Dressing up in traditional wear, especially Kerala wear is never complete without a Kerala saree or a set mundu. But, wearing the same old traditional saree or mundu in Kasavu or ‘kara’ can be quite boring. So, we decided to give the classic, specifically the set mundu, an up do with the season’s hottest trend- handiwork. While we retained the two-piece saree-look alike in all its pristineness, we mixed and matched it with bold, solid colour blouses decked up with beadwork and thread work designs. Explore these stunning beauties here.

Classic and cutwork

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The typical Kasavu mundu features an off-white body contrasted by a glistening gold border. This set mundu piece by Bluelilys includes the classic drape plus a royal blue, cotton silk blouse with designer patterns on its sleeves. The crisscross cutwork in tear-drop shape is surrounded by pearly white beads and multicolour round sequins arranged intricately into a leaf and stem pattern. Drape yourself in this stunner, and you’re bound to slay the ‘trenditional’ look in style.

A love for foliage

kerala saree with embroidery blouse

Leaf vines are probably the most common, yet most loved designs in beadwork. The manner in which they twist, twirl, or branch off from their stems is indeed a spectacle to behold when translated into intricated hand-worked designs. This rani pink blouse in cotton silk features silver and gold beadwork on its sleeve and shoulder. The mesmerising design is matched with a set mundu whose border comprises of a bright pink ‘kara’ and golden striped ’Kasavu’. A must-have in the wardrobe of any woman who loves pinks.

Multicolour threads and mirrors

kerala saree with green blouse

There’s something extremely refreshing about this Kasavu mundu combo piece by Bluelilys - be it the border with green and gold gradient stripes, the cotton silk blouse in forest green colour, or the twirling leaf and circle designs that adorn the sleeves. What’s more, the handiwork pattern adds a pop of pink, peach, white, and gold colours to the blouse piece. Even better – there’s mirror work to top it all! Don’t miss this one if you’re a lover of colours.

The winged beauty

kerala saree with brown blouse

Thought butterflies could look beautiful only in prints? Wait till you catch a glimpse of this splendid set mundu combo by Bluelilys. The plum coloured cotton silk blouse boasts of royal touch. Adding to its beauty are large butterfly patterns on its sleeve ends. Decked in dull gold sequin and beads that complement the Kasavu, these winged beauties lend a contemporary touch to your style and get your trend quotient ready for a take-off like never before.

The peacock dance

kerala saree with brown embroidery

Hues of brown generally have an earthy and rustic charm to them. However, here is one set mundu that breaks the norm with its opulent design. The brown and gold border of this two-piece attire finds an appropriate match in the coffee brown cotton silk blouse adorned with glistening bead and sequin work. The golden, ruby red, and pearly white beads arranged into an exuberant pattern draws inspiration from a dancing peacock. In the centre of this design lies a converging, leaf-like pattern, which gives it a finishing touch. An apt pick for wedding-eve occasions, themed celebrations, and so on. Explore these traditional wear, designer Kerala sarees, and more on Bluelilys.com