Your wedding lehenga is perhaps the most prized possession you have in your wardrobe. But it is also the the only piece of clothing that you have worn only once in your entire lifetime. Once the wedding is over, you hardly look back at the lehenga because it is too blingy to be worn on any other occasion. However, with a little bit of creativity you can wear the lehenga, again, and again without it looking OTT or repetitive.
Here are a few stylish ways to reuse your bridal lehenga. You are welcome!
Pairing a shirt with a lehenga is the new cool it trend in the fashion industry. Whether it is your BFF’s wedding or your sibling’s sangeet, a classic white button down tucked in the lehenga or a coloured satin shirt with a waist belt looks amazing. The shirt and lehenga combo can be paired beautifully in a number of ways to make you look like a fashionista.
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Tone down the effect of your heavy lehenga by pairing it with a black turtleneck or a satin top. Ditch the dupatta and tuck the top into the lehenga to create the illusion of a long maxi dress.
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If you think you can’t wear your bridal lehenga again, then just get it stitched into a long kurta. Pair it with a skirt for a fusion touch. If you don’t want scissors running over your lehenga, you can simply buy a kurta in a contrasting colour and pair with the lehenga.
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Find a corset top and a bandh jacket in a similar shade and get it stitched into the lehenga to create the look of an anarkali. Even a heavily embellished anarkali looks more wearable than a lehenga. Plus, it is easier to carry!
Team the lehenga with a long-sleeved jacket for a Mughal-inspired look. If the lehenga is relatively plain, go for a heavily-embellished jacket. For a heavy lehenga, choose a plain jacket that complements the skirt. Alternatively, you can wear a cape instead of a jacket.
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Just like the skirt, you can also make good use of the choli by wearing it with a saree. Amp up any plain saree with your heavy choli. You can also pair the blouse with flared skirts, palazzos or ghagras.
Your bridal dupatta can brighten up even the dullest of your attires. Mix and match your dupatta with salwar suits and kurtis in your closet. Who says you can wear it only with your lehenga?!
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Get a piece of cloth (in the same colour as the dupatta) and stitch it into the dupatta. Wrap it around your waist while making pleats. Take the dupatta in a way that it falls in the front as the pallu for a glam half-half saree.
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We know it can be difficult to see your lehenga getting chopped by the tailor but it is better to reuse it with little modifications than to have it stacked in some corner of your cupboard. Get it stitched into stylish co-ord sets or pants and crop top to make it look more casual and wearable.
Take your lehenga to a trusted tailor and ask him to make a few changes to reduce its volume. You can get a couple of kalis removed and also the extra can-can from underneath the lehenga. Team it up with a light choli and dupatta and you are ready to go.
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