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Rakhi Special: What to wear this Raksha Bandhan

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Sisters tie rakhis around their brothers' wrists as a promise to protect their sister on Raksha Bandhan - an auspicious festival commemorating the unique bond that exists between brothers and sisters!

Rakshabandhan style
Rakshabandhan style

Raksha Bandhan is almost here, and the hunt for the perfect outfit has already begun.

If you're not sure how to dress for this big event, we've put up a simple celeb-inspired checklist to help you out. The bulk of the patterns defined by flowing forms are perfect for the summer months, but they are also simple and elegant in their execution.

Before you get confused, here is a guide to costumes for men and women that you can quickly put together from your closet. If this describes your style, keep reading for more trendy choices. To appear fashionable this holiday season, take fashion inspiration from Bollywood celebrities. Here's how:

The Traditional Kameez

The old cliché that black doesn't mix with ethnic Indian attire has been proven wrong again and again. Anushka Sharma's Sabyasachi ensemble, complemented with some not-so-basic jewellery, may be replicated to glam up for a rakhi ceremony. To complete your appearance, choose from a range of decorations ranging from simple to strategically stitched.

Get the look

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On the bright side!

Some of us will always like to dress in hues like Alia Bhatt on the more vivid side of the colour spectrum. This rakhi, take out a bright kurta and palazzo outfit from your wardrobe and utilise it to make the best of the Rakhi moments with your family. Add a bracelet or a pair of beautiful earrings to your outfit to make it the star of the show at your next party or function.

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Buy it here – KHALOM Women Mustard Yellow Embroidered Kurta with Palazzos & Dupatta

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Seamless neutral is a beautiful thing

Get inside Vidya Balan's closet to recreate her beautiful appearance. She opted for a mixed-and-matched outfit that featured an uneven kurta and baggy trousers. Both of these are made of silk and include flowery, boxed, and graphic designs. She glammed herself up with bold jewellery, a pinkish lip colour, and a blow-dried hairdo. Look for a mixed-up look!

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Lehengas are both simple and effective

Allow the bling to take a back seat this time and choose a light and suitable lehenga for the occasion. We're looking at Kareena Kapoor Khan's Good Earth pick from last year. This lightweight dupatta immediately brightens up the black patterned Indian attire, making it an excellent choice for your virtual rakhi!

Get the look –

Buy it here – PANCHHI Embellished Lehenga Choli Set with Dupatta

Rs 8,499 shop via Ajio

A 'fusional' alter ego

Having a Rakhi celebration at home is a beautiful opportunity to branch out from the usual clothing and experiment with something different. Remember Alaya F's recent combination of her mother's vintage Manish Malhotra lehenga with an oversized white shirt? She is a fashion icon. Is it suitable for the occasion yet also entertaining? That is what we believe.

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Buy it here – MANGO Women White Regular Fit Solid Pure Cotton Casual Sustainable Shirt

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Buy it here - Studio Shringaar Women Red Solid Full Flare Double Ghera Lehenga Skirt

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Once you've discovered some fantastic Indian wear ideas, it's time to bring it all together for a stunning Rakhi celebration.

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