A sherwani is a long garment which resembles an Achkan and it is very popular among men in South-Asia. It is famous as a wedding outfit. A sherwani signifies the rich traditional fashion style of India as it is a traditional outfit of Indian men. It signifies elegance and style.A sherwani is worn over a kurta and the lower part of the dress consist a churidar pyjama or a salwar. Sometimes, a dhoti can also be used in place of pyjama with a sherwani. A scarf is also used which is draped over one or both the shoulders.
Sherwani is now famous as a wedding outfit and it has always been popular as an outfit which can be worn on formal events. The sherwani signified dignity and etiquette of the nobility and it used to be the court dress of the nobles of Turkish and Persian origin. In India, the sherwani is worn on formal occasions and it is the national dress of Pakistan for men. A sherwani carries a regal feel.
A sherwani coat is usually of knee-length and it fits close to the body. The sherwani coat is fastened in front with the help of buttons. Embroidery is done on sherwani to enhance its appearance. There is a wide range of fabrics, designs, colors which can be used for a sherwani though the selection depends on the personal choice and also on the occasion. The sherwani used by the groom is ornately decorated. Jooties are also used with the sherwani to complete the look. Also, there are different types of sherwanis available like Peshawri and the Baloochi.
Sherwanis look elegant as they fuse the best of both the eastern and the western styling. A sherwani is a typical attire of the North Indian and the Punjabi weddings.