Sherwani is a long coat-like garment worn in South Asia, very similar to an Achkan or doublet, and is traditionally associated with the Northern Indian traditional attires or attires of Muslim aristocracy. It is worn over the Kurta and can be paired with a churidar, khara pajama or a shalwar. At times, it might be worn along with a dhoti as well. The dress is made from heavy suiting fabrics, has a body-hugging fit and is fastened in the front with buttons. Usually a sherwani comes with an inner lining.
Today a sherwani has gained popularity as the most preferred wedding attire of South Asian grooms. The credit for this universal popularity also goes to Indian designers who have turned a sherwani into the most coveted ethnic men's wear around the world. The biggest positive attribute of a Sherwani as a wedding attire is the scope which it provides for embroidery and adornments. There are a number of fabrics that can be used to create a sherwani. Traditionally, different types of silk and poly-silk were widely used for sherwanis but now apart from silks, many new fabrics are being preferred by designers to create the latest sherwani designs . This has also hugely contributed in the growing popularity of designer sherwanis. A Wedding sherwani is usually heavily embellished and oozes an elite ethnic aura. Various types of Indian embroideries and embellishments like sequins, kundans, pearls, crystals and stones are used to adorn latest Grooms Sherwani . With the choices of embroidered sherwanis available on ethnic clothing sites like CBazaar, even men can now indulge in elaborate shopping for their wedding attires.