When it comes to traditional ethnic clothing, Indian women have a lot of options. Various options are available to...
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Raksha Bandhan, the festival that has been a part of the rich Indian culture since ancient times, has a deep significance in any sister-brother duo’s life in the country and rightfully so, the Rakhi festival comes as a symbolism for the protective bond between a sister and brother. The history of Raksha Bandhan adorns beautiful stories of ancient times, stating how the widowed queen of Chittor, Rani Karnavati had sent a rakhi to Humayun, asking for help in times of distress and how Humayun had immediately taken upon himself and sent an army to protect her. Another belief about Raksha Bandhan is that Draupadi had tied a torn strip of her saree to stop Lord Krishna’s arm from bleeding, and Lord Krishna had later called Draupadi his sister and protected her in times of need. These, and many more such beliefs, make the Raksha Bandhan festival even more mythologically significant and further strengthens the value of the brother-sister bond.
Sisters across the country tie Rakhis on their brother’s wrists and, in return, get a promise of protection for their whole life and not just that, lots of gifts, sweets, and fun times. The festival that celebrates the Bond of Protection and gets brothers and sisters together, no matter where they are, is bound to be a special one. Like any other festival, dressing up is a fun part of the Rakhi Celebration.
Although it is a part of Hindu mythology, the festival has a feel of its own and is celebrated within a close-knit group of family and friends. It is also a festival where you don’t necessarily need to splurge on or select an entirely traditional outfit. We are here to help you pick your perfect one!
Capes are one of the best things that have ever happened to fashion and can be a fantastic option for Rakhi dresses. Long capes that can make you look like a superhero, also add to the beauty of the look and make anything look more feminine. Pick outfits that already have a cape. Or choose some fun colored or fringed capes that you can pair with just any crop top plus jeans or even a skirt. Capes have the power to add that flare that every girl likes, without being a hassle to carry around. We have several styles of cape sets along with palazzos, skirts, and tops, which will give you a vast range of options.
Most girls go for a Kurti as a staple for auspicious and traditional festivals. It is the most comfortable thing to wear for such occasions and adds a touch of elegance with style. Go for a Kurti that has detailing or particular elements of statement to it or even better, choose one made of traditional fabric. This will add a hint of tradition along with the sheer playfulness. Select a kurti that has trendy patterns and details. Pair it up with ankle-length jeans or palazzos and charm your way into getting better gifts this Raksha Bandhan. You can also style it using a waist belt to add a statement to the look.
If you are a ‘western brings out the best in me’ kind of girl yourself and want to dress for Raksha Bandhan the right way, not to worry. There are no definite rules here. You can pick an elegant flared western dress or a kurta that looks like a dress and style it up with some traditional bold statement jewelry. You can also opt for one that already has some ethnic feel to it. Brocade or even Banarasi silk sleeves or borders will do the trick and give you the best dress for Raksha Bandhan.
Kaftans are all the rage this season. So why not choose these as your Rakhi special dress. With the growing love for pieces that are stylish yet comfortable, the Kaftan style of kurtas and dresses have taken over. Wear a colorful kaftan this Rakhi and dress it up with some elegant earrings and accessories. Dressing up for Raksha Bandhan has never been so much fun.
With new styles and trends coming in each season, Co-Ords is one of the few that came and never left. Co-Ords don’t necessarily mean formal wear; they come in indo-western, ethnic, and semi-formal, and are a great way to look super classy and comfortable. There are so many designer ones that you can readily get your hands on and add to the Rakhi Dress Collection. Pick a co-ord set that is flowy, elegant, and ethnic. The ones with floral prints and intricate details or embroidery on them will be your best bet.
Anarkalis and straight cut ethnic dresses are, to date, the best and most popular choices as the traditional dress for Raksha Bandhan. These dresses can add immeasurable elegance and traditional feel to the celebration. Anarkalis are considered as one of the best Raksha Bandhan special dresses. Pick a flowy Anarkali dress with embroidery or some pretty floral print on it. Make sure you choose one that is not too long for your height as Raksha Bandhan comes in the monsoon season, and you don’t want your special outfit spoiled. Go for lighter and brighter colors as Rakhi is usually a day time celebration. Our collection of Rakhi designer suits is one to get your hands on.
Long elegant skirts that add a flare to your look are always a good idea. Pick a skirt that has a touch of tradition in it or even better, choose one that is made of traditional fabrics like the Banarasi silk, Ikat, Brocade, or has prints like the kalamkari or bandhani. This can be the trendiest ethnic wear choice for you. You can pick this as a set, or get just the skirt and pair it up with a crop top or any shirt of your choice, tucked in. Complete the look with some chunky and bold jewelry, and there you go, the best Rakhi special dress is yours.
Fusion is the solution for all fashion queries and can turn out to be an answer to the dilemmas in your Raksha Bandhan Clothes selection process. Mixing ethnic with western and a touch of tradition can bring out an excellent fusion look and make you look like a much-envied fashionista. So if you’re confused about picking an outfit, go for different separates or mix sets to form a new look.
Choose ones that come with the most stylish and trendy blouses to be the life of the party. Style these sarees by draping them in different ways than the usual so that your look speaks for you. Another fusion look that is sure to draw lots of attention and let you be the talk of the town is the saree draped on denim/pants look.
A saree can make anyone look beautiful and adds an instant spark to your personality. While sarees for Raksha Bandhan is not the first choice of the younger generation, we know that many households still love to stay in touch with their traditions and roots. Pick a beautiful saree with an embroidered designer blouse and get the look that everyone is jealous of. A sari can be a girl’s best friend when chosen well and carried elegantly, and you can never go wrong with one. Add simple accessories to complete the look.
Dupattas are the best accessory in any ethnic look and can add so much beauty and charm to the otherwise oh-so-simple dress. Pick dresses with the most beautiful dupattas. Go for trendy ones like Gota-Patti, Zardozi, Floral printed, Tie and Dye, Bandhani, Kalamkari, etc. Select a dress with a dupatta that you can carry with any plain or simple dress as well.
Another fun way to use a dupatta to up your style game on this Raksha Bandhan is to drape a colorful one over a rather plain and single solid colored salwar-kameez. Dress it up with statement jewelry and be the center of attention that you always are/ want to be.
Last but not least, select accessories like earrings, chokers, necklaces, scarves, belts, dupattas, etc., that add volumes to the final Raksha Bandhan look and take it up a notch. Accessories can help a simple look become chic and classy. If you decide to go for a heavy-accessory look, make sure that your outfit is more on the plainer side, or else it could look too flashy.
These were the ideas and tricks for how you can pick a perfect outfit for the unique festival of Raksha Bandhan that celebrates the pure bond of a sister’s love for her brother. Rakhi is a great day to enjoy and spend time with our siblings and family that we don’t usually find time for in our busy lives. At Kreeva, you can get a wide range of selection that caters for this special day of joy. You can use any of the above-given ideas for your Raksha Bandhan look this year and up your style game like no one else. Happy styling!