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Go patriotic chic

fashion-and-trends Updated: Aug 12, 2011 17:49 IST

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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 outfit

Go for outfits that incorporate all the three colours.


“A sari, 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 suggests colour blocking the three colours. You can wear a white dress and pair it up with green footwear and a saffron bag. Green crop pants teamed up with a saffron kurta also look cool. If traditional is what you like, wear silk kurtas in white, saffron and green.


Funky hair-dos


Go for tricolour corsages, ribbon braiding and streaking. “Sticking on stones in saffron, white and green that create interesting patterns on your hair looks glam,” says make-up artist Manju Rawat. You also won’t go wrong with a saffron or green bandana.


Tricolour eyeliner


Use tricolour eyeliner to jazz up your eyes. “Shape your eyes with a nude eye-shadow and draw thick lines in saffron, white and green close to your lashes,” suggest make-up artist Ashmeen Munjaal.


Tricolour 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, butterfly or a flower made in tricolour,” suggests Munjaal. The daring ones can even go for lip tattoos in the same hues.



By Shara Ashraf

(with inputs from Priyanka Monga)