Raksha Bandhan is an auspicious Hindu festival which is celebrated widely in India. This festival is to strengthen the bond between brothers and sisters. In ceremony girls ties “Rakhi” as a bond of love, affection, care, respect, protection and strength and receive gifts from their brothers. Clothing also plays an important role in the festivals, and preferably traditionals. As, now the trend is changing, people are now inclining toward indo westerns and a little modernized look of the dresses. Here I am going to tell you few options which you might like to wear for upcoming Raksha bandhan. You can also see the article on how to get best smokey eyes for any occasion.
Solid color shirts with long Printed skirts
This is casual yet ethnic look you can get. And I personally love this style in functions where I want a traditional yet modern look.
Wear any solid color shirt and pair it up with any traditional printed skirt. you can use silk for a heavy look and chiffon and cotton for a lighter look.
Wear Oxidized choker set with it. For hairstyle you can tie hair up or leave it free flowing according to your will.
Apply light brown eyeshadow with brick red lipstick to complete the look
Flared palazzo and traditional crop tops / kurtis
Palazzos are easy and comfortable bottoms which is loved mostly every women. It is an old style which has come into trend again after decades. For this look, you can wear any solid color palazzo and pair it up with crop tops with some traditional patterns. You can choose boat neck silk crop top or off shoulder tops as well. Also, you can wear kurtis with a touch of traditional patterns.
You can also chose mono chromatic themes like shown below:
For Jewelry: Add a golden circle earring, or diamond shaped danglers and a bracelet
Apply mauve color lipstick and do any of your favorite hairstyle also see here hairstyles for long hairs if you want to check out few.
Dhoti pants with crop top + jacket or off shoulder tops with bell sleeves
You can wear a dhoti pants and pair it up with short top and jacket. Also, it will look good with off shoulder tops . If your top is long, you can tuck it in to get a cleaner look. You can also wear off shoulders bell sleeves tops which balances the overall look.
Below you can see a bell sleeve net top and a satin dhoti, which goes so well all together.
below is classy look for off shoulder top and dhoti pant. This is such a lovely combination of western outfit merged into traditional clothing.
You can clearly see how beautiful these indo western patterns are! you can definitely wear dhotis on festivals and events for a glamourous look.
Jewelry: you can wear oxidized choker or stud earrings with brownish nude lipstick
Cotton printed kurtis with jeans
This is another very interesting modernized combination which has become quite popular among the urban crowd . this one particular look can be experimented in so many ways. Best part is that you can play with different patterns textures and colors you want. Wear your favorite kurti with a jeans . Try wearing chikaankari, silk, embroided kurtis, as it suits many of the occasions.
Jewelry : try wearing Long oxidized earing with Bindis and Pink lipstick. You can wear pom pom style earings and bracelet too for a funky look.
Long maxi dresses
This another a cute option for you ladies! You can wear maxi dresses for this special occasion. Like you can wear floral print long maxi dress or can go for traditional anarkali style long maxi kruti.
Jewelry: Wear beaded or stone jewelry set and Red lipsticks to complete the look
Floor length anarkali with dupattas
It is a style which you can go for without a second thought. Anarkali never goes wrong. So, if you are not left with any other option mentioned above you can wear anarkali with a dupatta and lots of accessories to make a heavy look.
Jewelry: You can go for golden / silver artificial diamond earing or just mangtika. Wear corals and orange color lipsticks for a day event and fresh look.
Printed colorful synthetic saree with solid long sleeve crop top
Sarees have always been my favorite among all these options. Wear any printed colorful saree with a cami top or a long sleeve crop top. I swear, this combination never goes wrong. It is something which adds some freshness into your style. Some of my favorite combinations are – green and black, lavender and off white, Navy blue and yellow, pink and white
Jewelry: You can wear a belt (optional) , with a watch and pearl earring.