Wedding shopping trends for the Groom

Kiran Srinivasn | Aug 5th 2017

Wedding suit is the main element of festive groom’s image. The seasonal trends of men are seldom hyped unlike women’s. Men’s Fashion every year sets new rules for selection of wedding attire, so don’t assume that any decent suit will fit for such an important day. Because, along with the bride, the groom should also stand out and look like a million bucks! Here is a list of Wedding Shopping Trends for Men’s Wear 2017!

Forget monotones and Go crazy with colours

Gone are the days when the groom appeared in Monotone colors like Beige, Brown or Gold. Not just the bride, but the groom can carry off bright colours too. You can add that oomph factor to your Sherawni or Suits by adorning with bold colours like Blue, Yellow, Shades of red and pink, Orage and much more. If you are quite person and not the one for loud colours, you can go for pastel shades like peach, light green, pink, mauve, etc. With these gorgeous colours you can definitely outshine the bridal party. You can also mix and match the colours, if going all bold isn’t really your cup of tea, you can still add colour to your ensemble by picking a bold coloured jacket or dupatta and pairing it with a pastel kurta.

Forget monotones and Go crazy with colours

Gone are the days when the groom appeared in Monotone colors like Beige, Brown or Gold. Not just the bride, but the groom can carry off bright colours too. You can add that oomph factor to your Sherawni or Suits by adorning with bold colours like Blue, Yellow, Shades of red and pink, Orage and much more. If you are quite person and not the one for loud colours, you can go for pastel shades like peach, light green, pink, mauve, etc. With these gorgeous colours you can definitely outshine the bridal party. You can also mix and match the colours, if going all bold isn’t really your cup of tea, you can still add colour to your ensemble by picking a bold coloured jacket or dupatta and pairing it with a pastel kurta.

Embrace floral and the patterns

If the bride can wear prints, so can you! Prints of all hues, patterns (yes even florals, geometric & abstract), shapes and sizes are doing the rounds these days. Going for fabric that is heavy on prints on the upper body will be well balanced by opting for a plain coloured pair of pants/dhoti pants or pyjama. This way, the focus remains on the kurta itself. If your prints are loud, one of the best ways to soften the overall appearance is by pairing it with a plain coloured dupatta. The latest trends in patterns are the floral . A nice long kurta or a jacket can make you look desi and intrend! Remember that it’s important to consider your height and body shape before choosing your kurta prints. Horizontal prints can make you look shorter. So if you are concerned with your height, then you can go for vertical stripes or patterns. This will make you appear taller.

Front Open Vest

A simple, but a fun look that you can rock on your Mehandi! Who knew a plain white kurta pyjama could look so much more awesome with just a jacket? Well it does. The cool new look will add a sense of contemporary to the traditional look, giving you a trendy and hippy look. The front open vests are perfect for small evening or morning functions. Bright embroidered, colourful and bright vests over a white kurta will give you a classy, yet stylish look.

Not the dreary pants!

Draped silhouettes for grooms are so new and can be done so differently- whether it is with a dhoti or a kurta pyjama! The humble dhoti is said to be the poor man’s choice of garment and yet who knew that someday it would actually become one of the 2017 men’s wedding wear trends to watch out for. It isn’t enough to just wear a normal pyjama anymore with your kurta and when you have some really smart choices at hand, why not go experiment with a look? For instance, dhoti pants are making a comeback and are savvy enough to be worn at a sangeeth or at a reception party. Aligarh pants which look best with a long kurta are also trending of late. All the Bollywood celebrities are setting the ramp on fire with these pants.

Sea of Fabrics

Velvet and Silk are in trend now. Silk has been the choice of material of most Indian royalties. The fall of the garment is simply superb and it shows off a slim body beautifully. Velvet waistcoats are also trending in a big way and with the right embellishments or embroidery, it can look truly regal. If designers are to be believed, they are also experimenting around with other fabrics such as wool which is usually never seen on the wedding circuit and have even managed to spin fabric thread from steel as well. And yes, if you plan on going with an asymmetrical kurta cut, silk just could be your best bet!

Match your shoes with your kurta

Another menswear trend this wedding season is matching your shoes with your wedding kurta. Nowadays, customization is the key, to make your whole wedding attire, an extension of yourself. All of us are too bored with the conventional old monotone looks. You can now upgrade your whole outfit by matching your wedding juthi with your sherwani. You can customize your wedding footwear in specialty stores, the reliable ones.

Acessorize your best

You can choose to flaunt a long gold chain or a beaded neck-wear that will accord a finishing touch to your wedding-day kurta or sherwani and give an elegant minutia to it. If you plan to go ethnic on the D-day, get a brooch that matches the style of your outfit. Studded and Swarovski studded brooches are the most trending accessories for men of the season and they are germane for giving that perfect wedding inspiration. Silver clips, textured heather ties and rose boutonnieres are extremely high-on-class for perfecting the formal wedding look.

Bolo ties for men are other must-haves for the nuptials. Well, cuff-links are the major style statement of the period. They give that high-on-class look and feel to the entire attire and make you stand-out from others. The color of your wedding day turban must complement the color of your outfit. It should either be similar or in contrast to the color of the attire. Also, you can add some exclusive embellishments to your turban to give it a chic look. Swarovski studded broochs and feathers can give an exclusive yet elegant touch to the wedding day head-wear for men. A fashionably folded cloth piece in the upper pocket of your suit, preferably in silk, can give you a perfect look for the D-day. Patterned or printed cloth squares and folds, in contrast with the color of the attire are yet other fabric designs that are trending big time in these days.