From Manish Malhotra to Rohit Bal, from ombre to belted sherwanis, here are the latest sherwani designs and trends for the groom!
Hey handsome! One of the best attire a man can adorn on his special day is the traditional sherwani. Sherwanis are one of the most classic and ethnic garments amongst men’s outfits. Gone are the days when brides alone would go through the magazines to see what latest designer lehengas and dresses are in fashion.
As designers come up with different styles and trends each season, even the men have to do their research before shopping. They, too, wanna sport the latest runway designs. And sherwanis have been the top choice for both wedding and formal occasions. So we looked through the designer fashion show collection from both Lakme Fashion Week and India Couture Week to create our ultimate fashion forecast report for sherwani designs for this year. Let’s take a look!
Latest Sherwani Designs & Trends for 2018
1. All Over Embroidery
Embellished sherwanis are passé! Instead, why don’t you try different types of sherwani designs with all over embroidery? That is the latest trend this year. And we saw embroidery with small and large flowers and even botanical and bird motifs. These can be long, thigh-high or knee-length paired with chooridar or cigarette pants. Wear it to sangeet or mehendi functions.
2. Asymmetric Sherwani
If you’re looking for an elegant and classy look, this trend is a great idea. A sherwani with an asymmetric collar and slit gives a stylish look. This season, we saw designer Manish Malhotra come up with rich fabrics, embroidered collars and sleeves on the runways of LFW. And they were paired with contrasting cigarette pants. These are one of the best sherwani designs for the groom for his engagement or reception.
3. Jacket Sherwani
Sherwanis with jackets are becoming very trendy these days. We’re seeing jackets designed in many ways. They can be long or short, buttoned or unbuttoned and paired with loose pants or chooridar. Wear them to your BFF’s engagement or cousin’s marriage.
4. Unembroidered and Brocade Sherwani
Move over plain silk! Brocade is the fabric of choice again! And this season, we saw sherwanis for men with heavy brocade fabrics with different designs and no embroidery. Pair with loose pants, chooridaar or cigarette pants. This would be one of the best Indian wedding dresses for a groom for a summer wedding. You can also go for an unembroidered brocade sherwani for your sister’s marriage.
5. Printed Sherwani
Printed sherwanis are huge this season. This trend is for the ones who are looking for a simple yet classy look. And we saw floral prints on the sherwanis for this season. Pair them with cigarette pants or chooridaar. I’m liking the metallic one with large floral print by Siddartha Tytler. You can even match your sherwani print motifs, colors and design with your bride’s lehenga!
6. Belted Sherwani
Belts are everywhere this season and have also taken over traditional menswear! They’re a great way to add a unique style to your ethnic Indian outfit. I’m just loving this fresh trend and I would love my man to sport ’em! Pair with chooridaar or dhoti pants and dupatta. Try them as they make the best sherwani designs for the groom.
7. Button Placket
A simple button placket at the front of a plain or embroidered sherwani makes it look stylish and sophisticated. Pair the latest sherwani designs with chooridaar or cigarette pants. It would be a great idea to wear these for casual occasions during the wedding season.
The short sherwani a.k.a, the bundhgala is back in fashion! Bundhgala is a hip-length Chinese collared sherwani design with buttoned placket. It could be a short one just below the hips or a longer one until the thighs. Pair with chooridar, jodhpuri or cigarette pants. And it can be plain, embellished, printed or made in a heavy fabric like silk. Perfect for your friend’s sangeet or engagement ceremony.
9. Kurta under Sherwani
Kurta under sherwani? You’re right, this is a trend in 2018! We saw designers experimenting with two different looks and combining them into one! This season, we saw embroidered and embellished sherwani worn over long kurtas and paired with chooridaar or cigarette pants. Wear this to receptions or engagements. And I’m loving the latest sherwani design by Manish Malhotra.
Ombre sherwanis are new and super trendy this season. The classic Indian wedding wear for men now has a twist. We saw gradient shades in the sherwani paired with cigarette pants. For a subtle and fresh look for your friend’s wedding, this would be a great option. Try summery pastels like olive green, powder blue and lavender.
11. Velvet Sherwani
Velvet ethnic wear is definitely not a new trend for Indians. It’s a timeless fabric. But in 2018, this fabric is super trendy again and a favorite amongst designers. This year, we are seeing plain as well as embroidered velvet sherwanis in the collections of Manish Malhotra, Anita Dongre and Rohit Bal. Also, it’s a great idea to pair your sherwanis with contrast colored pants, like royal blue velvet sherwani with maroon chooridar and dupatta.
So these were the latest sherwani designs and trends for men. Which trend is your favorite? Let us know by tweeting @shilpa1ahuja!
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