Republic Day is hair and our hearts are definitely filled with an extra dose of patriotism. No wonder the that the dress code is tricolour’ As we celebrate the spirit of a free nation, the tricolour fluttering fearlessly against the blue sky, the eyes are moist and hearts emotional. While we love the nation and our flag to the core, here’s how you can show it to the world – or at least your colleagues.
1. Colour Blocked Salwar Kameez: One of the easiest ways of showing off the tricolour is to wear its shades as a colour blocked salwar kameez. Doing that is simple and will make you look in-sync with the patriotism fever. Pair a green churidar with a plain or self-printed white kurta. Accentuate the look with a saffron dupatta. Let the dupatta flare across your body to have larger visibility. This is a combination that can never go wrong.
2. Leheriya Sari: Utterly feminine and absolutely Indian, the sari is perhaps the best thing to wear for any Indian celebration. When the occasion is Independence Day, a leheriya sari would be a great option. Leheriya is usually available in colour combinations of two so you can find a saffron and white, saffron and green or green and saffron sari. Wear it with a blouse of the third colour in the flag. And yeah, don’t forget your bindi.
3. A Printed Tee: If you happen to love your casual silhouettes and find these options to be a bit too much for you, then it’s time to invest in a simple printed tee. The market is overflowing with options that boast of the national flag around this time of the year. We suggest you pick something that is on the subtle side. Literally flaunting the flag would be too.
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4. Bangles: If you believe in making simpler and subtle statements, nothing can beat this. A symbol of femininity and a mark of Indian culture, bangles will be the perfect way to express your love for the tricolour. A set of saffron, green and white bangles will definitely keep your view in the simple form.
5. Multi-coloured Dupatta: Another classy and fairly understated way to carry the look is to use a tricolour dupatta. A leheriya dupatta with saffron, white and green printed on it will be a great option. If you do plan to do this, make sure your kurta is simple and preferably white. A white kurta with churidar, topped with a leheriya tricoloured dupatta will definitely be an extremely stylish option.