mohit malalkar asked
My sister’s wedding is coming up. Please suggest me what to wear to it & what are the best ideas for my sister marriage dress?
Shilpa Ahuja answered
There are so many ideas in menswear for family weddings. You can go for sherwani, a heavy kurta, bundhgala, dhoti, tuxedo or suit. If you want something traditional, sherwanis are my personal favorites for immediate family weddings because they are statement outfits, show-stealers and also suit most body types! For western-wear, my recommendation is a tuxedo because it’s a classic wedding choice.
The latest trend in sherwanis include shoulder and sleeve embroidery, unique duppatta colors and bold patterns. The trendiest colors include black and gold, wine, burgundy and pale gold. Navy and violet are also very popular. Here are some latest sherwanis we saw on the runways this year:
You can find the latest sherwani trends here: Designer Wedding Sherwani for Men
The second best option is bundhgala. You can choose something with bold botanical motifs, or with all-over embroidery. If you want something less heavy, you can even go for something in silk, but without any embroidery or handiwork.
Wear the sherwani and bundhgala with black or white chooridar or salwar. Add a pair of matching jootis or black patent leather loafers.
Classic/ Indo-Western Suits:
You can either go for a classic two or three-piece suit, or an Indo-western style. Velvet jackets, velvet lapels in contrasting colors, embroidered jackets are all very trendy, and were seen in Manish Malhotra’s latest Menswear collection 2015.
Also check out: Latest Men’s Designer Suits for Winter 2016
Black, white or navy tuxedos are also great options to wear to your brother or sister’s wedding! They look so classy and sophisticated. Pair a well-fitted one or two-button tuxedo jacket with a matching pair of trousers and black patent leather Oxford shoes. You can also add a pocket scarf and a bow-tie for a more formal look.
Heavy designer kurtas are a good option if you want something simple, easy-to-wear and traditional and not as heavy-duty as a sherwani. Go for an embroidered one and pair it with a matching silk duppatta and white chooridar. You can even pair your kurta with a dhoti for an experimental look.
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]