When it comes to Indian wedding dresses and especially Indian wedding outfits for groom, then there are so much that we can choose from as there are plethora of options ranging from Sherwani to Achkan to Jodhpuri Suits and a lot more. Choosing an Indian Groom Outfit for the wedding and other occasions has never been easy but we are here to help you make the right decision.
We really appreciate this new emerging spirit of fashion among Indian men and today we will take a step forward by telling you more about Indian groom outfits. Hopefully, this guide will help you choose wisely!
In this blog we’ll be covering below categories of Indian Groom Outfits:
- Anarkali Sherwani
- Straight Sherwani
- Short Sherwani
- Ethnic Reception Suits
- Kurta Pajama with Jacket
- Factors to consider
- Bottom Line
Indian Groom Outfit – Anarkali Sherwani
1. Double Stole Anarkali Sherwani
This is GetEthnic.com once of the most popular Sherwani. Most of our clients get this custom made as per their size, color and fabric requirements. This exquisite groom wear is a combination of aesthetic designing and masculine fervour. The color combination is unique as well as the styling. A beige sherwani jacket with gold work is topped over a light sea green anarkali kurta and bottom wear! A pleated stole is draped with an embellished belt on one side. Along with accessories like a royal headgear and moti mala, the groom also flaunts a second stole in a dark teal shade with rich gold border.
2. Velvet Splendour
This is the most masculine look on this entire list! This Sikh groom flaunts a sherwani in the deepest shade of blue. The sherwani jacket flaunts embossed, textured details with an embellished collar and buttons. Paired with tapered trousers and embellished shoes, this Indian groom outfit breathes class! The most attractive aspect of the look is the embroidered stole with motifs of animals and elements from the forest.
3. Floral Embroidered Anarkali Sherwani
Here is an Ice Blue Floral Embroidered Sherwani Set with Aqua Stole and Ivory Anarkali Kurta & Chooridar. This sherwani is made in Dupion silk but this can be custom made in any color, fabric and embroidery off your choice. Metallic zardozi work is seen all over. It’s jacket has a slanted closure line with no buttons. Gold ornate zari embroidery is seen on the collar.
4. Ivory Floral Embroidered Anarkali Sherwani
This is a stunning Anarkali Sherwani which is perfect for an Indian groom for his wedding. It’s an Ivory Floral Embroidered Sherwani Set with Light Henna Green Stole and matching Ivory Anarkali Kurta & Chooridar. Ornate belt adorns one lapel. Similar work is seen on the ornate collars.
5. Hand Embroidered Floral Anarkali Sherwani
This is an Ivory and Peach Floral Embroidered Anarkali Sherwani with matching Stole, Anarkali Kurta & Chooridar. Fabric use to make this sherwani is Dupion Silk but in case you want to get it made in other fabrics like Pure Silk, Pure Raw silk etc then it can be done as well. Peach thread embroidered floral motifs steal the show. The embroidery on the borders changes theme and the ivory stole has a vibrant peach thread-worked border.
6. Gold & Red Anarkali Sherwani
This is a three piece sherwani for the grandest of all occasions! Grooms love it as it has all the factors which makes it a perfect fit for Indian weddings. The intricate gold embroidery on the yoke portion of the kurta is visible through unique neckline of the sherwani jacket. The innermost layer consists of a traditional kalidar kurta with flared hemline, gold bootas and zari border. The outfit comes with gold churidar bottoms.
7. Mughal Patterned Anarkali Sherwani
This is a stunning Anarkali sherwani which goes very well for indoor weddings. Also lighter colors are very much in trends these days and it goes very well with light coloured lehenga off the bride. The unique motifs give the outfit a period look.
8. Peaches and Golds
Fit for royalty, this exquisite sherwani is the dream Indian groom outfit for most men. The peach toned jacket is embellished with gold thread work and zardozi work. The collar, shoulders etc are embellished. The inner flared kurta is in a matte gold tone with bright gold horizontal zigzag patterns. The tussar stole has an ornate border. It is paired with warm gold toned churidar bottoms and black shoes with gold motif.
9. Embellished Off-White Sherwani
This Indian groom outfit is even more glam because of the embellished off-white sherwani jacket over the light blue kurta. The design structure on the jacket is reminiscent of those on Mughal style of clothing. The light blue stole, embellished safa add to the grandeur of the look.
