Holi, or Dol, is one of the most playful and fun festivals of India. Not only does it call for lots of bright colours, but also requires you to be comfy because you’ll be socialising and dancing the day away.
From Rekha to Priyanka, the white kurta-jhumka-pops of colour ensemble has been a time-honoured Bollywood Holi look. So, If you are a Bollywood buff who doesn’t compromise on style, here is My Kolkata’s handy guide to plan your outfit for your Holi party.
With colours being the highlight of this festival, a white kurta or dress acts like a brilliant canvas for all the aabir and gulaal. A simple, cotton white suit is not only comfortable, but also timelessly stylish.
Go for a classic like chikankari on cotton. The subtle monochrome embroidery is flattering, while ensuring that your look isn’t boring. Your white suit can encompass a variety of styles. Go for the classic and long, or opt for an Anarkali-style kurta. This design will ensure you are comfortable throughout the whole day and is the right amount of breezy.
If you want to stick to the colour palette, but switch it up a little, opt for a short kurta with dhoti or harem pants, or even a trendy jacket and jeans. There’s a host of options on shopping sites like Myntra and Amazon from popular brands.
Will any Holi outfit be truly complete without the accompanying accessories? When picking a monochrome outfit, it is of utmost importance to accessorise with blingy or colourful accents. Since we’re going Bollywood all the way, what would be better than jhumkas?
Chandbalis and jhumkis from Shonastyle@shonasstyle_/Instagram
Go for standout earrings in oxidised silver or gold. Not only will this add the much-needed glam quotient to your look, but also complement the white in your outfit. Pick eye-catching chandbalis or go for long shoulder-dusters that will help zhuzh up your look. Shop for some gorgeous danglers here.
Bangles and bracelets
Since wearing a watch on Holi is not an option, deck up your wrists with bangles and bracelets. This will add another element of elegance to your look. Go with stunning cuffs or delicate ghungroo bracelets to emphasise the ethnic Bollywood influence.
Pick a vibrant Kolhapuri to add a pop of colour to your firstname.lastname@example.org/Instagram
With plans to dance the day away, you must not ignore the importance of comfortable footwear. However, who said that comfy shoes shouldn’t be funky? This Holi, add fun colours to your outfit through your shoes. Think red, pink, yellow or even neon shades. You can find some pop-coloured Kolhapuris here.
Lastly, don’t forget to carry a dupatta to bring the whole look together. Pick a bandhni or lehariya dupatta in colours matching your shoes and jewellery to highlight the accents you’ve chosen for the look. A bandhni dupatta is free flowing and easy to manage and will be a great addition to your closet as well. You’ll find a bunch of options on popular shopping sites including Amazon.