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28 Jul

7 common styling mistakes grooms make

To make sure you get everything right on your wedding, we curated a list of the common mistakes grooms make – and how to avoid them!

The right fit

When getting your suit or sherwani tailored, make sure it fits you comfortably—not too tight so as to reveal the abs you have been working on or too loose to make it look like you’ve lost excess weight. Go for multiple fittings and make sure you are able to move easily while wearing it. If it is a day wedding, avoid a tuxedo since it is fashioned for evening wear.

 

Colour me wed

Colour plays an important role in your wedding. Whether it involves colour coordinating with the bride or finding complementing accessories for your garment—organise the details and stay prepared. Wearing a white shirt/kurta leaves more room for experimenting with colours.

 

If the shoe fits

If you are ordering online—though it is recommended that you do not—go to a store and try on different shoe styles to know the correct size. Some grooms tend to buy a larger size—avoid that. The chance that you may grow into shoes of a larger size is wildly impractical and will cost you on your wedding day.

 

Accessorise

Many grooms forget to accessorise on their wedding day believing it is not important. However, accessories pull your outfit together. Everything from lapel pins to customised cufflinks will accentuate your style and personality. Furthermore, a common mistake grooms make is pairing suspenders (also known as braces) with a belt. The right rule is to choose either one, and go with it!

Man-icured nails

Manicured hands are an important part of your overall look. You can either visit a salon or do it yourself at home. Cut your nails leaving a bit of the white portion and shape the edges using a nail file. For an at-home manicure, buy a manicure kit, which has a clipper and other tools needed to groom hands.

 

Scent of a man

Of course, this is important for any day, but more so on your wedding day. Avoid perfumes that leave stains and aren’t long-lasting. However, we don’t recommend going overboard on the cologne either. Pick a scent with a pleasant lingering fragrance that does not overpower your sense of smell and affect those around you.

 

Mane man

Although your to-be wife may love your ruggedly long hair, your wedding day calls for a haircut or trim. Go to a professional and get your hair styled for the occasion. Don’t apply too much product, or attempt any attention-grabbing hairstyle on your big day.

Lead Photo: Sabyasachi, SS Homme

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Alinda Gupta
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