From power dressing to participating in the game of attraction – black is the color to go for! Black is perhaps the only color that literally suits each and every skin tone and complexion. No one can go wrong with a black outfit – be it a black dress or a black saree with a black saree blouse. Black is also extremely popular when it comes to sarees and ethnic wear and this is exactly why one needs to be a bit careful while choosing the perfect saree blouse for yourself.
Everyone has one or two simple black saree blouses in their wardrobes but what they don’t have are those black blouses that can act as absolute game-changers in case of their personal fashion. A good black saree blouse with a complementing saree can make you look like the boss-lady or an epitome of sensuousness. Check out our list of 25 looks to determine which black saree blouse look will suit your personality.
The Black Ikkat Blouse
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Ikkat is a traditional weaving pattern – an art form practiced in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. The bright and warm colors used in ikkat weaving go really well with a jet black background. Hand-woven and hand-dyed, a black ikkat blouse should go well with your handloom sarees in yellow, orange, white and red. This particular blouse has thick mustard borders adjacent to the sleeves and red piping all along the blouse.
For your black chiffon and see-through sarees, you need a blouse that looks smart and fits well. It goes without saying that traditionally cut blouses don’t go with the sensuous look that black chiffon sarees can create. In this case, a black chiffon saree with sequin details has been paired with a sleeveless blouse resembling a bralette. This black saree blouse has strips of cloth used as designs near the neck and shoulder area.
Embossed Motifs & Gold Print
This blouse is uncommon in the sense that embossed patterns are seldom found on black fabric. The blouse is also ornate with gold print floral details. The wearer has paired it with a yellow saree. The blouse also has a unique cut. The boat neck blouse comes with bell sleeves.
Black Blouse with Pearl Details
Want an out-and-out traditional look with a black saree? Invest in this kind of a blouse. This black silk blouse has a unique border near the sleeves and at the neckline. There are thick stripes of rice pearls that go surprisingly well with the rich black shiny fabric. The pearl strip is followed by floral sequin detailing. With such a black saree blouse you can easily pair a traditional Kanjivaram or Chanderi Saree. Such a gorgeous blouse eliminates the need of heavy jewellery around the neck.
Zari Motifs on Black Silk
If you are looking for a traditional black blouse which is not too heavy on the bling factor, you can go for a blouse of the kind in this picture. This blouse has been created out of black silk and has sequin and zari embroidery on it. The sleeves have been designed with floral and bird motifs in zari. It has been paired with a plain red saree.
The Printed Top Style Blouse
The Full-Sleeve Black Crop Top
Crop tops are the new age blouses. This is because, a crop top is easy to wear and can be used to mix and match with various sarees. In this particular case, a baby pink chiffon saree has been paired with a black crop top and it looks great together! This is the age of contrast pairing and a black full-sleeve crop top goes a long way as a black saree blouse.
Black Net and Embroidery Blouse
These blouses are strictly used for occasional purposes and match only a few types of sarees. This a net blouse with elaborate embroidered detailing at the back.
This blouse is not backless but gives a similar impression in an aesthetic and sensuous way. Such blouses come with their own innerwear. Such a blouse is the highlight of the look and should be paired with simple black chiffon or georgette sarees. They have a non-traditional style.
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Black Sleeveless Blouse with Golden Embellishments
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This is a classic piece to have in your wardrobe if you are fond of wearing plain silk black sarees. This is a sleeveless silk black saree blouse with clean strap sleeves and golden zari and sequin details on the bust area of the blouse. You can pair it with a similar plain black silk saree with minimal embellishments.
The Black Top
A lot of women these days are pairing sarees with tops. If you are interested in the style, you can definitely go for a black top. Take for instance this black peplum top which has some details near the neckline. The top has been paired with a multi-colored cheque saree. Though nothing in the saree matches the blouse, they look so good together.
Black Kantha Blouse
Black & White Cheques with Floral Details
What a black blouse does, a black chequered blouse also does the same! A black and white chequered blouse is a must-have in your wardrobe if you are fond of fusion fashion. This plain blouse, in the picture, has been made unique by the addition of the floral appliqued strip on the neckline. The floral strip adds a dash of colors.
