Suggest a Stylish Outfit for BFF’s Wedding & Cocktail (Menswear)?

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utkarsh mishra asked 2 years ago

Hey…shilpa…hope u doing gr8…well i have my best friends wedding coming up…..nd i cannot come up with a good outfit for it….What should I wear to my best friend’s wedding & cocktail? I am 5 foot 10 and I’m looking for something catchy, stylish and not very over the top…..i have fair complexion weighing 85 kgs….i dont wanna go for nything which is extreme skinny…

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Shilpa Ahuja Staff answered 2 years ago

Hi Utkarsh!

Sherwanis and bundhgalas are my personal favorites when it comes to menswear for Indian weddings. A simple sherwani in black, navy or royal blue with shoulder or sleeve embroidery is really trendy this season, and will work great for your best friend’s wedding.

The it-colors for menswear in 2016 are burgundy, moss green, grey-ish blue, black and chocolate brown. Shoulder embroidery and asymmetrically placed motifs are working great this year. Here are some examples we saw on the runways in 2016:

Also check out more outfit options at our article: Indian Wedding Guest Outfits for Men: Kurtas, Indian Designer Suits & More




Tuxedo or a suit is also a good idea.:




Plain sherwanis paired with heavy embroidered dupattas are also good options for close friends and family wedding guests:

If you don’t want it to be as heavy as a sherwani, then you can also try a plain silk kurta pajama with a silk jacket or an embroidered jacket. This outfit is making waves this year in the most stylish ways on the runways of Manish Malhotra and Manav Gangwani, etc.




For the cocktail, I’m currently loving embroidered Indo-western jackets with jeans or slim-trousers. Here are some examples:

We have featured much more on Indian menswear for wedding & cocktail. Do check out our Men’s Page for more posts on that!

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