The venue’s set, the invites are on their way and the family is all pumped up for your big day. But, in the busy mix, are you tempted to take a shortcut to dressing up? Don’t be a style slouch and look like a runway-groomed dulha, as you celebrate the run-up to your wedding, and the D-day itself.
We tell you how to be inspired by looks, right off the ramp, so you seem trend-on as you celebrate. From ditching the political-savvy bandhgala for a bestudded turtle neck collar to choosing clashing prints fearlessly in order to add instant edge — get ready to experiment. Here are our groom-perfect trend picks.
Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s play with prints for a suave groom
1 In the print mix
Traditional paisleys and bold florals might not spell groom for you, but, here’s how you can incorporate them in your all-important wedding ensemble. Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee did all-over prints with printed, co-ordinated kurta-churidar ensembles that took wedding-wear to a whole new level. Be inspired, and be a game-changer with matching or clashing prints, with customised smoking slippers bringing some extra edge to your look.
2 Colour clash
If there’s one thing that spells celebration, it has to be a bold and happy palette for the groom. Making colour blocking shaadi-perfect, designer Rohit Bal dressed up his royal runway with models who pulled off a colour riot. For the main wedding ceremony, you can be inspired, and go all-out and off set the colour of your saafa turban with your bandhgala, angrakha or sherwani. Add another hue-high element with your silk stole or a statement jewel on your turban.
From left to right: A Jenjum Gadi design, a Rohit Bal creation, A Manish Malhotra design
3 Silhouette play
Talking about experimenting, there are also ways to change up your style game by grooming up your separates with some silhouette play. Pick up a looped kurta with statement shoulders like this Shantanu and Nikhil number (inset) or do florals and cinched style like the runway pick below. If you don’t want to opt for a choga-style elaborate silhouette, this simple layered look can be your style saviour. Remember, while D-day style might be on top of your fashion list, you also need to count in the comfort factor for the long day ahead of you. So say yes to luxe fabrics and slim fits for your winter wedding, but keep too much volume and weight at bay.
4 Bandhgala version 2.0
The turtleneck collar is what can add a glam touch to your winter wedding. Designer Manish Malhotra bedecked his grooms with a statement, ornate neck, with the rest of the kurta left understated. Be inspired by the mirrorwork and keep the focus on your statement neck, by balancing out the glitz in your ensemble. Rose golds and mocha browns can look lovely against the mirrored inputs.
5 All about white might
Why should the groom shy away from the calming palette? Skip the midnight blue or deep berry hues for your cocktail do, and pick pearly whites. Pair your wispy kurta with a powder pastel bandhgala or be inspired by our ramp pick (above), and style your whites with edge, like with this shimmery jacket with honeycomb cut-outs.
Photos: Raajessh kashyap/HT