The sherwani (a long coat-like garment), is named after theSherwani family, a large Muslim clan of mixed Arab and Pashtoondescent, now settled mainly around the Aligarh (UP) andMalerkotla (Punjab) areas in India. It is the national dress ofPakistan, one which is universally accepted there, notspecifically belonging to any one of its many provinces.
As a dress, the coat fits close to the body, and is fastened inthe front with buttons, extending to slightly below knee-length.They are usually embroidered or detailed in some way and nearlyall Pakistani grooms (and now many Indians too) wear them attheir weddings.
The dhoti is associated by many with Mahatma Gandhi, whoinvariably wore one on public occasions.
The dhoti is basically a rectangular piece of cloth, wrapped in acomplex manner about the waist and legs and is usually white orcream in color, though black and darker hues are often used tocreate more vivid ensembles. Celebrating India's diversity, thereare indeed more than 60 different ways of wearing it. In NorthIndia for example, it is worn with a Kurta on top, thecombination known simply as 'Dhoti Kurta'.
Closely related to the kurta pajama is the achkan, characterizedby a longer tunic (kurta) and invariably choodidar pants.
A Jodhpuri Suit is blend of Indian and western aesthetics. Alsoknown as prince's ensemble, it is much like an English suit, witha coat and a trouser, at times accompanied by an inner jacket andsuited for occasions like weddings and formal gatherings.