The Ultimate Guide to Sherwani Sets for Grooms

If there is one traditional menswear item that is suave and exudes sophistication, it has to be the humble sherwani. For decades, sherwani has been the top attire choice for Indian grooms. But with the explosion of choices available now, it may seem like a mammoth task to pick the ideal sherwani set.

But worry not; the master couturier, Falguni Shane Peacock, is here to take away all your sherwani-related dilemmas. Whether you are trying to achieve traditional elegance or contemporary flair, we are here to share all the expert tips to pick a sherwani to match your style preferences.

Come along as we unravel some crucial tips to help you look your absolute best on your wedding day.

Discover your style preference: Sherwani sets are available in various silhouettes and it is recommended to explore as many silhouettes as you can before finalising your sherwani. Try on sherwanis in different silhouettes to find the most flattering one. Some of the most popular sherwani styles are the classic bandhgala, Jodhpuri sherwani, achkan sherwani, open-front sherwanis and angrakha sherwani.

Research suitable fabrics: The base fabric of the sherwani design for men can alter the look and feel of your sherwani completely. Refined fabrics such as silk are an obvious choice for sherwanis, as they impart a regal and opulent feel. But other fabrics can also help you achieve the classic sherwani look. Brocade, georgette, velvet and jacquard are also popular fabric choices for sherwani sets.

Explore embroidery techniques: Another crucial factor that adds to the look of the sherwani is the type of embroidery you choose. Zardozi, Ari work, chikankari, sequin work and intricate handwork embroidery are some of the most popular embroidery techniques used for sherwani sets. Intricate motifs and ornate embroidery techniques impart a heavier look to the sherwani, while a lighter look can be achieved with sparse motifs and embellishments.

Strive for the perfect fit: The fit of the sherwani is directly proportional to the comfort of the wearer. A loose-fitted sherwani will make you look lousy and an overly-fitted one will make you feel uncomfortable and restless. Make sure to provide accurate measurements when getting your sherwani stitched or altered (if getting a pre-stitched one) for maximum comfort.

Accessorise like a pro: Accessorising your outfit is just as crucial as the outfit itself. The right type of accessories can transform a simple outfit into a complete look. They add personality, balance the outfit and create a cohesive look for you to flaunt. You can add a layered necklace, a turban (safa), suitable footwear and a wristwatch to jazz up your sherwani set.




An ivory-hued, collared, open-front sherwani design for men with intricate threadwork showcasing regal motifs, styled with a pair of raw silk pants, a kurta and a safa.



An ivory-hued, open-front latest sherwani for men with ivory threadwork details, teamed with a raw silk kurta and pants.



An off-white-based, pink ombre, open-front latest sherwani for men with architectural and foliage motifs in chrome applique and threadwork details. The sherwani design for men is styled with a pair of off-white raw silk pants and a kurta.



A peach, ivory threadwork embroidered open sherwani design for men teamed with a raw silk kurta and pants



Purple-based, chrome-applique open sherwani design for men adorned with ethnic motifs, teamed with a silk kurta and trousers.