10. The Flared Jacket aka Anarkali Sherwani
Most traditional sherwani looks consist of an inner flared jacket aka Anarkali Sherwani paired with an embellished jacket on top. This look twists the rules a little bit. A dark navy straight unembellished kurta is paired with an ornate and embellished flared jacket on top! The jacket flaunts thread work in multiple shades on a dark surface. The motifs are inspired from vintage fashion.
11. Deep Tones and Ivory
A very creative and unconventional color combination, this groom flaunts an embroidered sherwani jacket with jacquard details. He wears it over a dark green traditional flared kurta with an embellished hemline. The dark green velvet stole steals the show when it comes to the grandeur factor. The mala, the bi-tone turban make the look even more special.
Straight Sherwani for Indian Groom
Straight sherwani is very popular options when it comes to Indian Groom outfit. The difference between starlight sherwani and Anarkali sherwani is the kurta used. Any sherwani which has a flared Anarkali style kurta is called Anarkali Sherwani where as if a plain kurta is used in a sherwani, its called a straight sherwani.
Here are our top pics for Straight Sherwani:
12. Hand Embroidered Straight Sherwani
This is a sherwani of one of our clients who wanted a custom made sherwani which is hand embroidered and on pure silk fabric. This Sherwani is custom made as per the size, fabric and color requirements. This sherwani is paired with trousers.
13. The Floral Stole – Straight Sherwani
We end with the most vibrant and unique look in the list! This groom wears a light dusty pink toned sherwani jacket with woven motifs of horses. He pairs it with white dhoti trousers and a grey safa. The best part of this Indian groom outfit is the stole which boasts floral embroidery. The paisleys and maple leafs in contrasting vibrant shades create magic.
Sherwani is preferred for wedding and not so much for other smaller occasion in Indian wedding. Since there are a lot of variations that you can do in your sherwani. You can choose from various embroideries, fabrics and color combinations. Also you can opt for silk stole which is slightly embroidered as that would compliment your Sherwani. In Indian groom outfit for wedding sherwani is defiantly on the top and be it a hindu or Punjabi Wedding, sherwani is the goto outfit for Indian grooms.
14. Asymmetric sherwani with cowl kurta
Here is a custom made sherwani of one of GetEthnic clients. This is an amazing designer sherwani which is asymmetric in style with cowl kurta. This is hand embroidered with zari. Also paired with a custom made groom’s Mala.
15. The Red Floral Straight Sherwani
The red and gold or red and beige look isn’t only reserved for the Indian bride! This groom proves that by flaunting a stunning red sherwani with floral details in gold thread work. Instead of a traditional stole he sports a narrow uttariya with detailed embroidery. Instead of traditional churidar bottoms he wears tapered salwar trousers. Checkout more of Red Sherwani.
16. Straight Sherwani with front open
Silver sequin, stone and crystal embroidery has been done on a subtle rose gold toned fabric. The embroidered zigzag pattern on the sherwani jacket, the hemlines of the stole etc flaunt the intricacies of the craftsmanship. The floral embroidery on the sleeves and the embroidered peacocks near the hemline of the sherwani jacket are exotic. The uniqueness of the look is the addition of an embellished belt.
17. Hand Embroidered Ivory Straight Sherwani
This is a traditional ivory toned straight sherwani with all over hand embroidery using gold zari, metallic beads, threads, sequins and stones. The sherwani has a vertical stripe design language that culminates into shapes showcasing floral, architectural and figure motifs. The stole is optional and it can be worn without it as well. Sherwani fabric is Dupion Silk but it can be made in any fabric, color and embroidery of your choice.
18. Ivory Raw Silk Sherwani
Seen here is an ivory Dupion silk long sherwani jacket paired with ivory trousers and light pastel pink kurta. The silk has a crumpled texture and showcases floral hand embroidery using gold zari, pink toned threads, sequins, stones etc. The kurta which can be seen through the sherwani cut/opening also has an ornate border.
19. Pistachio Embroidered Sherwani Set
Seen here is a Pistachio green Embroidered Sherwani Set with Ivory Kurta & Chooridar. The Sherwani has a textured, almost jacquard, look. Sherwani fabric is Dupion Silk but it can be made in any fabric, color and embroidery of your choice.
