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Go patriotic chic

From tied-n-dyed T-shirts to funky hair-dos, options abound for patriotic fashionsitas who want to look striking this Independence Day

entertainment Updated: Aug 12, 2011 02:15 IST
Shara Ashraf
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Want to flaunt your patriotic spirit while looking super chic? Think beyond tricoloured bangles and bindis if you want to leap ahead of the fashion curve. We put together some super cool ideas to sport the tricolour while maintaining its sanctity.

Tricolour glam
Go for designer outfits that incorporate all the three colours. “A sari, a dress or a suit in tricolour prints, embroidery or applique work is the simplest way to stand out,” says designer Gautam Gupta.

Colour block
Designer Masaba Gupta is all for colour blocking. “You can wear a white dress, and pair it up with green footwear and a saffron bag.” A green cropped pant teamed with a saffron top also looks cool. If traditional is your thing, wear a silk kurta in saffron and green and accentuate it with a white belt.

Funky hair-dos
Go for tricolour corsages, hair beading or streaking. “You can also use stick-on crystals in saffron, white and green to perk up your hair-style in a jiffy,” says make-up artist Manju Rawat. You can also experiment with a tricolour bandana.

Say it with make-up
Use tricolour eyeliner to jazz up your eyes. “Draw three thick lines close to your lashes. Green eye shadow, white eye-liner and saffron lip colour will also do the trick,” says make-up artist Ashmeen Munjaal.

Fun tattoos
Tattoos are all the rage on Independence day. And it’s not just the flag that you can go for. “You can get a heart, a butterfly or a flower made in tricolour,” suggests Munjaal. The daring ones can even go for triclour lip tattoos.

Proclaim your love for the nation in style

Sex up a plain top with a tricolour scarf
Price: Rs 750 each
Available at: Ahuja sons, Karol Bagh

Doll up your nails with this Lakme nail paint.
Price: Rs 275
Available at: All cosmetic stores

Add some funk into your patriotic wardrobe with this tricolour hat
Price:Rs 100
Available at: Party Hunterz, Kailash Colony

These Vanilla Moon wedges will pep up your Independence Day look
Price:Rs 4,490
Available at: DLF Emporio Mall, Vasant Kunj

This Zenith watch is perfect for the patriotic diva
Price: Rs 2,495
Available at: Johnson Watch Co, C.P.

with inputs from Priyanka Monga

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