When you think of Holi, what probably first springs into your mind is the many colours playfully thrown at friends and family, dancing to your favourite Holi hits and, of course, the delicious treats like thandai, malpua and more. But what does Holi actually signify?
The Holi festival is one of the most exciting festivals celebrated in India. It is the start of the spring season in our country. It also marks the day to say goodbye to the harsh winters and welcomes the warm sunshine. And along with that, in some parts, it’s also a way to receive the new harvest. This is how the ancient festival started. It was celebrated along with prayers and rituals conducted.
The other cultural significance of Holi is that it is seen as a fresh start for people. It is a time to leave behind past errors and mistakes and embrace a new beginning. The day also marks the triumph of good over evil, as laid out in the ancient mythology the festival stems from.
Today, the way the festival is celebrated has changed with time, and it is no longer just a Hindu festival and is enjoyed with as much enthusiasm in every corner of India. Once the ritualistic side of the festival is complete, people come together to douse each other in rich Holi colours and revel in the company of their loved ones.
Any festival is a time to lift your spirits through gorgeous ethnic wear to create a lifetime of memories with Holi images and videos. A big part of this festival of colors is dressing up. So for Holi 2023, enjoy these latest ethnic wear styles that can inspire you to create your own. Keep scrolling for ten oh-so-pretty outfits from your favourite brands.
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If any colour symbolises the start of spring, it is sunshine yellow, making this kurta set a definite must-have for Holi. The set comes with a straight kurta, flowing palazzo pants and a dupatta – all in the lively shade of yellow. What defines the kurta and pants are the white embroidered motifs that add to the ethnic aesthetic.
Another colour that goes well with not just Holi celebrations but also the coming season is bright red. And this kurta set is the right one to take your fashion game up a notch. The set includes a three-quarter sleeve kurta, palazzo pants and a dupatta. The kurta steals the show with the gold zari embroidery that covers it. The same elements can be seen on the matching dupatta.
Turn up the heat during this spring festival by wearing this regal Anarkali dress. Featuring three-quarter sleeves, a mock collar and intricate gold floral prints, it checks all the boxes to be an exquisite Holi dress. Wear it with gold heels and jhumkas.
For a contemporary ethnic look, there’s no better outfit than this crop top and saree skirt from Indya. The muted purple hue combined with a zari lace notched neckline and gold foil prints exudes elegance, while the ruffles on the skirt add more interest to the look. A pair of sandal heels and minimal jewellery will let the outfit shine.
Create a memorable Holi festival with this simple dark blue dress. The features – three-quarter sheer sleeves, a keyhole neckline and a cinched waistline – give a festive vibe against the printed fabric. Rose gold accessories will take this look to the next level.
Add some drama to your outfits during this year’s Holi celebration. Try the ethnic culottes in pink for an exciting look. With a fabric covered in floral designs, the loose-fitted culottes will transform any top you add to it.
Get the most out of the festival of colors with this mustard yellow skirt. Designed with a multi-coloured printed surface, an elasticated waistband and an ankle-length silhouette, you can pair a variety of ethnic tops with it for a graceful ethnic look. Try a beige blouson top along with beige accessories if you want the skirt to be the focus of your outfit.
If you don’t want the hassle of wearing a saree from scratch but want the gorgeous saree look, you can turn to this pre-stitched saree dress for Holi 2023.The rich red pattern against the green fabric makes this saree festival-ready for sure. It comes with a red open shrug to throw over the outfit.
If you love print-heavy designs, you should get your hands on this kurta set. The emerald green hue mixed with the all-over print on the kurta and elasticated pants gives the outfit that wow factor. Club it with simple jewellery and accessories.
Why not grab everyone’s attention by wearing the regal colour – purple? Span’s A-line kurta that falls close to the ankles has a variety of small and big prints with detailed embroidery around the bodice. Wear it with pastel purple straight pants and gold accessories to enjoy this year’s Holi celebration.