10 ways to dress like a Bollywood Groom
Let the best of Bollywood’s good-looking grooms inspire your own wedding style.
It’s your big day too! We know your bride’s going to be the center of the attention (as she should be) but you want to complement your better half and look your best! Let the Bollywood groom squad show you how to stand out and look suave and dapper on your special day.
1. Shahid Kapoor’s elegant sophistication
The paparazzi went all out at the Shahid-Mira wedding but the groom’s stylish restraint in his choice of the ensemble made a big impression. Not only was the beige churidar-kurta flattering and very masculine, the baby pink and orange/ saafa (turban) matching his bride’s trousseau was a lovely romantic gesture.
2. Saif Ali Khan’s princely poise
When in doubt, wear an achkan! Play on your Prince Charming personality by underscoring your presence in solid colors – black or blue. Or choose the opulent Banarasi brocade like this achkan by Raghavendra Rathore to look regal at your wedding.
3. Karan Singh Grover’s debonair debut
White is always right. You’ll exude elegance and classic style if you choose a pearl white sherwani like Karan Singh Grover’s. Not only is it super versatile (team it up later with other outfits), easy to accessorize and offsets your bride, no matter what color she’s in, but it will also reflect light and make your skin glow as you exchange your vows.
4. Imran Khan’s urbane elegance
Classic and cool, upgrade the ‘black is safe’ norm by taking it up a notch with skillful crafting and elegant silhouettes. Take your cue from Imran Khan whose Manish Malhotra black bandhgala was the perfect outfit at his wedding to his childhood sweetheart Avantika Malik in 2011. It’s also easy to accessorize and again, won’t clash with any color theme.
5. Kunal Khemu’s contemporary cool
Don’t fret about the added pressure to coordinate ensembles with your bride. WeddingSutra suggests you choose gorgeous hues like white, beige, gold and create a well-cut sherwani like Kunal Khemu. Pick accents like a pocket square to ‘match’ your bride’s colors.
6. Riteish Deshmukh’s flair for tradition
Want some color? Choose a pop of brightness like Riteish Deshmukh did with his embroidered white and red sherwani at his traditional Maharashtrian wedding to actress Genelia Dsouza. If you’re feeling flamboyant, wear matching jootis to boost the color theme.
7. Gaurav Kapoor’s superb silhouette
Everyone knows Gaurav Kapoor’s tall lanky frame from the television. His wedding ensemble is a masterclass in making sure not just the design but also the fit is perfect. You’re going to be standing, sitting, running, being carried and dancing for many hours – make sure your outfit is up to it. And take a pale palette with embroidery or a print and a matching saafa to look effortlessly cool the entire time.
8.Sahil Sangha’s statesmanly style
True to his roots, celebrating his tradition and looking like a scion of the old guard, Sahil Sangha’s achkan elevated him at his wedding to actress Dia Mirza in 2014. A welcome break from the bandhgalas and sherwanis, this combination of royal blue and white is a classic way to look regal.
9. Nikitin Dheer’s quirky bravura
If you like to experiment with your clothes and wear your personality on your sleeve then you’ll love Nikitin Dheer’s take on the sherwani. The handsome ‘Tangabali’ wore an open neck with a muted red kurta underneath to bring a touch of the quirky to his otherwise all-white ensemble. Take a creative leap and look like a star on your D-day.
10. Kunaal Kapoor’s opulent class
You want a bandhgala, you don’t want any old bandhgala. So, raise the bar. This traditional masterpiece is versatile and easily updated and upgraded. Take inspiration from Kunaal Kapoor’s midnight blue bandhgala and use velvet to add to the richness of the look. A contrasting silk pocket square will add a pique of interest.