Utkarsh mishra asked
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…
Shilpa Ahuja answered
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!
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]