New Holi Outfit Ideas for Men & Women


The festival of colours – Holi, is just around the corner. While the celebrations are full of colours, joy, sweets, delicacies, and music, they leave us with the dilemma of – what to wear to the Holi party.

With social media fads for selfies, aesthetic reels, etc. you are always on the camera. So, you must get the right look for the event to look fantastic in pictures. Don’t let the fear of getting your clothes spoiled due to colours and water stop you from experimenting with your looks at the next Holi party.

Thanks to the diverse and colourful culture of our country, you can get an ample amount of Holi outfit ideas and suggestions to look glam, trendy and super-chic. To wave off outfit selection stress we have handpicked the best Holi outfit ideas for men and women exclusively curated for your beautiful celebrations and to memorize the togetherness.


Partywear Anarkali Dress

Maroon Silk Printed Co Ord Set

Blue Leheriya Trench With Bandue Top

Saree With Cut Work And Khatli Work

What to wear on Holi? 

If it’s Holi we would recommend unique outfit ideas that go funky, easy, comfortable as well as edgy. A plain white, printed, and colourful outfit and complimenting accessories are a necessity for that aesthetic, colourful and cheerful Holi party, fests, and other traditional celebrations. That’s because the splash of Holi actually just calls for these quirky elements and clothing elements. Scroll down, as we round off the best Holi outfit ideas and inspirations for men and women. 

Top 10 Holi Outfit ideas for women

1. Desi Glam White Anarkali Suit Holi outfit 

If you are up for an all-glam look, opt for a splendid white salwar suit in an Anarkali pattern with a coloured dupatta. A classic Anarkali suit with magnificent embroidery work will definitely add an elegant yet traditional look to your Holi party. You can opt for a legging, a flowy palazzo or a salwar as per your liking and be the centre of the whole limelight of Holi fest. Let your hair loose or tie them in an updo or a bun for added protection from harmful chemicals.

2. Printed Kurti and Pants Holi Outfit

Here is an incredible and contemporary style inspiration for your rang wali Holi, or Holika dahan celebrated the day before. For a great colourful and joyous spirit, you can wear a kurti-pant set and be the cynosure of all eyes. Depending upon your mood and the tradition going on, you can enrich or keep your look low by adding or avoiding the jewellery. Grab this kurta set in floral prints and bloom brightly amidst the flying rich colours.

3. Simple and Beautiful Jumpsuit Holi Outfit

A simple white jumpsuit would be too pretty to add to your Holi silhouette. So, what are you waiting for?  Just dive into your party with the “Rang Barse” Bollywood song for Holi. The side cutouts of the jumpsuit would add to the bold and interesting style inspiration. After all- it’s Holi and you can always use the tag line- “Bura na maano, Holi hai”.

4. Chic Palazzo top Set For Holi

For amazing and gorgeous Holi attire, opt for this palazzo top set that is super chic and glam. You can also pick a cute dress with an equally stunning shrug for the Holi party. You can make it perfect by adding colourful accessories like belts, quirky necklaces etc.  It’s time to raise the bar high up with a unique outfit like this for your celebrations. 

5. The Classic White Saree Holi Outfit

If you are someone who is fond of sarees, here is our favourite collection of white sarees, with a hint of colour that will make you look like a goddess this Holi. An organza saree or a floral print white saree in linen will make for a low-key eclectic outfit for the festive season.

Best Holi outfit Ideas with Styling Tips

6. Cotton Sharara Holi Outfit With Mirror Accents

An off-white sharara suit in cotton, threadwork and mirror accents can be a real show stealer this Holi. Crafted in a V-neckline and half ruffle sleeves, this ensemble looks fantastic and extraordinary. The gorgeous basic colour, the rich magnificent look and the trendy pattern of the outfit will turn you into a celebrity. The cut-work lace and the ancient mirror work are certainly a great sway and inspiration for style-seekers.

7. Comfy Chikankari Kurti Holi Outfit

You can find yourself in perfect bliss and cheerful mood with this georgette white Lucknowi kurti. Chikan hand embroidery in Mughal design scooped neckline, and a sheer look to the kurti look, so perfectly appealing that adds a royal charm to the outfit. Well we have already pinned it down for the Holi party and festivities. How about you?

