What Do I Wear? A Guide to Indian Wedding Clothes
Invited to an Indian wedding and don’t know what to wear? If you’re a man, you can never go wrong with a classic suit. However, turning up in ethnic attire is sure to be appreciated by the hosts. Here are some attire options to steer you in the right direction.
Designer Sherwani Suits
A sherwani is a long coat-like jacket that features buttons at the front and reaches slightly below the knees. It is typically paired with fitted trousers called churidar that are loose around the hips and thighs but gathered around the ankles. A scarf or dupatta is the perfect finishing touch to this ensemble. You can never go wrong with an elegantly embellished sherwani. The best colours for sherwanis include light shades such as cream and ivory. However, they are available in more vibrant colours that can be options if you’re not afraid to go bold.
Stylish Achkan Suits
An achkan is similar to a sherwani but there are differences with regard to length, fabric, and flare. While the sherwani falls below the knee, the achkan ends at the knee. While a sherwani features a significant flare from the waist down, the achkan is more trimmed and well-fitted. An achkan is most commonly paired with churidar and gives off a compact, masculine appearance.
Sophisticated Jodhpur Suits
If you’re interested in a sophisticated look, consider a well-tailored bandhgala Jodhpur suit. A Jodhpur ensemble consists of a short jacket with a Nehru collar paired with Jodhpur trousers or regular trousers. A vest or shirt may be added to complete the look. You can find Jodhpur suits in various designs, some featuring elegant embroidery to elevate the look. A pocket scarf is the perfect accessory to complete the look. A Jodhpur suit is also called a prince’s suit because it was favoured by royalty in more recent times.
Comfortable Kurtas and Pyjamas
If you’re looking for something basic and comfortable, but ethnic at the same time, you can’t go wrong with a kurta pyjama set. Available in a wide range of fabrics, a kurta pyjama ensemble consists of a loose-fitting kurta and churidar trousers. Designer kurtas may feature embroidery and other detailing around the neckline, wrists and other areas. A kurta-pyjama ensemble is an affordable option and for a formal event such as a wedding, silk is the fabric of choice.
With these choices in mind, head to a popular store for designer Indian men’s wedding wear and have fun trying various options!