riya uttamchandani asked
HELLO my name is riya uttamchandani we are staying in chile south america, my son ronak 10 year old first time visit to india for attend his cousion marriage can you suggest me plz. wht kind of dress he has to wear. you know he is very much special for me, actually he dont want to go india, and marriage no way but i forced him to atleast first and last time, so know he is agree, but prblm is there wht he should have to wear there. i am very much thankful to you if you guide me awaiting for yours reply. riya uttamchandani
Shilpa Ahuja answered
It’s a great idea that your son is going, and it’ll certainly be very special for him because it’s going to be his first time in India. Since it’s his cousin’s wedding, it’ll be a good idea for him to wear something heavy that marks him as a close family member and as a special guest. So a sherwani or bundhgala is the best option. If he wants to wear something light, go for a kurta with dupatta.
A silk or brocade sherwani with damask pattern is the perfect idea for a lightweight yet rich looking option. For a heavy sherwani, go for embroidered designs. Crimson, gold, blue and cream are all good ideas for colors in sherwanis. Pair it with a churidar pajami or dhoti for an ethnic look. They usually come with dupattas, but if your son thinks it a hassle, he can wear the sherwani as it is.
A plain silk kurta with an embroidered dupatta or an embroidered kurta with a plain dupatta, both are good options. Pastels like pale green, sky blue and lilac are good for spring summer. For winters, gold and royal colors like blue and ruby are great. Pair it with chooridar pants or pajama, and add some cool jootis.
Or even a tuxedo.
Check out some options for ethnic wear for boys here.
You can also accessorize the kurta with a Nehru or bundhgala jacket.
Shilpa Ahuja the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Other than defining the direction of the magazine, she also writes about fashion & beauty trend forecasts, industry analysis, and opinions.
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 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.
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