The Sherwani is a traditional attire worn by men. It is a handsome coat-like shirt worn with set of churidar pants on formal occasions such as weddings, parties, birthdays, etc.
Origins of the Sherwani
The Sherwani was borne during the Mughal Era. It was worn exclusively by men of the royal family and by the nobility. Eventually it filtered into the aristocracy and then finally by common people. The Sherwani remains a status symbol amongst Muslim families.
Today the Sherwani has been adopted into contemporary women’s fashions.
Women’s Sherwani features various designs inspired by nature such as leaves, creepers birds, trees, flowers and animals. There are no limits on the color palette but heavy use of gold and silver is common.
Women’s Sherwani suits are created in many fabrics. The most popular are silk, tussar silk, georgette and chiffon. It is not uncommon to see these velvet, cotton silk or pure cotton.
Variety and Style
The shape of the woman’s sherwani is its most recognizable feature. It is typically worn with a churidar and a dupatta. However it may also be worn with salwar pants to add volume on the lower half. One of the most popular ways to wear this stylish dress is to wear tight-fitting churidars that create creases at the ankles. It creates a tapered effect. Some sherwanis end just below the knee whereas some end at the ankle.
How to accessorize the woman’s sherwani?
The woman’s sherwani is a formal attire. It is best to wear at a wedding, religious occasion or during a festival. It can be styled in several ways to create a unique look of your own.
High heeled shoes go perfectly well with a woman’s sherwani. You may also wear it with ethnic flat footwear such as v-shaped slippers or juttis.
A Kundan set, choker style necklace or just a pair of chandelier earrings are well suited with this type of outfit. Complete your sherwani attire with an attractive, desi-inspired clutch!
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