Trending – Long Sleeve Choli

Bipasha Basu - long sleeve choli

Bipasha Basu – long sleeve choli

Winters have not yet left us completely. And wearing full sleeve blouses shouldn’t be a problem, more so that they are pretty much in vogue. I went to a wedding last evening and saw the bride, brides-to-be friends, bridesmaids and relatives in full sleeve cholis. Not only with a saari, but also with a lehenga. I think Mandira Bedi can forget about the spaghetti strap blouses that made her a household sensation overnight. The current trend is to ditch the no sleeves or mega sleeves look and go for anything longer than the normal sleeve length.

Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor wearing vintage style half sleeve blouse

It’s prudent to cover yourself up when there is nip in the air. The longer the sleeve, the better it is! Even sleeves with churi (ruches) and sleeves with ruffles are doing the rounds. Is vintage fashion coming back? May be yes, the long sleeve blouses were very much part of yester years saari clad beauties who were regulars at the Derby. It was their wardrobe staple. Even the royal women used to cover themselves in long sleeve blouses. Velvet sleeves, net sleeves, cutouts, embellishments, you name it and you will find it in long sleeve choli choices. In India, it is a peak season for marriage and definitely long sleeve choli is much in demand.

Priyanka Chopra desi girl

Priyanka Chopra in long sleeve blouse

Even fashion designers have dabbled with various versions on the ramp. There is an old world charm to it. So, if you are a fan of retro fashion then you will certainly like this trend.


Bipasha Basu ethnic

Bipasha Basu in a longer than normal sleeve

Now the question arises, how to wear one without any faux pas. Select the fabric as per the weather. If it’s too cold then go for velvet, and if it’s just breezy then go for blended silk. If the weather is going to be warm then choose net or cotton. Choose the design as per the occasion. If its party or marriage ceremony then opt for backless and string design otherwise keep it simple. Embellishments, sequins work, brocade work should be as per the occasion as well. Wear jewelry to compliment the overall ensemble. Very heavy jewelry in the arms is not recommended till the time you are not opting for three-fourth or half sleeve choli.  Bollywood is not far behind. In the recent past, many celebrities like Aishwarya Rai, Sri Devi, Bipasha Basu, etc. have been seen in long sleeve cholis.

Sridevi in saari

Sridevi in a long sleeve blouse

What is your take on this? Are you good to wear a long sleeve choli?

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