Perhaps no other festival embodies the spirit of Indian culture better than Holi - the festival of colors that marks the advent of spring season in the Indian calendar.
This is a festival with high voltage energy written all over it and no matter where you may be on this day, as an Indian it certainly puts a spring in your steps and colors your imagination all rainbows and unicorns when you realize it is time to celebrate Holi.
Naturally, as with any other Indian celebration, Holi is a time to forget the drudgery of life and rejuvenate the spirit with loved ones, great food, great times and of course a perfect all Indian ethnic outfit specially chosen to mark the event.
Now we are talking the real deal, right? Clothes !! Who doesn't love to dress up for a festive occasion? Well, we at Pure Elegance know you are never tired to have an excuse to put your best foot forward in an elegant Indian Ethnic outfit, especially if you are away from the country and festivities are your delicate connection to your Indian roots.
But why look high and low when all the coolest Indian Ethnic outfits for Holi may be found right where we usually find our trendiest outfit inspiration from - Bollywood. Yes ! So here we have some of the most stylish and timeless Holi outfit ideas and Holi looks for you right from our Bollywood divas who have shown us how to rock Holi in style.
Classic Glam: The timeless and peerless Rekha's Holi look from the film "Silsilay" needs no introduction. However many years may pass, her pristine white salwar kameez and dupatta look from yesteryear is still enough to make our hearts flutter with admiration and envy. Ever wondered how such a simple look can flatter a woman's beauty so well on Holi? Indeed, the secret lies in her well cut kurta and the simple make up and hair. And once you have played with the Holi colors you will be the connoisseur of all eyes in this classic look that speaks elegance and simple sophistication.
White beauty: Well, an all white kurti and skirt is Huma Qureshi's choice of outfit in this simple Holi look from "Jolly LLB-2". White is perfect for Holi because it gradually takes on all the colors you play with and marks the wearer with the resplendence of rainbows adding a lively spirit to their Holi celebrations. A riot of colors on your clothes is sure to infect any sagging spirit with a fresh new enthusiasm for life.This is a comfortable and easy to put together outfit and the multi colored dupatta breaks the stark monotony of white. You can even opt for a white sharara set instead. Well, done Huma !
Spring Queen: While white is certainly most people's choice for Holi outfits you can break the monotony by picking a bright yellow salwar kameez and dupatta set like Sonam from the film "Ranjhana". While on the one hand it is season appropriate as yellow is the designated color of the Indian spring spirit, it is also perfect if for some reason you wish to avoid wearing an all white outfit. Bright and cheerful, a yellow salwar kameez is also comfortable and elegant for adding pizzaz to your Holi mood.
Sequined Glam: If a simple outfit is not to your taste, but you do wish to play with yellow then choose sequinned glamour in a yellow sequinned lehenga choli or skirt and top combination. You will be sure to stand out in the Holi party and all eyes will be on you like Alia Bhatt in this lovely yellow lehenga choli outfit. This is perfect also if you plan to present a song and dance routine to regale other party goers for Holi festivities.
Colorful as Holi: On the other hand why not break the rules like Alia does it again. Go for a comfortable and eye catching multi colored skirt like Alia Bhatt from the "Two States". Pair it with a simple white tee or ganjee like her and you have a modern look ready to rock Holi parties all over town. Perfect for young girls who are not into salwar kameezes and sarees.
Western twist: And if you are one of those planning a pool party on Holi, it is certain that you would not want yards of fabric to hang on to you while you enjoy being thrown into a splash of color. Don't worry, Deepika comes to the rescue with her "Balam Pichkari" look from "Ye jawani hai diwani"; a simple cotton shirt with denim shorts. Comfy, cool and effortless, this look is perfect to play holi. You can pick an embroidered short kurti or t-shirt or crop top instead of a shirt or you can even opt for palazzoes instead of shorts if you want to stay trendy and comfy.
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Article By : Bhavna R