Ultimate Guide to Dressing Up for Independence Day

The Independence Day of India is celebrated religiously throughout the country and this August 15 marks 71 years since the country has gained its independence in 1947. Every year, Indians all over the country come together on this day to celebrate the festivities in style. Whether it's attending a neighbourhood event or attending an Independence Day's dinner party over at a friend's... one thing's for sure is that Indian men and women have grown to become more fashionable with each passing year. To ensure you're dressed to impress this Independence Day, we've prepared the ultimate guide for you to look dapper and exude sophistication like no other.

For the sophisticated woman:

Merge the current power suit trend with our bandhgala jackets (tailor-made for women's bodies of course!) to look impeccably beautiful and chic. Much like the men's, the Rathore women's bandhgalas are high on the armhole, snug around the chest area and nipped-in on the waist. Creating a silhouette so crisp that when paired with a cigarette or pencil pants, it will redefine and give new meaning to the women's power suit. For a more glamorous evening look, pair an embellished bandhgala jacket with an organza or silk skirt for that extra bit of flair that's contemporary and still true to the traditional Indian flavours. If you didn't know already, our women's bandhgalas are specially designed with jewellery in mind so all our necklines are customisable to frame your favourite necklaces.

For the dapper man:

Celebrate this Independence Day with our embroidered kurtas! Comfortable, casual and chic, a kurta makes a superb fashion statement and can be styled up or down and mixed or matched with almost everything. Going for a more casual look? Style it with your favourite pair of denim or relaxed pants for a stylish yet secretly comfortable attire - perfect for any parties. Want a look that's polished and slick? Match your embroidered kurtas with fitted pants and top off the look with smart shoes or cool white sneakers for that fresh-off-the-runway feel. Want a more relaxed but equally formal look? Pair kurtas with smart pants and casually drape a shawl over your shoulders for an effortlessly stylish attire.