From Maharani Gayatri Devi to renowned designer Raghavendra Rathore, members of Indian royal families are as celebrated for their fashion choices as they are for their social status. Whether it was Gayatri Devi’s love affair with delicate chiffon sarees and pearls in the past or Aditi Rao Hydari’s affinity for finding new ways to reinvent the saree—the royals can teach us plenty of valuable lessons in occasion dressing.
And that’s something that ultimately serves as the perfect inspiration for your big day—both for brides and grooms. Keeping that in mind, we’ve curated a list of the ten most stylish royals from across the country. Keep scrolling to learn more about them, and how you can take a cue from their style book, just in time for your wedding celebrations.
A classic tuxedo needs perfect tailoring. One can’t go wrong with it, but grooms can make it more stylish by adding a hint of color. Socks are a wonderful way of making a statement without saying too much.
For all of you who have their wedding planned in summer, sometimes simple is the way to go. A well tailored white sherwani is regal and a fun colored turban is just the cherry on top. Make sure to add gold buttons to your look, you don’t want to be too simple after all!
Gayatri Devi, the former maharani of Jaipur was one of the most stylish people of her times. She was fond of pearls and is seen wearing them in multiple pictures and portraits. We can learn from her that you don’t always need gold to adorn yourself. Pearls come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. The number of ways you can use them in your look are indefinite!
Adorning a pagdi or safa is an excellent way of adding embellishments to the groom’s wedding ensemble. Turbans are an important part of most Indian weddings, and you can use a variety of jewels and brooches to decorate yours. (Related Reads: 8 ways to style sehra for the grooms)
Raghavendra Rathore is famous for his exquisite designs, but he is just as stylish in person himself. Here we see him rocking a black jacket with a mao collar. Ain’t this a simple, elegant and a perfect look for your engagement or reception.
If you are planning to do an old school contrast of black and white, this is how it is done. Grooms can pair their tuxedos with a white shirt and accessorize the look with a pocket square and stunning cufflinks.
Many of us didn’t know this about Bhagyashree, but the actress comes from the Royal family of Sangli in Maharashtra. The brides can take reference from the early years of her career. Bring back the 90s glamour in some good old fashioned gold jewellery, vibrant colours and a retro hairstyle. And remember, you can never have too much gold if you keep the makeup simple!
Saree is an evergreen item of clothing. It is also a great way of preserving tradition because it can be passed down to generations without having to worry about its fit. Do include a saree in your cocktail or reception look as you can never go wrong with it.
Floral embroidered lehengas are the in trend right now but, few can pull it off tastefully. Enter Mohena Kumari, the princess from the royal family of Rewa. Mohena for one of the functions wore a beautiful off-white lehenga with roses embroidered on it. Her pick shows that ideas are often best in their simplicity. Design your lehenga the way you want but, don’t forget to have a little bit of yourself reflected in it. (Related Reads: Why customized wedding wardrobe will be the next big thing)
Sagarika Ghatge’s wedding outfit was a great look for a court wedding! (Related Reads: 10+ outfit ideas for a courthouse wedding)Brides can take ideas from the simplicity and vibrancy of this look. A traditional saree when worn with style can leave a solid impression. Add some glamour with a hand embroidered, perfectly tailored blouse (Related Reads: 9 blouse designs we are obsessing over) and finish the look off with some jewels. PS: Don’t forget the bangles. Which one of these royal-inspired looks will you be adding to your wedding wardrobe? Let us know.