Jodhpuri Pants: Yay or Nay?


Is your wardrobe just as bored of the usual trousers as you are? It is time to give it the much needed makeover with the trendy Jodhpuri pants. Also known as Jodhpurs, these stylish pants have evolved from the riding breeches, originally worn by the royal clan of Rajasthan for the game of Polo. These pants are flared at the waist and narrow from the knee to the calf, and look best in neutral hues of white, grey and brown.

 

Jodhpuri Pants Yay or Nay
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Let’s find out more about them, before you decide whether it’s a Yay or Nay for your wardrobe.

 

1. Does It Matter Whether It’s A Wedding Or The Workplace?:

Wear a pair of elegant silk Jodhpuri pants to a wedding, a cocktail party, or a festive celebration, and be the head-turner of the party. While they are ideally meant for a formal occasion, you must remember that there is no single rule of thumb as far as sporting your favourite pair of Jodhpurs is concerned. Don a funky pair of cotton Jodhpurs and you are all set for a casual day outing with friends/family.

 

Does it matter whether it’s a wedding or the workplace
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2. Pairing It Right:

You can team up your jodhpurs with a shirt and a Nehru jacket of a similar or a constrasting shade. The perfect ensemble would comprise of jodhpurs in a neutral shade paired with a dark blue or mauve Nehru jacket. You could even club it with a casual kurta for a relaxed, every-day look.

 

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3. Add-on:

Sport the perfect look by pairing your jodhpurs with the right footwear and accessories. Go for a classy pair of loafers or the ethnic jodhpuri mojaris for a classy appeal. You can also add a pocket square or cufflinks to complete your look.

 

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4. Get Inspired By Your Favourite Bollywood Stars:

Be it the blue-blooded Saif Ali Khan, or the charismatic Ranveer Singh, or the athletic Farhan Akthar, all of them, at one point or another, have walked the red carpet in a Jodhpuri pant. These Bollywood celebrities have not only popularized the traditional Jodhpurs but also turned it into a fashion ensemble that most of us would love to emulate.

 

Get inspired by your favourite Bollywood stars

 

Haven’t we said enough already? Now, it’s your turn to try them on and let us know if it’s a yay or nay for you. Whether it becomes your wardrobe staple or goes down the ditch, it’s worth giving a shot!