January 26th, 2022 marks India’s 73rd Republic Day, and this special occasion calls for celebrating this day with extra oomph. This goes beyond attending flag hoisting ceremonies; you can show your love for your country by dressing up in the colours of the flag. These Republic Day ethnic wear ideas for men and women are what you need for a festive fashion look…
Ethnic wear for women
Keeping your outfit traditional? Then a kurta set will suit you better than other Republic Day ethnic dresses. Leaving you spoilt for choice, you can pick from brands like Aurelia, Imara and Melange by Lifestyle. Aurelia’s Dark Green straight kurta is one way to upgrade your effortlessly chic style. Designed with three-quarter sleeves and an unadorned round neckline, it’s the Gold zari detailing that really stands out. If you want a simpler type, then the straight kurta in White from the same brand would be better. This one also has a round neckline and three-quarter sleeves. The striped pattern adds more style to this otherwise plain kurta. For a little more colour in your White kurtas, Imara has the right choice for you – a straight kurta with multicoloured printed cuffs and hemlines and a tasselled tie-up. And if bold designs call out to you, then the A-line kurta from Melange by Lifestyle will create the statement you want. With prints across the fabric and an intricately printed hemline, the fitted bodice and flared skirt give it a beautifully ethnic feel.
Don’t stop at kurtas! Try out Republic Day dresses like the sleeveless maxi dress from Colour Me. The colourful prints, tie-up waist and side pockets add to the comfortable yet super-stylish look.
Greet the festivities with ethnic separates – ethnic pants and a top can make an exciting outfit if worn right. Choose from Aurelia’s elasticated waist palazzos in Orange with a stunning printed surface, flared palazzos in Dark Green with Gold foil prints from Indya or the White straight pants with a subtle pattern from Melange by Lifestyle.
Kurtas for men
The most common ethnic outfit for men is a kurta with pyjamas or straight pants, but that does not mean you can’t still look exceptional on this day. These Republic Day ethnic wear ideas include two of the best menswear brands – Melange by Lifestyle and Manyavar.
To represent the saffron part of the flag, you can pick from the two Orange asymmetric kurtas from Manyavar. One of the kurtas has a checked pattern, band collar, buttons running down either side and rolled-up sleeves, while the other is a solid kurta with full sleeves, stylized buttons and side pockets – both perfect for a White churidar.
The next third of the flag would be best represented by Melange by Lifestyle’s kurtas in White. The more traditional kurta has a subtle print, band collar and full sleeves. It also comes with a matching White churidar for a complete look. You can also get a more laidback feel if you opt for the short kurta. Detailed with long sleeves, a dotted print and buttoned band collar, you can pair this one with Black denims and straight pants alike.
Slay your ethnic look in Green by slipping on the embroidered kurta from Melange by Lifestyle. For a more elaborate look, you can always add a Nehru jacket on top of your kurta. The Melange by Lifestyle sleeveless jacket with a band collar and button-down front in Dark Green is a great choice for any occasion, especially this one. You could also try a similar design from the same brand – the detailed floral prints upgrade this one. So go ahead and flaunt the Green colour on the Indian flag with these Republic Day outfit ideas.