Kalyanam or Contemporary? We'll Tell You Where To Stitch Pretty Blouses In Chennai

    Whether you're a bride or an attendee, festivities always bring along with them a lot of excitement and cheer. That and also the stress of what to wear! Today, we will tackle for you the million-dollar question – 'where do I get my blouse stitched?'. We hope you find your perfect match here (still talking about blouses). 

    Amrita’s Amazing Apparels, Nungambakkam

    Amrita Classics

    Nungambakkam, Chennai

    Prabha’s boutique, Amrita’s Amazing Apparels, is more than a decade old and has Chennaiites coming back to her year after year because of her consistency in quality and neat finishing. If you’re looking for innovative designs for your blouses, you must visit her. She personally helps with picking up fabrics and designing the blouse. Understated, elegant embroidery is one of her specialities. Prabha needs 2-3 weeks to get the job done. Try going for high necks, loose shirt styles and digital prints that are totally in this season. 

    Price: INR 1300 (Simple blouse with lining), INR 3000 onwards (fancier blouses).

    Vasthra, K K Nagar

    In very little time, Kausalya, owner of Vasthra, has earned immense goodwill in the city. This boutique is known for its excellent customer service provided by Kausalya herself. Their strength is bridal blouses. They even help brides who are not in the country get their blouses done by putting together fabric, design, measurements over Skype calls and YouTube tutorials. The embroidery work they carry out is gorgeous because of its intricacy. After the fabric and measurements are in, they take around 25 days till completion for a wedding blouse.

    Price: INR 950 (simple blouse), INR 1,600 onwards (fancier blouses). 

    Mabyo, Pazhavanthangal

    Mabyo Fashion

    Available Online

    Mabyo by Priya and Geetha is a huge studio that not only does tailoring but also has fabrics for you to choose from. If you need a blouse all you have to do is bring your saree and ideas with you! Mabyo has a different mantra - they do not encourage their customers to bring in photos off the internet; they would rather create and customise new designs for you. They need a maximum of five days to complete a blouse. Their main USP is that they are available at any time. 

    Price: Simple blouses start from INR 750; Embroidered blouses start from INR 3000. 

    Meraki Bespoke Blouses

    If you like to experiment with your blouses and always want to keep with the ongoing fashion trends, then check out Meraki Bespoke Blouses in Adyar. From flared sleeves to Bardot blouses, they'll deliver anything that you possibly ask for. Get a contrasting blouse designed from scratch and get it embroidered to add an interesting element to your whole look. We are talking about zardozi, aari work, thread work, coin work, mirror work, kundan work, cutwork and all that jazz. 

    Price: INR 800 (with lining).


    Family Tailors

    One of the oldest tailor shops in Mylapore, Family Tailors is grown to be a known name when it comes to getting a blouse stitched in the city. Known for their customer service and loyalty, they are the experts in stitching blouses and only blouses. They take their time with delivering the blouses, so if you are looking for something within 24 to 48 hours, then they might not be the one for you. The shop is still set in the small kiosk setting with tailoring machines and a small TV to keep them entertained.

    Price: INR 500 upwards.

    Valentina By Adrika

    From bridal blouses to padded tops for cancer survivors, this boutique is winning on all levels. Be it peacocks, manga, flowers, stone embellishments, aari work, zardozi work, hand-embroidery - Valentina can jazz up your blouse in any way that you like. Her cuts and designs are what that make her blouses stand out. Read more here.

    Price: INR 2000 onwards.

    Shree's Ethnic Wear

    Shree's in Nungambakkam is your one-stop-shop for any sort of customised Indian outfits, with their blouses stealing the show for us. No matter what the pattern, their tailoring unit can execute on every detail and make your vision of a perfect outfit a reality. Their zardosi work is particularly rad and is most appreciated by their clients. 

    Price: INR 1200 onwards.

    Yuti

    Started by Sumathi in T-Nagar, this designer boutique can deliver bridal blouses in just 2 days. That's right!  They specialise in beadwork, zardosi, and zari embroidery. Criss-cross blouses or deep necks with beads, tasselled-blouses - you can slay with any of their patterns. Get all the deets here.

    Price: INR 850 onwards (basic blouses); INR 3000 (bridal blouses)

    Geetu Haute Couture

    Their threadwork and embroidery is just stunning! Their Instagram feed is full of gorgeous blouses featuring pallenquins, groom and bride embroidery, figures like birds and goddesses, jewellery-inspired designs, kemp flowers, kasu work, aari work, zardosi, free-hand embroidery and more. Geetu Designs also offers custom-made sarees. Click to know more.

    Price: INR 1200 onwards. 

    Maliboo

    Maliboo

    Alwarpet, Chennai

    With specialisation in aari and tambour embroidery, each blouse designed here is unique and will make heads turn. They also do threadwork and work with beads and stones. They don't have too many blouses on display, so spend some time to get the perfect fit. 

    Price: INR 2000 onwards (heavy blouses)

    Aadambharaa

    Aadambharaa

    R A Puram, Chennai

    Located in R.A. Puram, this label does bespoke tailoring for blouses that will surely win your heart. From neat cuts to zardosi, aari work, free-hand embroidery featuring heavy Indian motifs, kemp hangings, kundan styling and more, these guys know how to make blouses stand out. Everything is made-to-order and can be replicated on request. Get all the deets here. 

    Price: INR 1200 onwards.

    Riya By Preethi Raj

    Her bridal blouses can make you look like a total smoke-show on your wedding day. Designed with elan and some awe-worthy craftsmanship, you just have to give Preethi your idea and she will make sure it becomes a beautiful reality. Be it pearl and beadwork, zardosi and stonework, motif work, kemp stone studs or fabrics like velvet, silk, synthetic, cotton, georgette - she can work with anything. To know more, click here. 

    Price: INR 1250 onwards. 

    Label Swarupa Sathakarni

    This label has styled Bigil actress Indhuja Ravichandran and Big Boss fame Reshma Pasupuleti and ladies, you can get bespoke tailoring done for yourself by them too. Whether you want intricate zardosi and aari work or slay with crisp patterns and cuts, this label can help you put your look together and make you dazzle. Click to know more.

    Price: INR 1250 onwards

    Iikshaa Designers

    They do design, customisation, stitching as well as aari work. We particularly love their blouse designing. Be it a boat neck blouse or a heavy hand embroidery work blouse, you can trust this studio to do a good job with all your blouses. You can get your own fabrics, buy from them or if they don't have it they can always buy it for you with an extra price of INR 200 onwards. Their pricing is pretty affordable too. 

    Price: INR 300 onwards

    Swaadh Designer Studio

    We especially love their bridal blouses that look super-heavy but also elegant. Featuring detailed motifs like palanquins, bride and groom figures, chandeliers, birds, musical instruments and even kutthuvilakku  (lamps), you're surely going to be the centre of attention with their blouses. They also do applique work, interesting sequins motifs and geometric mirror work, so take your pick and dazzle up however you like. 

    Price: INR 1500 onwards


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