Holi, also known as ‘The Festival of Colours’, is an Indian festival celebrated at the beginning of spring to welcome the colourful and pleasant season. The spring festival is celebrated not only in India but also by Indians worldwide. While everyone is busy shopping for colours and sweets, make sure you put some extra effort into your Holi outfit this season!
Wearing comfortable clothes is of top priority at festivals like Holi when you run around and play with colours. However, along with wearing comfy and loose-fitting clothes, make sure they are also ethnic and trendy to reflect the true essence of Holi and its traditions. Whether you are attending lavish Holi parties or simply getting together at a friend’s place, this blog has a list of different attires you can flaunt on the day of Holi.
From stylish indo-western looks to graceful sarees, there’s no dress code for this festival. Keeping that in mind, we have curated a list of both classic and trendy outfits you can don this festive season. Make sure to style it accordingly for the best #OOTD pics!
Holi Fashion: Styling tips
Before we look into some amazing outfits, let us familiarise you with some easy and go-to styling hacks to slay your look this Holi! You can incorporate these tips into your holi outfit based on your preferences.
Silver oxidised jewellery has been in trend for quite some time now. Most women tend to style their semi-casual and ethnic outfits with oxidised jewellery for a boho-chic look. If you wear an ethnic outfit, try pairing it with a modest oxidised bracelet or a tiny earring. But if you are wearing a casual party outfit, style it with a choker necklace for a graceful look.
Holi is all fun and games until you have to deal with heavy traffic in the sun, flying colours, and dust in the air. To protect your eyes from the sun and the chemicals from the colours, we advise you to carry a pair of sunglasses with you at all times during the day.
P.S. If you are wearing a full white outfit, go for black sunglasses or colour-tinted ones for a fun look.
This ethnic equivalent of flip-flops is the classic Kohlpauri sandals. And since Holi is all about being comfortable running around and dancing with your friends, Kohlapuris are the perfect option to stay stylish and comfy. This colourful footwear also complements your white outfits the best!
Along with following these style tips, you should also pay attention to your hair during Holi. Make sure to use enough oil on your skin and hair. For your hair, you can mix both coconut oil and castor oil. This will help keep your scalp and hair healthy and protect your hair from harsh chemical dyes.
10 Trending Holi Outfit Ideas for Women
If you are looking for trending and fashionable Holi outfit ideas this season, you are looking in the right place!
1. A simple and elegant White Kurta Set
White is the most commonly worn colour on Holi, and there’s nothing to outdo a simple and classic white kurta and pants. Opt for a loose-fitting kurta like an A-line kurta or an Anarkali type. And to add some style and colour to this full-white outfit, pair it up with a colourful printed or embroidered dupatta!
Check out this White Scallop Neck Suit to know exactly what we’re talking about!
2. An effortless Saree for the day
No matter the age or the occasion, nothing beats a good old saree. Elegant sarees give an exquisite look that suits almost every woman in India. And since Holi falls during summer, at the beginning of Spring, lighter fabrics like Cotton, Chiffon, Organza, or Chanderi can be good options. Pair it with up a contrasting blouse and minimal accessories to complete this look.
3. A lovely Maxi Dress
A Maxi dress is the synonym for comfort and elegance. For festive occasions like Holi, these dresses can be your ideal choice. They look great, feel good, and let you enjoy the day with maximum comfort and zero worries! You can either go for a floral-printed white dress or a pastel-coloured one for the ultimate look.
Check out this Red Chestnut Dress with strappy sleeves and a v-neckline. This block-printed dress is a cute pick for this season.
4. A dressy Sharara Set for parties
This Holi, you will undoubtedly be the centre of attention in a short kurti and sharara ensemble. This outfit is both comfortable and ethnic, and the voluminous sharara and matching kurti are perfect for creating a festive vibe.
Sharara dresses with low necklines look stunning when accessorised with choker necklaces and big jhumkas.
This Peach Mirrorwork Sharara is the perfect Sharara set for Holi. This pastel pink colour with flares and strap sleeves can make you look pretty without a doubt!
5. An indo-western look with pieces of Denim
If you plan to attend an intimate and casual Holi party this year, an indo-western look is an ideal option. All you have to do is pair up a white shirt with some old blue jeans. The kind of jeans you wear is your choice. Be it slim-fit jeans or flared ones, you can style the white shirt as you like.
You can also throw in a light Denim wash jacket to amp up the look. Accessorise this outfit with some oxidised earrings or a long boho neckpiece for some style.
6. Some flowy and comfy palazzo pants
Do you want to look stylish and elegant without giving up on comfort? If yes, palazzo pants are the best option for you. You can pair a palazzo pant with a crop top, a short kurta, or a long kurta, based on your personal style. If you prefer a less-flared bottom, choose straight-cut palazzos.
This Mint Strap Kurta Set comes with a flared kurta, palazzo pants, and a contrasting block-printed blue dupatta. Chic and comfy in one go!
7. A Printed Tunic for a lively mood
A printed kurta is the perfect springtime outfit, especially during a festive occasion like Holi. A printed kurta matched with loose-fitting pants can be the ultimate Holi outfit when accessorised well. Pull up your hair in a braid or a messy bun, protecting your hair from chemicals and dyes from Holi colours. This hairstyle is a smart hack that also goes well with your ethnic look.
Pair this printed kurta with plain white straight or palazzo pants to achieve the perfect look.
You can try this Yellow Floral Kurta Set that comes with a pleasant floral-printed kurta and white cotton pants. Easy, elegant and pretty, right?
8. Some fun twirls in a Lehenga Set
Lehengas give you the perfect flared and fitted look. You can choose to wear a breezy Georgette, Satin, Silk, or Cotton base lehengas for Holi parties to grab everyone's attention. You can choose from various lehengas, including those with flares, panels, ruffles, and jacket-style details.
Check out this Mughal Lehenga with floral motifs on a white canvas. You can style this lehenga set with a stone-studded choker neckpiece to flaunt that stylish boho aura of this look.
9. A Tie-dye Dupatta for a bit of colour pop
While a plain white kurta and pants is the classic Holi attire, there’s no wrong way to style this! To dress up to the festival's theme, you can pair up a white kurta set with a colourful and vibrant tie-dye dupatta. This casual and elegant Holi look is suitable for low-key celebrations and parties.
And for an added element of style and chic, don’t forget your black coolers!
10. Go full-on Punjabi with bright colours
Just because most Holi outfits are centred around plain whites and light pastels, it doesn’t mean you can’t play around with some bright and strong colours. After all, that’s the spirit of the festival! Instead of a white-based outfit, you can wear a vibrant and Punjabi-inspired salwar kameez. When wearing this, don’t forget to add a colouful and print-heavy or intricately designed dupatta.
This Berry Suit is a similar suit set that can look great for Holi parties and daytime celebrations. In colours of bright pink and yellow, it’s a great pick for the festive occasion.
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With Holi approaching, these outfit ideas can come in handy when you decide to start shopping. Holi attires are all about whites and pastels since you will anyway look colourful at the end of the day! But when it comes to dressing up for this festival, there are no rules and guidelines. Whether you choose a basic white outfit or a colourful suit set, the choice is yours. Whatever you wear, don’t forget to click amazing pictures!