The festive season has just begun, and when I say festive, it’s celebration time for all caring sisters out there! With Raksha Bandhan 2019 is just a few days away, I am sure that you must be excited about the expected shower of gifts. Your dearest brothers would never miss out on your Rakhi presents!

Beyond the excitement of gifts, this day has a deep emotional connect. The Rakhi ritual instantly tends to revive the bond of love between siblings. It bridges the gap that may have risen over time, distance, or any unpleasant circumstances.

For the day of rituals, an Indian dress code is indeed the right choice! But then you cannot turn up as an outdated diva in the name of traditions. All you need to do is scroll down and get the trendiest festive outfit ideas for the season!

Rakhi Wardrobe Ideas:

The Evergreen Indian Saree

Cream Crepe Silk Floral Printed Saree with Lace

Sarees are undoubtedly for every occasion; anytime and anywhere! This six-yard staple has graduated to becoming a style statement for every Indian woman! Raksha Bandhan is more of a semi-formal occasion so a flattering chiffon or georgette saree can work well. If you are keen on an ornamental look, then a light silk saree with minimal details or a touch of brocade will keep your dressy score intact.

You can also wear this classic Indian ensemble with a twist. Pick a light-weight printed sari and drape it around your neck to cover both your shoulders. Secure it with a decorative belt. It’s quite an off-beat thing for Raksha Bandhan, but worth a try!

Floral Lehenga Choli

Grey Lycra Designer Lehenga Choli with Floral Print

Flowers are the most vivacious detail for an occasion like Rakhi. A printed floral lehenga choli is a peppy choice for a day when socializing is at its peak. This silhouette is perfect if you’re attending a formal Rakhi bash. While you stick to printed details for the day; complement your comfort levels with the right fabrics! Cotton, georgette, and flowing silks are the best fabrics to look out for.

Elegant Anarkali Suits

Pink Net Designer Anarkali Embroidered Suit

Anarkali suits are now a festive staple. Floor-length Anarkalis and Abaya suits are the Indian versions of western-style gowns. These silhouettes carry a majestically graceful look and are an absolute ‘Yes’ for a semi-formal or formal celebration of Raksha Bandhan. Add-on to your sophistication by choosing a plain-flared one and accessorize it with one or two statement jewelry pieces.

Chic Kurtis & Tunics

Dark Green Cotton Long Embroidered High Necked Kurti

Are you not one of those who can carry off something as tedious as a saree or handle the elaborateness of a lehenga choli or Anarkali suit? Does managing the dupatta drain your mood? Indian ethnic wear has a smart solution to all of these issues! Contemporizing the top garment of salwar suits, these days, Kurtis and tunics, without side slits have hit the market as ethnic dresses. Long tunics have now become an integral part of ethnic wear and are quite pervasively accepted as the dress code for Indian occasions along with other types of Indian garments.

Asymmetrical hemlines, back cut-outs, flared or cold-shoulder sleeves, collar details; your options don’t end there. There are plenty of variations in designer tunics that will leave you craving for more!

Layered Outfits

Peach Net Designer Lehenga Choli with Poncho Jacket

Whether it’s a huge family gathering or a quiet Rakhi ritual followed at home, showing off your fashion skills never hurts! Following the trend of layering, add a jacket, scarf, or poncho to your tunic, lehenga or salwar suit. If mix-and-match is not your thing, then you can pick a readymade jacket suit or a Kurti-palazzo set and look effortlessly chic. From subtle and elegant to vibrant and quirky, layering allows endless wardrobe innovations.

For Raksha Bandhan this year, go twinning with your dear brother by adding coordinated layers over your plain outfits!

Indo-Western Lehenga Suits

Dark Beige Net Designer Indo Western Suit

It’s time to go around with a little fusion! A trendy indo-western lehenga suit will make a smart pick for your Rakhi celebrations this year. These silhouettes have caught up with Indian fashionistas all over the world.
Comfortable Flared Bottom Silhouettes.

Comfortable Flared Bottom Silhouettes

Red Cotton Khadi Printed Palazzo Suit with Banarasi Dupatta

Be smartly decked-up as you walk in for a festive party or step ahead to receive your guests! A heavy palazzo suit or an embroidered sharara suit will stylishly match up with the mood of a formal family gathering or a cultural lunch treat. A few pieces of ethnic jewelry and a statement hair accessory to go with it and you’ll be moving around like an Indi-fashion goddess!

So ladies, no matter how much we love wardrobe variety, I guess we have enough options for the upcoming festival of Raksha Bandhan 2019. It’s advisable to do your festive shopping well in advance and avoid a last-minute rush. So get your shopping bags out and well, before you step out to explore the market do check out trendy festive wear available online. You can also browse through our latest festive collection here:

Happy Shopping!