Traditional Indian Wedding Clothing
Indian weddings are festive and cultural, which is reflected in traditional Indian wedding clothing. Most traditional Indian weddings revolve around a theme, which is why the bride's and groom's outfits are bought together.
- One of the most popular and traditional outfits for a groom in a traditional Indian wedding is the Sherwani. This is a long, tight-fitting coat that extends below the knees. This is worn on top of a kurta, which is a loose shirt that also reaches till the knees. A kurta is worn with a shalwar or churidar. A shalwar is a loose-fitting bottom, while churidars are tighter, and show the contours of the legs. Sherwanis come in many different colors and styles, though red, maroon and gold are the most popular options. Additional points to consider when choosing a color for the Sherwani are the time of day and the complexion of the groom.
- Nowadays, many grooms opt for western suits in an Indian wedding, which are paired with a fancy pair of dress shoes. These can be worn in many colors, ranging from the typical blue and black to muted earth colors like tan, brown and gold. You should also wear a classy turban with the suit, which can be bought at any store that sells wedding attire for Indians.
- Traditional Indian wedding clothing also includes lots of accessories for the groom. These range from jewelry, such as the Kantha (a long necklace made of beads and pearls), traditional shoes (such as the Punjabi jutti, mojri or kolhapuri chappal) which are worn with a Sherwani, and a pagri (turban). The pagri is traditionally only worn in pink, but can also be worn in other colors such as red or gold.
Posted on: Aug. 24, 2010