Indian cinema has seen a sea of changes over the time the leading ladies have experimented with their attires since time memorable. Sarees have seen many changes but it’s the blouses that get a new look every time. Gone are those days when high neck and long sleeves were in. Now “Less is more” is the trend and why not show off the perfect figure and flawless skin of today’s leading ladies.
The earliest evidence of an Indian blouse is Kachuli, an unstitched piece of cloth stretched across the bosom and knotted at the back. From that humble beginning emerged the backless choli of today. In the black white era women preferred wearingcotton sarees with balloon sleeve blouses. Then came cotton sarees and printed blouses. Bengali style sarees and printed cotton sarees were in vogue.
Then came the era of the soft, lacy, full sleeves blouses worn over cotton and Benarasi silk sarees. In the 1970’s saree saw a change in its length. It became five yard and was called the panchwari sarees. In the five yard saree, the throw or the loose end of thesaree was small. In a film called Brahmachari, the leading lady Mumtaz draped her saree in a very different way, this became a style statement and even today designertake this as a reference point. In 1980’s chiffon became “the saree” for films. These sarees enhanced the perfect figure of the heroines. The blouses worn with these plain transparent sarees were high neck halter and noodle strip.
The Indian brides takes their tips for wedding sarees from the on screen divas.Silk, chiffon, georgette sarees beautified with intricate embroidery designs, differentpatterns, with amazing work of sequins, stones, beads, zari & zardozi, developed indifferent enchanting colour range, perfectly match different season and occasions.