35 Gorgeous Kerala Saree Blouse Designs to try this year || Styling Tips For Kasavu Saree

Kerala sarees also known as kasavu sarees have their own charm and elegance. These sarees are cream in colour the hue of sandalwood paste and have zari border. All these kerala sarees with a rich gold border worn mostly by malayalee women can be paired with a variety of blouse designs and patterns for a different look every time.

These days the kasavu sarees are not just popular in kerala, they are also worn by a lot of women around the globe especially in south India for a classic traditional look. Infact I have spotted many bollywood celebrities flaunting the kasavu saree at prestigious events these days. These celebrities have experimented a lot with the kerala saree blouse designs and came up with some very creative styling ideas to make this classic saree more fun and versatile.

Fashion is rapidly evolving and this change has caught even with the kasavu saree. These days kasavu sarees are available in a variety of designs to suit the tastes of modern Indian woman. A typical Kasavu saree from kerala is ivory in colour with a gold zari border. The gold zari border is real silver dipped in gold and has a dull gold shine. The thicker the border, more expensive the kasavu saree costs. A lot of synthetic kerala saree variations are also available these days if you want the look of kasavu saree without hurting your pocket much. 

In present times you can buy kasavu sarees in copper, gold and silver borders with different widths and pallu variations. I even spotted some hand painted kasavu sarees online but if you want a unique kasavu saree look it is better to play with different kerala saree blouse designs and stick to your good old elegant kasavu saree. Here in this post I bring to you some of the latest kerala saree blouse designs this season. If you have a wedding or a traditional event to attend and cant decide what to wear, get a creative blouse inspiration from this post and bring out that kasavu saree of yours for an effortless stylish look. If you dont already own a kerala saree, then it is time to add one to your wardrobe because this is a classic must have for every desi woman.

35 Gorgeous Kerala Saree Blouse Designs

#1 Cold shouldered kerala saree blouse designs

The latest trend catching up in ethnic wear is cold shoulder. This trend can be seen in anarkalis, lehenga blouses and saree blouses too. If you want a more contemporary stylish look for your kasavu saree then try pairing it with a cold shouldered blouse design . Depending on your personal taste and the occasion you can opt for deep cut cold shoulder or slim cuts.

The cold shoulder is a lovely option and you can get the area around the cut embellished for a more festive feel. Try this pattern as your kerala saree blouse designs and watch all eyes turn to you this wedding season.

#2 Embellished sleeves classic blouse design for kasavu saree

In this age of designer lehengas, anarkalis and gowns many women still prefer the allure of a classic kasavu saree for their wedding day. For a bridal kerala saree look go for classic blouse patterns with embellished sleeves and back. Most women in kerala prefer pairing their kasavu sarees with green, maroon or red blouses but you can experiment with more jewel tones and embroidery patterns.

#3 Rich brocade kerala saree blouse designs

The rich brocade is perfect match for the traditional kasavu saree.  You can use brocade blouses to add a touch of colour to your kerala saree look. Get your brocade blouses stitched with elbow length sleeves with classic neck patterns or bring about variations in sleeve lengths.

Brocade blouse with cap sleeves also makes for good kerala saree blouse designs but with brocade make sure to keep the neckline simple for more elegant look.

#4 Pretty kasavu saree blouse patterns with embroidered back

Grab attention at the next wedding you attend in a kasavu saree paired with a festive blouse featuring embroidered back designs. Instead going for deep cuts and back patterns it is better to let the alluring kerala saree shine in a traditional blouse with interesting embroidering or embellished back. Add a gajra and a pair of jhumkis to your look and you are wedding ready.

#5 High neck Kerala set saree blouse designs

High neck saree blouse designs are quiet in trend and are the more practical design for winters. Kerala saree blouse designs can also have high neck patterns with varying sleeve lengths. For winter wedding you can pair the kasavu with full sleeve high neck blouse for regal look or opt for half sleeves in summers. 

#6 Classic elbow length puff sleeve kerala saree blouse deisgns

Classic puff sleeved blouses are very safe bet when it comes to kasavu sarees. Opt for jewel tones in raw silk and add a thick border for more for more drama.  

