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What to wear on Raksha Bandhan? 8 Outfit Ideas by Voguenaari

Being one of the most-awaited siblings festivals, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated across India with great fun and fervour. Everyone is going through difficult times. As we have set so many plans for what to do in our life, everything has a setback. Don’t worry too much because things are going to change soon. Festivals are the reason to bring a happy smile on our faces. When everything is so unpredicted, we can at least plan for good old days.

This year, Raksha Bandhan falls on 3rd August, which will be the first huge event for Indian consumers that marks the beginning of the festive season. However, with no signs of COVID-19 subsiding, we believe, this Raksha Bandhan will be challenging for all the consumers and the fashion industry too.

So, have you picked out a rakhi outfit for yourself yet? Nope? Don’t worry – we are here to your rescue! Take a look at our curated list of 8 Raksha Bandhan outfit ideas that you can put together with the ensembles you probably already have in your wardrobe!

The most special thing about this blog is that I have featured my Mom’s Ethnic Looks. I have always adored my Mom’s fashion sense & her wardrobe collection. So, this time I am giving you all a glance of her ethnic looks. ( Ps- She is a versatile Person who keeps experimenting with new fashion trends)

  1. A shirt with a lehenga set

  2. Maxi dresses with an ethnic twist

  3. Plain dress with a Heavy Dupatta

  4. Long Kurti as a Dress

  5. Crop top & Palazzo pants

  6. Simple Sharara set

  7. Dhoti paired with a jacket & crop top.

  8. Indo-western look

1. A shirt with a Lehenga (or) Skirt:

Lets ditch the heavy blouse or choli that came with your favourite lehenga or skirt and team it up with a plain white shirt for that fusion look! You can accessorize this outfit with an oxidised (or) Kundan statement necklace and a statement ring. The white shirt & Lehenga combo makes you look stylish and trendy. You can also pair up Classic statement white tops with the lehenga too.

Top 3 Shirt with Lehenga Looks

2. Maxi Dress with an Ethnic twist:

Styling simple maxi dresses with oxidised jewellery or some long jacket with belt would give you nice minimalistic look for Raksha Bandhan. Sometimes, it’s good to go beyond monotony and try out something new and unique. Accessorize it with traditional danglers (if looking for a traditional look), tag a clutch bag along and voila!

3. Plain Dress with Heavy Dupatta:

Sometimes it’s good to look simple yet elegant. You can repurpose your old plain salwar suit for this occasion just by teaming it up with a fanciful dupatta like this one and enhance its beauty. The dupatta will totally steal the show! You can pair it up with dupattas like- Bandhani, Gota, Ajarak Print, Banarasi or even Kutch work.

4. Long Kurti with a twist:

Fed up of pairing your kurtis in the usual ways – with boring leggings or churidars? How about wearing it with a twist for this rakshabandhan! You can wear your long kurti like a long dress, pair with a skirt or lehenga, palazzo pants or cigarette pants as well. Accessorise it with a belt or go with a dramatic makeup look to balance it out.

5. Crop Top & Palazzo pants:

Palazzos with a long kurti is a very obvious option. Palazzos have become a part of our ethnic attire now, isn’t it? Just team it up with a bling top or a crop top and tag it along with a jacket or a dupatta with some jewellery.

One palazzo can be styled with multiple Crop-Tops

6. Sharara- Sharara :

Shararas have become most popular option in everyone’s wardrobe . They are evergreen. Keeping one in your wardrobe will be a savior if you don’t have one already. Just make sure to keep a neutral color like golden, white, black, beige which will go with maximum shades . The best way to pair your sharara is with a Knee length Kurti, Peplum Top or a Crop top.

Styling Tip: You can also drape a dupatta over your sharara to give it a drape saree look.

Sharara Variations.

7. Dhoti paired with Crop-Top or Jacket:

Dhotis are no more a man’s outfit only. Women are taking over almost everything men possess even if it is their national attire. And why not, if it’s making them look so good. Dhoti pants have a good drape hence they are everyone’s favourite too. Dhoti pants and dhoti palazzo is what you need and team it up with not an ordinary Crop-top or Jacket.

8. Indo-western Look:

A pant-saree can be a slaying look on Raksha Bandhan too. Try experimenting out with stuff you already have in your wardrobe . You can also reuse your old denim jacket with a saree and take your saree game to the next level. Try pairing up your off-shoulder tops with one of your ethnic pants or skirts. Drape a scarf around your neck on a pant saree would look fun too. Wearing a Assymetrical top with jeans with some accessories can also be a fun combo. A indo-western jumpsuit or off-shoulder top can be a slay-play outfit.

I am also suggesting you some popular websites where you quickly do your Rakshan Bandhan shopping {Ps- Brothers who are reading this blog, can find a gift for their sister too 😉 } : The Voguenaari, The Loom , Bunaai , Jaypore , Keesa , Good Earth , The Secret Label , Fab India, Aachho Jaipur and Fizzy Goblet . You can also follow them on instagram for amazing fashion updates.

How to celebrate Raksha Bandhan during this Pandemic?

1. Go for something unique and personalised for your brothers. (Ps- Like a handmade rakhi)

2. Organise a Virtual Raksha Bandhan party with all your brothers & Family members to make it a memorable one.

3. When it comes to gifts, encourage them to email you gift cards or to contribute to a charity of your choice.

4. If you’re having a Raksha Bandhan get together then don’t forget to keep safety measures & please wear your 😷 Mask.

I hope you have received some good styling tips to slay this Raksha Bandhan. Please do Share your thoughts, feedback, whatever you like. Don’t forget to tag me on your Instagram story if you had tried any of the following looks. You may also let us know which rakhi outfit idea you liked the best in the comments below on

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Daisy Carter
Daisy Carter
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