Move over men, Women are rocking the Sherwanis better now!
The word Sherwani conjures up images of dapper dudes decked up in long Bundhgalas and quiet a lot of times, men mounted on the ghori. In other words, It's the most preferred wedding attire for grooms. However, with the World of fashion becoming increasingly unisex, women too are taking a royal fancy to this Mughal inspired attire. And hence, Sherwanis for women are fast gaining popularity on and off the ramp.
A Sherwani suit is essentially a long Kurta with columnar design worn over tight pants or churidars. It is characterized by heavy work on the shirt and a very structured look. It is a very rich looking silhouette and in the past was a symbol of high stature in Muslim families. The fact does remain that even today, a man or a woman clad in a Sherwani appears somehow more classy and rich. Like most Mughal era inspired outfits, Sherwanis are also embellished with motifs and embroideries of leaves, creepers, flowers, trees, birds and animals. The nature connect remains intact. Any fabric can be used to create a Sherwani suit but the most popular choice remains silk. It appears more structured and elegant when a silk Sherwani is donned by women, Or cotton works better for summer. The idea is to look crisp and poised.
Androgyny is a trend that is catching up world over in not just western silhouettes but Indian silhouettes as well. The Sherwanis suit is a perfect example that proves that India does lead the way in fashion! After Anarkalis this drape is perhaps the most popular form of suits for women currently.
Sherwani suits are slimming and very formal. and hence one can wear them formally. Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Raghavendra Rathore, Suneet Verma, JJ Valaya et are master couturiers who have time and again re incarnated the Sherwani trends on the runway. Our Bollywood divas have not shied away from donning this royal attire for their formal looks either. Sonakshi, Nargis Fakhri, Shilpa Shetty, Sonam Kapoor etc. have all been spotted in the Royal Sherwani recently. This is one trend that will eternally be etched in the Indian Fashion History for sure.
One can experiment with the original and try different looks with the Sherwani suit. Replacing the original churidar with cigarette pants, dhoti pants or even palazzos are some of the innovative ways of styling your Sherwani. The Sherwani style kurta is also a popular choice to style with a lehnga skirt. For all things dazzling and formal, Sherwanis are truly the perfect way to be!
Slip on your favorite pair of high heels and you are good to go. Sherwanis are usually structured with a high neck or Bund gala style and hence ornamentation limits itself to statement earrings. Keep the earrings bold and dramatic if you want to create a style splash with this outfit. You can totally flaunt a Maang Tikka and bracelets too, depending on the occasion and your attire.
This wedding season, give the guys a run for their money by stealing their style and going the Royal way with your Sherwani suit. Shop the awesome trend on Peachmode today!