Sherwani, long considered to be an elderly formal attire in Indian subcontinent, has captured the imagination and taste of young south-Asian grooms all over the world who find it their first choice for wedding attire. The Sherwani originated in Indian Subcontinent and was court dress of nobles of the royals of India, before being more generally adopted in the late eighteenth century. In India, it was generally worn for formal occasions by men in winter, especially those from states Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Hyderabadi-Muslims. The Sherwani is closely associated with the nation's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. This led to a modified version of Sherwani known as the Nehru Jacket , which is popular in India.
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. One recent example for this contribution is the sherwanis, designed by the famous Indian designer Rohit Bal, as uniform for British Airway's Indian cabin crew. Designer Sherwanis rule the ramp today and dominate the fashion scene for men's ethnic wear.
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 sherwanis. This has also hugely contributed in the growing popularity of designer sherwanis. Wedding sherwanis are usually heavily embellished and ooze an elite ethnic aura. Various types of Indian embroideries and embellishments like sequins, kundans, pearls, crystals and stones are used to adorn grooms sherwanis .
With the choices of sherwanis available online, it is lot easier now for men to be dandies and be in touch with their stylish self. Online sherwanis give men ample choice for readymade sherwanis as well as customized ones. Sherwani is one of the few men's attires that can be richly accessorized with. For all the grooms who whine about brides taking away all the attention, sherwani is the ultimate magic wand. Stop whining and instead, shop for a designer sherwani, match it with a bright stole, accessorize with an ethnic mojri and being the star of the wedding will just be a cakewalk!!