Pompous Indian Weddings and the Dilemma to Choose the Right Outfit
With the wedding season just around the corner, your shelf is probably going to start getting flooded with invitations for wedding functions and receptions. The most Indian thing about our wedding is how we can not have enough of the party, and thus a single wedding function ends up having 4 mini functions, all filled with the must-have festive energy, age-old traditions and lots of dancing!
With each such function comes up the stress of picking out the right clothes and accessories to pair them with. So, looking at the pile of wedding invitations, we do not want you to face any dilemma, so here we have a complete guide for you on what to consider while picking out clothes for each function and the many outfits and accessories you can go for, to look your most chic self for the party.
Comfort Wear - The Go-to Choice of Every Millennial
Neither do we wish to overdo our outfit, nor want to look out of place and not appropriately dressed for the occasion, so, the confusion is indeed real. To portray one’s fashionable self without compromising on comfort is the goal for every millennial today, as they pick out clothes for any event. But apart from the trends and serenity, there are a few more things you should be considering to avoid any wardrobe mishap in your day to day life. These are the fabric you use, colour schemes, and colour coordination for your clothes and an essential factor – the accessories you carry with yourself.
You need not wear thick clothes in scorching heat in the summer or show that stylish shirt at the cost of freezing in the cold without a jacket on. Comfort is the new fashion trend for us millennials. So, go for a breathable and weather appropriate choice, and you will already be halfway done with being the most fashion-forward one in the room. For a summer party, shop for light coloured cottons, denim, linen, and blends, while avoiding polyester, rayon, and silk, especially if you don’t want those dreadful sweat patches. As for a winter event, it is always better to choose fabrics such as woollen, knits, which can keep you warm and protected.
Accessories Are the Cherry on Top
As for a few accessories to carry for a wedding, obviously apart from your regular wristwatches, wrist bands and a smile, would be cuff-links and tie bars, pocket squares and cravats which go with your attire, sherwani brooches and kamarbands, royal looking dupattas and stoles, and so on, depending on your personal style and eye for fashion.
10 Festive Yet Elegant Wedding Kurtas for Men
Kurta with Waistcoat
Looking for an edgy, western twist to your traditional full sleeved kurta, you can try pairing it up with a well-fitted sleeveless waistcoat. Wear these on a pair of pleated trousers, adding a simple, bright coloured pocket square or ascot tie or cravat around the neck, giving the entire outfit a formal, trendy and neat look. To kick it up a notch, you can try an asymmetrical waistcoat designed with a full button placket on the side and steal all the attention of the crowd with your chicness.
Here we have a modish printed blue and white waistcoat, with a modern placket, worn over a cream coloured, uniquely cut cotton kurta pajama set, available at www.manyavar.com at a price of Rs. 7,999.
Kurta with Ethnic Jacket
If a knee-length kurta isn’t your cup of tea, and anything above seems rather informal for the occasion, get a full sleeved ethnic jacket- available in solid bright colors, florals and even khadi- and put it on over your pastel coloured or simple white above-the-knee kurta along with some chinos pants matching with the kurta itself. Accessorize using a vibrant pocket square and your good old strap wristwatch and make heads turn with your perfect comfy yet chic look for the perfect evening.
Here we have selected a unique and charming set including an off white churidaar kurta pajama with a royal looking skewed full sleeved embroidered jacket available for you to buy on www.indiamart.com for a price of Rs. 18,500.
Churidaar Kurta Pajama
If you wish to go completely traditional in this wedding season, then there is no better option than a simple kurta and pajama. Get your old kurta from the last Diwali party and transform it in a new look by matching it up with a pastel coloured or white churidar salwar and add a pinch more of ethnicity by adding a pair of Kolhapuri flip-flops or Jaipuri Juttis. You can choose to wear a dupatta that matches with the bottoms or go without it, either way, you will catch eyes and compliments for your traditional yet modish avatar.
We have selected a pista green, silk churidaar kurta pajama set with beautiful embroidery around the placket, available for you to buy at www.mangaldeep.com at only Rs. 2,320.
