Raksha Bandhan Outfit Ideas – We are privileged to be living in a country where festivities are a part of our lifestyle. Maybe it is because of the fact that each month marks the celebration of a new festival or that we Indians, lively as we are, love to celebrate every moment of our lives. Well, I know most of us are not huge fans of family gatherings, but all of that is overpowered by the presence and sweetness of deserts, gifts to look forward to, and all the happiness in the air. Am I missing something? Ladies?
Yes, don’t we all love to dress up? Scouring the internet for outfit ideas, ordering them well before time, and pairing them up with different accessories is what we all enjoy to the fullest. But fun as it is, it can get very frustrating and confusing when you can’t seem to get it right. Afterall choosing from all those pretty shades and fabrics and patterns is no easy task.
Now, as Raksha Bandhan is just around the corner, and the house will be buzzing with guests, you sure would like to look ravishing, right? How can we forget that #RakhiOOTD picture we have to post on Instagram afterward?
So here am I, my friend, with a bunch of stunning ideas, that can help you assemble that perfect rakhi outfit for the diva in you!
1) Anarkali is Always A Star
Anarkali, ladies, never, I repeat NEVER, goes out of style. What I have chosen here is a beautiful sunny yellow Anarkali in its full flared glory. The very first thing that catches your eye is the mirrored detailing on the whole front. The buttons to the one side add to its elegance.
The pleats running gracefully all the way down the attire will give you a royal look. It will fit you perfectly thus adding to your comfort not to forget the festive vibe an Anarkali brings out as Raksha Bandhan outfit.
The sleeves are 3/4th and are cut in a partial cold-shouldered style. The material is rayon and its length is 55 inches.
It looks like a perfect combination of ethnic Indian wear with a touch of modern-ness for the Queen in you.
Accessories/ What to pair it with
With this kind of neck cut, you could keep the neck bare to accentuate it. Or go for a neck-hugging choker. For earrings, I suggest these silver balis with little jhumkis and blue beads dangling from it. They will go amazingly with the outfit. These earrings have a little rust silver touch, which adds to its charm, making them look old and king-style. These balis are just the kind of traditional earrings we all want in our wardrobe.
If you’re more of a minimalist, then a wristwatch could be well paired with it. Either a silver watch or the ones you find on chumbak.com, with a multi-colored band.
If you want to go full-blown Indian, you could pair it with subtle silver bangles to retain the elegance.
For footwear, You can wear the Anarkali with bellies if you’re not a fan of high-heels. Even peep-toes would do. But if 6-inch heels match your style better, you could go for Nude stilettos or Pumps.
2) A Saree For The Win
A saree, hands down, is everyone’s favorite. How can we forget Sushmita sen’s iconic sarees from ‘Mai hoon na’. It is an adequate example of tradition and western-style coming together. The blue blouse has golden embroidery over it. It is unstitched, so you could go with classic boat-neck, or even off-shouldered one, to increase the style quotient. The little golden peacocks patterned embroidery fits perfectly with royal-blue blouse.
The saree fabric is a subtle orangish-yellow. With embroidery running throughout the whole fabric, which is gracious golden with a blue peacock in the middle to match the color of the blouse.
The length of saree material is 5.3 meters and the blouse is 0.75 meters.
The benefit of the saree is that you can style it in different ways. Either choose the good old Indian way or the Bengali style. You could even adorn it like a lehenga. Either way, it’ll look stunning as no one pulls off a saree as an Indian woman does and is one of the best choices for this Raksha Bandhan outfit.
Accessories/What To Pair It With
Pair your saree with beautiful gold dangler earrings. They care carefully and beautifully studded with beads. Not too flashy and matching perfectly with the outfit we’ve chosen. They have a metal base, come with eye-catching gold-colored finishing with a screw at the back to keep them from falling while you dance your heart out.
To complete the outfit, choose a broad golden bangle, either with pearls or beads in one arm. You might be draping your saree over the other, still, you could wear a wristwatch on that arm.
Footwear most suited for a saree would be golden strappy heels. Together the outfit will look sheer elegance, sure to get you some compliments on the occasion of rakhi.
