India is a land of festivals and celebrations. Our rich history has given us several reasons to come together and make merry. Whether its Diwali, Holi, Rakshabandan, Karva Chauth, Christmas, Eid, or any other festival, it is all about lavish food spreads and getting dressed up. This is the time when women love to doll up in our quintessential ethnic wear like salwar suits, lehenga, and sarees.
Approaching soon is one of the most important celebrations in the history of India. This day is celebrated across the country with a lot of zeal and vigor. August 15th, the Independence Day of India is fast approaching and the entire nation is gearing up for the big celebration. This day marks the nation’s independence from the colonial rule after massive sacrifice.
Today, we celebrate this day by hoisting national flags, paying tribute to our brave freedom fighters. In their honor, the kids fly kites, people get together for theme parties, and we bask ourselves in the spirit of patriotism. There is no other celebration like Independence Day. Offices, colleges, communities organize several events to commemorate this day. While the feelings of patriotism are high and flying, you would definitely want to express the pride for your country and pay respect. One of the most impressive ways to channel your true Bhartiya is to dress like one in an Independence Day look.
Remember, this day is unlike any other celebration in our country. People will spend time watching historic movies, hoisting flags, singing patriotic songs. Therefore, dressing up appropriately is imperative. Like any other party or celebration, you cannot just adorn heavily embellished ensembles with lots of bling. While those attires are dressy and gorgeous, they may not be the best fit when we are commemorating the freedom fighters and their struggle. To look at the part and match the mood and the spirit of the day, follow the dress code by keeping it simple and traditional.
Among all the Indian outfits, Indian suits and salwar kameez is the best idea for a classy Independence Day look. A salwar kameez is traditional, comfortable, functional, and absolutely trendy. It is glamorously desi and perfect way to show off that patriotic spirit. The best part is it is easy to style according to the theme. Here are a few tips to look stylish and chic in your true “Bharatiya Nari” look. Just a few tricks and tips will bring out the true Indian in you.
Tips to Dress Up For Independence Day Party
Wear All Colors of Pride and Glory:
Indian flag is supremely vibrant with a blend of beautiful colors, saffron, white, and green. When it comes to dressing up in dresses inspired by the Indian flag, it allows a plethora of options to choose from. It is easy to mix and match the three colors and create a beautiful synergy for an attire that is bright, luminous, and perfect for the day. The best part is that these are all happy colors and you are certainly going to add a celebratory vibe to the occasion as you dress in it.
If you wish to experiment a little and stand out in a crowd, you can choose unconventional versions of these colors. Either keep it subtle and elegant with pastel variants of green and saffron blended with white or go bold and showy with neon versions of these shades. Both ways, you are definitely going to make a unique statement that will grab a few eyeballs and flattering comments.
Use the colors of Ashoka Chakra:
Indian flag is indeed an inspiration. There is a fourth color that one can use to style their festive look on this day. Blue and white, when paired together for
Indian traditional salwar suits, are perfect to match the tone of the day. The combination of colors is graceful and charming for a summer daytime event. A blue palazzo dress with a white dupatta or an all-white churidar with blue dupatta is quite a classy combination that will make you look different in the crowd where everyone is dressed in attire inspired by tricolor.
When it comes to wearing blue of the Ashoka chakra, choosing the right blue is the key. Here is our suggestion; choose navy blue to ensure that you are following the code.
Color Block it:
Color block is the latest fad. All sorts of women’s designer salwar suits are being created using this technique and the results are impressive. You can design an impressive attire using green and saffron for a contemporary style salwar kameez. You can choose modern silhouettes with pencil pants and flared tunic and look like a fashionista as you go about enjoying the party. However, with such a vibrant color block combination, it is suggested to keep the accessories and makeup minimal.
Poise and Posh in all-white:
There is no dearth of styling ideas when it comes to Independence Day look. The color white will never fail you in ethnic attires. Choosing a pristine white chikankari Anarkali to wear on this special occasion is a great idea. Pair it up with traditional jewelry like jhumkis and ethnic footwear like juttis and mojaris. This look is certainly going to make you look like a royal queen and fetch you some flattering compliments.
Green is an evergreen color. This color never goes out of fashion. It is rich, lustrous, royal, and soothing at the same time. Adorn a beautiful green palazzo and kurta and team it up with white dupatta if you please. Keep the embellishments minimum, however, ethnic motifs and embroidered patterns will add a little bit of extra oomph to your attire.
Jacket it up:
Another trendy way to dress for the occasion is by keeping it all simple in white salwar suit and completing the look with a tied and died tricolor jacket. Jackets are a raging trend in the Indian fashion scene. Shot or long jackets, both are in vogue and can be worn as per the person’s preference. A jacket will add extra flair to your outfit and add class and elegance to your ensemble. With such attire, you can choose to ditch the dupatta and let your carefully selected jacket be the center of attention.
Drapes are another way of jazzing up your Independence Day look. Choose white or green color for your salwar suit and complete the look with a saffron dupatta. The color is radiant and festive. And it is perfect to add refreshing youthful charm to your traditional attire. Think of an exquisite leheriya dupatta that is saffron in color and inspires by indigenous fashion. You can pay your respect and flaunt the spirit of patriotism with panache and aplomb.
Jazz it up with accessories:
No salwar kameez look is complete without accessories. If you don’t to adorn an explicitly nationalistic look, but still want to pay tribute, you can do it by styling your ensemble with accessories inspired by the colors of our flag and freedom. Fashion accessories, bangles, jhumkas, bracelets, rings, and earrings, there is a plethora of options to choose from. Such a look will help you shine out in the crowd and let you set a new trend that will certainly get a few hearts go green with envy. Don’t forget the other details. You can even choose saffron or green bindi and pair it up with orange lipstick. Also, tricolor bangles will go best with all-white attire. This will definitely take your dressing experience several notches higher.
With these few tips, you can expect to rock the look of a Bhartiya Nari effortlessly. If you have some creative ideas for Independence Day, share it in the comments section below.