Mirror Work Saree Blouse Designs


Today I am sharing with you one of the latest trends in the ethnic fashion scene. I am talking about mirror work saree blouse designs. This trend made quite an entree right in time for the wedding season. Weddings are all about bright colours, dazzle and a sense of festivity. Therefore, these gorgeous saree blouse designs embellished with different shaped mirrors and thread or zari embroidery is just the perfect match.

Embroidered mirror work have been around for ages. And recently it has made a comeback in the south east Asian fashion scene with a force like no other. Mirror work saree blouse designs are a must have for every woman who loves to wear saree. Mirrors having no colour of its own and being a reflective instrument is very versatile and can be used to create many different looks from demure to very bubbly. 

Mirror Work Saree Blouse Designs

How Many Types of Mirrors are Used to Decorate Saree Blouses?

There are basically two types of mirrors that are used to make designs on saree blouses. One is real mirror which is glass based and these types of mirror works tend to be very sparkly, reflective and dazzling. However, real mirror work on garments tend to make the blouse very heavy (weight wise). Glass mirror work is also a bit difficult to sew around as the needles cannot penetrate such mirrors.

Alternatively there is what I refer to as faux mirror which is basically silver tinted metal, plastic or tin pieces which somewhat look like mirror but are not real mirrors. The downside is that these faux mirrors are not as reflective. However, they are lighter and easy to work with for tailors and fashion designers. These mirrors are also cheaper so attracts are lot of traction in mass produced saree blouses.

How are Mirrors Attached to the Fabric of the Saree Blouse?

Mirror work is done on saree blouse fabric by embroidering mirrors with thread or by placing pre-made thread rings on mirrors. Fixing mirror on fabric by embroidery can be done by both hand and machine. Sometimes mirrors are just attached on the fabric with fabric glue and then secured with colourful rings which is then sewn around it. 

Shapes of Mirror on Saree Blouse

Although the most popular shape of mirror work is the round or circular shaped mirrors, there are many other shapes of mirrors which are used to decorate saree blouses. You can choose from square, diamond, triangle and many other unique shapes. While uniform and symmetrical mirror work saree blouse look attractive, random scattered mirrors also look amazing on blouses. These designs can have same sized mirrors or even different shapes and sizes mixed together. 

What Type of Saree Look Best Worn with Mirror Work Saree Blouse Designs?

All Over Mirror Work Blouse:

If your mirror blouse has all over mirror work then it classifies as a heavy mirror blouse. That is why you should pair sarees that are minimalistic. As in the saree itself is one solid colour or has very little design elements in it as they are best suited to be paired with heavy mirror blouses. The saree can have a thin border to match the mirror blouse. You should wear sheer sarees with shimmering mirror blouses as the blouse designs can be easily flaunted in these. With regard to fabric you can choose from chiffon, georgette, net, organza and any other soft sheer fabric for the saree. I am suggesting sheer fabric so that the mirror designs can be easily seen.

All over mirror work heavy blouse
all over mirror work on sleeveless blouse
All over mirror work on sleeveless blouse. Front and back image.
Wine red pure raw silk maroon blouse with zari embroidery front and back
Light Work Mirror Blouse:

If your blouse has light mirror work, for example, mirror work border on the sleeves and neckline, then you can wear a heavily embellished saree with it. It is not necessary in this case to only wear it with modern fabrics like chiffon, net or georgette. You will also look charming if you wear lightly worked mirror blouses  with ethnic printed cottons. Likewise, kalamkari blouses with mirror work can be worn with cotton sarees.

Kalamkari with mirror blouse
Kalamkari with mirror work on blouse
Tie die mirror work saree blouse
Simple tie die blouse with mirror work worn with white cotton saree
Kutch Mirror Work Saree Blouse Designs

Mirror work blouses are not just made entirely out of mirrors. Mirror work can be strategically placed within different embroidery styles. For example, one such style is embedding mirrors in Gujrati Kutch embroidery. This embroidery is a traditional embroidery style that hails from Gujrat in India. Usually vibrant coloured threads are used to make beautiful embroidery. You can wear mirror work kutch embroidered blouses with cotton, chiffon and silk sarees. Find below beautiful images of such embroidery work on blouses.

Kutch Embroidery blouse
Gamthi Embroidery

Another historical embroidery style with which mirror work effortlessly blends is called the gamthi embroidery. Like the kutch style, this style is also very famous for its colourful motifs. Gamthi embroidery with mirror work looks very festive on saree blouse. As a result, blouses can be worn with almost all types of sarees and also lehengas. Celebrities are also turning to this traditional artwork in the form of embroidery.

Gamthi mirror embroidery
Gamthi embroidery with mirror

Tips on Mirror Work Saree Blouse Designs:

  • You can wear mirror work  blouse with party sarees  at weddings and parties as you can be customize them meet all kinds of desired looks.
  • As mirrors do not have a colour of its own, they can be adorned with multi coloured threads or for those seeking a more somber look they can be fixed on the fabric with any one colour thread.
  • Mirror work look great on almost all types of material starting from nets to tissues to muslin to silk and even cotton.
  • If you want to achieve a very glamorous look for the wedding events, I would suggest you to go for an all over heavy mirror work on the saree blouse. Best to wear all over designed with mirror work blouse with a simple transparent or sheer saree of tissue, net or chiffon material.
  • You should opt for a less clustered mirror-work saree blouse if your saree is very gorgeous. Keep in mind that if the saree itself has a lot of going on then it is not advisable to wear a heavily embellished blouse. You should follow advice when wearing any type of sarees.
Bollywood Actresses Flaunt Mirror Saree Blouse Designs:

I am sharing below photographs of celebrities wearing sarees and saree blouse designs which are adorned with thread embroidery and mirror-work. This is so you can get inspiration from their glamorous looks in mirror sarees and incorporate in your personal wardrobe.   

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Hi, this is Karishma. I am a saree addict and run this blog exclusively on saree blouse designs where I give valuable tips and tricks on looking trendy in sarees. I have been blogging on different platforms since 2009 and since 2014 in my own blog here.
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  1. Hi Rajni Rajesh, thanks for stopping by at my blog. We do not sell any saree blouses and this blog is entirely used to keep my dear readers updated about the latest saree blouse fashion.

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