By Kanika Kothari Last Updated:
Sherwani is the traditional outfit for grooms at Indian weddings. While the dress brings a regal classy look to any groom, a wrong choice can ruin the day for the couple. Okay, this might be an exaggeration, but it can ruin your look in your wedding photographs and video, to say the least! So, if you are on a lookout for a wedding sherwani for your D-day, here are some common mistakes that you should avoid.
Low grade fabric looks cheap and completely awkward on your wedding day. A sherwani made with a poor quality fabric will fail to look elegant, irrespective of the embroidery done on it. Since you are the groom, eyes are going to be evaluating you critically and you need to make an impression by looking suave and classy. Moreover, with your fiancée probably wearing a stunningly beautiful silk lehenga or saree, a low quality sherwani will look more pathetic than ever.
When you shop for your wedding, try to take your fiancée along. If this is not possible, talk to her about the colours in the dress that she is planning to wear. Make sure that your sherwani does not clash with the colour of her dress. You should look coherent with each other, like a match made in heaven. Horribly clashing colours in your wedding outfits can make both of you look awkward in those beautiful wedding photographs that are a lifelong keepsake!
The worst thing you can do is choose a sherwani that does not fit your perfectly. When you visit the store, check out the designs that are specifically made for your body type. Ill-fitted clothes may make you look fatter and shorter than you actually are. The pattern should also suit you. For example, if you are very slim, you might want to buy a sherwani with padded shoulders so that you look well built.
Moreover, you would not feel comfortable in a sherwani that does not fit you well. On your wedding, nothing is more important than your comfort because only then can you focus on the rituals and enjoy the celebrations.
Besides ensuring that the colour of your sherwani matches the colour of your bride’s dress, you should also make sure that the colour suits your skin tone and body type. For example, a light coloured sherwani with large prints or embroidery would not complement a groom who is heavy or overweight. Similarly, if the groom is very skinny, then dark coloured sherwani with small prints are not suitable because they will make him look skinnier. So, don't buy a sherwani, no matter how beautiful, if it does not complement you. After all, you are the star of the occasion, so dress like one!
Let simplicity take a backseat for this once in a lifetime moment. Choose a sherwani that has a suave and opulent visual appeal. You should look special, and a simple sherwani does not bode well with the Indian perception of a “sophisticated groom”. Moreover, you would not want to look pale or get overshadowded by your stunningly dressed bride, now would you?
Keep these five aspects in mind when you shop for your sherwani and make the best choice. After all, this is as much your special day as it is for her, so you two will be carefully observed!
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