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The Sherwani during the period of British India in 18th century, as a fusion of the Shalwar Kameez with the British frock coat. It was gradually adopted by most of the Indian aristocracy, mostly Muslim, and later by the general population, as a more westernized form of traditional attire.
It is the national dress of Pakistan for men, as it is not specifically associated with any of the provinces. In India, it is generally worn for formal occasions in winter by those of North Indian descent, especially those from Uttar Pradesh and Hyderabadi muslims. Most government officials in South Asia wear the formal black Sherwani on state occasions, which in India is closely associated with the nations first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. This led to a modified version of Sherwani to be known as the Nehru Jacket.
Many South Asian grooms wear them as wedding dress. Sherwanis are usually embroidered or detailed in some way.
Also, in Pakistan, Sherwanis for women are becoming popular.
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