Origin of Sherwani
Sherwani, a traditional long coat like apparel buttoned up to the collar and whose length extends below the knee, is a popular suit for men. It is largely worn on special occasions like weddings and festivals. The Sherwani Suit adds to the grace and style of men, thus they don’t mind spending lavishly on a Sherwani Suit for their own or a close one's wedding. Sherwani has its roots in Central Asia, where it was the dress code of Persian and Turkish nobles in the Delhi Sultanate and Mughal Empire, in the eighteenth century. Later, it became the common man’s dress during the late eighteenth – early nineteenth century.
How to Wear a Sherwani?
Sherwani is worn over a kurta and is paired with a salwar, churidaar or a dhoti, matched with traditional footwear like Mojari or Jooti and accessorized with a brooch and mala. During a wedding occasion, the groom or close relatives don a contrast colour turban, which adds to its royal look. Don’t over-accessorize, only wear accessories that uplift the look and matches with the outfit.
You can use a contrast pocket square or silk stole to give your Sherwani a mix of classic and traditional appearance. The Sherwani you are wearing should be sharply fitted to your body; as a loose hung Sherwani would mess up the entire look. Though Sherwani looks better on tall men, even if you have an average height; choosing the right colour, design and style can give you a dapper appearance.
If you are not comfortable wearing a kurta inside, you can also wear it over vest or t-shirt depending upon the weather. In winter, you can wear a thermal vest inside your Sherwani and take a warm stole of contrast colour. This way, you will feel comfortable in the cold weather while keeping your style intact. Be sure to check the Sherwani and lowers a week before the wedding, walk for some distance to ensure that the fit is perfect and you are comfortable while wearing the Sherwani Set.
How to Choose the Right Sherwani?
Sherwanis are available in various fabrics, colours, patterns and designs, but choosing the right Sherwani depends upon your choice and personality. The most common colours are red, maroon and golden, but shades of blue, green and orange etc. are also in demand. Try to choose a colour which suits your complexion and is apt as per the occasion. You can try different colour combinations by pairing the Sherwani with contrast colour kurta, churidar and footwear etc.
You can choose from contemporary to floral designs on your Sherwani, which is available handmade or are designed by machines. Some Sherwanis are studded with beads, tiny mirrors, sequins and embroidery etc. which adds to the beauty of this apparel. If you have purchased one online and it doesn’t fit well, then your local tailor can help you get the right fit before your special occasion.
Sherwani for Men: Wedding Wear
We have selected ten Sherwanis in different colours, designs and patterns in this article; they can be purchased online and are from well-renowned brands. You can check them and choose the one which matches your style and budget so you can get ready to look dapper for the next big ceremony.
Men Blue & Black Woven Design Silk Sherwani
This woven Sherwani in a combination of Black and Blue colour by ‘SG Rajasahab’ is appropriate for a cocktail or engagement party. The woven design Silk Sherwani is not the usual below the knee Sherwani, but extends bit above the knee like a kurta and is paired with black solid trousers, which has a partially elasticated waistband with loops for belt, zip fly with button closure and two pockets.
The Sherwani has a mandarin collar with beautiful buttons running from belly to neckline, has multiple slits, a straight hem and an attached pocket square. The Sherwani Suit comes with a detachable brooch and available on myntra.com for Rs. 3,999.
Elegant Beige Sherwani
You can select this Sherwani if you are the groom-to-be or if you are planning to attend the wedding of a close relative. This beige colored Sherwani with maroon detailing is prepared with a fine jacquard material, along with golden and maroon colour detailing intricate through its entire length. The mandarin style collar neckline and sleeve ends are highlighted with embroidery and embellishments in maroon.
Attractive pebble sized buttons are complementing this Sherwani while the glazing maroon colour churidar bottom is provided with the Sherwani. Pair it with a maroon pocket square, maroon dupatta and golden juti to complete the look. The elegant beige Sherwani can be ordered from manyavar.com for Rs. 11,999.
Woven Art Silk Jacquard Asymmetric Sherwani in Cream
The asymmetric Sherwani is a unique blend of modern style with the traditional Sherwani. The cream colour Sherwani is crafted with Jacquard fabric and has a beautiful flower motif designed over the jacket. The sleeves and front are allured with maroon buttons and a silk churidar in maroon is provided in the set. This Woven Art Silk Jacquard Asymmetric Sherwani in Cream by Utsav Fashion is perfect for an evening party or wedding function and gives effortless styling with its unique design and cut. The Sherwani set is available for Rs. 8,640 on utsavfashion.com.
Cream Art Banarasi Silk Embroidered Sherwani
Another cream colour beauty on Banarasi Silk which is decorated with silk embroidery, zari, stonework and fancy buttons; while the pocket square adds style to this indo-western style Sherwani. The Cream Art Banarasi Silk Embroidered Sherwani comes with a maroon art silk churidar. The Sherwani Set when paired with maroon juti, maroon stole and a white mala will complete the royal look and make you the centre of attention at any party. This premium looking Sherwani can be ordered for Rs. 30,141 from panashindia.in.
Silk Sherwani in Red and Maroon with Zari work
‘Wow’ is the word you would utter as soon as you get a glimpse of this Silk Sherwani in red and maroon, with a lot of zari and embroidery work on it. The golden colour motifs along with matching golden buttons, which run all along the front opening and are also placed on the cuffs make this mandarin collared Sherwani an elegant wear for a wedding.
A matching silk pyjama is provided along with the Sherwani and you can also order a matching turban, matching stole and matching mojari by paying separately for all the three add-ons. Accessorize it with a matching classic mala and that completes the bride look. This stunning Silk Sherwani with zari work is available on indianweddingsaree.com for Rs. 33,943.
