30+ Blouse Sleeves Design To Amp Up Your Wedding Look

Sep 08, 2022

We often come across contemporary, off-beat parts of the outfit that makes the whole outfit stand out, it can be the silhouette, the color of your outfit, the jewelry piece, or the sleeves of your blouse.

Just like everything else at your wedding, even the sleeves of your blouse require the utmost attention and has an area to experiemnt. They add a unique charm to your overall look and you will be surprised to see the array of options we have for the sleeve designs. You no longer have to wear the same, old style of blouses and can choose from contemporary sleeve designs such as ruffled sleeves, balloon sleeves, jacket style sleeves, frill sleeves, or fringes sleeves.

All of these will add extra style quotient and amp up your bridal look. 

Latest Blouse Sleeves Design For Your Wedding Look

Blouse sleeves, if designed a bit differently can change the whole outlook of the ensemble. Even if you are going for a plain and simple saree or lehenga, an off-beat and unique style of sleeves will just be perfect. 

Here are some of the unique blouse sleeves you can pick for your wedding outfits. Whether it's your engagement, sangeet, wedding, or reception, choose to go with something different and turn heads around. 

Dramatic Sleeves

Let’s start with a few dramatic sleeves, shall we? We love an outfit that has a dramatic element because that is what makes everyone go gaga over it. A dramatic blouse sleeve will turn some heads and you would love every bit of that attention. There are quite a few options when it comes to dramatic sleeves.

1. Ruffled Sleeves

Ruffled sleeves are one of the most common, fun yet chic designs for the blouse sleeves and it adds a flowy element to the outfit that looks amazing when worn with a lehenga or saree. 

2. Ruffled Sleeves with 3/4th Length

There are varieties in ruffled sleeves too. You can opt for a blouse to the elbow or a 3/4th length sleeve with a ruffled pattern at the end of the sleeves. With a deep v-neckline, these sleeves look perfect and add a dramatic look.

3. Spaghetti Blouse Accentuated with Ruffles

For the millennial brides, if you are not into too many ruffles, then go for this. Ruffled sleeve but a little sophisticated version and shorter in length like cape sleeves that's also. extending to the sides of the blouse.

4. One-sided Ruffled Blouse

Source: Mani K Jassal

If you are a modern bride who loves to get attention with your outfits, go for this Mani K Jassal one-sided ruffled blouse and be the talk of the town.

5. Ruffled Sleeves Covering your Blouse from One Side to Another

Ruffles do not only have to cover your sleeves but they can be designed in a way that covers your blouse perfectly from one side to the other and accentuate your overall look. You can go for a plain blouse and add embroidered ruffles or can opt for a basic color blouse with ruffles in another color. 

Source: Manish Malhotra

6. Bishop Sleeves

Another dramatic sleeve that we love is the bishop sleeves. They give a dramatic flair but look sophisticated at the same time. Choose fabrics like georgette, or rayon to give a flowy effect. 

7. Cold-shoulder Bishop Sleeves

Source: Mani K Jassal

If you loved the idea of bishop sleeves and want to experiment, then go for cold-shoulder bishop sleeves. Add some embellishments around the off-space of the shoulder to highlight it.

8. Off-shoulder Bishop Sleeves

If you want to go off-shoulder, then opt for off-shoulder with bishop sleeves, paired with your saree or lehenga. It is a gorgeous combination and you can wear a heavy statement choker to complete the look.

9. Balloon Sleeves

Next are the balloon sleeves that look almost the same as the bishop sleeves, but are more voluminous and give a puffed-up look around the arms. These sleeves look very pretty with a pleated dupatta or a saree. 

10. Off-shoulder Balloon Sleeves

Yes, you can opt for an off-shoulder blouse with balloon sleeves too, and it will look every bit gorgeous. 

Bell Sleeves

11. Flowy Bell Sleeves

A lot of brides are seen wearing bell sleeve blouses that gives a very vintage vibe. These sleeves are flowy and very comfortable to carry, especially for your mehndi or sangeet ceremony. 

12. Embellished Bell Sleeves

When going for bell sleeves, you have options to choose the length and fabric of the sleeves. The net fabric bell sleeves with embellishments are very much in trend. 

Cape Sleeves

13. Cape-sleeved Blouse 

Source: Recall Pictures

To the brides who want to ditch the idea of taking a dupatta, go for a cape-sleeved blouse. The cape sleeves touching the floor look like a dream and it pairs perfectly with a lehenga.

14. Off-shoulder Cape Sleeve Blouse 

Source: Junne Couture

The brides who love off-shoulders can opt for an off-shoulder cape sleeve blouse that will give you a royal feel. You can opt for a such design for your Sangeet or Reception night. 

