Sarees give you a plethora of options to get dressed up in. From simple and elegant to royal and elaborate, this attire is available in a wide array of designs and colours that make it your perfect companion to any occasion, be it formal or informal. Among the different variants of this ‘Desi’ attire that are available, plain sarees find a special place in every woman’s heart and wardrobe alike. Bluelilys brings you a collection of 5 exquisite, plain sarees complemented by trendy mix-n-match blouses. With the festive season in full swing, these six yard wonders are sure to give you an extra dose of confidence, as you make a style statement at every occasion.
Blue is a hue that brings about a tranquil and calm feel. In deeper shades, the colour has the ability to bring about a royal and regal vibe. This net kota saree in deep blue has just about the right amount of brilliance in it to give you the look and feel of Desi Diva. Teamed with a golden embroidered blouse set on a blue net base, this saree is your best bet for a stunning look this festive season.
Red is a colour that stands out in any crowd. A “Bharatiya Nari’s” wardrobe is incomplete without a saree in this bold hue that signifies prosperity and sensuousness. This bright red saree in chiffon material is the perfect companion to bring out a bold look and create a statement of power. Paired with a trendy cut work blouse in golden colour, this saree is sure to garner you a lot of attention where you go.
Pink is a colour that is generally attributed to, and used extensively by women. From lighter hues like baby pink to brighter or darker ones like candy pink and cherry pink, this color inevitably lends a ladylike quality to any object it adorns. This bright pink chiffon saree with a dull gold border brings out an unmistakable feminine feel. Paired with an embroidered blouse in gold sequin and pink thread, this attire transforms you into nothing less than a fashionista.
Green is a colour that evokes a feeling close to nature. The colour has an enlivening vibe that brightens up any occasion. This light green chiffon saree features golden borders of different widths on either side, and comes with a sequin work blouse in a similar golden colour. This six yard piece boasts of a rejuvenating green hue that adds a refreshing touch to your style.
The beauty of the colour black lies in its ability to create an enticing aura of mystique about the wearer. This black chiffon saree with a dull gold bold is the perfect accompaniment to your evening get-together. Paired with golden embroidery blouse on a black net base, this attire peps up your glamour quotient and adds an allure that is impossible to miss.
A blouse is the one component of your attire that can either make or break your look in a saree. The six yard beauty with running blouses is no longer preferred among the fashion forward. Instead, those with mix n match, designer blouses are the whole new rave. Plain and simple sarees get transported to a whole new level with this pairing, and give you a style that is hard to miss. Here are 5 picks from the Bluelilys collection of mix-n-match sarees that is sure to turn heads at any occasion.
An unusual mix of ‘leaves’
Sarees in off whites and creams give you a look that is filled with poise and finesse. The hue, though often preferred among aged ladies, can look equally stylish when worn by young women. This cream, jacquard net saree with leaf design is bound to bring a calm and composed aura about you. When combined with a gorgeous red blouse in golden-leaf embroidery, this attire makes you a ravishing beauty.
For the love of foliage
Dark and deep blues have a tranquil yet regal appeal about them. This deep blue chanderi silk saree boasts of golden embroidery with foliage patterns, which runs all through the body. Paired with a dull gold and cream lace-work blouse with leaf designs, this attire gives you just the right amount of confidence you need when flaunting a mix n match style.
Plain and print wonder
Nothing beats the beauty of a solid colour saree with a plain gold border, and nothing gets more boring than pairing this beauty with a running blouse of the same design. Precisely why, at Bluelilys, we give an unprecedented twist to this saree by teaming it up with a white blouse piece with an all-over print design. The combination, as off-beat as it can get, gives you the look and style of a model, straight out of a fashion magazine.
Stripes and checks
Geometric patterns make interesting additions on fabrics and garments, and the case in no different with the traditional Indian attire. This saree showcases an elegant, striped pattern of white and gold in chanderi silk. Combined with a pink and gold blouse in chequered pattern, the duo gives you just the right amount of contrast while keeping it subtle.
Plain and print reversed
A plain saree with a printed blouse is fairly popular, and at Bluelilys, we give you a reverse twist to this combination. This white, kota silk saree is rich in a multi colour, floral print design, and is paired with a contrast blouse piece in solid, bright pink colour. The saree is a perfect choice for ladies who don’t shy away from loud designs, and love flaunting all things bold and vivid.
Kalamkari is a type of Indian textile that is hand-painted or block-printed. Translating into pen and craftsmanship respectively, Kalamkari has Indian and Persian roots, and is extensively found and practiced in Andhra Pradesh and other parts of the county. For people who love all things classy and ethnic, this printed fabric is an inevitable part of their trousseau. Here’s a look at five reasons that make Kalamkari the most adorable and lovely product in your wardrobe.
