As the Big Fat Indian Wedding grows bigger than ever, Indian grooms are increasingly taking an active interest in their attire for the big day. Unlike earlier, where the bride took center stage and the groom merely had to show up in one of the limited options available, there are a volley of trends emerging in Indian groom wear. Sherwanis have undergone a transformation and are now layered with draped kurtas and cigarette-fit trousers. Designers are experimenting with color tones, fabrics and surfaces.
While embroidery and crystals will always be a part of Indian wear, a modern twist has been added to timeless traditional wear, and the result is a groom dapper than ever! 

We bring you a round-up of the best trends in groom wear in 2015:

Vibrant jackets and kurtas

Gone are the days when groom wear was heavily embellished to match the grandeur of the bride’s lehenga. Now, grooms are opting for vibrant colored kurtas such as purple, shocking pink, ink blue and coral, along with printed or minimally embroidered jackets. The style is perfect for the carefree and chilled out groom, and can be worn during the sangeet or haldi ceremony.

Minimalist Sherwani

One of the classic groom outfits, sherwanis are a little longer than 100 centimeters and usually worn with Aligarh pants or churidars. The over-the-top sherwani has given way to the minimalist sherwani, in soft tones and colors such as plain white, cream and dull rose. These sherwanis lend a timeless elegance to the groom and are ideal for an all-white wedding. 

Dapper Achkans

Achkans of a single color, with a printed pocket square are becoming increasingly popular. You can also add a twist to it, with minimal embroidery on the lower half, sleeves and collar. Achkans are a great choice for summer weddings as they are made from light fabrics. Pair traditional juttis and a turban with dabka handwork, with the achkan for the perfect wedding look.

Royal Kurta with Churidar

If you wish to match the grandeur of your bride’s outfit, opt for a kurta with Swarovski crystals, sequins, intricate Zardosi embroidery and stones. The kurta truly has a royal look and feel to it. You can also pair a simple kurta with a heavy jacket. Carry a stole that contrasts with the kurta and wear royal mojris or juttis with it.

Jodhpuri Suits

These are a great option for grooms looking to mix and match ethnic and western looks. Jodhpuri suits can be made with shimmering fabrics, embroidered motifs and sequins. The suits are easy to customize as per a groom’s sensibilities and are thus popular. You can also opt for print on print suits that are doing the rounds of ramps lately.