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Celebrating Holi 2024 in Traditional Style


Holi, the festival, holds a special place in the hearts of millions worldwide. As we approach Holi in 2024, this is the opportunity to embrace tradition through this year's clothing trends. With changing seasons as the temperature rises, the blossoming flowers and the melodies of the birds indicate the onset of spring and the approaching festival of colours. Embrace the season of warmth and the cultural significance of Holi this year, and dress to impress with exceptional traditional clothing. Let’s find out how:

The 2024 Edit

2024 is all about embracing the glamorous tradition of Indian ethnic clothing and preparing your best party-wear suit to colour in the kaleidoscopic beauty of the festival Holi. In 2024, the fashion world is evolving as rapidly as ever; new trends are flying in and leaving in the blink of an eye. But let this year not be one where we forget the ethnic roots of our culture and traditions.

What to Wear

Thinking about Holi, the first image that comes to mind are flying Gulaals and people running around having fun and colouring each other in different shades. But what would you consider the perfect ensemble for easy movement and breathability during an occasion like this? The perfect look and feel of an outfit depends on the setting and the type of fabric, so let’s find out what to choose for this year's Holi:

Timeless Kurta Sets

The timeless appeal of these sets and the elegant way they fall on you create the perfect refined yet flattering look for the occasion. Choose fabrics like cotton or linen for the most comfort. When dressing for the after-celebration party, choose a cotton party wear suit with subtle embroidery or details.

Versatile Kurti With Jeans

This combination can be worn anywhere and for any occasion, making the perfect look – both refined and laid-back. So this Holi, pick a kurti in lightweight fabric, like cotton, and pair it with properly fitted jeans. These will create a casual festive look and keep you comfortable to move around.

Regal Suit Sets

These offer the perfect blend of gracefulness and festivities. An ideal choice for Holi celebrations, choose fabrics such as silk or chiffon to add a touch of luxury to your ensemble. Pick pastel or subtle colours to help you stay comfortable and breezy under the sun. The best part of this kind of set is that it is also very suitable as a party wear suit for women. Pick one with delicate embroidery and details or even subtle embellishments for a more refined look.

Whether you choose a more traditional path or create a fusion look by blending contemporary with cultural, Holi is about celebrating the vibrant hues of the joyous occasion, and you should embrace it however you want.

The Colours and Patterns

Holi is symbolised by the many many colours involved in the festival and how they grace our lives. You might step out in bland clothing but the spirit of the festival ensures that you don’t return in one. The rich colours of the festival adorn your clothes like a beautifully painted picture of culture and love. This year, create the perfect canvas for that picture with your choices:

White:

Traditionally, white is associated with the festival of Holi. A clean slate, white is that colour that forms your canvas for the pictures the festival waits to paint on you. So head to the hand-block printed cotton suits section and get a white one for the best effect.

Yellow:

The colour yellow has a warmth about it. At first glance, it reminds us of the sun and how it gives us warmth and joy. This year yellow needs to be on your radar when picking Holi outfits. A bright spring season and the celebration of the bond of friendship are what the colour yellow is all about, so embrace it without hesitation.

Pink:

The colour pink has always been associated with femininity and grace. Pink is also the colour of love which means adding this to your Holi outfit makes your ensemble graceful and elegant in a subtle way. Pink is all you need to look graceful and create your Holi art with gulaals on.

Outfit colours have a lot of potential for creativity, which allows for a wide range of choices. However, embracing lighter shades is associated with the fact that they can amplify the vibrancy of the hues of Holi. Along with colours, this year you also have the option to incorporate fun patterns like geometric shapes, floral motifs, and similar things for a delightful charm to your Holi attire. Moreover, you can also explore Tie-dye as an option, blending tradition with contemporary fashion.

Subtle Accessories Elegance

Imagine enjoying yourself and running around playing with colours when suddenly the enormous earring you chose for your Holi outfit injures you, or worse, breaks. Incidents like these are plausible when playing Holi. The festival of Holi is the only one where wearing statement or heavy jewellery is a no-no, especially during the actual celebrations. The best way to style your Holi outfit is to stay comfortable and avoid unfortunate events with minimal jewellery and accessories like hats and sunglasses to protect you from the sun’s rays.

Other than that, when planning to dress up for the after-party, the best option is choosing a party-wear suit design that complements the setting and elevates your look, preferably with intricate embroidery, details, and graceful embellishments and decorations.

Do’s and Don’ts

Do Carry a Handbag:

Loaded with essentials like sunscreens, wet wipes, lip balm, etc.

Do Wear comfortable Footwear:

Preferably flats, for all the dancing and running around.

Do Secure Your Hair:

In a bun or a braid to keep it out of harm's way and to wash it easily afterward.

Don't Wear Expensive Fabrics:

The colours can ruin the fabrics easily.

Don’t forget to protect your skin:

With moisturisers or Coconut Oil and even sunscreen for added protection.

At Kahva, we are all about celebrating a safe and joyful Holi. And thus, we boast an exceptional collection of traditional Indian clothing with a subtle contemporary touch. Each of our pieces is made with lots of love and the finest quality cotton to ensure you look and feel elegant in every one of them. From a simple kurta to a women party wear suit, our collection caters to all your traditional clothing needs.