Holi Outfit Ideas - What to Wear to Celebrate Holi Festival

The thought of holi just around the corner is as exciting as participating in the ‘festival of colour’. Men and women alike start planning their holi outfits long before the day of celebration arrives. If this is you, then you might be also looking for some unique, fun holi clothes ideas that will turn heads. Worry not! You’re at the right place! At House of Chikankari, we are ready to unpack a complete holi edition where you’ll find the most loved holi festival outfit ideas. When your hearts are brimming with joy, your attire should reflect that as well. So here we have curated a list of holi outfit ideas that will help you steal the spotlight while keeping the traditions alive.

The Best 8 Holi Festival Outfit Ideas

Just hop on this list of Holi clothes ideas to look and feel your best amidst the holi madness: 

1. Traditional Chikankari Kurta

When it’s holi, you can keep your complete faith in our collection of holi special kurta. Exuding the elegant beauty of Indian craftsmanship, our Mulmul Chikankari Printed Women's Kurta - White, Rang Barse Cotton Chikankari Solid Women's Long Kurta - White and Rang Barse Rayon Solid Women's Short Kurta - White are some of the wardrobe staples that every woman can style in several different ways. The simplest solution to spice up your holi look in a kurta is pairing it up with colourful bangles, mojaris, and jhumkas to channel your inner desi diva. Men aren’t left behind as well! Raid through our holi edition and you cannot help but stop to admire the sophistication of Rang Barse Cotton Solid Men's Long Kurta - White and Eshan Cotton Straight Men's Kurta.

2. Palazzos

As you’re all set to rock this holi in a kurta from the collection of the House of Chikankari holi edition, it’s time to choose a pair of bottoms to complete the look. While slipping on a pair of jeans seems easier to most, nothing mirrors the holi vibe as well as palazzos. Lehza Chikankari Cotton Straight Palazzo, Najat Chikankari Rayon Straight Palazzo, Imani Chikankari Rayon Straight Palazzo, Alizeh Chikankari Cotton Straight Palazzo and Amaaya Chikankari Rayon Flared Palazzo - with so many options in hand, picking the one that suits your topwear the best is pretty simple, right? 

3. Afghani Pants

If you are ready to experiment a little with your holi festival dressing ideas, then you can never go wrong with Osmara Chikankari Rayon Straight Afghani Pants. It’s truly a beauty that won’t take time to make you fall in love with it. Its white hue, threadwork at the bottom and ankle length make it perfect for all sorts of topwear choices. 

Men can also ditch jeans and team up the kurta with HOC’s Fahad Chikankari Cotton Straight Pants. This complete white pair of pants effortlessly blends with every men’s kurta you’ve in the collection. 

4. Multicolour Topwear

While white kurta has always been one of the top choices for holi outfit ideas for women, Rang Barse Cotton Printed Women's Short Kurta - Multicolor, Rang Barse Cotton Printed Women's Long Kurta - Multicolor and Rang Barse Cotton Printed Women's Top - Multicolor imitate the authentic essence of holi through the hand prints. The prints replicate the splash of colours that we often associate with the ‘festival of colours’. Pick it among our topwear collection of varied lengths and be the showstopper.

5. Dhoti

If you’ve made up your mind to adorn yourself in our multicoloured topwear, then without a second thought, pick our Rahima Chikankari Rayon Dhoti. This highly breathable and lightweight white dhoti pant features intricate weave work at the bottom. When paired together, the colourful top perfectly compliments the stark white shade of bottom wear. 

6. Gharara

Can anyone ever go wrong with a gharara? Never, right? Farhena Chikankari Rayon Flared Gharara with any sort of top wear is a match made in heaven. So fret not! Simply pair this up with your choice of top wear from the holi collection of HOC! 

7. Chiffon Dupatta

Embrace the spirit of holi by donning a classic white kurta adorned with Anaya Embroidered Chiffon Dupatta. The contrast of the pristine white against the black prints of the dupatta creates a striking visual appeal that everyone compliments. The dupatta also protects you from being uncomfortable due to the clinging kurta. Take the look up a notch by accessorising with ethnic jewellery and mojaris to elevate your traditional look and immerse yourself in the happiness, joy and pleasure of the festivities.

8. Shirts

While shirts are professional attire essential, the Chandni Chikankari Mulmul Straight Shirt of House of Chikankari successfully turns itself into a holi essential. Its white shade, elegant weave work and short length make it easy to pair up with a dhoti pant or palazzos. The choice is yours! Experiment with the bottom wear and decide on the one that suits you. 

With these holi outfit ideas, you're all set to make a splash at this year's festivities! Whether you choose to be traditional with a classic Chikankari ensemble or opt for a more contemporary look with a shirt, remember to wear your smile as the best accessory. After all, holi is not just about colours; it's about spreading love, joy, and happiness.

So, go ahead, and celebrate the spirit of togetherness this holi with your loved ones. 


Which colour dress is best for Holi?

While white is a popular choice for holi as it allows the colours to stand out, bright and vibrant colours like pink, yellow, orange, or turquoise also suit the festive spirit.

How should I dress for Holi?

It’s best to dress in comfortable and breathable fabrics like cotton or chiffon on holi to stay cool and relaxed throughout the day. Avoid wearing expensive or too delicate clothing as they might get stained during the colour play.

Can I wear jeans on Holi?

While you can wear jeans on holi, palazzos, afghani pants, dhoti or gharara are some of the best bottom-wear options to flaunt on holi.