The festive season is just around the corner – and like every other year, it’s the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan that officially kickstarts it! While your beloved sibling looks for the perfect Rakhi gifting ideas and brings them to fruition, how about shortlisting your outfit for the celebrations? Whether it’s an intimate affair in your family, or a chance to have a grand get-together, knowing what will make you stand out as well as put you in the spotlight as the sister is key to getting the perfect Insta-worthy photos. Before you begin the hunt, allow us to let you in on some tips integral to nailing ethnic wear for women. From trending colour palettes to classic reiterations, here’s a comprehensive guide on Rakhi dressing.

Style Tip #1: Go For Vibrant Palettes

While some of us tend to embrace colours like they’re our saving grace, others shy away from bright and bold hues, depending solely on neutrals. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the latter – but festive occasions like Raksha Bandhan demand joy-inducing palettes, as opposed to ones that may appear gloomy. Instead of highly-saturated tones, why not go for toned-down hues like pastels that are still all about the zing yet not overpowering? When you’re looking for outfits whether online or at your favourite ethnic wear store,designer suits for women in these happy-go-lucky hues will make sure your spirits are as high as everyone else’s!

Style Tip #2: Choose Investment Pieces Like A Stylish Kurta Set

If you gravitate towards trends more than styles that can be reworn over and over, think again! There is nothing better than curating your wardrobe with investment pieces that don’t age in appeal, quality or craftsmanship. You can wear them again for multiple occasions without the fear of them going out of style, and that doesn’t just save you a few bucks but also the effort required to hunt for the right pieces all over again. Banarasi suits for women with a modern spin is highly sought-after among modern day fashionistas. If you’d like to dress in a classic for Raksha Bandhan, then this is it. On the other hand, a stylish kurta set adorned with intricate cutdana work or other trend-defying embellishments also stands the test of time and is available in contemporary renditions.

Style Tip #3: Accessorise Well

Just finding the right rakhi outfit is not enough; you have to make sure you focus on the details. Accessories allow you to not just elevate your ensemble but also personalise it to showcase your unique style. The most apt jhumkas with your ethnic cord set or the perfect necklace or clutch with your partywear lehenga set can instantly take your look from a 1 to a 100! Spare some time finding the pairing that suits you best.

Style Tip #4: Prioritise Comfort With A Drape Saree & More

Staying fuss-free throughout the day should always be your number one priority when it comes to celebrations of any kind. A few ways you can do that is by ditching the excess, trading classics for more on-the-go versions and choosing mindfully. Instead of opting for a classic six yard saree that you’ll have to worry about draping if you’re not someone who wear it often, go for a ready to wear saree . Similarly, if you don’t want to go through the process of mixing and matching your rakhi outfit, then simply get your hands on an designer cord set to do away with your woes.

Style Tip #5: Get Experimenting

Lastly - don’t just stick to failsafe options when it comes to your Rakhi outfit! Experimentation can go a long way, and if you’re not one to do it often or at all, then we recommend you to start small. Let the gowns take a backseat and pick embroidered jumpsuits in their place. If you must wear a dress, then stylish cape dresses are worth checking out as they’re all the rage right now. Indo western dresses for women are the new ‘it’ thing, so this Raksha Bandhan, you ought to try them out as well.

We hope your Raksha Bandhan is filled with love, laughter and unforgettable style moments! Check off all the things on our guide and you’re set. Explore Basanti - Kapde Aur Koffee’s carefully-crafted collection which boasts something for everyone, if shopping on a budget is on your to-do list this festive season.


What Colour to wear on Raksha Bandhan?

Vibrant colours like fuchsia pink, pastels, lime green, leaf green, crimson, maroon, etc. that match the mood of the occasion should be opted for, instead of subdued hues like greys, blacks, whites, etc.

How far in advance should I plan my Rakhi dress outfit?

You should aim to start planning your Raksha Bandhan outfit preps at least 15-20 days before the festivities if you’re planning to host or attend a huge family get-together. For more intimate functions, planning a little later should do as you’ll only be with your immediate family.

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