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10 Stylish Ways to Wear a Safa

Grooms - get creative and stay a 'head' of the wedding style stakes with these terrific and trendy safa ideas

Modern Indian men still go traditional at their weddings, opting for ornate sherwanis and regional ethnic ensembles. Many opt to wear a safa (turban) with their wedding outfit – think of it as the male equivalent of a bride’s maang tikka which offers a groom the opportunity to be creative from the top. A stylish safa raises a groom’s style quotient a few notches, especially when it is adorned with an eye-catching accent like a sarpech (turban adornment). And if you think all safas basically look the same from a distance, think again! Here, we present you ten different safa styles that will give a guy that regal edge on his big day.

1. Pastel Power
Groom John’s beige safa with a light pink band matched his wedding outfit and pocket square perfectly. The pastel tones of his safa lent him an air of graceful masculinity at his wedding in Devigarh Palace in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Stylish Ways to Wear A SafaPhoto Courtesy- WeddingNama

2. Sunny Tulle
This groom went the sunny and vibrant way with his yellow tulle safa that had a long tail. The bejewelled sarpech featured green stones which matched the rich brocade sherwani perfectly.

Stylish Ways to Wear A SafaPhoto Courtesy- Wedding Storiez

3. Metallic Minimalism
This groom eschewed all fancy ornaments and colours for his safa, and opted for one made with a metallic copper gold fabric instead. It paired perfectly with his minimalist white sherwani that also had no added accents or motifs.

Stylish Ways to Wear A SafaPhoto Courtesy- ND Photography

4. Royalty Personified
Groom Bhavjit looked every inch a king in his beige safa adorned with kundan chains and a stunning green sarpech with a white feather. This green theme is carried all the way through to his necklaces, velvet stole, dull gold sherwani and ring in a perfectly coordinated way.

Stylish Ways to Wear A SafaPhoto Courtesy- Deo Studios

5. Ethnic Edge
This deep cream cotton-silk printed safa gave groom Phil’s wedding look a haute handloom vibe especially when paired with his simple onion-pink simple sherwani which was just perfect for his destination wedding in Goa.

Stylish Ways to Wear A SafaPhoto Courtesy- Sunny Pariani Photography

6. Elegant White
Actor Gaurav Kapoor goes for a simple plain white cotton safa tied elegantly for his Chandigarh wedding. This clean look is in line with his sharply tailored cream sherwani with dull gold motifs that is paired with a plain white stole worn elegantly.

Stylish Ways to Wear A SafaPhoto Courtesy- Bhumi & Simran Photography

7. Beaded Brilliance
It was pearls and textures for groom Dhruv who adorned his crinkled peach-brown safa with two strands of the popular white glistening beads and a pretty round vintage-looking sarpech at one end for his destination wedding in Thailand.

Stylish Ways to Wear A SafaPhoto Courtesy- WeddingNama

8. Embellished Sarpech
Stunning gota patti work makes groom Duresh’s safa a stylish wonder. Polki work and a ruby-studded sarpech adds a further level of lustre to his look and we are sure his bride matched his ornate head gear with her bridal ensemble during their destination wedding in Thailand.

Stylish Ways to Wear A SafaPhoto Courtesy- Reels and Frames

9. Earthy Elegance
Groom Aditya’s cotton safa was earthy yet elegant with its light brown and peach tones that contrasted well with his ornate sherwani with all-over gold threadwork.

Stylish Ways to Wear A SafaPhoto Courtesy- Arjun Kartha

10. Feather Finesse
Designer Ravi Gupta of Gargee Designer’s fashions a minimalist, hand-tied orange Jodhpuri safa that gets the royal treatment with a white feather. A pocket square in the same hue ties together the look of this matta silk bespoke sherwani. Perfect for the modern, millenial groom!

Stylish Ways to Wear A SafaPhoto Courtesy- Dilli Wale Weddings

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