Imagine - you spend hours and hours of your time and a big, fat amount of money on your dream bridal lehenga, and you get to wear it only once! Nowadays a lot of brides are opting for shades other than red and pink for their bridal lehenga, which makes it easier for them to reuse it. But, if you are not one of them, then fret not because here we have 6 amazing ways in which you can reuse and recycle your precious wedding lehenga. You'll love these!
Even if your bridal lehenga is too heavy and dressy to wear again (which it most probably is), then you can always use the dupatta in a lot of cool ways. You can use it with a plain suit and instantly amp up a simple salwar suit that's perfect to wear at weddings and parties. You can also use the dupatta with a simpler skirt and crop top and make a new outfit altogether.
Most of the weight of the bridal lehenga comes from the skirt. So, just like you can put the skirt to better use, you can also use the blouse of the lehenga with a simpler skirt or a saree and nail the new look that you create. Match it with a plain saree for your first Diwali or wear it with a flared skirt, palazzos or a gharara at your bestie's sangeet.
Well, well! Before you start freaking out, let's just tell you that it's better to make good use of your bridal lehenga than just leave it safely packed in that suitcase. If you think you'll never be able to wear your bridal lehenga as a whole ever again, then you can just use the fabric to get a heavy kurta stitched. If you are not okay with running scissors on your bridal lehenga, you can actually go to a good tailor and have it converted to an anarkali suit.
Now this again requires some chop-chop, or maybe not! You could do what Deepika did and wear a shirt with your lehenga skirt after shortening the length a bit. It will make for a beautiful midi-skirt with shirt combo. If you do not want to shorten it, you can pair it with a simple shirt, accessorize the look with a trendy choker or layered necklace and rock a chic look.
Now, this is another amazing way of reusing your wedding lehenga. You can just get a long jacket stitched that matches with your bridal lehenga skirt. Match your heavy lehenga with a plain long achkan-style jacket. Besides giving it a totally new look, it also hides a major part of the lehenga, thus bringing down the elaborate effect. This will especially work well for winter functions!
No additions, no subtractions, just a little twist. You could maybe try a new dupatta draping style, minimise the jewellery and make-up, try a different hairstyle or just take one dupatta instead of two, and you're sorted! 'Cuz if you don't wanna chop-chop or mix and match, then the bhai ki shaadi is your best bet.
We hope these ways help you put your bridal lehenga to a better use. If you have reused your wedding lehenga in a cool way, then do send us pictures!
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