Short Sherwani as Indian Groom Outfit
20. Ivory Achkan Sherwani
Like a traditional achkan jacket, this outfit too flaunts a slanted closure with uneven lapels and hemline. The buttons are placed on one side instead of the middle. The rich textured fabric of the jacket flaunts subtle floral details. Contrasting the ivory fabric, the red and gold stole and turban look attractive!
21. Jewelry Love
You might be asked to wear family heirloom jewellery on your wedding! What kind of an attire should you choose in that case? Take a look at this Indian groom outfit. A simple white kurta-pajama has been paired with a dark red dupatta. The kurta has some textured detailing on it and that’s all! This gives enough focus to the groom’s malas without making him look over-the-top! Checkout more of White Sherwani.
22. Multicolor Kurta with Benarasi Dupatta
This funky Indian groom outfit is totally out-of-the-box! A cream churidar has been paired with a cream kurta which has multi-color thread work on it. Another dash of color comes from the gold and green Benarasi brocade dupatta.
23. Hand Embroidered Short Sherwani
This is a navy Short Sherwani jacket showcasing exquisite hand embroidery in Dupion Silk Fabric. Thread work in neutral metallic tones like silver has been used to create intricate designs on the jacket. While the lower part concentrates on floral motifs inside geometric shapes, the embroidery on the yoke area is much sparser. Tapering trousers in the same shade have been paired.
24. Pastel Embroidered short Sherwani
This is a pastel blue galabandh jacket or a short sherwani – a perfect Indian Groom Outfit with exotic multi-color hand embroidery in floral motifs. The use of pastel shade thread work with sequin work creates a subtle contrast. The button line is unique creating a slit in the centre exposing the pastel yellow short kurta with ribbed hemline detail.
25. Baroque patterned embroidered Sherwani
Here is Pale Lemon Baroque patterned embroidered Short sherwani or bandhgala jacket with Ivory Pants. The vintage English muted brocade is accentuated with meticulously done hand work on sleeves and near armhole with Resham, Zari & Zardozi. This Short sherwani is a great choice for Indian groom outfit.
26. Off-white Short Sherwani Jacket
This is a short woven design off-white sherwani jacket with gold undertone. Thread, sequin, beads and stone hand work adorns the sleeves, collars and belt line. It is paired with white tapered trousers. This sherwani is made in Dupion Silk.
Achkan – Royal Indian groom outfit
Achkan has come a long way and now it has established its place for Indian Groom Outfit. Though you can have it plan but you can always play with various fabrics and embroideries. Usually it is preferred by groom in Muslim Wedding but it has become very popular amongst men for all wedding functions.
The main difference between a Achkan and Sherwani is the length and shape of the jacket. In case of Achkan the length is above or till the knees but for sherwani jacket length is well below the knees. Also sherwani has more flare whereas Achkan is usually body fit.
27. Black and White Classy Achkan
This achkan is epic as it goes perfectly in a side wedding function for a Groom! Checkout more of Black Sherwani. Sometimes Achkan is also called as Jodhpuri suits.
A Jodhpuri suit is an ethnic outfit for men that originated in the last century in the princely state of Jodhpur. It combines a kurta, a bandhgala jacket and jodhpur or churidar bottoms. Though originally not a wedding outfit, brocade and jamawar versions of the same can be worn by Indian grooms on their wedding day.
28. Blush pink Achkan with Ivory pants
This is an Achkan in blush pink. Achkan has phulkari embroidery in muted tones for a timeless appeal. The jacket is paired with a matching monochromatic kurta with an embroidered border in honeycomb patterns and a neutral pair of Ivory pants. These days a lot of Indian grooms as going with lighter shades of achkan.
29. Quilted Achkan aka Bandh Gaya suit
Bandh gala (means closed neck) suits are very much in fashion these days and no surprises at all since it looks totally amazing on indian groom. In indian groom outfits you have so many options but galabandh is every green and traditional.
Pairing white with the darkest of shades creates an extremely masculine and powerful vibe! This groom has paired a well-tailored straight sherwani jacket in a very dark maroon to wine color with simple straight white trousers, a white turban and just a mala.
30. Classy Achkan with embroidered shawl
This is a classy achkan made in Dupion Silk fabric. This is a plain Achkan paired with a hand embroidery shawl. This is actually a stunning sherwani for someone who wants to look classy, royal and regal at the same time. This can be worn with and without shawl for two different looks.
