Top 6 Ways to Restyling Dress for Rakshabandhan

We have hundreds of choices when it comes to Indian Ethnic wear. But of course, you cannot just wear the same outfit more than two or three times. That is the only problem with buying Indian traditional clothing pieces. Do you find yourself running out of options while getting ready for a traditional function? Do you also find it very difficult to manage your old pieces as they take up a lot of space in your closet? Do you find yourself buying a new ethnic dress to attend any celebration? You aren’t alone in this situation. The problem with most women is that we have many clothes in our wardrobe but we still have lesser options to wear.

A wardrobe of Indian women can have endless pieces of clothing. Unfortunately, most of these clothes may be too outdated to wear or you might have worn them to repeat it just one more time. Not only are these clothes difficult to repeat, but it is even more difficult to get rid of them because of either sentimental reasons or maybe because they are too expensive to get rid of. 

These clothes do no good when they are just kept in the closet. So what can you do? Just imagine replacing these clothing pieces with something trendy and stylish. And with Rakshabandhan coming up, the idea seems to be even more fascinating, doesn’t it?

One of the common problems most Indian women face these days is to keep their traditional pieces changing without spending a buck. So you might not want to wear your most loved lehenga again for this Rakshabandhan. In this case, it calls for some really deep thinking and great ideas for restyling dress for rakshabandhan or restyling your favorite or old traditional pieces as completely different outfits! Let’s see how you can transform Raksha Bandhan’s traditional dress.

Anarkali or Floor-length Kurta 

Anarkali is undoubtedly one of the best pieces that you can add to your traditional dress collection. To add a twist to Raksha Bandhan ethnic wear, you can style it up with an embellished belt to transform the look of an elegant and simple traditional dress and amp up the look by wearing a heavy choker and hair put up in a bun. The other way to style your Anarkali is to choose a beautiful dupatta to add extra brownie points to your outfit and simply wear some matching heavy earrings. 

Ethnic Skirt/ Lehenga Skirt 

Most women don’t like to wear their lehengas more than two or three times, So, shouldn’t we find a way to style them in a more wearable way? One of the ideas is you can style them by wearing them with an easy A-line straight-fit kurta which simply enhances the look. Another way is to pair it up with a plain white shirt which transforms the vibe of the outfit.

A Pant Style Saree 

Sometimes it’s best to give your style a complete change. Restyling dress for Raksha Bandhan can be such a way for you. A festival is one such occasion where you can bring out your festive saree which has been sitting in your wardrobe for so long and style it with classy pants. You can also elevate the outfit by adding a belt to get a more modern and contemporary look to your outfit.

Style up with Dupattas 

You can also play some contrast styling games that will surely get you a lot of attention. This can be one of the most attention-grabbing, and eye-catching things that you can put up for an ethnic family function or an occasion. You can choose to opt for a color that is perfect for the occasion & choose a contrasting Banarasi silk dupatta to style with it and be sure that you are going to get a lot of compliments with this look. You can also pair up different kinds of dupattas and mix match with your outfit like phulkari, pom pom, banarasi, chanderi, gotta Patti, etc.

Add Statement Pieces

One of the best ways to wear a salwar kameez is to choose a plain or simple kameez top (you can also choose a printed one) whichever you have easy access to. You can flaunt it under an embroidered jacket and pair it with cigarette pants or dhoti. You can also style up a transparent tunic on your kameez in a contrasting shade to get the best look. For instance, you can style a full-sleeve georgette tunic top on a straight-fit salwar suit.

Also, when it comes to adding statement pieces the best way to amp up your look is to add a statement piece of jewelry whether it’s beautiful silver earrings with your chikankari kurta or a beautiful piece of the silver choker, or a pair of chandbali to go with heavy gotta Patti chunni, adding these pieces will surely elevate your look.

Mix and Match

With the constantly changing trends, the art of mixing and matching has again come into trend. It is an elegant modern style! Style up a different colored or printed bottom along with your kurta. Next time, you can also upcycle your outfits by transforming your heavy Anarkali outfit into a skirt and pairing it with a stylish kurta. You can also add a contrasting dupatta to your outfit for a complete ethnic look. Another thing you can do is ditch your regular salwar or palazzo pants for stylish dhoti or cigarette pants.

There are hundreds of ways you can reuse your traditional outfits. You can also use your imagination to create great combinations and outfits that are customized. Hope we have helped you with your Raksha Bandhan ethnic wear. Stay tuned to the blog for more exciting content related to fashion and beauty.


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  1. Akanksha says:

    This is just amazing, you have included utmost ethnic styles that are already available in closet but unidentified. Loved this💯💯👏👏👏

  2. Hey!! Thanks.. Hopefully, you find something to recreate this Rakshabandhan from your wardrobe. Keep coming for more such content.

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