Blue Art Silk Indowestern Sherwani
This blue coloured Indo-western Sherwani is a refreshing change from the standard red and maroon colours and would be liked by men who are especially fond of blue. This indo-western dress has a cut design at the bottom, which enhances the appeal of this Sherwani, having a jacquard foliage, a floral patterns and matching buttons. A stitched undershirt in shiny contrasting colour is provided with the Sherwani. Pair the Sherwani set with a silver coloured juti, a pocket square and broche to rock the party. The Blue Art Silk Indowestern Sherwani costs Rs. 8,159 and is available at cbazaar.com.
Pearl White Thread Embroidered Georgette Wedding Sherwani
This beautiful pearl white Sherwani is made from Georgette fabric, has the typical classic Sherwani design having front and side slits and is embroidered with thread, sequins and zari work. The front slit is decorated with matching buttons and the Sherwani is available with a matching cotton silk churidar pyjama. You can pair it with matching stole and mojari to look your stunning best on your wedding day. The Pearl White Thread Embroidered Georgette Wedding Sherwani is available on samyakk.com for Rs. 29,400.
Royal Embroidered Sherwani
This shining light green Sherwani makes you stand out from the crowd in any wedding function, as you carry this Royal embroidered Sherwani with grace. This Sherwani set oozes elegance and gives a strong style statement with its trending mint green colour being paired with the golden churidar, which is provided in the set.
While the mandarin collar is embellished with beads, stones and intricate zari work in gold and white, the same embroidery is replicated on the sleeves' ends as well. The ivory white buttons give a contrast to the Sherwanis' base colour and complement the top. You can accessorize this Sherwani with a golden brooch and pearl mala to complete the royal look. This royal looking embroidered mint green Sherwani is available omanyavar.com for Rs. 12,999.
Men Blue Sherwani with Dhoti Pants
Here we present another royal looking Sherwani in a blue shade, which is teamed up with matching dhoti pants to achieve a perfectly stylish look. This blue printed Sherwani is an economical option for those who want to attend a party wearing a Sherwani, without having to spend a fortune. The mandarin collared Sherwani has a full front button placket, one chest welt pocket, long sleeves, pocket square and multiple slits to provide a comfortable feel while wearing it.
The light blue solid dhoti pants are designed with gathers and pleats and an elasticated waistband with a drawstring keeps it in place. The Men's blue Sherwani with dhoti pants by Deyann is made of Dupion Silk and is perfect attire for various pre-wedding functions; the Sherwani and Dhoti pants set is listed on myntra.com for Rs. 2,396.
Woven Art Silk Jacquard Asymmetric Sherwani in Teal Green
This Sherwani is surely going to turn the heads in any wedding function, while you wear it with panache. This asymmetrically designed Sherwani in teal green is made from woven art silk jacquard fabric and the mandarin style collar, square pocket and sleeves are decorated with golden coloured patch border work, while the contrasting buttons elevate the overall look of jacket. The Sherwani comes with a contrast beige coloured art silk pants and this Sherwani set can be ordered from utsavfashion.com for Rs. 9,000.
Accessories to Complement Sherwani look
Certain accessories can complement and enhance the Sherwani look. We have mentioned few such accessories below which can be worn according to the occasion.
Beautiful Brooch for Party Wear
This sophisticated and elegant stylish brooch, when worn over a Sherwani gives it a premium look. The stone studded, diamond laced strings can be used for a sangeet, cocktail or even a reception party and is easily available on manyavar.com for Rs. 1,499.
This cream coloured mala has 5 different strands of pearls and is beautifully studded with stones in between. This mala can accessorize your Sherwani to give it a classy and splendid look on wedding parties. The classic mala can be purchased for Rs. 1,999 from Manyavar.
Golden Printed Chanderi Silk Turban in Fuchsia
Turbans are worn mostly on marriages in some communities of the country, as they are considered as a part of the complete attire, and is known to reflect your pride and honour. The golden printed turban, crafted from Chanderi Silk in fuchsia, is enhanced with beaded lace and kilangi on the base colour of pink. This glamorous looking silk turban is available on utsavfashion.com for Rs. 1,530.
Footwear to Complement Sherwani Look
Sherwani, if not worn with the correct footwear, can spoil the entire look. A matching or contrast coloured juti, or mojari, deines the entire look along with the different shades of the Sherwani. We have picked two such pairs, which can enhance the overall look when worn with the perfect Sherwani. Apart from these, various other juttis and mojaris are available in other colours as well, to match your Sherwani.
Fashionable Blue Juti
This fashionable dark blue juti can be paired with blue or white Sherwani and the embroidered design on the front makes it look very royal and elegant. The blue juti can be ordered from manyavar.com for Rs. 2,999.
Brocade Mojari in Beige and Brown with Self Work
This beige and brown colour Mojari is made of brocade material and has handmade designs crafted on it. You can pair it with red, maroon or white coloured Sherwani and complete your dapper look. The Brocade Mojari in Beige and Brown with Self work is available for Rs. 1,319 on indianweddingsaree.com.
Never Underestimate the Importance of the Final Fitting!
The most important thing is that any sherwani you have ordered online should fit you perfectly. So, it is important to order well before the function. While some websites have the option of customized stitching, you would still need to give it a try to see if it needs any alterations. You can then get it altered to fit your body perfectly. The sherwani should not be loose or tight; it is very crucial for it to give a perfect look and to be sure that you remain comfortable during the long ceremonies of the wedding!