January 26th, 2023 marks India’s 74th Republic Day, giving us all a reason to celebrate! It’s a public holiday across the country, and for those who want to show their patriotism and pride for their country, it’s also a day to dress up in ethnic wear in the colours of the flag. There’s so much symbolism and meaning behind each of the flag’s colours, and you can dress up in the colour that speaks to you the most or have a tinge of all three in your outfit. If you want to spice up your ethnic wear on this day, look no further! We’ve got some striking ensembles for you.

Ethnic wear for women

The easiest way to infuse the tri-colour outfit into your Republic Day celebrations is with Global Desi’s printed fit and flare dress. The amalgamation of geometric prints breathes life into this otherwise plain green dress. The pattern includes pops of orange and white, making this ethnic dress for women even more special for this day – accessorise with orange shoes and a similar handbag.

Create a simple fusion look with Colour Me’s A-line tunic. Designed with a spread collar, a buttoned closure and three-quarter sleeves, the multi-coloured print of the tunic makes a stand-out impression. With shades including green, orange, white and blue, all colours of the Indian flag are represented in this light tunic. Go fusion by teaming it with jeans or add a churidar for a contemporary ethnic feel.

If you want a monochrome look instead, the tie-up neck tunic from Global Desi is a wow-factor choice. The vibrant orange hue and the viscose blend fabric make this tunic comfortable and chic. Wear it with pastel orange straight pants.

A similar garment to choose from Global Desi is the printed short tunic in orange and green. The laidback band collar and three-quarter sleeves design add to the look. Green or orange straight pants would complement it nicely. You can flaunt this timeless design any day of the week, but it’s perfect for Republic Day.

The exquisite kurta set from Aurelia will help you bring your fashion A-game to Republic Day. The set includes striped cropped pants and a gorgeous orange and gold dupatta. The sage green straight kurta has an embroidered round neckline and three-quarter sleeves.

Another way to be bold and confident in ethnic wear for Republic Day comes from Libas’ kurta set. The entire set, including the kurta with three-quarter sleeves, dupatta and elasticated pants, is adorned with detailed prints that create a dazzling look. White accessories – block heels and a clutch bag along with silver jewellery – will make a striking statement.

Bring out your inner fashion diva in this splendid printed kurta set from Aurelia. The first thing you will notice about this set is the remarkable prints that cover the kurta, dupatta and skirt. Printed in multiple colours to bring out the ethnic motifs, it has all the colours of the Indian flag, making it a special pick for Republic Day.

For those who like a more minimalist approach to their ethnic wear, Aurelia’s green kurta set is appropriate for the day. The subtle floral-printed A-line kurta comes with matching elasticated straight pants. The printed ethnic jacket with a sleeveless silhouette and a tie-up waist gives character to this outfit with colourful floral and ethnic motifs.

Ethnic wear for men

A kurta and pajama are always sophisticated options for men. Manyavar’s kurta with pyjama in orange has a festive appeal. The band collar and button placket is designed with an embroidered surface. The kurta, paired with white pyjamas, is made to be a Republic Day dress.

Simplify your ethnic wear with Melange by Lifestyle’s short kurta. The short sleeves and side slits make the green kurta extra comfortable. Wear it with jeans, casual trousers or a churidar – the styling options are endless.

If you want to express the Indian flag wearing blue and white, this Melange by Lifestyle kurta with pyjama is right for you. Full sleeves, a textured band collar and a rich navy blue colour come together to create a festive ensemble like no other. It also comes with a pair of white pyjamas to complete this look.

Tips for how to dress for Republic Day

  • You don’t have to choose between modern or traditional outfits. Some of the most exciting looks come from a combination of both. And when you blend two styles, there are so many more styling options you can choose from.
  • Look trendier by adding the right accessories to your look. A pair of juttis for men or jhumka earrings for women can go a long way in how your overall outfit looks.
  • If bright colours aren’t for you, you could always wear a muted outfit but light it up with colourful accessories. For example, wear bangles in the tri-colour or a combination of orange and green shoes and handbags. You could also represent the flag by choosing your dupatta’s colours to suit the day.
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