Much has been written and discussed about women’s fashion and style. There is no dearth of advice for all the brides-to-be. But what about the grooms and advice for their big day? Is there enough written as to how they should dress up to compliment their beautiful brides? Let be your style guru and help you suit up in the best way possible.

Play with styles: An Indian groom does not necessarily mean that you have to wear sherwanis for every wedding function. Jazz up your look for all the pre-, post- and wedding functions in different styles. Do not give the traditional sherwani a miss; instead, play it up by adding different elements. If not the sherwani, go for the dhoti-kurta combination or the achkan-churidaar one. For the reception or cocktail, a three-piece suit would definitely bring out the gentleman in you.

Indian groom by Shyamal & Bhumika

Groom's collection by Nivedita Saboo

The colour palette: Ditch the same old golden, brown and beige combinations. Instead, spice up your wedding wardrobe with a vibrant colour code. Opt for an electric blue achkan for your sangeet, an orange cotton kurta for the day functions, a pink stole with your golden sherwani for the wedding and a multi-coloured coat at the reception. Go for fun colours that best suit your skin tone, or match it up with your bride’s trousseau.

Manish Malhotra's groom's collection

A dash of pink for the Indian groom by Nivedita Saboo

Accessorize smart: No one is telling you to don jewellery like a lady. But a few classy accessories will never harm. Pick out an ornate kalgi for the turban, get hold of a classic pearl necklace and wear an elaborate stole/scarf to add depth to your look. You may even experiment with the headgear. Instead of the usual turbans, you may add in the element of your cultural heritage and inculcate some twist into your get up.

Sabyasachi's groom's collection

Groom's accessories by Shyamal & Bhumika

The shoe story: You might be wearing a Rohit Bal suit or a Narendra Kumar sherwani but if you have the wrong footwear on, your look is just spoiled. Choose your attire first, and then proceed to choose the perfect pair to go with it. The shoe style should depend on the occasion and the attire that you have put on. A royal jooti is perfect with any traditional attire while a pair of cool loafers can be sported at your cocktail/sangeet night. For the reception, a formal pair of black shoes is always a safe bet. 

Formal black shoes for all occasions

Traditional footwear for grooms