By Neelam Jain Last Updated:
It’s time for dulhe rajas to look as regal and splendid as their dulhaniyas this wedding season. After all, why should brides have all the fun? So, dear grooms-to-be, it’s high time you steal the thunder and get dressed to kill with your appealing couture and style statement. Just fall back to the classics and allow yourself a Nawabi twist with some expertly designed wedding outfits and accessories.
With just a little twist to the traditional and your own style mantra, you can stand out from the crowd with elan. Have a look at some latest trends that reflect grandeur and can channel your inner Nawab in a royal and impeccable way.
Take a leaf from a Bollywood wedding scene or the Mughal era; achkans have always been giving the men an access to royalty and gravity. Sharp and classic achkan oozes royalty in every possible way, and is just ideal to up your style quotient too. You just need to style it right with a fashionable lower and matching kurta (if it’s a three piece) to appear like a perfect desi groom. Keep the achkan open or closed as per your choice, but avoid a long one if you are short in height. To enrich and enhance the look, you must opt for brocade silk or velvet fabric in bright colours.
The classic mainstay and a stand-out style in every guy’s wardrobe; bandhgala never fails to leave an impression. After all, there is a reason why it is called a ‘Prince’ suit. You can always opt for this to ace that regal look and flaunt your culture. The embroidered and printed bandhgalas in traditional colours, heavy texturing and rich fabrics like raw silk and brocade are in this season and are the best way to spell finesse on your D-day. Keep the cut straight for that ethnic yet modern look. Combine this wedding wear with dhotis, fitted churidars or Jodhpuri pants. It’s your choice if you want all-over embroidery or a minimal look.
Yes, a right hairstyle is like a part of the package when it comes to preparing for your D-day. Your hair styled in a certain way, adds up to the overall look and personality. You can go for a sexy and neat short hairstyle which is easy to carry. Those who want some funk factor too, can go for texturised or semi-side shaved look which is popular among college-goers these days. The casual or edgy grunge look also speaks the royal language. Messy long locks are equally desirable and impressive for that affluent look. Well, we suggest you to pick the style that suits you best as each one has unique features.
You won’t believe that the rightly shaved beard too can add to that sophisticated and princely look. A well-set beard is a must for that opulent flare along with your luxurious outfit. Though the styles may vary with every person, these days guys are sporting thick beard for that hot and stubble look. If you are not comfortable you can go for a medium length beard. You can go for a rugged and careless look as well that signifies authority and dignity. So, guys gear up and re-invent your look with your beard to look grand and modish all at once.
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Here comes another hallmark of royalty- the Nawab jackets. You can also call it Nehru or Jodhpuri jackets. A stylish jacket over your bandhgala or plain kurta will transform you into a ‘hatke’ groom. From Jawarlal Nehru to our Chote Nawab (Saif Ali Khan) today; this Indo-western concept has been embraced by the big shots since ages. You can try out a bit modernized and modified version for your own wedding. So, if you dream about dressing like a head turner, this can surely be your quick style guide. A statement stole and a safa along can elevate your look.
Whether it’s an office meet or a formal occasion in family; an immaculately well-tailored suit add extra zing and glamour to your look. Go for a close-fitted style with side cuts that shows off your physique well. Make use of patterns like plaids, cheques or stripes to add classiness and character to your appearance. Also, try choosing colours from the family of blue, grey, brown and black for that exclusive feel. Don’t forget to have your three-piece tailor-made to complement your body type well. Go for specific type of buttons or pockets to follow the in-vogue fashion trends.
A pocket-square always speaks up for a unique personality. It not only makes your attire appealing and graceful but highlights your style and individuality. However, picking up an artsy and elegant pocket square can be quite a task. For that sharp, refined and royal look, you can go for silk pocket squares in shimmery colours. You can also be inventive with the folds and colours. Go for rich fabrics like silk and velvet to add some luxury to your outfit. Add it to your indo-western suit, bandhgalas or tuxedos to define your style statement.
Here is another way how you can nail that king-like grace for your wedding. Light-weighted scarves, stoles or dupattas have just the right amount of ethnicity to ensure you a classic and traditional touch. Go for the stoles in contrast colours that can instantly brighten up your your sherwani, bandhgala or even your long kurta. It is also important to select the right designs that should match your outfit. From cheques to stripes and prints; there are designs that can make your ensemble look fabulous. The sexy and stylish take on the age-old trend will make thousands of heads turn for sure.
It’s equally important to put your stylish foot forward with the right pair of shoes. The correct footwear not only does wonders to transform your wardrobe but helps you make a classic fashion statement altogether. For that ethnic and regal look, you can team your heavy ensembles with either formal shoes or juttis. While, formal and chic footwear are good to go with your three-piece suits, juttis can make all the difference when paired with a traditional wear. Well-defined footwear with a perfect sheen and finish will make you look dapper bringing out your personality on your big-day.
Along with luxurious wedding outfits, there are accessories that play a crucial role in completing your hot and royal look. From the unique sehra to your tie clips, cufflinks and wristwatch; each and every accessory works like key pieces to make or break your look. So, you can mix and match them up to not only enrich your dress but to also add some taste and class to your persona. Embellished headgear accessories, solitaire rings and bracelets too are faring to make you go adventurous with your ‘stately’ look.
Well, who wouldn’t like to look like a prince on their big day? If you too want to stand out in as much spotlight as your bride, just walk through the wedding attires and accessories that can offer you a graceful and ‘Nawabi’ style. Just go for the style that depicts your culture, class and tradition.