Shopping Manual – 6 Male Celeb-Inspired Ethnic Outfits for This Festive Season

The cliche Diwali pickup line “don’t burst patakhas, be a patakha” isn’t just for the girlies, but it goes for the guys too! Yup, and by being a patakha, we mean to slip into some beautiful ethnic sherwani this Diwali. So, if you’re too lazy to go Diwali outfit shopping, then, by all means, get some inspiration from our Bollywood hotties, who’ve aced the sherwani look multiple times.

When it comes to ethnic sherwani, Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor and Kartik Aaryan are the CEO’s of sherwani. Now when you read Ranveer Singh, his quirky wedding reception outfit must have popped into your head, didn’t it? For the unversed, Ranveer wore a white sherwani with heavy golden work and paired it with a matching ghagra! Yes, you heard it! Now that’s one outfit inspiration to look like a patakha this festive season. Let’s look at a few more ethnic sherwani that’ll give you that bollywood celeb charm this Diwali –

Kartik Aaryan

Sherwani Suit

If you are someone who doesn’t like to wear anything heavy but still looks charismatic, might we suggest you to get your hands on a minimalistic full-sleeved, knee-length blue sherwani with a mandarin collar and pair it with a white salwar. You can look for a similar sherwani suit with light design patterns and wrap a sherwani shawl around your neck.

Black sherwani

Guys, one way to any Indian girl’s heart is simply wearing a black sherwani or kurta, that’s it! Channel your inner YJHD Ranbir this Diwali by wearing a plain black chikankari sherwani with side slits and pair it with black straight-fit pants and golden mojris.


One of Bollywood’s latest cuties, Aparshakti Khurana, certainly knows how to carry a jacket-sherwani, which he did even during the lockdown with his ivory full-sleeved jacket with a mandarin collar with a plain white Anarkali style sherwani underneath, and white salwar for the bottom. You can rock this ethnic sherwani style with an intricately patterned jacket and plain sherwani suit or an Anarkali sherwani, whatever suits you.

Double layer sherwani

Level up your sherwani game by taking some inspiration from Varun Dhawan, who once wore an ethnic outfit made from 2 different sherwani styles – an ice blue patterned sherwani suit over a transparent net-like Anarkali sherwani with white salwar.

Bandhgala sherwani

It’s quite literally what the name suggests, a closed-neck sherwani that looks almost like a blazer. And when it comes to a bandhgala sherwani, no one carries it as well as the bollywood heartthrob Vicky Kaushal!

Sherwani-kurta duo

Ranbir Kapoor slays Indian ethnic wear, especially when it comes to black ethnic sherwani with white embroidery and a minimalistic white ivory kurta underneath. You can glam up this look with a delicate white stole and hang it over your shoulders.

Now that we’ve broken down a few of the Bollywood celeb’s sherwani looks, try on some of these ethnic sherwani styles and be a hero as well as a patakha and raise the temperature (in these sherwanis, of course, no need to burst crackers for that) this festive season.

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