Boat Neck Blouse Design Ideas – Necklines can definitely make or break the look of your blouse. You cannot underestimate the impact they have on the overall look of your outfit. There are so many necklines to choose from for flattering different body types.
Even though people believe that round necklines are the most versatile but in my opinion, a boat neckline (bateau neck design) is your best bet if you want to look more angular with slim, widened, and extended narrower shoulders.
You can always rely on boat neck designs as they can complement almost all types of sarees pretty easily. You must have seen your favourite celebrities and bloggers looking alluring and flawless in boat neck blouse patterns. The interesting thing about this pattern is that it can suit any body type and can be paired easily with either minimalistic or formal sarees. You can further customize and adjust the neckline according to your style and comfort.
How To Style A Boat Neck Blouse?
A boat neck blouse is graceful and versatile and can be styled elegantly in different ways. There are different features of this neckline that make it the perfect choice to be paired with your saree.
The boat neckline can flatter every body type if it is styled the right way. Here are some of the tips and tricks that you can follow to create an incredibly fantastic boat neck saree blouse design.
- If you have broad shoulders, go for a plain-colored boat neck blouse to make your shoulders look narrower and give an illusion of a straight posture.
- Don’t forget to add some jewelry to make the look come together. A long necklace can be the perfect choice to make you look classy.
- For formal wear, go for either a plain or printed boat neck blouse and pair it with a solid-colored saree.
- To style a boat neck blouse for a casual event, go for a printed boat neck blouse and saree to make you look lively and joyful.
- When wearing a saree, keep the fabric, contrast, body type and occassion in mind. This will help you in styling the neckline in an elegant manner.
To help you in picking up the boat neck blouse that will perfectly suit your body type and occasion, here are the looks that can transform your saree and make it more classy and elegant.
↓ 20 – With Quarter Sleeves
A dark-coloured net blouse with bell sleeves will make a sizzling look. You can pair this blouse with a light-coloured net saree. The quarter sleeves will make the entire saree look alluring and elegant. This super trendy look is surely worth trying.
↓ 19 – Boat Neck With Deep Back Cut
Deep cut “U” shape cut on the backside of the blouse and boat cut on the front will enhance your back making your look perfect for any occasion. You can create this design with any saree material. To further add dimension to the look, you can go for added pleats on the front side. Running a lace along with the deep U back will help in making the look more elegant.
↓ 18 – Casual
The versatility of the boat neck design makes you look stunning even with a minimalistic and sober design. You can pair your saree with a simple printed boat neck blouse. Here, we have a beautiful yellow and blue blouse that is a unique combination. The print will help in enhancing your beauty bone making you look slimmer.
↓ 17 – Designs For Cotton Saree
Cape sleeved boat neck blouse can help you in creating a dramatic and creative saree look. You can pair a printed cape boat neck blouse with a solid-coloured cotton saree. This will help in concealing broad shoulders making you look angular.
↓ 16 – Which Jewelary Is Suitable ?
Chokers are the best to pair up with a boat neck blouse. This piece of jewellery helps you in emphasizing your collar bone which makes you look taller and more angular. You can further enhance the look by adding studs or small hanging earrings to complete the look.
↓ 15 – For Petite Girls
You can go for a simple boat neck blouse that is extensively broad till shoulders. This will enhance your collar bones and make your shoulders broader. You can pair this blouse with any type of saree from cotton to net to suit any occasion. Here, it is paired with a beautiful black net saree with gold work on the borders.
↓ 14 – With Ruffles
To emphasize the attention on your shoulders, go for a simple boat neck with ruffles. This will add some dimension to the whole look, making you look more elegant and gorgeous. Pair it with a banarsi saree in pastel blue. Tie a bun to make the whole look come together.
↓ 13 – Embroidered Design For Over 50
A golden blouse with boat neck patterns is amazingly exquisite and can suit any saree. In this look, a beautiful golden threaded embroidered golden blouse is paired with a simple saree. You can keep the blouse sleeveless to keep the emphasis on the blouse pattern. This blouse is super trendy and there’s no need to accessorize it.
↓ 12 – Designs For Cotton Silk Sarees
You can rock your cotton silk saree with a boat neck blouse. You can take inspiration from this look which involves a solid-coloured boat neck blouse with embroidery on the neckline paired with a textured saree is the perfect choice for any casual or semi-formal event.
