Raksha Bandhan is observed in the month of August, and this year it is being celebrated on August 22nd. A festival that celebrates sibling love between a brother and sister, the story behind this auspicious festival is a heart-warming one. And the tradition that goes with it is that sisters tie a Rakhi on their brothers’ wrists as a symbol of protection against evil, while in return, brothers give their sisters a loving gift. Start planning your Raksha Bandhan celebrations and check out these ethnic outfit inspirations that will help you choose the best look for you…
Latest Ethnic Wear Ideas for Raksha Bandhan
For women – Women’s Ethnic Wear for Raksha Bandhan
Choose from the latest trends to find the perfect Raksha Bandhan outfit for you. Colour Me and Melange by Lifestyle has some contemporary ethnic wear that suits every woman. If you prefer something more traditional but with a modern twist, the flared kurta with dipped hems from Colour Me is a great choice. The sleeveless design and multicoloured print against the Coral Pink fabric and Yellow borders make this kurta a festive favourite. Another sleeveless design that works well for occasions is the Lime Green kurta from Melange by Lifestyle. It comes with an embroidered ethnic cropped jacket with three-quarter sleeves that can be layered over this kurta. If Raksha Bandhan dresses are more your style, then the ethnic dress in a Plum Pink from Colour Me would be right for you. The sleeveless bodice has a detailed Gold print with a floral pattern on the skirt. You could also try something more modern with Melange by Lifestyle’s sleeveless crop top in Navy Blue paired with Gold-coloured palazzos.
For men – Men’s Ethnic Wear for Raksha Bandhan
Raksha Bandhan outfits for men are easy to create for this occasion. The kurtas from Melange by Lifestyle are well-tailored and come in modern designs and vibrant colours, made for the festive season. Starting with the straight kurta in a subtle Green colour, the textured fabric and band collar are what stands out. A Black churidar will provide the contrast this kurta needs. If you prefer a shorter kurta, then the Yellow kurta with full sleeves and a striped design is for you. Just like the Green kurta, a Black churidar or straight pants will look best with it. You can also turn to the Plum Purple kurta with the vibrant Purple band collar and button closure. Pair it with a White churidar and Black sandals. You can also layer any of these looks with a Nehru jacket. The set of two Nehru jackets from Melange by Lifestyle comes in two distinct designs – a solid Black jacket and the Grey jacket with a Black geometric print – that are versatile and can be paired with different kurta designs.
For kids – Kid’s Ethnic Wear for Raksha Bandhan
Dress your little ones in special Raksha Bandhan outfits too this weekend. If you’re shopping for Raksha Bandhan dresses for your girls, then the ethnic A-line dress from Melange by Lifestyle is an appealing option for her. The embroidery and Red borders against the Yellow cotton fabric make this a cool and comfy dress for the occasion. For something more traditional, a lehenga set will do nicely. The sleeveless blouse in Beige has minimalistic floral embroidery and comes with a rich Gold embroidered lehenga and dupatta. Another way to glamourise her look is by choosing the Pink A-line kurta and churidar set, also from Melange by Lifestyle. The sheer shrug with embellishments is a stylish touch.
Make your little boys picture ready as well by dressing them up in a fashionable kurta and pyjama set. The White kurta with a pocket square and Blue and Beige printed design is a vibrant choice for this day. A similar printed design comes from the White kurta with a bold Navy Blue print on it. You can also keep it simple with the Yellow kurta with a striped pattern. All three kurtas have a White churidar to complete the look.