Raksha Bandhan 2019 Outfit Ideas for Girls

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Raksha Bandhan 2019 Outfit Ideas for Girls


Each year Raksha Bandhan brings a different kind of excitement and more bond towards my siblings. Raksha Bandhan 2019 has also brought a lot than ever enthusiasm and love for my siblings. This is the day, everyone wants to look their best in their best outfits. One thing that I look for the whole day apart from gifts (obviously!) is to get a lot of compliments. If you are like me who starts looking for outfit ideas and Raksha Bandhan dresses from two weeks before, then you should stop your search right here.


I can understand picking the perfect Raksha Bandhan dress is a mammoth task, but it is fun too, right? Though most of the girls’ opt for traditional outfits, I have some other trendy and fresh ideas to make you look like a diva.

I am going to tell you a few bombshells looks to go for this Raksha Bandhan festival which will make you favorite among all. Let us start quickly as Raksha Bandhan 2019 date is coming soon!

1. Trendy Ruffle Saree

Take styling notes from our very own gorgeous Shilpa Shetty. This Raksha Bandhan, say no to your dull saree with an exchange to your ruffle saree. Give your look a modern and trendy twist by jazzing up your saree style with ruffles.

Traditional saree might make you look like a tragic queen from ’70s, but ruffles will give your saree a 2019 update.

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Shilpa Shetty in a ruffle saree

You know what? You don’t even have to buy a brand new saree for this. Yes, you heard it right! Pick any saree you love from your mom’s or your wardrobe and buy extra cloth that goes best with it.  Take it to a tailor to stitch it along the borderline of the saree. There you go! You have a brand new saree now without even spending much.

2. Shrug with Cropped Top and Pants

Diana Penty has paired a shrug along with a crop top and palazzo pants

Make any kurta look better by pairing it with a long shrug. Styling a shrug with ethnic wear is the new fashion obsession of girls these days. Pick your favorite blouse, matching pants and style it with an ethnic shrug.

You can either get it stitched according to the dress you are wearing, or you can prefer to buy the dress which comes along with a shrug. This look with a shrug will flatter you in the best possible way.

3. Shrug with a Lehenga for Raksha Bandhan 2019

Sara Ali Khan in a black lehenga

If it’s a large gathering of guests for Raksha Bandhan, then you can even decide to wear a lehenga for the occasion. To give this look a trendy twist style the dupatta like a shrug just like Sara Ali Khan. You will shine like a princess in this beautiful ethnic outfit.

3. Long Skirt in Different Styles

If you want to keep your look chic and stylish, then you can experiment with your long skirt in multiple ways.

a) Choose a solid cropped top and pair it with a printed long skirt. To finish the look accessorize it with neckpiece or heavy earrings.

b) Wear a long skirt and experiment it with stylish cut-out kurta. Aditi Rao Hydari is giving us major inspiration on how to pair print-on-print outfits. Keep the look simple with just accessorizing it with ethnic earrings.

c) This time choose to go with a printed/embellished blouse with a solid long skirt. I can’t take off my eyes from Shradaha’s long skirt with the flowy hemline.

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L to R: Shraddha Kapoor in a printed long skirt and a cold shoulder crop top, Aditi Rao Hydari paired a high low kurta with a long skirt, Shraddha Kapoor in an embellished crop top and a plain long skirt

d) If you totally want to go out of the box this Raksha Bandhan then pairing your long skirt with your classic white shirt is the right choice. Take out your white shirt to the rescue and amp up your look with statement earrings.


L to R: Aditi Rao Hydari wore a white shirt with a long skirt, Aditi in a denim jacket with a long skirt

e) Play with your denim jacket and turn your traditional outfit into a modern one by pairing it with a long skirt.

4. Dhoti Pants for Raksha Bandhan 2019

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Sara Ali Khan in dhoti pants and a short kurta

Take your ethnic look a level up just like Sara Ali Khan. Create a boho-chic look with a short frilled kurta paired along with a dhoti pant. Reinvent your ethnic style with this elegant and modern look at the same time. This style goes best with an ethnic jutti and dainty jewelry.

5. For those Classy Women

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Kareena Kapoor Khan in a classy lehenga

I can’t get enough of Bebo’s ethnic looks. She is a major inspiration when it comes to dressing up traditionally. Whether it’s a saree, lehenga, or a suit she knows how to look bombshell in every look. If you want to wear something special yet a little simpler to this festival of Raksha Bandhan 2019 than go for a lehenga like Bebo’s. She is delivering a beautiful vibe in this simple yet classy lehenga, which is perfect for any light occasion. However, consider going minimal with the jewelry.

6. Desi Girl Look for Raksha Bandhan

Alia Bhatt in a salwar-kameez

Do you think salwar-kameez is an overkill? Absolutely not! This outfit is the most elegant one which can do wonders without any effort. Alia Bhatt knows how to compliment her outfit with perfection. A girl can never be turned off with a basic salwar kameez look be it any year. Shine bright in this perky, positive color to make this festival even special.

7. For Not so Girly Girl

Sara Ali Khan in a Slit kurta with blue jeans

We all know that Sara Ali Khan is the queen of effortless dressing. Slit kurta works a treat with blue jeans. Transform your look in an ethnic yet modern style which is appropriate for the occasion.

Kareena Kapoor Khan in a long slit kurta with blue denim jeans

A look like Kareena is what we all strive for. Take your style game up a notch with this low-key yet ultra-stylish look. Amp up your style quotient by pairing your long slit kurta with blue denim jeans.  Jeans and kurta is a fashion constant that we do not want to restraint. 

See the magic unfurl with statement ethnic earrings and silver bangles. You can opt to keep the hair loose open for a chic look.

8. The Timeless Saree

This look is for the modern woman of today. And no one knows this better than Sonam how to ace the saree look. Ethnic look in a saree has become so versatile that it has ever been. She can bring 100 variations just with a saree and makes it look so easy that I want to wear saree every day, even to the gym maybe! (#pun-intended!)

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Sonam Kapoor Ahuja in a white saree

Add an extra western touch to your saree look by styling it the way Sonam has. Be it styling your saree with a statement blouse, wearing a fringe saree or going with a shirt blouse, Sonam has experimented it all. Now, it’s your time to try it all this season.

These are all the looks that you can try at Raksha Bandhan 2019. Do let me know which look are you going to work from these.

This Raksha Bandhan, find the perfect gift for your sibling with these gifting ideas.

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So, go on start shopping, ladies! Happy Raksha Bandhan to All.

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