#7 Trendy kerala saree blouse design for a contemporary saree look

Feeling experimental? Ditch the regular blouses and pair the traditional kerala saree with a modern blouse design for a fusion saree look perfect for wedding reception, events and parties. This is a tricky look to pull off but if styled right you can make a huge fashion statement.

#8 Traditional  kerala saree blouse designs with puffed sleeves

Puff sleeves are a classic blouse pattern which work beautifully with traditional sarees like silk and kasavu. If you have slim arms then go for more puff but if you are heavier on the arms then go for subtle puff and frill sleeves to give an illusion of being thin.

#9 Stylish sleeveless boat neck kerala saree blouse designs

Boat neck blouse designs look gorgeous on woman of all shapes and sizes. For a full on stylish kasavu saree look try a sleeveless boat neck blouse design.

#10 Embroidered full sleeve kerala saree blouse designs

Full sleeve blouse patterns are becoming very popular these days as they look elegant and regal. For a royal kerala saree look you can pair it with a full sleeved embroidered blouse design.  You can just bring out an existing embriodered blouse and pair with kasavu saree or get one stitched in deep colour and gold embroidery to complement your kerala saree.

#11 Modern halter neck kerala saree blouse designs

Looking for a perfect amalgamation of tradition and modernity ? Pair your kasavu saree with a halter neck blouse design. This look like a combination which is sure to fail but if you try it with a printed halter neck blouse and a simple kerala saree it is sure to work as an impacting party saree look

#12 Light mirror work kerala saree blouse designs

If something exiting and off beat is on your mind then blend the bling of mirror work with classic appeal of kerala saree for a festive saree look. Make sure the mirror work is subtle and light to let the elegance of kasavu shine through. heavily mirror worked blouses can end up looking gaudy with kerala sarees.

#13 Printed kerala set saree blouse designs

Printed blouses actually look very good with kerala sarees. Go for simple prints for more casual look or kalamkari blouses. Prints which are more traditional like paisleys work well buy you can let your imagination run wild and opt for fun prints in colours which complement the kerala saree well.

#14 High neck elbow length kerala set saree blouse designs

#15 Printed kerala saree blouse designs with glam open back

#16 Quirky kerala saree blouse design with sleeves having a modern twist 

#17 Full sleeve kerala set saree blouse designs 

#18 Classic cut kerala saree blouse designs with embroidered sleeve

 #19 Festive gold kerala set saree blouse designs

#20 Cape style blouse design for glam look

My favourite ethnic wear trend this season is the capes and if you havent already paired a cape with saree it is time to try now and with a kasavu saree. Give a modern twist to your kerala saree blouse designs by layering it with a cape. Sheer capes work well with sarees but you an try lace capes beaded capes or even silk capes in gold or white.

#21 Kerala saree blouse designs with sheer sleeves

#23 Kasavu saree blouse patterns with cap sleeves

 #24 Collar neck Kerala Saree Blouse Designs

High neck blouse designs are a rage and you can try them with kerala sarees. Collar neck kerala saree blouse designs are perfect to flaunt the kasavu saree at more formal events.

#25 Fun printed Kerala saree blouse designs  

#26  T-shirt inspired kerala saree blouse designs

#27  Kerala saree blouse back neck with a slit

Back neck patterns are where most creativity happens with blouse designs. A simple slit with button can bring in a subtle charm to your kerala saree blouse designs

#28 Kerala saree blouse patterns in off beat prints

#29 Interesting sleeve detailed kasau saree blouse patterns

If you dont want to experiment too much with your kerala saree blouse designs but still want something which is kind of interesting then opt for interesting motifs and patterns on sleeves. The veena, peacocks, a mesh cut out on sleeve all look gorgeous. You can even just go for an unconventional sleeve length which adds a lot of impact like more than elbows.

#30 Sleeveless kerala saree blouse designs

Teaming the traditional kerala saree with a sexy sleeveless blouse can sound like a disaster on paper but if you have slim arms this is a totally doable combination. To make a sleeveless  blouse work with kasavu saree make sure to keep the pallu unpinned. 

#31 Full sleeve kasavu saree blouse patterns with shoulder detailing

Shoulder detailing in blouses is such an exciting concept instead of the same old embellished sleeves or back. This festive season try kerala saree blouse designs with full sleeves and some drama on the shoulder. 

