What to Wear for Holi 2019 Celebrations

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What to Wear for Holi 2019 Celebrations


The festival of colors is just around the corner which calls for lots of mithai, gulal, thandai and laughter! It is that occasion of the year when we finally get to bid goodbye to our winter clothes and stock up our closets with light and breezy spring attires. With the weather getting hotter by the day and the spirit of the Holi celebrations surrounding us, it is imperative for us to choose outfits both comfortable and fashionable for the festival day.

Here are some amazing Holi Outfit Ideas for you to choose from, so that you can safely let your hair down and rejoice while also looking super stylish and festival-ready.

But before we start, lets talk basics!

The Color: It is probably general knowledge that the color white is the official standard for Holi. It sure acts like the perfect blank canvas to paint myriads of color on. So, an all-white ensemble or a little pop of color on an overall white outfit is the way to go!

The Fabric: Summer is here and all the fun and games during the festivities can make you all sweaty and uncomfortable. So, this goes without saying that you should choose cotton fabric over anything else. Let your skin breathe!

The Conventional Holi Outfit Choice

Indian festivals are best observed in traditional Indian outfits. And why not? The essence of Holi lies in the roots of our culture and the more we embrace that, the better the celebration. So, step out in the sunshine on the day of Holi, sporting a perfect ethnic ensemble. Nothing works better on this day than a simple white salwar kameez. Add a beautiful dash of color by pairing it up with a colorful dupatta. Accessorise with a nose pin, customary jhumkas and silver bangles for the perfect traditional look.

Traditional Holi Outfit

All-white traditional wear for men looks very timeless and sophisticated. You can sport a simple white kurta-pajama look or wear colorful pajamas with a crisp white kurta. Pair this up with ethnic-styled sandals and trendy sunglasses.

Men's traditional Holi outfit

You can also experiment with asymmetrical kurtis and choose colorful leggings instead of going all-white. It all depends on which of your clothes you are willing to sacrifice!

If you do want to add colors to the all-white look but don’t want to go through the struggle of managing a dupatta all day, try pairing up a long white embroidered kurti with bright red palazzos. Palazzo pants, no doubt feel super comfortable on hot summer days and also adds a fun chic edge to your traditional look.

Holi Outfit - Palazzo pants

Holi Skincare Tip: Gulal is now passé. Always prefer fully sleeved kurtas and stay as covered as possible to save your skin from the harmful chemical colors and dyes.

The Casual Chic

Deepika Padukone almost immortalized the hot pants-casual shirt Holi look in the song ‘Balam Pichkari’, so why not go for it? The best part is, all our wardrobes have more than one pair of hot pants and regular T-shirts so if one gets ruined in the colorful mess, we won’t be very heartbroken.

Deepika Padukone

You can also wear denim shorts for a smart and carefree look and pair it up with a simple white T-shirt. Slip on a pair of flip-flops and fun sunglasses and you are good to go.

Denim Shorts and White Tee

For men too, the casual Holi look can work really great. Wear a trendy round-neck color-blocked T-shirt with casual jeans and get ready to be drenched with colors! It is advisable to wear flip-flops and statement sunnies to be totally Holi-ready.

Men's Casual Holi Outfit

Holi Skincare Tip: If you are opting for this look, moisturizer and sunscreen is a must! This allows for easy removal of the colors from your skin once the festivities are over.

The Diva Look for Holi 2019

If you are going to an urbane, sophisticated office party or you just like being a diva, whatever the occasion, then a pretty white dress is the perfect choice for you. Go for floral printed dresses that end a little above your knee to make a cute flattering statement. Accessorize with hoop earrings and wear pretty red lipstick and show up at the party looking all glam and contemporary.

Dresses as Holi Outfit

The Fusion Wear

Alia Bhatt

Holi is the perfect time to go out of the way and create a voguish fashion ensemble of your choice that makes you feel confident and comfortable all throughout the day. You can take cues from Alia Bhatt’s Holi outfit in her movie ‘2 States’ where she sported a perfect Indo-western look, donning a simple tank top with a pretty maxi skirt rich in hues and prints. Wear chunky jewelry like a silver choker and bangles to rock this super trendy Holi look.

Indo-Western Wear - Holi Outfit

Dressing up for Holi demands a twist. If you absolutely love those pretty colorful bandhani print dupattas but hate going fully traditional, choose a fusion look. Mix-and-match a white off-shoulder crop top and pair it up with simple white palazzos or straight pants. Wear the dupatta of your choice and accessorize with junk jewelry for an over-the-top pretty modish attire.

Fushion Wear - Holi Outfit

The Edgy Extras

We totally cannot ignore the importance of accessories during Holi celebrations. And by accessories, we mean Bandanas and Sunglasses. Bandanas look extremely trendy and give off a striking bohemian vibe. It is quite à la mode this season and looks perfect with a chic Holi attire. Also, it will generously protect your hair from all the stubborn colors coming your way.


There is probably no other accessory as chic and useful than sunglasses. And on the day of Holi, sunnies are a must. Whether you choose aviator glasses or cat-eyed ones, they are surely going to make a statement while also protecting your eyes from the chemical dyes, colors and of course, the sun!

Sunglasses with Holi Outfits

Which of these outfits are you going to pick? You can buy your favorite one directly from the Marsplay App. Know more about Fashion Ideas on our blog – How to Work the Fanny Pack Trend

We wish you a very Happy and Safe Holi!


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