Some of my first posts on Saree Dreams featured the enigmatic performer Gauhar Jaan. Here she sits in a studio shot, demurely draped in a minimalist white saree with the pallu over her hair in back, and tucked across the front to the waist. She looks rather like a Parsi lady – at least quite different from some of her more usual flashy stage costumes! The blouse appears to be of embroidered velvet, the jewelry simple. She was a complex woman; a singer with a mysterious background and life, very famous at the turn of the 20th century. When I find a new image of her I feel as though I have discovered something about an old friend.
This is the question that I get asked most often.
What are the trendy saree blouse designs these days?!
Here is the first one and expect to see a lot of these next year. – an off shoulder blouse
It was shown earlier this year in Tarun Tahiliani’s show and it looked stunning.
I really should upload my fav 100 blouse designs to share with you.
I was at a fund raising gala yesterday, and I wouldn’t say that the crowd was trendy. Two sarees stood out among 100 or so that I saw. One of them was this black saree and that was notable not because of the saree but because the grace and confidence that the woman wore it with and the other one was exceptional because of the lovely blouse design.
I am thinking of getting google glasses, so I can take pictures of some notable designs that I see… naaa, I wouldn’t do that. I respect people’s privacy too much. I wouldn’t take their picture without their permission, But it would be cool to capture those fleeting moments of seeing perfect designs donned well, don’t you think?
And here is the back view..
Forced to be backless, if you ask me…
It doesn’t have to be this way.
This particular one looks more “naked” than “sexy”..
There are a lots of things wrong with this outfit, drape, placement, color of the saree, the makeup, and yes, even the blouse.
This could have been such a stunning combo. alas..
But I like the corset blouse design with sheer self design net fabric. I think it generally looks better with 3/4th or full size sleeves, but as a design this one is nice.
Tomato red lahenga – self red brocade work and long sleeves black simple blouse.
Not sure about the necklace, but nargis fakhri looks awesome.
Interesting blouse concept; not too flattering, but I like the colors. Thankfully they didn’t try to match it with the border.