5 Wardrobe Essentials For Every Groom

Written by Nazneen JoshiNov 04, 2016
5 Wardrobe essentials for every groom
While lehenga-jackets, sharara-cholis and over-sized maang-tikkas are ruling the trend-charts for the winter bride, let’s not leave the dulha too far behind. After all, Naina’s hot-red choli during ‘Dilliwali Girlfriend’ wouldn’t have half the masti without Bunny’s sequinned kurta and, Poo’s baby-pink lehenga without Ladoo’s ivory Sherwani would be a definite case of tye-tye-phiss. So keep your ears perked up ladies, because as much as you need to look like a pataka-kudi, your S.O needs to do equal justice to the way he looks on D-day. Here are our wardrobe essentials for the dulheraja so he doesn’t fall short.

Designer-walli sherwani


The quintessential item for any groom is a sherwani. Whether it’s solid colours of ivory and beige, or brighter hues in rani-pink or better still—printed and embroidered, this item of clothing is a must for every groom. And what better way to flaunt your sherwani than coordinate it with the bride’s designer-walla lehenga.


Jodhpuri Bandhgala


A Jodhpuri bandhgala is a combination of a jacket with a mandarin collar, worn with trousers. The look was first created for the Maharaja of Jodhpur—which is why when worn it exudes a royal look. It’s a shorter version of a sherwani, and definitely more modern. The bandhgala ends near the hips, which is what attributes to its contemporary look and feel.


Urban dhoti


The once-shunned dhoti pant is making a major comeback in both men’s and women’s haute-couture. The result— spectacular silhouettes that exhibit equal measures of elegance and pure fun. A bridal look for the groom which incorporates the urban dhoti speaks of unprecedented style and a fashion-forward front.


Printed safa


Traditional as it maybe, wedding season is the only time we get to see our men looking regal, so why not go all the way? Add a printed safa to a man’s ensemble and there is little left to desire for. Besides adding detail, a printed safa can break the monotony of the look. Definitely a #BBRecommends!




Contemporary leather Jodhpuri juttis add to the ethnicity of the look and make a huge difference. Simple, non-embellished leather moccasins look dapper with slim-cut bandhgalas whereas the more embellished mojaris are better suited for a heavier sherwani. What you have to keep in mind is coordinating and contrasting the right footwear with the right outfit—consciously and fashionably.

Nazneen Joshi

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