Take a cue from these models on how to nail your festive style.
Confused about what to wear on Raksha Bandhan?
These looks from the recently concluded India Couture Week 2017 will serve up some serious festive fashion inspiration.
You can never go wrong with something traditional. Throw in a contrasting dupatta with a pastel colour anarkali, and you are set for the occasion.
All photographs: Kind courtesy India Couture Week/FDCI
Not a huge fan of over-the-top outfits. Then try a plain sari with a SEXY cold-shoulder blouse. You will surely be the cynosure of all eyes.
Turn people green with envy with this gorgeous traditional outfit that is a cross between a gown and a sari.
If gold is your colour, you can always team a gorgeous top with one of your elaborate lehengas, tucked away at the bottom of your closet. A gold and pink/red combination will work brilliantly if you plan to stick to a traditional theme.
The intricate detailing and beautiful thread work on these traditional separates will surely make you stand out in the crowd.
If you don't have the time to buy something new, you can always mix and match and create something fabulous like these separates.
A anarkali like this one is always worth the investment. The pastel shades will give you an ethereal look.
For a traditional Raksha Bandhan celebration that requires you to dress up, try adding a fun twist to your outfit with a bold and bright dupatta worn over a contrasting blouse. You can let the lehenga be a bit subdued so that the blouse and the dupatta stand out.
Who said you can't wear a dress to a Raksha Bandhan celebration? In fact, a dress like this will let you bring out the diva within :)
Talking of dresses, how about a floor-length one with tulle and embroidered patches?