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Indian traditional wear is one of the most beautiful and sensual attires in the world. One thing that gives it that appeal is a blouse. For a bride, getting the right blouse is just as important as finding the perfect venue or makeup artist.
The year 2023 is going to be a fashion-forward year, especially when it comes to bridal blouses.
If you are getting married this year, here are the trending bridal blouse designs that you should know about.
1. Heavily Embroidered
From Sabyasachi to Manish Malhotra, you are sure to see a lot of heavy embroidered bridal blouses in their collection. These blouses are usually quite conservative in cuts with full sleeves but they give the attire a royal touch.
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2. Naked Blouse
Naked blouses are the new thing. These are skin fit and have a lot of sequins work on them. These blouses work well with both sarees and lehengas. You are sure to see a lot of these on the runways and of course on our bold brides!
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3. Daring Bustier
Short bustiers with high waist lehenga or saree are a daring choice but if you can pull that right, you are sure to turn some heads around. What’s more? Such a combination can make you look taller even without heels. So, how about sporting it for your mehendi or your sangeet ceremony?
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4. Layered Off-shoulder
Off-shoulders became a hit the moment they made their entry into the fashion world. From traditional to western wear, off-shoulder is everywhere. The latest modification in it is of layers. Designers are now making off-shoulder bridal blouses by adding a flowing upper layer to it which we feel is a brilliant idea.
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5. Fitted Off-shoulder
Another variation in the world of off-shoulder is a fitted blouse. This off-shoulder bridal blouse is body-hugging and gives you a cleaner look. You can keep it simple or get it heavily embroidered, everything will work in this style. A lot of brides have worn this style for their wedding celebrations, which function will you opt for this design for?
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6. Flowing Sleeves
2018 is all about experimenting with sleeves rather than the neck of the blouse. Flowing sleeves are fun and unconventional. You will see a lot of brides flaunting umbrella cut and more this year.
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7. Jacket Blouse
Jacket blouse is another conservative yet, a stylish addition to your wedding trousseau. You can wear these stylish jacket blouses with your lehenga and after the wedding, with your palazzos or sarees as well.
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8. Ruffled Blouse
Ruffle lehengas and ruffled blouses are going to be a huge hit in 2018. Ruffle or frill blouses are quite contemporary. As a bride, you can wear this fairytale blouse on your cocktail or engagement.
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9. Tassel Blouse
One look and you are going to fall in love with these embellished blouses with shimmery tassles. The much in vogue tassels add the right amount of glitz to a wedding celebration and we love to brides in it.
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10. Cape Covered
Cape has taken a new form. Designers are now layering petite bustiers with net capes with heavy work on it. This modern look made its way with Deepika posing for Sabyasachi and now we are witnessing brides flaunting this style everywhere.
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11. Cold Shoulder Blouse
Adding a bit more fun to the off-shoulder blouse, we have cold shoulder blouses. These are just perfect for the brides who are a little shy and are not comfortable in carrying the off-shoulder ones. These look uber-cool and you can easily wear it for any of your wedding functions.
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12. One Shoulder Blouse
Well, if both off-shoulder and cold shoulder don’t sound exciting enough to you, then the bridal style file of 2018 has a solution for that too- one shoulder blouse. With one side having long sleeve and another side with no covering, a beautiful style statement is created with such a design and is sure to get a bride a lot of compliments.
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The year 2023 is all about extremes and is a great year for all the fashion enthusiast brides. The trend is going to swing between risky bustiers and traditional jackets. So all you bride of 2023, keep up with the trend and experiment all you want.