# 5 – Subtly rich
The beauty of Kalamkari comes from its intricate designs and colours that evoke an earthy, natural feel. Devoid of shimmer and shine, this fabric is rich in subtle grandeur and exudes a classic charm. This character of Kalamkari makes it apt for people who dislike loud and vibrant designs and stick to the simple basics when getting dressed.
# 4 – Ethnic Allure
Kalamkari, being a traditional Indian textile in enriched with ‘desi’-ness in every warp and weft that makes it. From flora and fauna based patterns to those of Gods and traditional figures, Kalamkari lends an exclusive touch of ethnicity to your dressing style. These fabrics are graceful every bit, and come from artisans who put in extensive effort to bring out creations with a soul.
# 3 – Natural fabrics
The print or pen work in Kalamkari is predominantly done on natural fabrics, per se cotton. This textile form, at times, can also be found on silk base, which lends it a regal look. Since they are made from natural materials, Kalamkari clothes are skin-friendly, and a lot more comfortable to wear than their synthetic counterparts. This also makes the fabric an apt choice for the Indian weather and climactic conditions.
# 2 – Fit for all ages
Kalamkari fabrics and clothes transcend age boundaries. Kalamkari showcases subdued hues of red, blue, green, yellow, and black in simple and visually motifs and patterns. This imparts a character to the print that make it look as lovely on a little one’s frock as on a young woman’s kurti, or grandma’s saree.
# 1- Can be styled any way
Kalamkari may have loads of ethnicity around it, but it is also one of those ‘Indian’ fabrics that can be styled with a Western outfit to bring in the crossover look easily. Think Kalamkari culottes, waistcoats, jackets – all of these garments look equally stunning and feature a special, stylish, Indo-Western twist apt to bring about a trendy look, and an enticing fashion statement.
As God’s Own Country gears up to welcome its harvest festival Onam, it is time to rejoice in festivities with food, fun, frolic, and above all, new clothes. It is time also to look fashionable and flaunt your style with confidence in Kerala Saree (Kasavu Saree) or Set Mundu (2 piece dhoti set for women that can be draped similar to a saree), the traditional attire of the Malayalam speaking state. Here are five unique styles to try out with God’s own clothing this festive season.
Demure Goddess – This style relies on simplicity to evoke the eternal beauty in a woman. To achieve this look, pick an off-white Kerala Saree or Set Mundu with plain gold zari. Pair it with the traditional coin necklace/pendant and earrings in real gold, and rest assured, you will exude the beauty of the divine goddess.
Bejewelled Beauty – Add a pop of color to your costumes and celebrations with this look. Pick a saree with border in contrast colour and gold, and team it up with a silk blouse of the same combination. Accessorize with necklace, earrings, and bangles in rubies, emeralds, or coloured stones, and achieve that head turning look at any celebration.
Eco – Chic Belle – Lend an eco-friendly, chic twist to your Onam celebrations by opting for printed Kasavu Sarees. Choose from multiple options like a saree with attached Kalamkari border, hand block printed Paisley motifs, or hand painted Lord Krishna designs. Pair your six-yard wonder with painted terracotta jewellery, and you’re ready to make waves with the new-age ethnic look.
Neo – Modern Malayali – Flaunt a classy, film star like look with this style. Opt for a Kerala saree in silk tissue and pair it with a golden blouse in lace, cutwork, or sequins. Accessorize with statement earrings in gold, white stones, and pearl. Keep your neck jewellery free, and let your collar bones do all the style talk.
Desi Keralite – For women who detest the ordeal of having to drape a saree and carrying it with finesse, fashionistas of today have the perfect solution – a salwar set made from the Kasavu Saree. Pick a salwar or Anarkali suit with extensive golden zari work on the body, and pair it with gold jhumkas or Kundan styled jewellery, and rock the royal style with ease.
We love the colour blue and it is very close to our heart, bearing a prominent place even in our name – Bluelilys. As balmy as the summer sky and as tranquil as the deep sea, this hue however has a myriad of tints and shades that give it varied moods beyond what is obvious. When we add a dash of blue to the attire you love the most – saree – a diverse collection of the six yard wonder in this serene hue is born. From cotton to silk and jute net, these sarees are available in a wide range of materials, and suitable for use across different occasions. Here’s our pick of some unique sarees to make you look lovely this season.
Royal Blue Pure Silk Saree with Zari Border
Nothing is more apt than a pure silk saree with a plain gold zari to bring out the depth and beauty of any colour. When blue blends into this combination, a truly traditional attire with a regal touch takes birth. A self-design paisley body in royal blue, complemented by a rich pallu, makes this saree a must have for that family wedding that is but a few weeks away.
Royal Blue Colour Chanderi Saree
It isn’t every day that you wear the traditional Indian costume to your workplace, unless you work as a teacher or the head of some educational institution. However it’s probably a good idea to take cue from India’s wonder women like Arundhati Bhattacharya or Chanda Kochhar and make saree a part of your professional life too. This light weight Chanderi silk, with its simple design and easy to drape features is just the right pick to get you started.
