by Mansi Kohli
Five stunning summer-inspired salwar kameez designs to flaunt at Raksha Bandhan this time!
It is that time of the year, when we wait to renew our bonds of trust and loyalty with our brothers. Raksha Bandhan, the much awaited festival by Indian sisters, and for brothers, well they should be ready with the gifts if they want the gajar ka halwa servings, the pedas and mithaais galore. However, it is also a day when the family get’s together to celebrate the bonding of siblings, so why not dress up like a queen in chic summer inspired salwar kameezes? Need help choosing or some inspiration to go with the flow? Here are five chic styles that speak of elegance and style for a fashionista such as you!
1. A rani colour viscose georgette straight cut salwar kameez:
Elegantly crafted and with schiffli work done on the salwar kameez, the ensemble is a piece of work to behold. The suit is fit for a formal to semi formal occasion to wear at, and when paired with the dyed nazneen duppatta draped neatly over the georgette sleeves, falling right above the shantoon bottoms, a graceful appearance comes through. Complete the look with Chaandbalis for the ears, smokey eye makeup and red hot lips. Heels for the feet are a must-wear to enhance the look, overall!
2. Gorgeous lawn suits so summerish you cannot ignore them:
Taking a little inspiration from across the border, we look at the Pakistani salwar kameez or the gorgeous printed lawn suits to wear at Raksha Bandhan. Made from sheer fabric and cotton, with a touch of silkiness to it, the straight long kameez with a churidar and chiffon odhni is a smart casual ensemble to wear for the family gathering. Embellished heavily at the neck and the hemline, you can wear a statement neck-piece to complete the look. Don’t forget to wear heels or nude pumps to create a long stance around!
3. Digital lawn prints and Aztec touches with pants:
Grab hold of straight cut white pants for the bottoms to wear, along with vibrant warm toned Aztec and lawn prints for the sleeveless salwar top to wear at the party. Made from cotton and sheer fabric, the lawn embroidery printed salwar speaks of a casual touch but not without an elegant graceful note of its own. Odhni can be wrapped around the neck as a stole or worn as you like it. Complete the look with sultry peach eye makeup and red lips, and tie the hair into a chignon. Flats or ballet shoes for the feet complete the look, if not pencil heels would do!
4. High slit party salwars:
To make a sassy statement fit for a fashionista that roams the upmarket circles a little more than the usual, you cannot be settling for statements quite shabby. A high slit salwar kameez with appliqué and white floral embroidery patches on a neutral toned base, makes a sensual fashion statement. In all its rights, the salwar looks chic with natural makeup and dark kohl eyes, hot pink lips and a tussled hairdo left loose. Complete the overall look with pumps or metallic chunky heels!
5. Vibrant sheers with patchwork:
Quite peppy and playful, with sheer fabric involved and patchwork on the bodice and the flare of the top, sheer salwar kameezes in vibrant yellows, mustards and orange should be your fashion statements to make this season. The bottoms are mustard gold yellowish trousers to pair the look with, and completing the same would be a solid hued bukrum skirt under the sheer flare. Heels for the feet are a must, but the makeup has to be evening apt, with dark kohl for the eyes, a healthy pink blush for the cheeks and a long braided plait with a chunky hairpiece for company.
Style up and make your brother proud!
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