The Indian festive season is known to be filled with colors of excitement, faith, love, worship, gifts, décor, and dressing up! Festivals offer a welcome break from all the frenzy and chaos of routine life. They refresh us while simultaneously refreshing our family ties. Rakshabandhan is one such amazing Indian festival. The occasion is really special. It is one of the most family oriented festivals, special for every brother and sister. This day is cherished by one and all because it celebrates the most unbreakable relations of all – the bro-sis relation.
Get Trendy this Rakshabandhan with these Tips
With a little help, you can keep the special occasion of Rakshabandhan grand and still dress up with a contemporary sensibility. This calls for some special preparations. This sweet Indian festival of Rakshabandhan is one perfect occasion to dress up traditionally, and flaunt your interesting Indian outfits.
It is important for you as a sweet sister, visiting your sweet brother’s or cousins’ home or as a host to these festivities’ ought to be scintillating, looking your best!
But, most of the times, amidst all the hurries and running around, you may end up making a mess out of many things, particularly if you are hosting your relatives, or travelling to another part of the city or another city to meet your loved ones.
Here are some useful tips and suggestions to implement at least a week before the grand occasion to make sure that you look scintillating and trendy on this special day.
1. Make Preparations ahead!
Every girl wants to look great on the special day. Take an appointment at the salon and get yourself pampered – at least a few days in advance. Running around in hassle to get your arms waxed or threading done at the last moment won’t let you enjoy your festival. If your facial or haircut is due, get it done at least 5-6 days in advance.
Also plan the special day’s schedule well in time. Speak to your loved ones and plan the visit. Pre-planning becomes all the more important if you have to travel across the city. Same applies if you are going to be the host and invite people at home.
You can also try some effective home remedies to start taking care of your skin, hair, and sleep if you want to get that inner glow and smooth radiance on the special occasion of rakhi. Pamper your skin with some homemade, nourishing masks. Get rid of that dulling tan!
One good recipe is a face pack prepared by mixing some curd, chickpea flour, and a few drops of lemon to get a soothing, wonderful, and lightening mask. Add an egg white to this mixture to get a firming face pack.
Use grated cucumber or refrigerated tea bags to soothe tired eyes. This remedy, can be applied everyday for few minutes all week long. You will be amazed at how soon it will help get rid of under-eye circles.
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2. Go the Indo-Western Way!
Rakhi is just the perfect occasion to channel the trendiest trend by donning a super-stylish Indo-Western attire for Rakhi. If you do a little research, there are endless choices in this fashionable trend. You will not require scouting too much to find the one to suit you.
Indo-western ensembles not only provide a youthful appearance, and can be channeled by girls and women alike. Floor length suit ensembles, smart indo-western gowns, palazzo suits, lehenga suits, and trouser suits – all fall under this category.
Well, if you don’t want to spend on a whole new ensemble, you can still rock this trend by pairing a stylish, long cape with your sleeveless kurti-trousers set or just wearing the same cape over a breezy sari.
3. Try a Breezy Saree
When we talk about Rakshabandhan attire, try on something that is Indian in spirit and essence. Also, try to keep things very demure and feminine. Look and feel like a devoted sister!
You may not have thought about this, but wearing a Sari can prove to be a very nice ensemble to carry on the special day. Usually, most of us don’t get to wear this wonderful outfit, then why leave a chance – when you are getting one.
Adding further, saris are the latest trend right now. If you wear a new outfit mandatorily on Rakshabandhan, a sari is an extremely practical and re-wearable purchase. Moreover, they are perfect for the weather. So, move on, and pick a fluid, breezy, and elegant sari. For grown up ladies, this is the perfect day to flaunt precious handloom saris.
4. Be a Chic Desi Diva
If you are not happy with any of the latest styles, go ahead and create one of your won. You can also buy an ensemble to fit your dream attire – just as want it to be! Think a little and plan ahead. You can go for a jump suit inspired suit outfit or try to create your own creative fusion look. A combo created with a long skirt and choli or harem pants paired with a short kurti are some of the great ways to rock this look. Another great idea is to pair a mid-length kurti with a bohemian skirt.
Whatever dress you chose to wear, it is a great idea to pair it all with some interesting, chic Indian jewelry and accessories to get a completely polished appeal. One great choice is jhumkas – available in all sizes, big or small. Pair your attire with jutti slippers to complete the look.
5. Choose Auspicious Colors
Besides the clothing and attire being dressy and attractive and yet not overtly decorative for rakhi being a day function, make sure to go for auspicious colors, like coral, orange, fuschia, and bright yellow – all happy colors!
You can go for a French coral sari in chiffon embellished with gota border, paired with a brocade blouse. This would be very light yet perfectly dressy. The gota enhances the bling factor and is also not Over-the-Top (OTT).
Another good choice is to pair a long fitted kurta with a tight churidarpaired with a dupatta with some appliqué work on it. You can even try brocade appliqué for it looks really dressy and sassy.
6. Keep your Make-up Subtle and Waterproof
When dressing up for a special occasion like Rakshabandhan, don’t take it as a license to overdo on makeup and glitter. This is a day event, even if you are going to attend the trendiest of rakhi parties. Therefore, OTT makeup is a big NO!
Instead, go for a look that is ideally graceful and feminine. Also, since it may rain and you may be sweating in this humid weather, it is best to stick to minimal yet waterproof makeup that stays put through the entire day Rakhi day festivities.
7. Go Trendy with an Innovative, Fuss-free Hairstyle
On this special day, try a new and innovative hairstyle that is not only easy to do, but can also stay put through the whole day of festivities. If you are planning to wear something traditional, you can try on a braided style or chic plaits. There are numerous easy to make ponytails and hairstyle tutorials online these days. You can use them to your advantage! Another good idea is to ask your sis, mum, or bhabhi to make a sweet fish braid on your hair.
If you want to leave your hair open, make sure that they are slick and fizz free.
Rakhi is the perfect occasion to get henna on your palms. After all, it is a day when you can go all traditional and enjoy the rich Indian culture.
However, do not plan on getting the Mehndi done just an evening before. This is because the bazaars (markets) and nearby stalls are all bustling to brim a day before the festival. The mehdiwalas will not only overcharge but you may also not get a good service.
If time and distances allow, it is great fun to get mehndi done with friends or cousins and indulge in a henna pajama party. Go trendier with some fabulous nail art done over your nails. Include your lovely bahbhis in the plan for added fun and excitement!
When dressing up for Rakshabandhan, always remember not to overdo it. Let your attire, speak for itself. If the look is busy, keep the accessories very minimal and vice versa. For guys, dress up smart and simple with minimum distraction.