The Block-Print Blouse
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Block prints impart an amazing ethnic vibe to a particular look. A block print black blouse goes with almost all colors. In this case, the wearer has paired a three-quarter sleeve block print black saree blouse with a burnt orange block print saree. She has added antique silver jewellery to complement the look.
Black Halter Neck Blouse
It is unbelievable how a simple black halter neck blouse goes equally well with a designer as well as a traditional saree. In the picture, we can see a simple halter neck black crop top that has been paired with a black and white printed silk saree along with silver junk jewellery.
Black Ajrakh Blouse
Ajrakh dyeing art form can be traced back to the Indus Valley Civilization. Though initially, this tribal art, practiced in the Kutch area of Gujarat, involved only indigo and red natural dyes, nowadays, it is found in all colors. Good quality Ajrakh prints are also widely available. Such an Ajrakh print black saree blouse or crop top is sure to go with a lot of ethnic sarees in your wardrobe.
The Mirror-work Blouse
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Mirror-work gives a quintessential ethnic look to every outfit. A black blouse with mirror-work is that versatile piece of clothing in your wardrobe that be contrasted and worn with any ethnic saree. If you are struggling with a cotton saree which looks too dull try pairing it with such a blouse. Such a blouse will immediately glam up the attire.
The Black Top & the Belt
It is the age of fusion-wear, many women are wearing interesting accessories with saree. Some are even replacing the traditional jewellery – a kamarbandh – with the modern belt! Here, the wearer has juxtaposed an ethnic silver belt with a cotton Ajrakh print saree. To enhance the look she is wearing a plain black sleeveless top with the saree. The belt not only looks good and unique but also keeps the shape of the attire in place.
Sleeveless Embroidered Blouse
You may not be too fond of experimenting with a black saree blouse. In that case you can go for something as sleek and simple as this one. It is a sleeveless, boat-neck black blouse in a glossy material. It has floral golden embroidery at the top and bottom corners of the blouse. The blouse also has an elegant golden piping at the waist-end.
Heavily Embroidered Black Blouse
You may want to have a heavily embroidered black blouse in your collection. Just like a mirror-work blouse, a heavily embroidered blouse goes with a huge range of ethnic sarees. Heavy embroidery also ensures inclusion of numerous colors on the black surface. This one has elbow-length sleeves with heavy embroidery and stone work.
Black Blouse with Bow Tail
Such a unique blouse is a perfect choice for all your cocktail sarees. Though a simple, three-quarter sleeved blouse with a slit at the back, what makes it unique is the addition of a long bow tail detail at the back. This enhances the elegance factor a lot! This black saree blouse is simple yet stylish and great for party-wear.
Full-sleeve Black Blouse
Sometimes, the simplest things look the most elegant! This is a plain jet black full-sleeve cotton blouse that can be paired with any cotton saree. Just to enhance the glam-factor, a line of tiny mirrors adorn the simple round neckline. The blouse has been paired with a cotton ikkat saree in a combination of white, pink and black.
Black Blouse with Collars
This is another example of a simple blouse made different with slight change in cut. This simple black saree blouse has collars instead of a tradition round, square or V-neck. The collar has been made to look glamorous by using golden embroidering. The blouse as elbow-length sleeves. This blouse has the ability to make the wearer look extremely smart and confident!
Simple Black Blouse with Frill Sleeves
As we are discussing simple blouses here, this one can’t be missed. This is a plain elbow-length, round neck black blouse in a glossy fabric. It can be worn with any ethnic saree. What makes it unique is the addition of frill details at the end of the sleeves.
The Boho Black Blouse
Our list just had to end with this masterpiece of a black saree blouse. Just like white, black makes a great background for colors. It is clear that this blouse has been inspired by the Banjara or tribal fashion of Gujarat and Rajasthan. The elements reminiscent of a tribal choli are the tie-up closure at the back, use of silver strips and mirrors and use of strips of colourful clothing all across the three-quarter sleeves. If you are a lover of boho fashion, you just can’t afford to miss such a blouse in your collection.
Black is a color that allows experimentation. It is such a color that you can’t go wrong with. So we suggest that apart from owning a few conventional black blouses, a few ethnic pieces and few for cocktail evenings, invest in one or two that would allow you to dress up according to the rules of fusion fashion. A black saree blouse with bell sleeves, a black top or a crop top can really change your fashion game. Checkout more saree blouse designs.
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