Most Apt for the haldi ceremony or the wedding day, you can dress up in these rather royal looking ready-made Dhoti pants which require no work to put them on. Pair it up with a simple or embroidered kurta with mandarin collars along with a stylish stole around the neck and you are ready for being in the limelight for the entire function. If you wish to go more edgy and voguish, then try complimenting the outfit with a pair of white sneakersand dance away the night!
www.manyavar.com brings to you this royal looking dhoti kurta set in dark blue and golden colour combination at just Rs. 4,999.
No other vibe yells party and dancing more than a Punjabi vibe indeed; dress from head to toe in a traditional half sleeved or full sleeved Punjabi kurta and pajama, paired with Punjabi juttis, and you are ready to be the bhangra star of the evening. You can also wear a bright coloured half jacket on the top to give the whole outfit a more springtime colourful edge during the day.
We have for you, an elegant set of this cotton Punjabi kurta pajama in sky blue and white at just Rs. 495 to shop at www.indiamart.com
The ultimate favourite for weddings, a sherwani hasn’t gone out of style since decades, when it comes to grooms especially. Get yourself a heavy or light embroidered sherwani kurta with Aladdin pants or straight fit pajamas, paired up with matching juttis or formal shoes and be ready to give those Sabyasachi models a run for their money. Even though sherwanis have been ruling the market for ages now, the look has constantly been evolving with newer experiments with style. Your traditional nawabi sherwani is now also available in chic colours, trendy placket arrangements, and modern designs, attracting the millennials into having the best of both worlds.
We have selected for you this evergreen ensemble from www.manyavar.com of a classy blue sherwani with a royal placket and Mandarin collar, paired with a cream churidaar bottom available for you to buy at Rs. 11,999.
If you do not see yourself going too simple into the party and wish to experiment a little with fashion, then this new age stylish look is a must-go-to for you. Go for a cowl cut kurta with a pair of comfortable non-pleated pants or pajamas and get ready to grab attention from everyone. With another variant of the same look, you can also go for a cowl draped around an otherwise simple cut kurta and wear juttis or even your regular sneakers, and showcase your unique fashion sense in front of your friends and family.
And, we have in our bucket, this beige coloured cowl kurta with a modern look and charming feels, made with blended fabric making it a perfect piece for summers. This is available for you to buy on www.amazon.in at a price of Rs. 551 only.
Pathani or Afghani Suit
As another embodiment of Indian culture, a good old traditional pathani or afghani kurta salwar is a must have in your wedding outfits’ list. Available in different vibrant colours, a variety of fabrics and creative cuts and designs, this ethnic attire gives you the right royal and sophisticated vibe that you wish to give out along with a bonus deal for both comfort and style.
Get this knee length, full sleeved, solid blue pathani kurta set in rayon fabric from www.pantaloons.com for Rs. 715 only.
Asymmetrical Cut Kurta
To bring out your ever-so-fashionable and quirky side out, and if going south to the conventional styles of dressing up is your forte, then skewed kurtas should be the right pick for you. Asymmetrical cut and stylish designs of this kurta range attracts people and offer many variations, from full or half buttoned placket on one side or either side to a number of welt pockets, varied neck designs from boat to V-shaped, and so on.
Constructed in soft rayon fabric, we have this navy blue kurta in a unique and stylish asymmetrical cut, available for you to buy on www.amazon.in at an affordable price of Rs. 1,679.
With half buttoned placket followed by a front open slit, Achkans are worn over pleated pants, pajamas and dhoti pants, and give you a royal nawabi look. It is another popular choice among grooms and is today available in different creative cuts, embroidery, and fabrics, ranging from velvet to silk. Wearing an achkan dress, you can enhance your look by carrying a dupatta or stole over the shoulders and matching juttis to go with.
www.myntra.com brings this interesting brown and black combination kurta with Achkan set for you at just Rs. 2,397.