Sky Blue Colour Soft Jute Net Saree with Attached Golden Thread Border
If you are headed to the ethnic day function in college, and want to make a statement with minimalism, then this saree is just perfect for you. With a plain, sky blue body in soft jute silk, and attached, golden-threadwork border, you are sure to exude oodles of sensuous beauty that is hard to miss. Crafted specially for young ladies who have just begun experimenting their tryst with the six yard wonder.
Royal Blue Kota Silk Saree with Mirror Work
Blue is a colour that complements shimmer well, and so, is an apt pick for any party that happens after the sun has set. This royal blue kota silk saree is exactly what you need to wear to the evening gathering with your friends, family, or colleagues. Studded with mirror work on the entire length, this saree is sure to turn all lights on you and make you a ‘shimmering-star’.
Blue And Black Combination Cotton Silk Saree with Zari Border
You’ve been wearing saree for ages and love absolutely everything about this attire. You are always on the lookout for something new, and lo and behold, you chance upon this half-and-half saree at Bluelilys.com. Featuring a combination of rich black and sea blue shades, combined with a golden striped border and pallu, this saree is precisely what will add style and charm to your saree-confident self.
It is that time of the year when God’s Own country celebrates its much awaited festival – Onam. Splendid floral carpets, sumptuous meals, and above all new clothes! For womenfolk, it is time to put their best foot forward in fashion, and bring out their style statement with the 6 yard wonder called the Kasavu Saree, or more popularly, the Kerala Saree.
Lovely ladies, here are 5 ways in which you can stay trendy yet traditional with this piece of beauty in off-white and gold.
- Stay classic – Kerala Sarees derive their charm from simplicity. The basic and most popular design, with the off-white body and golden zari is a classic and timeless piece that is apt for a celebration at home or outside. Pair it with a blouse in golden or contrast colour, and rest assured, you will exude oodles of regal beauty.
- Get ‘attached’ – A simple, yet effective way to lend a stylish twist to your Kerala Saree is by replacing the golden zari with an attached border. Opt for those in lace, threadwork, or embellishments like sequins, and crystals. Team the saree up with a blouse in similar colour or pattern as the border, and you are good to rock Onam celebrations the modern way.
- Go embroidered – Thread work and embroidery in bright colours enhance the charm and appeal of Kasavu Sarees. Keep it classic by picking traditional Paisley motifs or floral patterns that run all throughout the saree, or make the saree look extravagant with elaborate Peacock motifs or Lord Krishna designs on the pallu. Top up the look with an off-white and gold blouse.
- Adorn prints – Another way to enrich the beauty of this traditional Kerala attire is to opt for sarees with hand block prints. These prints pair well with subtle nature of Kerala Sarees and complement their ethnic charm. Team the saree up with a printed blouse of the same design and create a signature style that is truly yours.
- Lend a silver twist – Yet another way to make the Kasavu Saree look more interesting is by opting for a silver zari instead of a golden one. Pick a saree with a plain silver border to retain timeless beauty, or opt for one with jacquard designs in silver, to bring out a regal look. Pair it with a silver cut work blouse and turn heads at any gathering.
Bluelilys.com has never stopped surprising the shoppers and we always keep coming up with new ventures to keep fashion interesting. We have launched a one of a kind exclusive designer boutique which handcrafts bespoke pieces like embellished saris, stone clad lehenga-cholis, and pretty frocks for little princesses, special party-wear and much more. This boutique has been set-up next to the head office spread across an entire floor. The fabulous pieces that are designed in the boutique will be on display at the boutique as well online which makes it that much easier for the customers to have a look and purchase. Our fashion designers and craftsmen at the boutique have been brought in from around the country and this has added to the varied styles of designs and fabrics. Wedding couture is another arena of beautiful work that is done at the studio. Everything from bridal saris, white weddings, lehengas, bridesmaids and flower girl dresses and other occasion wear etc ,and we also undertake theme based weddings. The options for gorgeous materials and decadent lace are endless and the fresh fashionable ways that these are crafted into is more than what you can imagine.
The sari is one of the most versatile attire in the whole world and Bluelilys.com has shown how much more can be done with this nine-yard wonder. We have also launched designs that are true to shape, fabulous cuts and patterns made to suit every size and shape, this is something that not many boutiques offer. Heritage beadwork is undertaken by the native craftsmen which bring a flair of their own to the fabric. All the work taken at the boutique is specially made in-house with a specific set of designers and style consultants. We have tried to bring together a beautiful fusion of culture and contemporary opulence for the divine fashion goddesses out there. This is just the tip of the pinnacle of what we at Bluelilys has to offer.