Summary: Indo-western dress for men has taken the fashion industry by storm. Be it weddings, parties, festival functions, or small get-togethers, men can easily enhance their styling with Indo-Western dresses. It's evident that Indian fashion styles have been evolving for centuries, with influences coming in from Bollywood, famous personalities, and modern lifestyles. So it’s no surprise that the western world has influenced our ethnic fashion too.
Indo-western style is a combination of western style and Indian elements, giving you the best of both worlds. Over the years, this style statement has grabbed a lot of attention from both men and women. And the options are not limited to just a few.
Let us have a look at the various types of Indo-western dresses that men can add to their wardrobes.
The Bandhgala suit is a modified version of the original Jodhpuri coat pants. It is one of the most affluent formal wear for Indian men and definitely gives a royal touch. Bandhgala often comes in a single tone with stylish buttons and neck styles. You can wear it with coordinated pants or jeans depending on the event. You can opt for this variant for a smaller function, like the Sangeet ceremony, or a simple get-together like a Mehindi event.
Sherwani can never go out of style. A classic example of this is the Indo-Western sherwani. Mostly, this attire is opted for by the grooms. You can pair the Indo-Western sherwani with a kurta and churidar pants or you can go for the cigarette pants too. Cigarette pant is narrow at the bottom and does not have ruffles.
Bollywood has given us a lot of style statements, and the Nehru jacket is just one of them. You can pair the jacket with a short kurta and jeans or you can pair it with a long kurta and a churidar. On contrary, the Nehru jacket goes well with a Patiala salwar and kurta too.
The embroidered jacket is the top favorite of any Indian fashion designer. In fact, you can spot it easily in any men's collection. Whether you go for the tuxedo jacket or velvet jacket, the zardozi and chikankari work on the sleeves and neck is sure to grab a lot of eyes. You can pair the jacket with jeans or trousers but that depends on the event you are going in.
For example, an embroidered jacket with jeans can be worn at light functions like mehndi, or sangeet and when you pair the same with a pant, it can be worn at a wedding too.
Angrakha kurtas are worn mostly at weddings. They are a traditional form of attire but when paired with a Nehru jacket or Bandhgala, they give you a mix of western look too. The narrow sleeves, mandarin collars, and detailing over the shirt is the reason why they have become the preferred choice for grooms. The Angrakha jacket combo is a blend of both comfort and style.
Jodhpuri coat pants look similar to Bandhgala suits but are slightly different. You can pair the attire with coats, pants, or trousers. However, the trouser worn are not wide and have a slim cut. They give you a formal yet Indian look. You can carry this look at engagement or reception parties, or even at cocktails too.
Dhotis have been around since ancient times. Mostly paired with a kurta, it is the go-to outfit for our elder citizens. However, when paired with a blazer, it gives you a western and stylish look. Though different and experimental, this outfit does not look bad or weird! If you choose a clever color combination, the dhoti does enhance the look!
No matter how boring or regular your kurta is, adding a drape to it will increase its beauty. You can get a custom-made kurta with a drape as per your choice. Also, you can purchase the matching drape alone, and style it up with your kurta. Further, wear jeans or pants or even a Patiala salwar with it, and you are just good to go.
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