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Sherwani suit - how to choose the right one for your big day?
We know the spotlight is always on the bride on her wedding day. But let’s not forget that she is marrying someone out there! Today, let’s talk about him, shall we? Not just women, but men equally find themselves under a lot of pressure to look his best on his D day. Women have probably chosen the colour, design, type, embroidery and pattern of their dress years before they set their eyes on their better half but the men? We are guessing they are still trying to wrap their heads around this whole process. Buying sherwani
online is not a bad idea at all. But do you know what to keep in mind before buying sherwani which is one of the most important men's ethnic wear
. Fear not, we are here to help! Here a list of to-do things for all to-be-grooms out there:
Discuss, discuss, discuss!
This is perhaps the very first step you take before you even step out of the house. Discuss with your fiance on what she is wearing. Remember, we told you that she has decided what to wear long before she met you, so she would have everything from A-Z planned and sorted. She has gone through umpteen colour schemes before zeroing in on one, so you don’t want to end up wearing something shockingly contrasting. Your sherwani design should in no way overpower or clash her’s, it has to complement her lehenga or saree so that the best in both of you is highlighted!
Now that the first step is out of the way, you can focus on yourself! The colour you choose has to match your skin tone. Off-white, cream, gold, beige are common wedding sherwani colours. You shouldn’t be afraid to experiment if you are confident enough. Brides are loving pastels on their grooms as its an unconventional choice. Yellow, powder blue, lilac, pista green - there is something delicate and calming about these colours. Don’t be shy to carry them off, you will receive rave compliments for your choice! If you want to appear slimmer, go for a darker colour sherwani like a maroon, deep green, deep purple or a chocolate brown. These colours are great if you dont like bold or pastel shades. If you have been working on your body though, then a white or a gold will look wonderful on you. Also keep in mind the time of the wedding and other functions. In day time functions, lighter colours look best like a yellow. They look breezy and fresh. Darker shades are for the night time functions. Although this is not a rule to be followed to the T!
This is your big day. Don’t be shy to try on a sherwani kurta with heavy Zardosi work. Wedding wear is supposed to be like that. You don’t want to end up looking like your best man, cousins or friends. We suggest you skip the monochrome sherwani suit and choose something with heavy embroidery. If you are a little conscious about your weight, choose intricate, delicate embroidery in dark colours. Don’t go for large patterns. If you are slimmer, you can go for large imposing patterns. However, if you want all the spotlight to be on the bride, go for a simple embroidery pattern!
If you are not a fan of threadwork, you could choose a sherwani kurta with opulent prints and embossed patterns as well. Ethnic motifs, block prints, abstract prints - there are no dearth of prints out there. Again, choose prints based on height and structure. Men with a big built look best in smaller prints whereas slimmer men should stay away from delicate patterns. Pay attention to the collar for that is a part guests will not miss. You could add a touch of bling there to complement your bride’s outfit.
No matter how beautiful the embroidery or print is, it is all going to fail if the fabric of the sherwani is flimsy. Silk is best if you want something to easily move around in as its loose and comfortable. However if you want a regal look, velvet is the go to option. Contrary to popular opinion, you will not feel too hot in velvet! Try one out for yourself and see! There is nothing as rich and regal as velvet. Cotton is a great material too for it forms an ideal base for different kinds of embroidery patterns. Finally, choose a fabric you are most comfortable in as you will be wearing this for a good number of hours! Don’t make this decision hastily.
This is as important as the first point! You like the colour, the pattern and the fabric. But does it fit well on you? An ill-fitting wedding sherwani suit can ruin your look. It could make you look shorter than you actually are and even bulky. You must try on as many options as possible until you find the perfect size and fit. Don’t leave this option for the end. Do this right at the beginning because over the next course of days you will end up sending it for adjustments for quite a number of times! You need time on your hands. Walk around in the sherwani suit for a couple of hours at home, sit down in it and see what shape it takes. Try on sherwanis of different lenghts. Try ones that finish above the knee and below the knee. Ask opinions of others on which one suits you better. Make sure those sleeves are not too long or lose for they could ruin the rest of your outfit. For a perfect fit, we’d rather you get it stitched from the best tailor you know rather than buying a readymade one. You can never go wrong in that case. If you are slim, use shoulder pads for a big built appearance. More than anything else, an ill-fitting wedding sherwani suit will make you feel uncomfortable after a couple of hours and that is something you definitely do not want!
Start early. Very early. You do not know how much time it would take for your sherwani kurta to be completely ready. Especially if you are going for an extravagant wedding sherwani, we recommended 8 weeks. There would be several design changes and size adjustments, so you must keep a lot of time on your hand.
Yes, a lot is spent on Indian weddings but you must keep a budget in mind when you are going out shopping. It is imperitive. Do not step into a Sabyasachi store if you know you are going in just to ‘try’ their sherwani collection. A lot of people are tempted to see how they would look in such premium, high-end pieces of clothing. But there is no need to because you will only end up comparing those peices to everything that follows. Know what you can afford and try within that range only! You will be happy with your decision.
How do you style a wedding sherwani?
Styling a wedding sherwani kurta is pretty simple. There are some basic rules to follow. Let’s take a look!
Generally, sherwanis are paired with contrasting churidar sets, a dupatta or stole and a pair of handcrafted mojris. A silk dupatta adds a regal touch and can transform the outfit. Choose one with minimal embellishments if the rest of your outfit is rich. You can either drape this around your neck or hang it over one shoulder.
Beige, cream, brown are good colours for churidar pants for they go well with most outfits. If you are opting for a sherwani kurta that stops above the knee, go for dhoti style pants instead of churidar pants.
Lastly, team this ensemble up with a pair of mojris or jootis (preferably the colour of your churidar pants) to complete the look. Keep the footwear simple and classy - an over-embellished pair could ruin the fun!
If the occasion permits, team your outfit up with a contasting turban for a powerful and royal look.
Keep the accessorising appropiate to the outfit. A watch or a pocket-square can do wonders to your look, lending a touch of modernity. Do not over-accessorise!
Remember, it is your wedding as much as it is your bride’s! True, the spotlight may be on her, but there are guests who are noticing you closely! There would be relatives and friends you would be seeing for the first time, you want this to be your best impression! We suggest its best you take your fiance along when you head out for shopping to avoid all kinds of hassle at a later stage. Your wedding photos will remain with you for a lifetime, make them special!
Buy sherwani for men online
If you have chosen to shop for your sherwani online, you have come to the right place for we host only the most latest designs and types of sherwani for men. Now you do not have to hop from store to store for our sherwani collection is about to leave you spoiled for choice! There is nothing better than shopping from the comfort of your home - so get started right away!