Indian Groom Series- Groom Wedding Wear

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Over the past many months, you may have read dozens of articles on wedding planning, bridal wear, latest bridal wear trends and many more on our website. If you wondered why there weren’t many articles which focused on grooms as the main subject, then here’s a small surprise for you- over the next few weeks, we will be covering all aspects of Indian Weddings but entirely from a groom’s perspective! So get set to read articles on what’s trending, latest hairstyles for grooms and a 100 other little things that guys love to talk about. In fact, we are kick-starting this’ Special Edition- Indian Grooms’ by talking about classic Indian groom wedding wear first.

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When it comes to Indian wedding wear for the groom, he really doesn’t need to look any further than the four corners of the country for some inspiration. Although tailored suits are undoubtedly catching up at weddings across the country, there’s something undeniably stylish and elegant about Indian wear itself. Thanks to so many Indian designers who are working on giving such ageless garments a modern twist, grooms who aren’t into heavily embroidered wear can still opt for simple and clean cut groom wedding wear that doesn’t compromise on style. So, does this mean that classic groom wedding wear as we know it (think crystals and heavy embroidery) may not be around a few years into the future? We think that as long as Indian weddings are around, hints of glamour and dazzle will always be a part of classic groom wedding wear too.


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Sherwani: A priceless classic groom wedding wear, a sherwani usually has a length of more than 100 centimeters, has a high collar and is usually worn with churidars or Aligarh pants. They look great when paired with a contrast- coloured stole or pagadi. Motifs, sequins, embroidery, metal work and even filigree work give sherwanis a royal look. Navy blue, cream & gold, dull rose and even turquoise are shades that are frequently spotted on Indian grooms. To complete the look, wear embellished mojiris too.


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Achkans: Unlike a sherwani which is quite long in length, an achkan carries a much more modern flair and usually falls above the knee. They are also lighter in terms of fabric and are even available in linen for those who prefer to wear a fabric that breathes. Achkans may have a single colour on the body with embroidery work on the collar, large prints on the lower half of the body or full embroidery as well. Pair an achkan with an embroidered turban and traditional Punjabi juttis or wedding shoes to truly stand out.


We will be back with 3 more classic groom wedding wear examples in our next article.

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