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.
Angad Bedi’s touch of pink
Accentuating his pristine white sherwani with touches of baby and rani pink, Angad Bedi’s style not only coordinated beautifully with his bride’s lehenga but also added a touch of whimsical charm to his otherwise simple outfit. A baby pink turban, a vibrant rani pink shawl, and pocket square paired flawlessly with the traditional silver sword carried by the Sikh groom.
Rana Daggubati’s pristine simplicity
Elegant and quintessentially South Indian, Rana Dagubatti’s engagement outfit is the perfect example of effortless style fusing with tradition. If you’re a groom who’s happy to let your bride bask under the spotlight and have a ‘no-fuss’ attitude when it comes to clothing, then this pristine white kurta and golden bordered veshti ensemble is bound to inspire you.
Ranveer Singh’s experimental flamboyance
With multiple looks that contrasted each other, Ranveer Singh, once again, showed his versatility as he tied the knot with Deepika Padukone. Known for his vibrant ensembles, for his Sindhi ceremony, he paved a blazing trail ahead in a deep red sherwani and luxurious gem-encrusted necklaces. However, for the Konkani wedding, he chose a simple white kurta adorned with zari borders.
Mohit Marwah’s accents of gold
Shying away from the usual white tones, Mohit Marwah’s wedding outfit consisted of an off-white grey-toned bandhgala embellished with golden buttons and delicate light-yellow embroidered polka dots that added a touch of bling to his look. Perfect for the groom who wants to make a statement without stealing his bride’s thunder, this outfit ticks all the right boxes.
Armaan Jain’s classic white
Another prime example of the classic subdued white being given a contemporary twist, Armaan Jain exuded elegance and grandeur in his white sherwani generously embroidered with silver thread which was a delightful contrast to his bride’s look. However, it was the string of rich green emeralds around his neck that sealed the deal and added a vibrant pop of color to accentuate the pristine white.
Ruslaan Mumtaz’s bold hues
Not many grooms would be bold enough to fuse gold and red together but heartthrob Ruslaan Mumtaz shows just how effortlessly it can be done provided you have the right vision in mind. With a well fitted antique gold sherwani with butti work all over and a bright warm red safa, his ensemble showcased how a well-balanced outfit can allow you to don any color-combination your heart desires.
Harbhajan Singh’s Punjabi splendor
Flaunting the bold hues of red and gold to accentuate his intricately embroidered white sherwani, Harbhajan Singh exuded traditional Sikh grandeur through his wedding look. Paired with a bright red turban, an ornate pearl necklace, and deep red shawl that matched the hue of his bride’s lehenga, his look is ideal for grooms who aren’t hesitant about showcasing their exuberant desi side.
Virat Kohli’s tryst with pink
An inspiration for many soon-to-be-married couples, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s wedding was picture-perfect. Donning an elegant light-pink sherwani with accents of gold, Virat Kohli here stood toe-to-toe with his bride when it came to style. Romantic, elegant and yet masculine, this look ticks all the boxes with its classic style.
Anand Ahuja’s desi royal avatar
Opting for a classic bronze-hued sherwani for his big day and a black nawabi style bandhgala for his reception, Anand Ahuja set the bar high with his versatile wardrobe picks that grooms elsewhere can easily take notes from. By picking accessories that added a unique twist, like pairing the sneakers with his reception bandhgala, he not only remained comfy but also stood out from the crowd.
Prince Narula’s floral affair
Ultra-luxurious and bold, Prince Narula looked picture-perfect as the quintessential Punjabi groom who either goes big or goes home. Incorporating plush textures like velvet and silk together with gold and merlot hues, he not only complemented his bride perfectly but also expressed his individuality.
Milind Soman’s quiet elegance
Extremely simple yet unique, Milind Soman’s wedding look included a lightweight off-white striped kurta and a matching shawl. High on comfort, this color contrasted his bronze skin tone as he stayed loyally true to his Maharashtrian culture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.