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How to Style Your Bandhgala like a Star

Zain Anwar | Feb 13, 2016, 10:17 IST
How to Style Your Bandhgala like a Star
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Let’s face it, gentlemen! When it comes to dressing up for a big occasion, a bandhgala is something that always crosses our minds. The past few years have seen the stupendous rise of the bandhgala across the world of occasion dressing and red-carpet events. Various designers have come up with updated versions of it, and it has taken the Indian wedding scene by storm.
The class of the bandhgala is not to fade anytime soon. If you too are contemplating wearing it, here is how you can style it like a boss.
1. Pocket Square: Once you wear the good old bandhgala, there is no better way to infuse class than wearing a pocket square. If your bandhgala is on the simpler side, add a contrasting pocket square to it. It will up your game by several notches.

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  • Boxer Vijender Singh in a printed bandhgala2 of 8
    Boxer Vijender Singh in a printed bandhgala
    2. Prints: If the occasion is not that formal, or you don’t want to look too done up, invest in slightly easier prints. Stripes, checks and several other prints on the bandhgala will give a casual touch to your silhouette.
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    A model in Varun Bahl
    3. Kurta: While sherwanis and achkans have been the usual partners for your kurtas, the bandhgala serves the same purpose new. This new trend of wearing the bandhgala over your kurta is fresh and will set you apart in the crowd.  
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    Ranveer Singh wearing Jodhpuri pants
    4. Jodhpuri Pants: Another classical styling option is to pair them with Jodhpuri pants. We agree that this combination has been around for a while, but somehow, it manages to be relevant till today. This is something that can never go wrong.
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    A model carrying a classy brooch
    5. Accessorize: While too much jewellery is major turn off, accessorizing your bandhgala beautifully is an art. A simple brooch, a classy pocket watch or simple ‘kalgi’ can add grace and style to your look. 
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    A model swearing a velvet bandhgala
    6. Velvet: This adds class without much effort. A well-crafted bandhgala jacket, when paired with a smart pair of trousers, is good enough for the night. Stay away from too many embellishments, though.
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    A model in Rohit Bal
    7. Florals: Another fresh innovation with the bandhgala is the introduction of floral prints and embroideries on it. Coming straight off the ramp, this new variation of the bandhgala is fresh and stylish.
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    Rohail Ghazi in a monochrome suit
    8. Monochrome: While contrasting is usually best with the bandhgala, sometimes, stepping out of the norm can be fashionable too. While wearing the bandhgala, invest in a monochrome silhouette. Keep the styling and colours subtle and we are sure you will turn some heads.
     

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