Holi Styling Tips For An Added Style Statement In 2024

  • Opt for Oxidized Jewelry: Traditional oxidized jewelry can effortlessly bring so much elegance to your Indian as well as modern dresses. Be it Rang Wali Holi, or the Holika puja, oxidized pieces can be the best to honor the splendid festival of colors.
  • Wear the Right Footwear: Wedge heels, Kolhapuri chappals and strap designs on the footwear look just incredibly beautiful to take your desi quotient a level higher. A desi chappal can always sweeten your personality and make you the talk of the town. Also, a trendy and comfy Kolhapuri chappal can make a statement for any Holi celebration.
  • Always wear sunglasses: Well, Holi isn’t just about playing with colors alone. As the spring season is in full glory, so is the style quotient when you dress up with a pair of sunglasses on your eyes.
  • Hair care is a must: This would be like a tad bit more of a prep effort amidst your Holi celebration, but damage control to your hair is a necessity. Before going to the party, you must apply hair oil so that harmful colors and chemicals just don’t stick to your mane. Use a sulfate-free shampoo to rinse off the color as they are gentle on hair.

Top 5 Holi Outfit Ideas for Men

This time, to make things more convenient for you, we have curated a list of outfit ideas to make you the apple of everyone’s eye


White Cotton Satin Short Kurta

White Embroidered Cotton Kurta Pajama

White Plain Dupion Kurta Pajama

White Plain Mens Cotton Kurta

1. The Desi Munda Holi outfit idea

Nothing is cozier and comfier than wearing a basic kurta and pajama for a Holi party. Play with different fabrics, cutouts such as asymmetrical kurtas, churidars, dhotis, pyjamas, etc. You can also try different shades other than white. Keep the upper element one colored with colorful bottoms or vice versa. Complete your desi look with trendy sunglasses or funky colorful aviators.

2. All Dressed Up Holi outfit idea 

If you are one of those who are planning to go very charmingly glam and simultaneously want to stick to the Holi vibe, experiment with prints like floral, geometric, bohemian or embroidered patterns and wear them with single-color pants and a Nehru jacket. To finish off the look, tie up scarves or a bandana on your head.

3. The Dramatic Denim Holi Outfit Idea

Well this outfit idea is for those quirky men who don’t want to go for the standard route and wish to keep their Holi outfit easy breezy and on the go comfy. The perfect option for this approach is to go with any old denim and pair it up with a long kurta or white tee for a unique and casual vibe.

2024 Best Holi Styling Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Trade your regular wrist watches with trendy bracelets to introduce an extra oomph to your Holi look.
  • Trendy pairs of sunglasses and funky aviators are a must for all.
  • Swap your regular and boring footwear with either a Punjabi jutti or basic flip-flops for ease.
  • Skip all fresh and floral fragrances for a Holi party and go for woody and bold scents.
  • Wear matching or nude-colored undergarments to save yourself from any embarrassment.
  • Protect your hair with a bandana to protect your hair and level up the style quotient.

What not to wear on Holi? 

Holi isn’t all about wearing heavy and tight-fitting ensembles. Pick comfortable, and light flowy fabrics for maximum ease.

Avoid high heels at all times as the chaotic festival demands running and chasing around which is going to be really difficult and dangerous in high heels. After all, who wants sprained ankles on such a cheerful festival? 

Since you will be going all white, make sure you don’t wear a differently coloured bra underneath. Pick a padded bra over a non-padded one for a no-headlight show. 

Dos and Don’ts for Safe Holi

Dos Don’ts
Oil your hair thoroughly before the partyAvoid wearing any uncomfortable footwear like chunky heels
Always wear sunscreen to protect your skinSkip very heavy or any full-coverage makeup
Paint your nails to prevent any sort of stainingDo not wear heavy jewellery or something that might react with water and other chemicals
Wear sunglasses. Carrying a pair of sunglasses while playing Holi is the best eye-care tipDo not wear contact lenses as most of them have water-absorbing properties and tend to concentrate any coloured water that enters the eye
Wear head accessories such as scarves and bandanas for that style oomph and to protect your hairDo not self-medicate in case of emergency
Aditi Gupta
Aditi Gupta
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