31. Blending Angrakha with Achkan
In this outfit, the achkan has blended its style with that of its predecessor – the angrakha! The lapel design is unique with dual closure line detail.
32. Achkan Kurta
33. Not In the Grey Zone – Different Style Achkan
The most unique of design language can be seen in this grey and black toned floral embroidered achkan paired with black pants. The dark colors get complemented by the sparsely studded silver sequins.
Ethnic Suits for men – Groom Outfit for Reception
We promised as we would cover each and every aspect of Indian groom outfit and we’ll leave no stones untouched as her we have Ethnic reception suits which are hand embroidered for the groom to rock the reception. Men who prefer much formal look on their reception can go for this option.
34. Black Stripe-Play Embroidered Jacket
This is a Black Stripe-Play Embroidered suit and Shirt with matching Pants. The embellishment pattern, striped look, its sheen and glitter makes the outfit one-of-a-kind and glamorous. This Indian groom outfit would go very well in a formal reception.
35. Dark Blue Woven Floral Jacket
This is a dark blue woven floral dinner jacket paired with black trousers and white shirt. The lapels showcase sequin work running along the borders. Below the short lapels, unique woven and raised stripe details have been added. Bow details added.
36. White and Black Woven Design Suit Set
Here is a white and black woven design suit set. The jacket has a mix of matte and glossy texture. This suit would go perfectly for a groom in his reception ceremony. The woven geometric motifs are slightly raised and have a glossy finish. Single-button fastening mechanism is unique. The cuff buttons are ornate. It is paired with a black shirt and trousers.
37. Dark Green Army Print Dinner Jacket
Here is a dark green dinner jacket with unique glittery army print detail on lapels and cuffs. It is paired with black trousers and white shirt. Fabric as used here is Terry Reyon but we can use velvet or wool fabric if the groom wants with that.
Indian Groom Outfits for side Function – Kurta Pajama
38. The Dhoti Kurta Style Sherwani
A dhoti is a piece of 4.5 metre long unstitched fabric draped on the lower half of the body. Post draping, it appears like a stitched salwar-like bottom wear from outside. Dhotis come in solid colors with embellished borders.
They are paired with traditional long kurtas. Silk or tussar dhotis are worn by Indian grooms from various communities. Based on the region you hail your wedding dhoti may be called a veshti or a panchey or a chaadra etc.
39. Jacket Jazz with Kurta
Groom outfits such as this are perfect for the reception night. The sherwani kurta and churidar bottom are in a light peach raw silk fabric and have been topped with an embellished jacket. The jacket is in cream shade with minakari-like embellishments in multi colors.
40. Summer Wedding Masterpiece
This airy and light kurta is for an Indian groom of a summer wedding. The glamour quotient is upped by the jaali and mirror work on the kurta. It has been paired with a salwar bottom.
41. Play it Simple
Grooms who like to play it simple or those who are bound by tradition to wear all-white outfits, can go for such a look. The groom pairs a white angrakha kurta with a white dhoti and polished leather jutis. There is chikankari detailing on his kurta. This tradition style kurta goes perfect in a Bengali wedding.
42. Dusty Rose Pink Embroidered Ethnic Kurta-Pajama
Seen here is a dusty rose pink embroidered jacket and kurta set paired with pajama bottoms in off-white. Exquisite, chikankari-style embroidery in white thread covers the whole jacket as well as the front hemline of the kurta.
43. Steel Toned Kurta-Trousers
Here is a steel toned short kurta-trousers set with ornate hemline and sleeve borders, paired with a navy ethnic jacket.
44. Pale Blush Embroidered Ethnic Jacket
Here is a pale blush tone embroidered kurta-jacket set paired with tapered trousers in the same color. The jacket showcases sparse but intricate thread work. The kurta flaunts horizontal stripe woven design near hemlines.
Accessories with Indian Groom Outfits
45. That Red Dupatta
This groom would remind you of the retro Bollywood number – “laal dupatta mal mal ka”. Surely, the groom has themed his outfit on this line. His embroidered tussar kurta looks traditionally beautiful with the bright red dupatta and the red churidar.
