Indian traditional and ceremonial clothes have caused quite a stir in the western world due to their original, colorful, ethnic and intricate designs. This is one of the many consequences of the immigration of a large number of ethnic Indians to western countries. Although Indians appear to wear simple and western clothing in everyday use and activity, when traditional ceremonies like weddings occur, they usually put on some very impressive and unique styles of clothing.
Although the sarees worn by women are more known in the western world and are even admired by western women who don’t necessarily wear such clothes but they wouldn’t mind trying one when going to a party and trying to impress the partygoers, there’s also the designer wedding sherwani that men wear at weddings and it deserves its own respect and fashion appeal.
The sherwani is a very elegant type of outfit worn by usual men in India and the specific wedding models are different in that they look more glamorous than the usual ones. The sherwani isn’t a standard piece of clothing and it’s divided into many types depending on style. The Achkan for instance is a light sherwani with no lining and with long sleeves, looking more like a coat. The Chipkan is royal looking and it has a close fitting upper half which has intricate designs. The rest of it looks like a frock which ends right above the knees.
The Jacket comes in three pieces called the sherwani, jacket and churidar pajama. Angrakha is a longer type of sherwani with a flare bottom with intricate patterns of embroidery and looks rich with threads, stones or beads. The Patiala salwar is made from soft fabrics and has multiple folds while the Pathani has jacket like tops and a loose pathani salwar which are very intricate in embroidery and it’s made of silk in most cases even though other materials can be used as well.