3) A Tunic, Because Why Not
Tunics are the other name of comfort. The one we have here is a dark pink high-low tunic with golden embroidery and button details near the neck. The tunic is half sleeved. The neck is a conventional u-cut.
Both colors pink and golden form a perfectly feminine and festive Rakhi outfit.
Accessories/What To Pair it with
For earrings, you can go with these metal dangling ones with gold finishing. To start with they have golden or pearl bases and then we have leaf or chains hanging from them. They will team up well with your tunic that has golden embroidery. These are rated 4+ stars on Amazon.
You can wear your tunic with flared Palazzo of white color, or even a long skirt will look great with it. To add a little western touch, you can even pair it with slashed-knee blue jeans. Fold the hem of the jeans and you’ll rock the look. Don’t forget a shiny golden clutch.
Lastly, you can wear kolhapuri or embroidered Punjabi footwear, or stilettos (if you prefer heels) to complete your rakhi OOTD.
4) The Kurta Palazzo Set, To Set The Day Right
The kurta-palazzo ensemble is considered a classic festival nowadays. So I have picked out this light pink overall kurta palazzo set. It has a slightly square-cut neck, 3/4th sleeves, and silver petals patterned embroidery over both the Kurti and the palazzo.
Kurti has two cuts on both sides towards the end of it. The palazzo is wide-legged and flared, giving a skirt-like look, It has silver piping at the hem.
The sleeves of Kurti, the hem and hem of the palazzo have red outlining material on them. The palazzo comes in two more color variants on Amazon which are sky-blue and mustard yellow.
Accessories/What To Pair It With
These silver chandbali earrings with small jhumkis dangling from them go stunningly with your light pink attire as your raksha bandhan outfit. The oxidized silver gives it an old antique look. They come with an afghan hook to secure them in place.
Apart from being trendy, they are effortlessly air-light, so that you don’t feel burdened wearing them for a whole day.
I’d suggest silver Punjabi footwear with it or a plain silver ballerina. Along with a silver clutch and sleek bracelet for one arm.
5) Indian Suit – Back To The Basics
The best thing about an Indian suit is its versatility, you can be rest assured to get a bunch of compliments while adorning an Indian suit as your Raksha Bandhan outfit. This blue Indian suit comes with white floral embroidery both on its front and back. With a mandarin collar to direct attention to your long neck. It has checked detailing at the borders. The sleeve length is 3/4th. Talking about the dupatta, it comes bearing smaller floral embroidery, along with checked detailing on a part of it too.
It comes with pants, slightly loose, as a lower, with a checked design. The lower ends a little above the ankles.
Accessories/What To Pair It With
You can rock your traditional Indian Suit with these hanging ear-piece. They have silver finishing, with crystals at the base and a gracious pearl dangling at their end. The silver of these will complement the blue, making it more festive than ever. The earrings have screwing mechanism to prevent them from falling.
Lock the whole outfit with heels with a half-transparent body, or you could could with white/silver block strappy heels. Carry a white purse and a brown classic wristwatch for a spot on stylish look!
6) Flared kurta – Combining Trendy and Graceful
Kurtas are an embodiment of tradition. So for the Raksha Bandhan outfit, this red kurta with golden mandala print design is just on point. It has got a mandarin collar, buttoned front, and the ever-elegant Anarkali flare.
Both the arms’ hem and the kurta’s hem has got golden piping details. The dress material is rayon and is till the calves. It is available in four more colors on amazon which are brown, sky blue, maroon, and grey if you’d like some other color.
Accessories/What To Pair it With
These chand Bali earrings with 22k gold plating and small Zaveri pearl hangings is the best partner for your Kurti. The Bali itself is round, bordered with stunning Zaveri pearls. Hanging from each Bali is a small jhumki with Zaveri pearls at its bottom, adding sheen to the whole outfit.
Chand Balis like these are a huge favorite among celebs. All the more reason for you to get your hands on them.
For footwear to go with the outfit, you could choose light-brown or nude stilettos or kolhapuri footwear. A wristwatch and a bindi to complete the whole look.
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