7 Safa Trends For Grooms Getting Married in 2019!

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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

Barati Pastel Floral Safa in kota fabric - Sabyasachi
Image Courtesy: Sabyasachi

Floral Chanderi Safa: To Add Sheen

Pastel Floral wedding safa for groom
Image Courtesy: Stories by Joseph Radhik

Floral Prints That Are Not Subtle

floral print wedding safa
Image courtesy: What Wedding How
floral print wedding safa for groom - coordinated with bride's outfit colours
Image courtesy: Delhi Velvet

Florals In Deeper, Contrasting Colours

Floral Kota wedding pagri - Sabyasachi

Designer Marriage pagdi in floral print - Sabyasachi groom

Maroon print Pagdi for wedding by designer Sabyasachi
Images courtesy: Sabyasachi

Floral Print on Bright Stiff Fabric Base

green wedding pagri on groom in printed stiff fabric - unique design
Image courtesy: Ombre by HJ

#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.

Amitabh Abhishek Bachchan safa - designer safa in batik print for barati
Image Courtesy: Indian Express

Peacock Print on Dulha’s Safa

Peacock print white and gold Groom turban
Image courtesy: Naman Verma
Peacock print white and gold wedding safa for groom
Image courtesy: Naman Verma

#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

Red Leheriya Marriage Pagdi
Image Courtesy: Avnish Dhoundiyal Photography

Leheriya Safas with bright Nehru Jackets/Bandis & Floral Kurtas: A Riot Of Colours!

Pink orange blue green Leheriya Designer safa by Sabyasachi
Image Courtesy: Sabyasachi

Bright Cotton Leheriya Print Pagri for Barati

Red Leheriya safa for barati
Image Courtesy: Stories by Joseph Radhik

#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

Shaded Pink Dulha pagdi image with Kalgi
Image Courtesy: Rishabh Saha

Multicoloured Tie & Dye Fabric Safa for Barati

tie & dye multicoloured wedding safa for barati
Image Courtesy: Stories by Joseph Radhik

#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.

wedding dresses for men- virat kohli -Safa for groom
Image courtesy: Stories by Joseph Radhik

wedding dresses for men-virushka- Safa for groom

Royal Safas in Metallics (Tissue & Silk): For Muted Glamour

Metallics finally make their way into pagri land!

Gold Tissue & Silk Metallic designer safa for groom and barati - Sabyasachi Firdaus Collection
Image Courtesy: Sabyasachi

Classic Gold Safa for Groom

Gold Pheta for wedding
Image courtesy: Girl in Pink Photography
Gold groom turban
Photo Courtesy: Hitched and Clicked

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 🙂

Pastel designer royal wedding turbans 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.

Wedding pagri and safa for barati in beautiful candy shades of green orange lavender and powder blue
Image courtesy: Naman Verma

#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!

Purple dulha pagdi with pink sherwani and sarbala in pink & orange tie dye safa - pink silk dresses for men for wedding
Image courtesy: Photozaapki by Simran

Bright Pink Safa with Floral Sherwani!

pink pheta for wedding
Photo Courtesy: Royal Affair Weddings

Orange Safa & Pocket Square Over Muted Sherwani

If you want only your accessories to stand out

designer wedding turban for groom in orange perfectly matched with beige sherwani
Image courtesy: Dilli Wale Weddings

Green Wedding Safa with Matching Green Sherwani

green wedding pagri style
Image courtesy: Sabyasachi

#7 White Safa: Timeless Choice for A Classic Groom

Worn by Actor and VJ Gaurav Kapoor at His Wedding

Gaurav Kapoor wedding - white wedding turban for groom
Image Courtesy: Bhumi & Simran Photography

White Kota Safa with Gold Border

The kota fabric adds texture to an otherwise plain pagri

White classic dulha pagri designs
Image courtesy: Sabyasachi

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?

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