear blazer with your ethnic numbers without going over the top. Genelia D’souza flaunted straight out of a fairytale look at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 for designer Saroj Jalan’s blazer-inspired blouse creation. Well, blazer sounds bizarre in blouse department. Isnt it? But the bubbly actress made it look all normal as she completed her look with loads of oxidized jewellery. With ‘BANJI’ Saroj Jalan added a unique dimension to her autumn winter 2019 collection by recreating the new blouse trend for today’s modern and free- spirited brides. Light detailing and matte shades can help balance the look of a blazer.

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Be the cynosure of all the eyes in the most sensuous and fab blouse avatars. The luxurious and the stylish collection from the Lakme Fashion Week 2019 are clear style winners and major trend setters for the upcoming festivities and wedding season. Have your way with the best and the most dramatic versions.