Have you picked a wedding 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 an attached kalgi. Basically, there’s a safa for every groom in the market, and here are our favourite dulha pagri designs for 2019.
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 wedding safa trend will continue in 2019. We love them on not only grooms but also as safas for baratis and the bride’s family & friends. The ultimate floral pagri design? In pastel shades, worn at a day wedding! <3
Floral Kota Safas In Pastel Shades
Floral Chanderi Safa: To Add Sheen
Floral Prints That Are Not Subtle
Florals In Deeper, Contrasting Colours
Floral Print on Bright Stiff Fabric Base
#2 Quirky Prints Make an Off-Beat Statement
If floral isn’t the print for you, there are other options for the dulha padri designs!
Batik Print (inspired by Gujarati Patola)
The Quirk Box designed a quirky geometric print wedding pagri for baratis, that the Bachhans wore to a wedding.
Peacock Print on Dulha’s Safa
#3 Colourful Leheriya Safas
Sabyasachi gave us #SafaGoals with the leheriya pagdi in his 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 Wedding Safa for Groom To Add Colour To His Simple Sherwani
Leheriya Safas with bright Nehru Jackets/Bandis & Floral Kurtas: A Riot Of Colours!
Bright Cotton Leheriya Print Pagri for Barati
#4 Shaded Fabrics are Another Way to Add Colour
Whether you want the soft ombre effect or bright tie & dye for the groom’s turban, there are plenty of options.
Twisted Cotton Wedding Safa with Navratna Kalgi
Multicoloured Tie & Dye Fabric Safa for Barati
#5 Monotone Safas In Soft Shades
Whether you’re the groom, groomsman or bridesmaid – monotone pagris 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!
Classic Gold Safa for Groom
Plain Kota Safas in Soft Colours: For Bride’s Side of the Family
We’ve seen a lot of pinks & basic whites on the ladkiwale. While there’s nothing we don’t love about these colours, saffron yellows, mint greens, beige and stripes are also good options! Thanks, Sabya 🙂
Image Courtesy: Sabyasachi
Candy Shades Wedding Pagri
Don’t stick to a single colour for the baraat! If you can get them in coordinated neutral kurtas, this looks so beautiful in photographs.
#6 Monotone Safas In Bright Pops of Colour
They add extra oomph to your outfit, and are perfect for the groom who doesn’t mind making a fashion statement.
Purple Kota Safa With Pink Sherwani: For The Bold Groom
Brownie points if you coordinate the look with your sarbala!
Bright Pink Safa with Floral Sherwani!
Orange Safa & Pocket Square Over Muted Sherwani
If you want only your accessories to stand out
Green Wedding Safa with Matching Green Sherwani
#7 White Safa: Timeless Choice for A Classic Groom
Worn by Actor and VJ Gaurav Kapoor at His Wedding
White Kota Safa with Gold Border
The kota fabric adds texture to an otherwise plain pagri
Handy Tips for Wearing a Safa
- Hold a trial with your turban-man (pagriwala) 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 turban 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 pagri 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 where you can find the designs of wedding safas online.
- A wedding pagri shop in Delhi you can try is RK Pagri Wala in Patel Nagar.
- On Amazon, Shahi Pagdi & Safa House has plenty of pagri for grooms online at reasonable prices.
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