46. Embellished Shawl
This groom wears a simple off-white sherwani. The special element in his outfit is his black shawl that gold zari embroidered motifs on it! The sequin and colourful stones embroidered on the shawl gives it a very exotic look.
47. The Printed Pagdi
This groom wears a gorgeous cream color sherwani. There are no color variations except for the floral prints on his turban. The peachy pink prints add a dash of vibrancy to the outfit!
48. The Shawl
If you are going for a sherwani, you will have to carry shawl along with it. Usually grooms wear the dupatta around the neck but with shawl, sherwani becomes very royal and extremely classy.
49. The Jutis
Shoes should complement the ethnic outfit of the groom. Jodhpuri or Kolhapuri jutis are the most common choice. Leather moccasins complement Jodhpuri suits. Nagrais or mojaris look great with heavily embellished kurtas.
50. The Mala
Some grooms wear pearl malas over their kurtas or sherwanis. It complements the grandness of the outfit.
Factors to Consider While Choosing the Indian Groom Outfit
The Cut & the Fit are Crucial
When it comes to menswear, the fit becomes more important than the style. So get hold of a good tailor who understands cuts. Go for numerous trials before accepting the finished products. Even if you are opting for a readymade outfit, get it fitted as per your body type!
The Bottom Wear Makes All the Difference
Most of the time, we make the mistake of focusing only on the kurta or top-wear of the outfit. But the look of an Indian groom outfit depends a lot on the bottom wear.
Whether you team up your kurta with a pajama or a dhoti, a churidar or a pair of jodhpur pants, ethnic trousers or a mundu, harem pants or salwars, determines the ultimate look. Whether you appear taller, leaner or wider, depends on the type of bottom wear you choose and the height of your kurta.
Colors that Complement
Unlike the Indian bride who in a lot of cases has to wear red on her wedding day, there is no such strict rule in case of the Indian groom outfit. It goes without saying that you need to choose a color that complements your complexion.
Also, if you have planned a theme wedding, try to match the color of your outfit with the theme. Some grooms and brides plan outfits together! In this case, they should choose colors that complement each other’s outfits.
Indian groom outfits come with a variety of embellishments. From zari and sequin embroidery to zardozi work, kasab, jaali, chikankari, Benarasi brocade, Kashmiri aari, Jamawar weave etc – the list is endless.
Moreover, most Indian grooms don’t wear jewellery so there is no fear of the jewellery design clashing with the work on the bodice of your kurta. So we suggest that in order to match up the grandeur of your bride’s lehenga or saree, go for an outfit with elaborate and detailed embellishments.
The Fabric Matters
Indian groom outfits should come in rich and luxurious fabrics like pure silk, tussar, silk brocades, rich velvets, resham jamdanis or elegant raw silks. It is important for the groom to choose an outfit in such a fabric in order to match up to the glamor quotient of his bride’s outfit.
The Bottom Line: Indian Groom Outfit
If you hail from North India, you just can’t avoid wearing a sherwani at your wedding! And your sherwani has to complement the gorgeous lehenga of your bride. South Indian tradition calls for grooms to wear a white mundu and a shirt-style kurta.
And if you are a groom from the Eastern part of India, a day for dhoti-kurta shopping is all that is expected out of you when it comes to preparations for your wedding outfit. Sounds remote, isn’t it?
Well, gone are the days when the Indian groom outfit was just a matter of convenience. Though still, a wedding trousseau for the groom is unheard of, men these days are taking care to choose their wedding day outfit. In fact, some men also prefer to make a list of all outfits they would be needing for all pre and post wedding functions.
Hope this guide on Indian Groom Outfits would help you choose the right outfit for your wedding! We would suggest you should always consider the weather and season before choosing your groom wear. Also keep in mind that if you must have at least one outfit which is color coordinated with your brides outfit.
There are so many options as mentioned in this blog but you must choose something that you are comfortable in as you will be performing a lot of ceremonies and comfort is paramount.
We at getethnic.com has expertise in many Indian Wedding wear and we have happy clients all over the globe.
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The bride and the groom take the oath of equal participation in every aspect of their conjugal life! This preserves the balance of the marital union. Then why do we ignore the outfit needs of a groom and focus only on bridal fashion? With this thinking we have today compiled an extensive guide to the ultimate Indian groom outfit. Hope it will be helpful!