The Future of Sherwanis

by Fayed Hussain on December 18, 2015

Future Sherwanis

The future of Sherwanis may be even better than it is now. The advanced technology with optimistic and young innovative designers in our current generation have seemed to have stepped up their game and compete to make the best Sherwanis you will ever see.

How communities and cultures will continue to grow

Initially, the sherwani was worn only by men of noble birth or royal status in the Mughal Empire. However, it evolved into traditional, formal attire for respectable men such as professors or academics. The sherwani is still the most commonly worn male garment at Muslim weddings today. Many Indian weddings also note the groom dressed in a sherwani for formal ceremonies such as the reception.

Because Sherwanis are always embroidered in silver or gold thread and decorated with elaborate designs, they are most appropriate for wedding ceremonies which is why the advanced designs that are being produced my obtain interest from other cultures because of the quality of this type of garment.

The timeless royalty of Sherwanis simply can't be beat, and that's why it's the go-to outfit for South Asian weddings. Other menswear includes the more casual men's jackets.

New Styles

Most Sherwanis are cut to fall above the knee and are styled with a Mandarin collar (often with buttons at the top of the garment.) Wedding sherwanis tend to be light in color, as to appear more regal.  Reception Sherwanis are slightly similar but are more subtle in embroidery. However, modern sherwanis can be flexible in length, collar design, and colors due to our current generation being so advanced in the clothing industry.

A churidar (the trousers) is worn under the sherwani, loose at the hips and tight around the ankles. A dupatta, or scarf, may be worn around the shoulders as an embellishment to the outfit.

New Designs

Sherwanis are getting more and more better in its beauty as it's never plain and is always made out of nice fabrics, such as silk, satin, or expensive linen. They are generally decorated much like women's clothing - heavily embroidered, beaded, or embellished with floral patterns.

Wedding Sherwanis are notable for having decorated collars, often embroidered or beaded. Comparatively, a formal sherwani worn to a business event might be more plain and monochrome with little to no embroidery.

Because sherwanis are usually only worn to formal events such as dinner parties, awards receptions, or weddings, they are expected to be extravagant. A Sherwani would not be worn to a casual event - as this attire, while similar to a Sherwani, would fall under the category of a men's jacket or kurta instead.