Things to avoid while buying your shaadi ki sherwani

On your wedding day everything becomes as important as the most important thing. However, there are priorities that can’t be altered. Among them the wedding dress surely falls among the top three. Your wedding wardrobe is surely going to be a permanent memory of your lifetime. Therefore, ensuring that the perfect combo has to be met is of ultimate importance. Considering that sherwanis have become the tidal trend for grooms, because of its regal classy look. However, you should ensure that you look nothing short of fabulous.

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Here are a few tips that you could keep in mind, when you are planning for that one great sherwai, on your one great day.

  • Fabric is the key

Only a sherwani with a great fabric will give you that commendable look that can cast a spell on your partner. Anything outrageous would surely put of all the people, on a day when you want all eyes to be on you. So get the most elegant fabric, it is not optional but a mandate for your look.

  • Contrasting Colors

You don’t want start your life in contrasting colors!  The responsibility of ensuring that you look a great pair falls greatly on your attire. Ensuring that both the bride and groom look coherent on this great day is very important, because your snaps are going to be a lifelong keepsake.

  • Fit is hit

On your wedding day you do not want to look like the dress belonged to someone else. Keep in mind that custom made design would suit better as compared to the available fits. Also ensure that when you are on your wedding shopping spree take clothes that fit your body type. If you are very skinny- padded shoulders could make you look a little better built. Comfort is another point you would not want to compromise on such a day.

  • Attractive Aura

On your wedding get the best looking sherwani and never settle for anything lesser. Look for ones with extensive embroidery with an opulent texture. Sophistication is a key element of the groom; he has to look the best in the hall.

So make your wedding count! Get the best and look the best in for that one great day that has the value of a lifetime.

Jawaharlal Nehru and his Bandhgala jacket

The first thought of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is a man of extreme simplicity and innate style. With his eloquent speech and sartorial elegance he was indeed a shining star in his era. Today is a day to remember him for his great works and also for his stylish outlook too.  Well renowned for his Bandhgala jacket and the Nehru topi, he did have a modish aura around him.

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However, the strangest part of the story is that Pandit Nehru himself did not wear this jacket named after him. The jacket was designed after the South Asian achkan or sherwani, worn by the first Prime Minister of Independent India.

The Nehru jacket is a hip length coat with a mandarin collar. This varies from the one wore by Panditji in its design – his jacket reached was a knee length one, while the Nehru jacket reaches up to the hips.

The Nehru Jacket – Bandh Gale ka coat (Hindi for close necked jacket), is believed to have been designed in the 1940s and has become a part of the formal wear in the subcontinent. The jacket attained its popularity when classic bands such as the Beatles and Monkees wore these. This jacket also started featuring in various James Bond movies, as the villan’s attire.

However, we like to remember him not only as a senior member in our freedom struggle and post independent development, but as a star who carried the classiness of new culture. From then to now, the Nehru jacket has come a long way. Today we see a lot of movie stars sporting the Nehru jacket. Stars like Saif Ali Khan, Fawad Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Ayushman Khurana are a few among the many who have taken the style to a whole new level.

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We would like to end with one of his statement from his famous “Tryst with Destiny” – “It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity.”

A Kurta for Every Day

Almost every Indian wears and owns a variety of Kurtas. They are one piece of clothing that has continued to remain strong even amidst the onslaught of western attires.

Kurtas refer to a long loose shirt with its length just above or below the knees of the user. During earlier times, it was considered as a men’s dress but in modern era, it is used by both male and females. A kurta is traditionally accompanied by a pajama but the new generation has added a twist to it. These days, you can find youngsters teaming kurtas with a churidar and or denim jeans as well.

Kurta is a Persian/Urdu word. It means a collarless shirt. It is a traditional type of dress worn generally by the people of the Indian sub-continent. Kurta used to be one of the primary attires for the natives of Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. People used to wear it on different occasions like festivals, fairs or at family functions.

The kurta usually opens in the front; some styles, however, button at the shoulder seam. The front opening is often a hemmed slit in the fabric, tied or buttoned at the top; some kurtas, however, have plaquettes rather than slits. The opening may be centered on the chest, or positioned off centre. A traditional kurta does not have a collar. Modern variants may feature stand-up collars of the type known to tailors and seamstresses as “mandarin” collars. The most common decoration is embroidery, typically executed on light, semi-transparent fabric in a matching thread. The upper front portion can be embroidered with threads of silk, cotton, gold, silver, or other material, upon any woven fabric, leather or paper.

The most fascinating aspect of kurta is its compatibility with both formal as well as informal occasions. One can even wear it at work. Men love to wear kurta pajama in the comfort of their homes or simply to laze around the house with friends. It is very comfortable; nothing can be more comforting on a sweltering summer evening than a loose fitted cotton kurta. One can see men wearing silk kurta pajama at social events. If you prefer to wear it at home, then cotton will be the best choice. Youngsters also like to wear it because it acts as a style statement and makes them look different from the crowd.

If you are looking for designs and colours in kurta then you are all set for a vibrant surprise. There are plenty of designs available in trendy colours making up for a fascinating range on offer. It summer time, so our recommendation would be to go for cotton and light silk kurtas. People normally prefer to opt for heavy fabrics and embroidery in winter or for weddings. Fabrics like khadi silk, wool or hand spun kurtas are also very popular during the winter months.