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Dhoti Styling Ideas for Men - Part 1

by Sundari Silks 24 Jun 2022
Dhoti Styling Ideas for Men - Part 1

Personifying a symphony of old-world charm and present-day flair, the veshti has managed to stay in vogue and urges one to indulge in its versatility. The threads of our Country’s rich culture are interwoven in every inch of the dhoti and are embedded with narratives of a bygone era. In the olden days, people wore the dhoti with an angavastram and were bare-chested. After a few years, people styled it along with a shirt. At present, men are styling dhotis with kurtas, blazers, denim and even sweatshirts. The refashioning of this ensemble has revitalised its beauty and in this blog, we will show you a few ways in which you can style your dhoti for the upcoming wedding season.

Dhotis are available in a variety of fabrics now, including cotton, silk, and tussar, with borders such as a simple gold zari border, a colourful border, mayilkan, korvai, or ganga jamuna. The dhoti, like the Kanchipuram saree, has become a canvas for weavers and designers to experiment endlessly, and it now appears in a variety of designs such as checks and stripes. It truly has become an epiphany where the classic and contemporary worlds collide.  The border and fabric of the dhoti play an important role in styling the outfit.

Tussar Silk Dhotis

Tussar silk dhotis are rich and luxurious.  With their subtle shimmer and rustic texture, they have a royal appeal.

In the first picture, we have a greyish-silver colour dhoti with a chocolate brown border. We are giving you two styling options for this veshti. If you are looking for a bold and clean look, you can team it up with the dark chocolate brown kurta. Whereas if you would like to sport an understated look, you can pair it with the light brown kurta. This outfit is perfect for evening events and can be completed with tan-brown Kolhapur sandals.

In the second picture, we have a beige finish tussar dhoti with an orange border. Since orange is a vibrant colour, you can choose this dhoti for morning occasions. If you prefer to keep your styling basic but sophisticated, wear the dhoti with the plain orange raw silk shirt as shown. The texture of raw silk will add more depth to the overall outfit. If you want to spice up your look, then choose the orange Ikat silk kurta as the prints will add a hint of flamboyance to your style.

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Colourful Dhotis

If you are an experimental person and would like to ditch the typical cream and white veshtis, colourful dhotis are a terrific way to seem both fashionable and traditional. Over here, we are chosen two dhotis in red and brown, the two colours which suit almost every man. The red dhoti has a checkered pattern, and hence you can avoid wearing shirts or kurtas with prints. Instead, you can go for a kurta in complementary colours such as khaki, cream, gold or beige. For the brown dhoti, you can team it with a dark-coloured shirt such as maroon, navy blue or bottle green. Complete the look with a gold chain and an angavastram. If you do not want to wear an angavastram, you can also convert it into a shirt and don a monochrome ensemble.

We hope you like these styling tips. Do try these out and tag us on Instagram @sundari_silks. Keep watching this space for more saree and dhoti styling ideas. At Sundari Silks, we have a wide range of casual and festive dhotis and kurtas for men. You can explore our collection at

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