Wedding Sherwani - A Symbol of Rich Traditional Fashion in Your Wedding

Author: Nihal Fashions
by Nihal Fashions
Posted: Jun 08, 2015

The sherwani is a long coat-like garment worn in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, very similar to an achkan or doublet. It was traditionally associated with the aristocracy of the Indian subcontinent. It is worn over the kurta and churadar, kahara pajama and salwar. It can be distinguished from the achkan by the fact that it is often made from heavier suiting fabrics, and by the presence of a lining.

The word sherwani refers to the dress of the people of Shirvan in the Southern Caucasus region, who had a considerable impact on the arts and culture of the Mughal imperial court in South Asia.

The sherwani originated in South Asia and was the court dress or nobles and royals o the Mughal Empire, before being more generally adopted in the late eighteenth century. It was gradually adopted by most of the Indian aristocracy, and later by the general population, as a more evolved form of traditional attire. After the independence of Pakistan, it was made the national dress of that country.

In India, the sherwani is worn for formal occasions in winter. It is associated with Muslims while the achkan was historically favoured by Hindu nobles. The two garments have significant similarities, although sherwanis are typically more flared at the hips. The achkan later evolved into the Nehrujacket, which is popular in India and Bangladesh. The Hyderabadi sherwani was the dress of choice of Hyperabadi nobles. It is longer than a normal sherwani, reaching below the knees.

It has become almost customary for bride grooms to wear a traditional sherwani on their wedding, almost always accompanied by a turban. Wedding sherwanis tend to have embroidered collars have been popularized in recent times by designers like Amir Adnan and Deepak Perwani. One major difference between sherwani wearing habits is that Pakistanis very rarely wear it with chooridar pajamas, preferring a shalwar instead; their preference for chooridars distinguishes Bangladeshis and Indians.

If you wish to add a touch of nobility and distinction to your wedding day, consider wearing a traditional sherwani. The sherwani signifies elegance and style with ethnic pride. Traditional sherwani can make your wedding day even more marvellous as represents a rich and elegant personality. High class wedding sherwanis featuring beautiful colors and embroidery are available for grooms who want to wear this aristocratic garment on their wedding day and bring the splendor of royalty to the occasion.

About the Author

Sonal Chaudhary is the proprietor of Nihal Fashions. They have been engaged in wholesale, retail and export of Indian ethnic wear. All their designs are highly adorned with jewels, gemstones, kurta pajama, indo western suits, mojdi(shoe).

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