#33 Kerala saree blouse with 3/4th sleeve and thick border

Sleeves longer than elbow length are getting very popular these days. These kind of sleeves look regal and complement the elegance of kerala saree nicely. a blouse with 3/4th sleeves with a thick border will look gorgeous for weddings or festive occasions.

#34 Gold kasavu saree blouse patterns with simple work on neckline

Gold pairs beautifully with kasavu saree but instead of going for a plain gold blouse get some simple embroidery done on the neckline or sleeves. 

#35 Latest standing collar kerala saree blouse designs for parties

Kerala Saree Blouse designs Styling Tips and Tricks: The Dos and Dont's for Kasavu Saree

  • Experiment with different kerala saree blouse styles: Kasavu saree is essentially a very traditional garment  worn by women in kerala for special occasions. With a few styling tweaks you can make your kerala saree look more modern or keep it classic traditional. For contemporary kerala saree look go for blouses with modern cuts like cold shoulder, deep backs and long sleeves. If you want to the classic charm in your kerala saree look then go for tried and tested traditional blouse patterns like brocade V necks, silk puffed sleeves, cap sleeves with light work etc. 
  • Accessorize right: It is advisable to not go over the top with accesories when wearing the kasavu saree because then the elegance of this traditional attire is lost. Amoccessorize smartly by adding a just one or two statement pieces. Gold jewelery and kasavu is a fail proof combination but if  are the more adventurous kind you can even go for silver oxdized jewellery or diamonds and work it out with kerala saree. For silver jewellery it is better to choose a black blouse and for diamonds go for traditonal indian jewellery designs with diamonds.  The most popular way to style the kerala saree is with temple jewellery and jhumkas.  
  • Belt it: Saree belts are in vougue these days and you can add a gold or a black belt to your kasavu saree to give it more structure. Extravagant kamarbands are what brides prefer for sarees but for kasavu keeping it minimal works like a charm and a metallic gold belt fits the bill perfectly. It is pretty okay to add a belt to your kasavu saree even for festivals or if you are a wedding guest. 
  • New age kasavu saree fabrics: Authentic cotton-silk kasavu sarees cost quiet a bomb and if you are not planning to wear it more than once then look for other fabrics which are synthetic but can give you the cream gold kasavu look for less. For my sisters farewell day kerala saree was the dress code and we brought a Georgette one because she knew she wouldnt wear it again.  Net, Georgette, chiffon and even cotton with synthetic gold border can also look regal. 
  • Add a touch of colour: The ivory and gold kasavu is traditonally paired with gold or cream blouses but you can easily add colour with a coloured blouse. Red, maroon, orange, green and even black works beautifully with kerala sarees. If you dont want a coloured blouse then add colour with accesories like a green glass bangles, red potli or an emerald rani haar. Even flowers can be used to add colour, skip the mogra flower and add kanakambra to your hair bun.
  • Traditional hairstyles with jasmine flowers:  The most elegant way to style your hair is in a bun or braid with mogra flowers when you are wearing a kerala saree. Fresh jasmine flowers can take your look notches up so try adding them.

When to wear a Kasavu aka kerala saree?

* Onam celebrations: Keralites celebrate the 10 day onam festival with a lot of pomp. The kasavu handloom saree is their traditional attire for this festival and if you are a malayali cellebrating onam a kerala saree is what you will be wearing
* Kasavu for brides: Most brides in kerala and some in south India wear the kasavu saree as a wedding attire. If you are a bride planning to wear kerala saree for your wedding day then make sure to pair it with a festive embellished blouse, gold jewllery and south indian jasmine flower hairstyles.
* Farewell outfit: Most college farewels have  adress code and if the dress code for you is sarees then it is a perfect event to flaunt the elegant kasavu saree. Since you are young it is better to opt for fancy modern kasavu sarees which have peacock motifs and coloured borders. 
*Indian wedding guest: If you have been invited to a wedding and cant decide what to wear then turn to the alluring kerala saree which is a fail proof Indian wedding outfit idea. Many celebrity weddings these days have wedding guests dressed in rich kasavu sarees with trendy blouse designs.

Which kerala saree blouse designs do you like the most? 

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