A Guide to Indian Groom’s Repertoire

When it comes to wedding trousseau, why should brides have all the fun? Grooms too are get their fare share and spoilt for choices. These days choosing a perfect wedding outfit for grooms has become difficult but we are here to help you make the right decision…  

For a long time, the choices for grooms’ repertoire have been quite limited and played second fiddle to brides, but not anymore. Today grooms’ collection has been given true facelift by marrying traditional silhouettes with global appeal and modern twists. And grooms are spoilt with plethora of options and there’s so much that there is to choose from – right from traditional sherwani to jodhpuri suits to modern achkan to indowestern and a lot more.

Thankfully, modern men are far more informed and know exactly what to wear for their special day. They don’t shy away from experimenting and opting for unique styles. If you are a groom-to-be, here are the various outfit options you can select for your wedding events without wasting time.

Sherwani Suit

Sherwani — a bottom-down knee-length jacket worn over a kurta paired with a flared pajama, a churidar or dhoti — is one of the most popular and preferred traditional ethnic wear for groom. There is a royal and elegant vibe when you see a groom wearing sherwani. Sherwani has become one of the most popular options with grooms for the wedding ceremony. You can opt for one in a textured or simple suiting fabric, or opt for one with embellishments and embroideries. The most trending sherwani style these days is an anarkali kurta and churidar paired with a heavy embroidered jacket and dupatta – it looks classic, timeless and chic.

Draped Style Kurta with Jacket

For the grooms who do not want to carry a stole or shawl for his wedding ceremonies but still want to add a flowy touch then this draped style kurta is a perfect choice. The drape part looks like a pleated fabric hanging from one shoulder to form a cawl at the bottom of the kurta. This unique style will definitely make you stand out on your special day. Further, you can style it either with a nehru jacket or a long jacket or even with a bandhgala waistcoat, which can be complemented with a churidar (fitted trouser) or pant to complete the look. This looks elegant, stylish and contemporary. 

The Bandhgala / Jodhpuri Suit

Known as India’s formal suit or tuxedo, the Bandhgala suit is an elegant and ethnic outfit that combines a kurta, a bandhgala jacket and jodhpur or churidar bottoms. Also called the Jodhpuri, as originated in the princely state of Jodhpur in 19th century, a well tailored bandhgala suit looks royal and charming. This versatile suit goes perfectly for any wedding ceremony. The most preferred jodhupuri suit for the groom is usually designed with brocade and jamawar. Keep the top two buttons of your bandhgala open for a slick look. The bandhgala is a favorite choice with grooms for events like the sangeet, reception, or engagement because not only is it formal, but also incredibly royal. Think of it as a fitting replacement for a classic three-piece suit. A layered open bandhgala with a tunic and trousers is a winning choice for a modern sangeet look. Groom outfits such as this are perfect for the reception night.

Achkan Suit

Achkan has a high neckline and a straight cut. An achkan is a coat similar to the sherwani, but the difference lies in length. An achkan is shorter, and less flared at the waist then the sherwani. It is favored for the more trimmed, structured look it offers. For all the modern groom who prefer to wear something stylish that will make him stand out, an achkan kurta set is a perfect choice. Try opting for an achkan with chudidar or pant style salwar to look elegant and chic.

The Dhoti Kurta Set

A dhoti, an unstitched fabric draped on the lower half of the body, paired with traditional long kurta or sherwani. This outfit is generally worn by grooms during the pre-wedding pujas. Today, modern grooms prefer to go the traditional way when it comes to marriage and are not shying away from wearing the humble dhoti kurta. No doubt, like any other menswear, dhoti kurta has also evolved with time and has been extensively redesigned to meet the requirement of the modern Indian men that’s enough to become a stunning wedding wear. Show off your desi style in a stylish dhoti kurta because no other Indian ensemble can match the versatility and comfort of a dhoti.

Kurta Pajama Set

Simply put, a kurta is a tunic that is often favored for pre-wedding festivities. Made in fabrics ranging from cotton and linen to silk, it has the potential to be dressed up or down with ease. Traditionally, a kurta pajama is a marriage of comfort and class and can be flaunted at pre wedding ceremonies like sangeet, haldi or mehendi. This versatile outfit can be worn in different style. You can wear kurta pajama with a bandi or Nehru jacket or with a long jacket. 

Kurta Pajama With Jacket

A bandi set, also known as Nehru jacket, has become an important staple in traditional menswear wardrobe. Nehru jackets have become an epitome in today’s time for every man to slay a traditional look. Although jacket originated in India’s during the pre-independence era in 1940s, it gained popularity and became the most sought-after traditional outfits for men.  A well tailored Nehru jacket with a straight-cut fit, mandarin collar and buttoned packet makes for a royal and elegant piece of art.

Indo Western Set

If you are looking to appear distinctive without being monotonous on your wedding ceremonies, indowestern is the perfect solution. These ensembles are the ideal choice for those looking to combine Indian ethnicity and sophisticated western elements to create the perfect festive touch. With the changing trend, grooms prefer to wear something that looks ethnic, elegant as well as stylish and charismatic at the same time. Indowestern outfit is one of the trendiest styling options to consider for traditional functions. Indowestern kurta comes in asymmetric cuts and stylish sleeves. Pair your indowestern with dhoti, churidar, salwar, breeches and many other options. Accessorize your indowestern with a brooch on the kurta and traditional mojaris.  

So what are you waiting for, pick the right outfit for your special day ceremonies and make a lasting impression.


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