The wedding season is around the corner and you might have already received tons of invitations to your friends and relatives big fat Indian weddings. So once you have received the wedding card the very first question that pops in our minds is, What to wear for the wedding?
While men have loads of options to show off their sartorial style at an Indian wedding nowadays, it is important to understand what the invite requests and not to go too over the top, nor too undercooked. It’s a fine art. If you are always confused what to wear to an Indian wedding as a male guest, you can always pick an outfit depending on your role in the wedding.
Here’s a basic guide that will help you understand the different kinds of men’s traditional attires paired with the right pair of shoes to complete the perfect wedding look.
Occasion: Mehendi/ Haldi
As for men, the most common wedding suit for the guest is a well-tailored kurta worn together with a pyjama. This outfit can never go wrong in a traditional ceremony as it is well, stylish and comfortable. You may also throw in a dupatta over in order to jazz up your outfit. Below are a few suggestions to dress right for the Mehendi and Haldi functions:
Embroidered Kurta with Pyjama: For a Mehendi function you can go for fun colours Kurtas such as green and orange with plain pyjamas and pair it with Zardosi Slip-Ons for a simple yet fun look.
Kurta with Dhoti: For a Haldi function, we recommend a plain white kurta with white dhoti paired with our yellow slip-ons to create a statement look. Mustard Knot Slip-On Or you can also wear a colourful Kurta with Dhoti, paired with Classic Mojdi.
Occasion: Ring Ceremony/ Sangeet Night
Even more traditional than a kurta pyjama set, people often keep a sherwani in the family for special occasions. It tends to bring a sophisticated touch to your garb and looks very stylish too. It is usually paired with a pyjama or a dhoti. You can pair this with Mules.
Nehru jackets have made a huge comeback in menswear. They’re not as formal and cumbersome as blazers and they’re slightly dressier than regular jackets. They are also versatile and can be worn on multiple occasions. There are a lot of ways you can wear this wardrobe staple, and here are some fashion styles to help you out:
Casual look: For a casual look, when it comes to sporting a Nehru jacket, pick one in a light fabric and wear it open over your clothes. Shirts are the go to item to wear under but you can even pull off a formal t-shirt with dark pants. In fashion styles for men, this is a unique look. You can pair this with Tassel Slip-Ons.
Ethnic look: For the ethnic look, you can simply don your jacket over a kurta – pyjama ensemble. Make sure the fabric or design is slightly towards the Indian side so that it doesn’t look mismatched. You can pick a material like khadi, or make sure the colour scheme is matching your Indian attire. You can pair this with Mules or Zardosi.
Formal look: For a totally formal look, which you can sport at wedding functions or fine dinners, you must make sure your jacket is well tailored. You should button it up and it should fit nicely. Pair with a shirt, formal pants, and dress shoes like loafers or brogues and you’re good to go! You can pair this with Double Monk or Butterfly Slip-Ons.
Occasion: Cocktail Party/ Reception
A Tuxedo: It is considered inappropriate to wear a tuxedo before 5pm. Tuxedos give a striking formal appearance and is usually accessorized with a bow tie. You can pair this with our range of Tuxedo Slip-Ons.
Suits: Suits can be worn at any time of the day. They are less formal than tuxedos and can even be considered casual wear if worn without a tie and in light materials such as linen. You can pair this with Lace-Ups.
A blazer with plain shirt and trouser: For a more simple and yet classy look one can pair a smart blazer with a plain shirt and trouser. You can pair this look with Croco Slip-Ons.
Hope this will help you plan your wedding outfit better. We understand how special this auspicious occasion is to you and hence we at Lusso Lifestyle are happy to customize your shoes as per your outfit and preference.