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An Indian/Western Style Jacket: The Bandhgala Jacket

You have to go to an event and you know that everyone will probably wear a tuxedo but you want to be different. Or maybe you just want to try something original so the Bandhgala will perfectly suit you for what you want.

This particular Jacket is a shorter version of an Achkan, a long collared jacket with button that evolved after a blend of European and Indian style in the mid-19th century. Indeed the Bandhgala sports a western cut with an Indian touch, like hand embroidered detailing and a Nehru collar. Although its popularity is mainly due to Jawaharlal Nehru (India's first Prime Minister), who as a leader spread the style by extensively wearing this style of jacket.

Bandhgala's are also popular and are worn by celebrities. For example Actor Shah Rukh Khan was once spotted in a black bandhgala. Also Kabir Bedi and Saif Ali Khan have frequently worn them. “The bandhgala represents India and is the best answer to a formal suit,” said Kabir Bedi.

Actor Shah Rukh Khan

Actor Kabir Bedi

Saif Ali Khan

The formal jackets are usually make with silk, cashmere, khadi, wool but you can also find Bandhgalas made with linen, cotton chino and silk. More and more designers are using lighter fabrics to make jackets as light as possible.

Who said though that these jackets are only for a special event? You can wear it with trousers for weddings or more formal occasions. You can also wear a coat with it or combine with a pair of jeans and stay elegant in more casual moments. Depending on what you like you can find them in different colours from bright to dark.
Black Linen Nehru Jacket 

This Jacket was made by Indian Fashion Designer Manoviraj Khosla. He creates contemporary styles using tradional Indian Techniques.

Do you want to get your own? Have a look at this collection of designer bandhgalas.

Indian Bridal Lehenga: Bollywood Style

Indian bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty got married to a London-based business tycoon Raj Kundra in the year 2009. Like the traditional Indian Bride Shilpha Shetty chose red as the colour for her wedding Lehenga. Tarun Tahiliani, the famous Indian Designer designed Shipha’s Bridal Lehenga for her big day. She was looking spectacular in her red Bridal lehenga.

Esha Deol got married to her childhood crush Bharat Takhtani in June 2012. The Wedding was a traditional South Indian Wedding. Esha Deol was also seen wearing a traditional red coloured lehenga. The Lehenga was inspired by Kanjeevaram saree. She was looking beautiful in her Bridal Lehenga.

Glam Diva Kareena Kapoor Khan and Nawad of Patodi Saif Ali Khan got marriage on 16th October 2012. Their gorgeous wedding was a royal Affair. The wedding took place at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai. Bebo‘s bridal lehenga was designed by Indian Fashion designer Ritu Kumar. She was looking like a Royal Begum.

If you would like to know more about Bollywood styles check out: Indian Bollywood Fashion
See also Best and worst Bollywood dresses!