8 Indian Groom Fashion Ideas For Your Wedding Ceremonies

Jul 25, 2022

When we talk about weddings, bridal trends take half of our interest and you would find countless articles and blogs delivering information about the latest trends and styles for the bride. But why only a bride should be the one getting all the attention and compliments? Over the years, as the bridal style has evolved, similarly, the groom's fashion is not left behind. It has also changed in terms of colors, silhouette, styles, and accessories, and we are here to guide you through it all.

A Guide to Indian Groom Fashion and Traditions

The Indian groom's fashion is not just traditional kurta pajama or a black-tie suit for the reception party anymore. Nowadays men are conscious and aware of the latest trends. Just like how we have witnessed brides who love to experiment and opt for something unique, men also like that and would love to achieve their desired look for their special day. If you are a groom-to-be, then here are the various outfit options you can select for your wedding events without wasting time. 

1. The Classic Sherwani

Sherwani is one of the traditional ethnic wear for men that is preferred for almost any cultural event or festival. It is a button-down knee-length jacket worn over a kurta paired with a flared trouser, pajama, or dhoti. There are so many options available whether it is the fabric, the silhouette, the embellishments, embroideries, or the way you style the sherwani. There is a royal and elegant vibe when you see a groom wearing sherwani.

If you are the one to experiment then try some floral prints or a velvet fabric sherwani and complete the whole look with a beautiful shawl or stole. If not carrying a stole or a shawl then opt for a safa with a long tail. 

2. The Manarkalis

Manarkalis are just like an Anarkali but for men. It is a perfect choice for men with their love for fashion and trends. Take inspiration from our favorite fashionista Ranveer Singh donning a Mughal print Manarkali designed by Sabyasachi at his Mehndi ceremony. And boy he looked stunning!

Manarkalis are usually worn with Nehru jackets or long jackets to give the silhouette a flowy structure. There are floor-length Manarkalis available with different prints, colors, and fabrics. It is a beautiful and comfortable choice for the groom and one can style it in various ways. 

3. Angrakha Kurta

Angrakha kurta is perfect for the groom who likes sophisticated style with a bit of unique element to make their whole look stand out. You can go for Angrakha with a straight A-line, asymmetrical, or with a flowy Manarkali style cut. With the knee-length Angrakha, a pair of dhoti looks amazing. You can also go with flared pants or sharara pants with it. Take a cue from Ayushmann Khurana wearing this beautiful asymmetrical navy blue angrakha over a white asymmetrical kurta, paired with fitted trousers.

4. Jodhpuri Suits

When we talk about classy outfits for grooms, nothing can top the Jodhpuri suits. Any man wearing this gives out a chic and royal look. It can be categorized under Indo-western wear as it is inspired by western tailoring techniques and Indian bandhgala jackets. The collars are high and in general, these suits are not embellished but rich in fabric and texture and are paired with tailored fitted trousers. There is a place for pocket squares that reflects the western side and you can pair the whole look with accessories like pocket chains, necklaces, cufflinks, embellished buttons, etcetera, and complete your look with formal shoes or the Indian jootis. 

5. Draped Asymmetric Kurta

For the grooms who do not want to carry the stole or a shawl but want to add a flowy touch to your look, the draped kurta is perfect for you. The drape part can look like a pleated fabric hanging from one shoulder or both. The lower side of the kurta looks like a cowl structure and that makes this kurta a bit unique. You can style it with Nehru jackets, bandhgala waistcoats, or even long jackets and for pants go for fitted trousers that will complete the look. 

6. Bandhgala Suit

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We have all heard of the Bandhgala coats or short button-down kurtas to wear above the long kurtas or Manarkalis, but here we are talking about the calf-length Bandhgala suits that are pretty common amongst the Indian grooms. You absolutely cannot go wrong with this suit. It is the most simple and no-brainer outfit when you cannot think of anything else. You can choose from a variety of color options, fabrics, and even prints or embellishments.

Choose a solid color Bandhgala suit, pair it with an off-white or print safa and complete the whole look with a brooch or a neckpiece. You can take a look at how Vikrant Massey on his wedding day looked handsome donning the full white bandhgala suit with golden buttons and a small red pocket square.

Also Read: 15 Trending Safa Designs For Grooms

7. Kurtas

Another classic outfit for Indian men for traditional wear is a kurta. This is a no-brainer outfit where you do not have to set a style. A kurta in itself is a statement and a trend that will never fade away. You can style it with anything and everything and you will look amazing! A simple kurta pajama with trousers or a dhoti is a common yet comfortable and stylish ethnic wear for men.

A kurta with denim pants is also trending nowadays, but as a groom, a pair of flared trousers or a churidar looks best.

A kurta paired with dhoti pants or patiala salwar looks good, but adding a stole makes it look even better. Take a cue from Varun Dhawan, who aced his ethnic fashion game in his latest movie Jug Jug Jeeyo, it is definitely worth inspiration. 

You can also opt for a basic kurta and pair it with printed waistcoats, short bandhgalas, or angrakhas, or style it with a shawl. Abhinav Mishra’s mirrored kurtas are in trend and most new-age grooms are opting for them as it is stylish and comfortable. 

Source: Abhinav Mishra

Even Sunny Kaushal’s fashion wardrobe at his brother, Vicky Kaushal's wedding was simple yet royal and unique. The outfit by Shantanu & Nikhil was the one that won our hearts.

Source: Shantanu & Nikhil

Shahid Kapoor at his sister’s wedding rocked the black kurta with the black Nehru jacket and paired it with white trousers. The whole look was so simple, yet eye-catching. You can wear this outfit for your pre-wedding ceremonies like Mehndi or Sangeet.

8. South Indian Dhoti with Silk Shirt

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When talking about Indian groom fashion, how can we miss out on the South Indian groom style? South Indian wedding style is a bit different from most of the other communities, and so are their outfits. A silk white shirt with a white dhoti or lungi is their go-to groom attire. And the simplicity of this attire is what makes it special and unique and complements the traditional South Indian bridal ensemble perfectly. Sometimes the groom ditches the simple shirt and goes for a short kurta or achkan that pairs up with the dhoti or lungi. The key is to style it the way you want by keeping the essence of the traditional attire. 

Conclusion

It is not true that grooms do not have options like brides. Indian fashion, especially wedding fashion has evolved over the years and now there is no rulebook to follow. Designers like Kunal Rawal, Sabyasachi, Abhinav Mishra, and Shantanu-Nikhil are bringing fashionable groomswear and accessories that a man can choose and style for his wedding events. Where designers are making a mark, in general men are also attentive to their looks at their weddings. They also are equally invested as the bride and want to look and feel good.

Hope this Groom fashion guide helps you in finding out your outfit and figuring out your style for each event at your wedding and grabbing all the attention because, why should girls have all the fun, right?

Edited & Photo Sourced By: Neha Garg Ahuja

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About Author

Gayatri Guha

Her love for fashion, weddings, and lifestyle is the inspiration behind her unfiltered writings. Most of the time, you will find her looking at the happy, twirling brides and being in awwww of them. 

Loves her me-time, and mostly sleeps while watching movies.