Ethnic look for Raksha Bandhan: Celebrating friendship for life

Hello everyone!

Next week on 18th August, we all will be celebrating Raksha bandhan, a festival to celebrate love between brothers and sisters. Traditionally, on this day, sisters tie Rakhi on her brother’s wrist praying for his well being and safety while brothers vow to protect her. In today’s time however, this relationship has become something even more special, lifelong friendship. Ferocious fights (even though if it is just about TV remote), unconditional support (covering up for each other in front of parents even if you are clueless what you are covering up :P) are foundation stones for this bond 🙂

My only sibling is my brother, which makes this day even more special to me. I am older to my brother by 6 years but that has never deterred me to share all my problems; be it career related or more personal, with him. He is always there to provide moral support to me whenever I am about to start something new. Akshit even shot my first post for this blog 😀 I can’t imagine my life without him! He has my back and I have his 🙂

What to wear for Raksha Bandhan

Is it just me, or do festivals gain more importance after marriage? I am looking forward to meet all my cousins and celebrate it. Which brings me to the big question that plagues every girl’s mind before such a day, “What to wear?” 😛 I know I know, the pain of choosing something special yet not heavy. Something unique yet not OTT! So I thought I’ll share what I am going to wear well in advance to help you guys 🙂

I love wearing ethnic on such festivals but you can also opt for something Indo-western. If you are not in mood to spend this time, just rent it 🙂 RENT IT BAE has launched their ethnic collection which boast of designers such as Satya Paul, Ritu Kumar and Anita Dongre.

My outfit for Rakhi

For my outfit, I chose this Pastel princess dress by their own brand RIB Adaa by Aanchal. It’s a beautiful shaded light green kurta white a full length skirt with layers. Long kurta with skirt is the latest fashion trend in ethnic and I did not have anything similar in my wardrobe.

It has light gotta patti work and color combo just had me hitched as soon as I saw it. This is perfect for Rakhi as its elegant, very girly and quite comfortable which I can wear for entire day.






As the dress was light, I chose beautiful heavy chandbalis to go along with it. It added the perfect touch I needed to glam up this outfit. For makeup, I went for three-tone smokey eye with bright lip. Some curls to bring life to my straight boring hair and I was ready 🙂


Other options that I like for Raksha bandhan at RENT IT BAE

Also checkout other ethnic outfits ideas on the blog 🙂

Ethnic summer wear: Kurti and palazzo


Kurti and palazzo for Teej


Light Anarkali suit


What are you planning to wear this Raksha Bandhan? Let me know in comments below!



::Outfit details::

Kurti and skirt: RIB, Click here

Chand balis: RIB, Click here


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