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Western and ethnic outfits to wear for Holi

We’re always told to wear our old clothes for Holi… but it gets boring, right? Just old, dark, boring clothes for the Festival of Colours? Nah, let’s do it the Bollywood way! Wear all those stylish clothes and look pretty and cute and take everyone’s breath away.

1. Bandanas

Let’s start from the top. Some of you, just like me, hate the smell of oil. So instead we wear a bandana! Dig out your old scarves and turn them into bandanas or just pick up a few good ones. A bandana protects your hair from the chemicals in the colours that suck up all the natural oil that your scalp produces. It also protects your head from the harsh sunlight that you’ll be dealing with all day long.

2. Kurti

The classic white kurti… all those actresses wear them for Holi parties and look amazing and everything. Here’s what you can do. Get a basic cotton white kurti from a local shop/street shop at an affordable price. Wear it with basic black pants/leggings or your denim jeans. The thing about black pants/leggings and denims is that it’s easy to get the colour out of them. When you wear a white kurti remember to wear a slip under it. White becomes transparent when wet so remember to pick a thick slip so that it doesn’t turn see through. Also long kurtis are in trend so you can try wearing one with jeans or even a short one, as per your comfort and body type. You can also wear ripped jeans with a kurti. Remember to add a pair of cute jhumkis when you wear a kurti.

3. Dress

If you’re one of those who likes dresses better than western casuals or kurtas, then pick a dress. You can never go wrong with it. A basic white dress or maybe a floral one or a kaftan with a white base, any of those would work just fine. You can also wear a white body con dress with floral print.

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