So your best friend is getting married in the peak of summer and you don’t know what to wear? While you want to be on top of your style game, you certainly don’t want to look like the groom himself or sweat it out in heavy fabrics.Think cotton and linen, sheer kurtas layered with jackets, cool and soothing summery shades such as aqua, ivory, pale mustard, and fun hues such as magenta to make a style statement. Keep your look unpredictable with asymmetrical kurtas teamed with Aligarhi pyjamas, manarkalis (anarkalis for men), and flared pants teamed with structured jackets. Here’s some quick and handy style inspo to help you put your best foot forward in various wedding functions, even as the mercury continues to rise.
Anarkali for men
A white frock -style kurta with chudidaars, teamed with mustard sherwani is all you need to be the dandiest groomsman at your friend’s wedding. The drama created by the manarkali as you walk into the wedding venue will draw you admiration from all corners. The model is wearing a creation by designer Gaurav Khanijo here.
Play with pastels
Enticing and refreshing pastels shade outfits are a must-have for any wedding. And while you are muddling through a myriad of kurta and achkan options to opt for, pastels can be a safe bet. It suits every skin tone. This aqua kurta teamed with a printed achkan by designer Sanchit Sharma is perfect for a Mehendi for the groomsman.
Vision in white
Nothing can be as soothing as white in summer. And as you opt for a kurta in any shade of white, team it with Aligarhi pyjamas and a printed half jacket in the same tone to keep it stylish. Layer the look with a cotton dupatta and look your suave best.
In a mood to wear something traditional but not overdoing it? Take inspiration from actor Shahid Kapoor, who is looking all natty in this silk asymmetrical kurta teamed with trousers and dress shoes. Shahid wore this look for Sonam Kapoor’s wedding reception. The groomsman can sport this look for a cocktail event or for the reception like the actor.
Back to paisley
Paisley prints as a trend keep witnessing a resurgence every few years. And throwing in the right amount of festive vibe is designer Vikram Bajaj’s paisley jacket that has been teamed with uber-comfy drawstring linen pants and loafers. Keep it light, bright and chic with this look.
Work it out in Dhoti
We make a case here for dhotis because they are easy-breezy, and make for a perfect option for the summer. You can pair your sherwani with a dhoti and style it with a stole. Make sure the sherwani is well-fitted because a loose one would be quite unsightly. Here, the model is wearing a sherwani from designer Dhruv Vaish’s collection.
Chikankari mixes with sheer
You can rock a sheer kurta with chikankari sherwani like this Manish Malhotra creation worn by actor Varun Dhawan. The actor teamed up the ice blue kurta and sherwani with white trousers and black ankle boots to complete the look.