Lucknowi Chikan Kadhai Kurtas
Some ethnic wears, no matter how long they may have been around from, never truly go out of style and even with no changes or evolution over the years, Lucknowi chikan embroidery has undeniably been people’s favourite whether it is for sarees, shirts and definitely kurtas. With beautiful thread work and designs, Lucknowi kurtas are not just apt for Eid or Diwali but go perfect for all wedding functions, from mehndi to sangeet nights. Just dye the cloth in your favourite shade and get ready to grab the limelight.
We have selected this mesmerizing yellow kurta set woven in chikan with beautiful embroidery available for you to buy only at www.manyavar.com for a price of Rs. 7,999.
To get the best of both worlds and westernize your traditional Indian look, you can go for a couple of options and experiment with different clothes. With a denim kurta for the sangeet evening, followed by a simple kurta pajama paired with a trendy blazer and sneakers or boots. With an extensive range of Indo-western kurtas available today in the market, buyers find no compulsion to abide by the strict ethnic wear and try out western options with Indianized touch. You can even pair up a simple cotton kurta with a pair of comfortable jeans and look edgy and chic in the party.
With a perfect mix of Indian and western, we have this interesting suit set for you at www.utsavfashion.in to buy at Rs. 11,880. The set includes black dhoti pants in velvet, worn with a black and beige asymmetrical jacket, crafted in Chinese collars and full sleeves.
Kurta with Nehru Jacket
Nehru jackets have been in fashion for decades and suits men from all age groups. For this wedding season, you can even put a Nehru jacket from your dad’s closet to good use and pair it with a simple kurta and an elegant pocket square, and you are ready for the baraat in an ever so trendy outfit! With some clothes and accessories, one can never quite possibly go wrong and out of place with, so, no matter what the occasion is you can pick a Nehru jacket and not worry about doing less or going overboard with your costume.
Here we have silk blend, off white elegant churidaar kurta pajama set with a maroon and white printed Nehru Jacket available for you to buy on www.myntra.com at just Rs. 1,647.
Speaking of Indian tradition and clothes and not mentioning khadi is not possible. Khadi has been around for decades now and has been defining Indian clothing in front of the entire world. If you wish to conform to the real Indianness in you, then go for a khadi kurta with pants or jeans, with a pair of sneakers to keep it more casual and chicer.
Here, from your ultimate khadi buy destination, www.iwearkhadi.in, we have selected this dual toned khadi kurta with Mandarin collar in beige and sea green combination, available for you to buy for Rs. 1,199.
A Modern Twist to Your Wedding Attire (Alternatives To Kurtas)
If your closet is full of kurtas already and you wish to not repeat the same attire in all the wedding functions, you can choose from a lot of western options as well, that compliment your style and can add up accessories to go with, to showcase ethnicity.
It doesn’t have to be a three-piece tuxedo, but a simple white shirt with pants and a matching blazer or even a two-piece well-stitched suit serves the purpose well for attending a wedding. You can add a tie or go without it, and maybe add a bright solid or floral pocket square. Here is the catch, nobody said you cannot still experiment! Maybe pair your western outfit with a pair of good Indian juttis or kolhapuri chappals to give out the chic yet comfortable vibe to your attire.
Check out this special pick from www.myntra.com
If you are tied up between formals and informal to choose from, how about going semi-formal? Wear a comfortable pair of your favourite jeans and put on a full sleeved bandgala jacket to stay modern with your outfit without compromising on the Indianness. Semi-formals are time savers and an ultimate solution for all our last-minute dilemma for wedding attire shopping, thus making it a must-have combo in our closets.
Check out this special pick from www.myntra.com
If dressing up isn’t your cup of tea, you do not wish to overdo your outfit or feel out of place by not wearing a wedding-worthy attire, then new age trendy casuals are your go to. A stylish blazer on a simple t-shirt and jeans or just a smart fit formal shirt on a pair of pleated pants and polished black shoes, one can play safe with these casual yet stylish clothes and get ready in no time for the party.
Check out this exclusive pick from www.myntra.com
Sort Out your Party Dressing Woes with these Exciting Range of Chic Kurtas in 2019
There you have it, we have provided you with a list of trending and stylish attires that you can opt for any wedding function, or any occasion for that matter. These kurtas will ensure you look your best and make heads turn! Grab yourself a piece now.