The Big Rivals - White Sherwanis vs Black Sherwanis

by Fayed Hussain on December 10, 2015
Black Sherwanis vs White Sherwanis

In this article we look at the preference of the colours black and white, the clash of rivalry between these two colours are well known and are very popular. In Sherwanis however, it's a different story. It all comes down to this debate of which color is better. We will look at the advantages and disadvantages of each color and which is the most popular used in Sherwanis in the modern era. 

Why should you buy a White Sherwani?

The color white speaks out many connotations to purity, holiness, cleanliness, spiritual and many other positive perspectives. Wearing a white Sherwani is usually on of the most often picked colours especially for a special event such as a traditional wedding or even a reception. This is because the primary colours of a wedding is usually mixed with white, gold and red. This is mostly because these primary colours brings out the richness of a culture, especially for countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Another advantage of wearing a white Sherwani is that it can be contrasted with many other different colours such as a white and gold Sherwani, white and red Sherwani, white and black Sherwani and many other combinations as white is a color that brings out the most out using other shades, and this in a Sherwani is an important factor for men who not only just wants white as a single color for this outfit.

Why you should not buy a White Sherwani?

White is an attractive color we know that however, a white color isn't necessarily bad if you're planning on protecting it from getting dirty, attracting dust or catching stains. That is an important reason why you would be better of looking for a Sherwani that isn't as bright as white.

Wearing white on a Sherwani also may not suit your body or skin tone as it may look too bright for you or too dim, finding the right shade of white could become quite stressful and time consuming to try and find and it would be easier finding an even better color without many issues.

Why should you buy a Black Sherwani?

Black, it has many positive and powerful connotations which is the reason why many people wear black clothing over any other color. Statistics even prove that black is the most commonly used color in clothing and accessories whether that is tops, trousers, jewelry, shoes etc. So a black Sherwani, it usually features the best embroidery and materials to create a beautiful Indo-western outfit. Any bit of glitterati on a black sherwani catches more attention as it is way more clear to see, compared to white Sherwanis. 

The best reason why black Sherwanis are mainly used in the modern era is only because it offers a wide range of different designs and styles allowing a person to find the perfect Sherwani in no time. This is mainly why people would choose a black Sherwani over white. It also offers more convenience to other occasions such as parties, formal events, receptions and more because of how simple yet classy a black Sherwani looks.

Why you should not buy a Black Sherwani?

Compared to white, black does have some positive connotations however, black offers the most negative connotations as it is seen as a gloomy, scary and unappealing color to many. White Sherwanis are mainly picked only because it is the most consistent color in a wedding and very attractive overall. Black is a color that won't appeal to many people and overall gives an impression that it is a terrible choice of color for a Sherwani.

Another disadvantage to black is that is cannot be match with a lot of colors because of how unappealing this color is. The choices are very limited and the often picked contrasting colours between black are black and white Sherwanis, black and red Sherwanis, black and orange Sherwanis and some black and blue Sherwanis. Even them combinations listed seem a bit boring and unappealing to the eye.