15. Traditional Puff Sleeves

Puffed sleeves blouse is one of the oldest and most common designs, but it has an old-school charm that makes the whole look complete. Puff sleeves are not a new trend but our new-era brides are all about mixing and blending, so don’t hesitate to play around with fabrics, colors, prints, and the length of the sleeves.

16. Cold Shoulder Blouse with a Tasseled Sleeve

Indian actor, Shehnaaz Gill looked lovely in a classic white and ivory chikankari Saree. But what caught our attention the most is her unique cold shoulder blouse with a tasseled sleeve. 

Source: Manish Malhotra

Feather Sleeves

17. Feather on the Shoulder Sleeves

Source: Natasha Dalal Label

Not a fan of plain sleeves or the flowy element? Opt for these unique feather sleeves blouses. If you choose a plain lehenga, a feathered sleeve blouse will add flair to the outfit and will earn you loads of compliments. Feathered sleeves are not something that every bride opts for, as you need to know how to design them to fit your way and look good. Your tailor/designer should know how many feathers will be enough for your sleeves to pair with the ensemble you have chosen for your big day. 

18. Full Sleeves with Feathers

If you do not want to go overboard with the feathers on your shoulders then go for plain or embellished 3/4th or full sleeves and add feathers at the cuff of your sleeves to add the oomph factor.

19. Spaghetti Blouse with Feathers

Love a spaghetti blouse? Go for it with a touch of feathers to add a glam element to the look.

Full Sleeves

20. Plain Full Sleeves

Full-sleeve blouses have a charm like no other. They add a sophistication element that looks elegant when paired with a saree or lehenga. 

21. Embellished Full Sleeves

To make it more glam and shiny, add embellishments to your sleeves. You can also go for heavy embroidery or stone-studded elements.

Source: Everthine by Samar

22. Mirror Embellished Sleeves

Source: Vvani by Vani Vats

If you are not into heavy embroidery or embellishments, then choose this mirrored full-sleeve blouse. It will be comfortable and won’t feel heavy and loud but will look chic. 

23. Tone-on-tone Intricate Embroidered Sleeves

Indian actor, Malaika Arora is highly known for her sartorial choices, and this ivory lehenga designed by Manish Malhotra is one such beauty. If you are looking for something unique and head-turning, then this tone-on-tone floral embroidery on the blouse sleeves should be your choice. Apart from only looking beautiful, it also gives a jacket-style look. 

24. Boat Neck Full Sleeve Blouse Design 

The full-sleeve blouses are very much in trend, especially with a boat neck where you can add a pretty choker and complete your look. 

25. Cut Work & Embroidery Full Sleeves Blouse

The cut work and embroidery with pearls and sequins make the blouse sleeves look more beautiful. This design is apt for all kinds of brides, whether you are petite or plus-size. 

Asymmetrical Blouse Sleeves

26. One-sided Off-shoulder Sleeves

Source: JADE by Monica and Karishma

Another option for the bride who does not want to take a dupatta is to go for these one-sided off-shoulder sleeves that accentuate the neckline beautifully.

27. Butterfly Sleeves

Source: Shriya Som

The off-shoulder blouse with the drop-down sleeves that looks like a butterfly from the front side is another great option for the brides who want to ditch the dupatta. It will give a princessy vibe and we are all in for it.

29. Off-Shoulder Wrap Blouse

This wrap blouse would look amazing if paired with a lehenga. Go for a high pony or a messy top knot with heavy statement earrings or a statement choker. Trust us, you will look amazing!

30. Off-shoulder Blouse with Hanging Fringes

Source: Ivy Weddings

An off-shoulder blouse is always a great choice and if you are open to experiments, go for drop-down fringes with pearls. It's a great pick for a mehndi or sangeet night. 

31. Floral Blouse with Frill Sleeves

Source: Sonam Kapoor

A romantic floral blouse with frill detailing at the cuff is all that you need to wear to your BFF's big day!

32. Pagoda Sleeves

Source: Ridhi Mehra

Indian actor, Tamannaah Bhatia wore this ivory lehenga with a pagoda sleeve blouse that's perfect for a Sangeet or Cocktail night. 

33. Cold Shoulder with Fluttering Sleeves

Source: Manish Malhotra

Kriti Sanon wore this sunshine-hued saree with fluttering sleeves. This outfit designed by Manish Malhotra is a great choice for your BFF's destination wedding or your own engagement ceremony. 

Conclusion

Even small details like sleeve design need attention and time to know whether it will look good on you or not, which fabric will work with which design, if mixing two design elements then which shade of color would look good, heavily embellished or simple, and many others.  But whatever you choose you will look stunning and if you are the one to try new things, these are some unique blouse sleeves design options that you can choose for your wedding ceremonies. 

We would love to see brides embracing their unique side and creating their own trends!

Author: Gayatri GuhaNeha Garg Ahuja

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