Safa or Turban is a single piece of cloth wrapped around the head and bejewelled with bling ornaments. It’s an Indian wedding tradition signifying the groom’s respect. Here are 8 different styles to rock that headgear royally –
1. Offbeat Pastels matching with Sherwanis
The best way to ace that natural safa look is to balance it with your wedding day outfit. Play with your choice of fabrics like cotton, silk or tissue. Super unusual colours like lavender and pantone blue are the beige and red of 2018.
2. Floral Printed long-tail turbans
The soft, flowery patterns on earthy tones can be a refreshing change from those traditional golden or pink pagdis. Their long tails are a distinguishing mark of royalty. Pairing them with a bandhgala and Jodhpuri pants will take your overall look to the next level.
3. Matching your bride’s outfit
For that perfectly coordinated look, go for a colour matching exactly on even in contrast to what your wife-to-be has chosen to wear for the D-Day. A beaded necklace can also be added for a classy touch.
4. Ethnic and Embellished
Stunning gota patti, ruby-studded sarpech or strings of Kundan – there are a variety of crafty ornaments that can be adorned with the turbans. It complements the groom’s forehead like a jewel in the crown.
5. The White – Feathered Kalgi
A hand-tied Jodhpuri safa with a white feather on top – you must experiment with flashy oranges and striking metallics for this chic look. This kinda look is perfect for a modern, millennial groom.
6. Polka – Dotted Benarasi Twist
Benarasi dupatta are voguish in their own way. Twisting and layering the folds into a well wrapped turban will make the whole look stand out. Even the modern grooms who prefer suits over traditional wear for will love it.
7. Pulling it like a Peshwa
All thanks to Bollywood blockbuster Bajirao Mastani, grooms this season are inspired for Peshwa topis instead of turbans. The large and intricate headgear is a crown in its own glory. However, this style works best only if you wear an equally regal attire.
8. The multi-colour riot of swag
Some don’t just follow but also set new trends. For instance, a plain white sherwani and multi-coloured tie and dye safa!! Can you imagine a look more suave than this for an Indian traditional wedding?