Top 10 High Neck Blouse Desingns

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‘The less skin you show, the sexier you look!’ –Coco Chanel

There’s a thing about long sleeves and high rise necklines. They compliment every woman irrespective of age, body type or profession! The elegance of covering up can never be denied. Couple that with the traditional Indian classic saree and wow! There we see royalty! The trend of high neck blouses in an array of styles has been gaining pace recently. Thanks to their vintage appeal and an irresistible Victorian aura.
Of late, many celebrities from the film and fashion world have been making appearances in different variations of high neck blouses and trend gurus are swearing that this popularity is here to stay. Choosing a saree becomes quite effortless in case of a high neck blouse. This is because such blouses gain all the attention by being the focus of an ensemble.
High neck variants
High neck blouses can be designed in so many ways. Depending on personal taste and occasion, women can make their choice. Usually, a high neck blouse nullifies the need to wear a neck piece but if your blouse is free of any surface ornamentation, you can go for broad traditional Indian chokers. Fat cuffs and bracelets add a polished finesse to these blouses.

  1. Mandarin collar
    Mandarin Collar

    Mandarin Collar


    Inspired by the Chinese Kimono necklines, these blouses are ideal to be worn with classy cotton sarees, Kanjeevarams as well as bold printed drapes. An up do or a messy braid and big catchy earrings would complete the look perfectly
  2. Turtle neck
    Turtle Neck

    Turtle Neck


    This is best for the winter season. Besides protecting your throat completely, a turtle neck blouse that is only decorated around the edges would spare you the worry of choosing the right necklace
  3. Nehru neckline
    Nehru Neckline

    Nehru Neckline


    Yes, now in women’s wear too! This style of a high neck blouse is very popular due to its comfort and simplicity. This neckline goes with all kinds of sarees given that you know how to pair it up right
  4. Half jacket!
    Half Jacket

    Half Jacket


    This is absolutely the most unique trend in Indian blouses. A printed or embroidered shrug or half jacket matching with the saree is worn on top of a high neck blouse which could be with or without sleeves. Wear a statement ring on your finger and sport a messy bun or loose wavy hair on one side. You are all set to make an impression!
  5. Shirt collars
    Shirt Collars

    Shirt Collars


    High neck blouses with formal shirt collars look smart but can be tricky to carry off. Full sleeves generally don’t go very well with this neck line. It is better to stick to a halter cut. Loose hair, hoop earrings and an oversize bag would go best with this design
  6. However, it is important to note that the backless- sleeveless variant is only for those with toned arms and back

  7. The V neck
    V-neck

    V-neck


    A deep V neck gives an illusion of height.This design especially for women with who are short. Combine this design with a Mandarin collar and you can define elegance.
  8. The Star studded high neck
  9. Star Studded high neck

    Star Studded high neck


    In case you want to skip jewellery then adone a high neck with intricate embroidery which starts from the collar to the yolk in a semi-circlular pattern. Usually this design is complete with full sleeve. Black is a dominant colour for this design

  10. Sheer high neck blouse
    Sheer High neck blouse

    Sheer High neck blouse


    This gives a very glamorous and new avatar to the ordinary sleeveless blouse. Give the sheer effect on the neck and the sleeeves (short or long) and you are ready with a blouse for the evening wear
  11. High collar halter neck
    High Collar Halter Neck

    High Collar Halter Neck


    This is a very glamorous style, can have various combination in this as well :
    combine the high nect halter with sheer, one can also keep it simple with just embroidery on the neck and the base and wear it with a ‘ulta pallo’ and it sure is going to one head turner
  12. In-cut sleevless high round neck :
    This pattern allows you to show off the well toned arms
  13. Boat neck
    Boat neck

    Boat neck


    A high boat neck is also a good option for flaunting your collar bone and still have a non- revealing look. Going for a well defined border , be it embroidered or a velvet add on is also a good way of styling this patter
The add ons

Satya Paul design blouse

Satya Paul design blouse


High neck blouses keep growing more beautiful as designers keep coming up with unbelievably gorgeous ideas. Recently, a Satya Paul piece turned heads because of its sensational appeal. This high neck blouse was plain at the front. Green in color, there seemed nothing special about it. But the moment the back was revealed, all were stunned. The entire back was designed in a sheer scallop pattern decorated with lines of beads and tear-drop crystals!
Creativity in fashion knows no bounds. High neck blouses can be experimented with endless ideas and unusual elements. They need not always be full sleeved but maintain the elegance nevertheless. Sheer sleeves that simultaneously hide and reveal skin is quite eye catching. Heavy embroidery, mirror work and jewelled embellishments covering the entire area around the neck and collar bone create a gorgeous Indianness while adding substance to the get up. Such heavy pieces are best worn with comparatively plainer sarees and hairstyles that do not conceal the pattern. In case there are strings and tassels at the back with plain fronts, more decorative sarees would be better.

For a much younger look, try a high neck blouse that is free of ornamentation but covered in intricate prints or stripes. This design is ideal for wearing with a plain and monochrome saree. Opt for a sleeveless variant in this case if you like and pick up a trendy bag or clutch.

Author Biography
D’ipanjenah Ali Ghoshal D’ipanjenah is an artist and designer from NIFT. Apart from painting and fashion, her appetite for creativity also encourages her to write poetry, blogs and papers. She also plays the guitar in her leisure time and loves reading. She is a traveller and coffee fanatic too. D’ipanjenah currently resides in New Delhi with her two year old cat!

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