Have you picked a Safa design yet? Do you know what’s trending? Ever since Sabyasachi gave us the floral safa, a myriad of designs has flooded the market. But you don’t want to get lost in that flood. Which is why we curated the BEST Safa design trends we’ve spotted recently, along with some classics that will never go out of style.
Irrespective of what you call it (a Punjabi turban or a Rajasthani safa or a groom’s pagri), the Safa gives a different look depending on the fabric you choose (kota, chanderi, cotton, velvet or silk). You can opt for a quirky and bold print, or go for monotone fabrics with attached kalingas. Basically, there’s a safa for every groom in the market, and here are our favourite safa design trends for 2018.
Psst…don’t forget to check out our Styling & Buying Tips at the end of the post.
#1 Floral Safas are Super HOT!
This popular safa trend will continue in 2018. We love them on not only grooms but also on the bride’s brother’s and friends. The ultimate floral safa design? In pastel shades, worn at a day wedding! <3
Floral Kota Safas
Floral Chanderi Safa: To Add Sheen
Floral Safa In Deeper, Contrasting Colours
#2 Quirky Prints Make an Off-Beat Statement
If floral isn’t the print for you, there are other options too! The Quirk Box designed what looks like a quirky geometric print for the Bachhans to wear to a wedding last year.
Batik Print Safa (inspired by Gujarati Patola)
#3 Colourful Leheriya Safas
Sabyasachi gave us #SafaGoals with leheriya safas in his latest Spring Summer 2018 collection! Leheriya fabrics usually come in bright hues and you can easily use them to add a pop of colour to a dull outfit.
Red Silk Leheriya Safa To Add Colour To A Groom’s Simple Sherwani
Leheriya Safas with bright Nehru Jackets/Bandis & Floral Kurtas: A Riot Of Colours!
Bright Cotton Leheriya Safas on the Groomsmen
#4 Shaded Fabrics are Another Way to Add Colour
Whether you want the soft ombre effect or bright tie & dye turban, there are plenty of options out there.
Twisted Cotton Safa with Navratna Kalgi
Multicoloured Tie & Dye Safas
#5 Monotone Safas
Whether you’re the groom, groomsman or bridesmaid – monotone safas are your friend!
Old Rose Kota Silk Safa (by Sabyasachi) Worn by Virat Kohli on his Wedding Day
Grooms should pick a safa in a similar shade to their sherwani to keep it classy.
Royal Safas in Metallics (Tissue & Silk): For Muted Glamour
Metallics finally make their way into pagri land!
Purple Kota Safa With Pink Sherwani: For The Bold Groom
Brownie points if you coordinate the look with your sarbala!
Plain Kota Safas in Soft Colours: For Bride’s Side of the Family
For bridesmaids and the men from the bride’s side, we’ve seen a lot of pinks & basic whites. While there’s nothing we don’t love about those colours, saffron yellows, mint greens, beige and stripes are also good options! Thanks, Sabya 🙂
Image Courtesy: Sabyasachi
#6 White Safa: Timeless Choice for A Classic Groom
Worn by Actor and VJ Gaurav Kapoor at His Wedding
Handy Tips for Wearing a Safa
- Hold a trial with your safa-man (pagri wala) to make sure there is no disaster on the wedding day. Tying the safa right is a skill!
- If you’re not confident about the safa staying in place, wear a pre-stitched one! It is less ceremonial, but will make your life much easier.
- Use the safa to balance your look. If your outfit is heavy go for a light safa and vice versa.
- Don’t forget to coordinate the safa with your bride’s outfit!
- Add a kalgi, if you want to add some bling.
Where Can I Buy Designer Safas?
- Sabyasachi, The Quirk Box & Manyavar are some of the places that make these trendy safas.
- On Amazon, Shahi Pagdi & Safa House has plenty of options at reasonable prices.
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