7 Footwear Styles Grooms Can Wear At Wedding Functions
Footwear can be the defining feature of a groom at a wedding, especially because so many Indian occasions revolve around the groom’s shoes. The good news is that there are plenty of footwear styles that men can wear on their D-day.
The Kolhapuris are actually quite in fashion. From Siddharth Roy Kapoor to Ranveer Singh, you can see everyone sporting it on occasions these days. The Kolhapuris are those open toed sandals which are commonly found in Maharashtra. Since they are based on leather primarily, they have intrinsic art work and embroidery done on them which actually make them look quite appealing. The best part of the Kolhapuri is that they are very comfortable and sturdy. These come in all styles and shapes and they are only worn during festivals or special occasions. So choose a more elaborate one and you are all set to rock.
The charm of loafers is that they are simple. They are the modern man’s delight. Worn in the right way they can balance the tradition and modernity out of the party. Also, these are available in several different styles. So they are pretty easy to choose. You can easily match them with wedding outfits. They are available in suede, leather, red, light brown and all the colors and materials in between. Perhaps you can wear Kolhapuris for the wedding and Loafers for the reception. But even if you find yourself unable to decide, don’t worry, there are still a lot more to go.
- Jodhpur Jutti
Tired of the same old Kolhapuris? Try the Jodhpur Jutti. They are the epitome of machismo. You can pair it up with Sherwani or plain salwar kurta. The thing about them is that they are heavily embroidered. They have an elegant and royal appeal about them. The sharp cuts give them an edgy look. If you don’t want anything elaborate, then go for the lightly designed ones. Basically you will find them in two categories, one that is modest and speaks of simple elegance and another that is not so modest and that you can literally wear at parties and weddings. Now they are also quite comfortable to wear. If you can, our advice is, pair it up with Nehru jackets or Bandhgalas, to complete your look. Not just traditional, but also Indo Western outfits can be worn with these shoes.
- Derby Shoes
The high fashion non conformists now prefer Derby shoes. So if that is your style, why change? The Derby shoes with laces appear extremely unique – they can literally make you stand out from the crowd and ooze your personality. Do you remember the Oxford shoes? These are just like that. You can never go wrong with tailor made suit and Derby shoes. If you and the bride have planned a traditional wedding, then better save it for the reception. You can try out the next category for your wedding day. The Derby shoes, being western in style, complement all the nontraditional occasions.
- Punjabi Mojaris
What better way to say you are a Punjabi than wearing these Mojaris? These are like the Jodhpuri Juttis but unlike the Juttis, these Mojaris have curves. They are also quite colorful. Since they have soft edges and slight curves along the side, they are excellent when paired with Sherwanis. They are found in a variety of colors. So if you are a groom that loves his colors and traditions, you should definitely opt for these.
- Monkey strapped shoes
You might have seen the grooms in wedding sporting a stylish monkey strapped shoe. The best thing about these shoes is that they ooze personality. Why just the groom? You can spot these on the groomsmen’s foot too. During the wedding seasons, they become quite in demand. They are best worn with Indo western suits. They are a classic and never go out of fashion. So you can always have them as a pair in your wardrobe.
Are you choosing to go with dhotis in your wedding? Dhotis being a common theme in most Eastern Indian weddings, sandals can be the best option for the grooms out there. Now these sandals are not the style for all grooms. They are best worn by those whose style is casual. The best part of sandals is that they can be best worn with three types of dresses and that is bandhgalas, jackets and kurtas. So now you have an even wider window of choices to pair these shoes up with. The only thing that can hinder your decision is probably the choice of pants to go with them. Thankfully, with the dhotis, they look more exceptional than ever before. Always remember that if you are choosing a dhoti style pant or a dhoti itself, go with the leather sandals. They look perfect. It is also very important to choose the shoes as per the different stole you are wearing.
Apart from all these there is always one query come, is it a good idea to wear zardosi shoes in wedding?
How to choose footwear according to personality:
- Happy go lucky: it is only practical for the happy go lucky groom to choose footwear according to his energy levels. Since, you don’t want to be uncomfortable when you are entertaining the guests – go with Juttis or sandals.
- Serious groom: If you are a groom who likes to maintain his persona while on the go, then go with Derby or monkey strapped shoes. These give off the vibe that you are the star of the show. At the same time they will not be too traditional.
- Introvert groom: If you are the shy or the introverted type, then you might love to go with loafers or kolhapuris. These are your entire forte. They will not draw very much attention, but at the same time they will not make you go totally unnoticeable. They are perfect for the occasion and they will camouflage you properly.
- Outgoing groom: If you are the outgoing types, then you must go with Punjabi Mojaris. Nothing screams outgoing like anything Punjabi and these will certainly suit you.