↓ 11 – Floral Blouse
A bright floral boat neck blouse paired with a solid-coloured saree is the perfect look for teenagers. You can style this look for a farewell or any other occasion. Wearing a boat neck blouse makes you look young and a bright colour will give the entire outfit a fun and joyful vibe. You don’t need to accessorize the neck, a pair of earrings will be enough to make the whole look come together.
↓ 10 – Brocade Design
The brocade blouse design is an excellent choice to make you look uber-sophisticated and can be paired easily with kanjivaram sarees. You can easily pair the brocade boat neck blouse for a look that is simple yet elegant.
↓ 9 – Key Hole
A side keyhole with doris (threads) is the perfect choice for adding some fun and creativeness to your boat neck blouse. You can pair this blouse with bright-colored sarees for a date night dinner. Pair it with simple sarees and wear pearl jewellery, studs and opt for a ponytail look to pull off this outfit.
↓ 8 – Formal Organza Saree
For an elegant nighttime look that you can pull off easily, go for a full-sleeved net boat neck blouse with embroidery and gold thread work. Pair it with a floral printed organza saree to give the outfit a royal touch and small jhumkis to complete this effortlessly flawless look.
↓ 7 – Mirror Work
This blouse is so pretty that you cannot keep your eyes off it. From the silver piping to intricate mirror work, you will fall in love with everything about this blouse. This design will help you in flaunting your collar bone and give an illusion of a slightly wider neckline. You can easily pair it with a simple or a formal saree depending on the occasion.
↓ 6 – Boat Neck Blouse Design For Plus Size
No matter what size you are, you can rock the boat neck blouse design easily. Go for a boat neck pattern that is closer to the neck and ends at the shoulders. Dark-colored boat neck blouse will give you a more sleek look and can be paired easily with a printed saree. Complete the look with a beautiful necklace and you’re good to go to any formal or casual event.
↓ 5 – When To Wear this Blouse ?
You can wear a plain boat neck blouse for any occasion and can pair it easily with different types of saree materials. This design is super versatile and you can pull this off for a day out with friends, a formal dinner or a wedding function. You can create this look by pairing a simple silk boat neck blouse with a tye-dye saree. Complete the look with studs, a simple bracelet, and white heels.
↓ 4 – Front Cut-Out
You can definitely amp up your entire look by adding intricate embroidered detailing to the cut-out blouse’s front side. This will add more depth to the look making it more appealing and elegant.
↓ 3 – What To Wear With Sequin Blouse?
Sequin boat neck blouse will surely give you a glammed-up look. You can combine it easily with a traditional silk saree. Pair this glamorous outfit with huge chunky earrings and wedges to make a bold fashion statement.
↓ 2 – Sleek Cut Shoulder With Frill
Boat neck blouse designs are super versatile and you can play around with them to fit them according to your style. This look provides a playful blouse pattern which you can try with printed or brocade fabric and add frill to it to give it a creative look.
You can also go for cold shoulders to emphasize the boat neck design and give a sassy and joyful vibe. This blouse can be paired easily with plain coloured sarees and can be worn at casual or cultural events.
↓ 1 – Plaid Patterned
This style of the boat neck blouse gives a unique pattern and allows you to create a show-stopper look paired with a simple saree. The embroidery on the neckline gives an intricate look and can be worn at any event.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is boat neck good for short ladies?
Ans: Frankly speaking, this specific blouse style can be worn by all women no matter what size or height they are. This incredibly versatile style can make short heighted ladies look flattering by putting emphasis on the shoulders. So, your height should not stop you from trying out this trendy blouse style. Try some more different ways to style saree for short ladies.
Q: Who can wear a boat neckline?
Ans: This wider neckline passes right below the collarbone which helps draw attention to the shoulders. Boat neckline can suit slim, pear-shaped body types pretty well. Plus size ladies can also flaunt this look by following ways to style sarees for plus size.
Q: Why is it called a boat neck?
Ans: This boatneck line is a straight line that stretches across the collarbone to each shoulder. This neckline is shaped like a boat which is why it is known as the bateau neck. This neckline is super trendy and can be styled beautifully with sarees, lehenga, and other traditional or formal dresses.
Q: What are the different styles to incorporate with these blouses?
Ans: You can experiment with different styles to create a look that matches your personality. You can create a keyhole boat neck, style it with ruffles, lace it up or come up with your own design.
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