Tips To Reuse Your Bridal Lehenga After The Wedding
Every bride-to-be wants her bridal lehenga is perfect! Be it the perfect colour, matching heels or perfect fit she makes sure she looks perfect on her special day. Now you’re back to your normal life after your big fat wedding. What to do with your dream bridal lehenga? Your lehenga is safely packed inside a big box or stored in a very safe trunk! Would that be the only time you wear it though? We are sure your super expensive lehenga is screaming to be worn again. Here are some creative ways to reuse bridal lehenga or the wedding saree.
Button It Down
Reuse your bridal lehenga by pairing it with a contrasting colour shirt. You can wear the skirt as it is and team it up with a plain and stable coloured button-down shirt. For jewellery, wear long kundan necklaces, boots will suit this outfit the best! The Blouse makes a huge difference, you can replace your heavy embellished blouse and bring a drastic change to your outfit.
You can also pair your wedding lehenga with a different bodice like an off-shoulder top, crop top, bell sleeves blouse instead of the regular blouse. Anything that will add the much-needed drama to your lehenga. A black or white coloured top or full sleeves T-shirt does wonder with any kind of bridal lehenga.
Half Saree Style
The popular south Indian drape has the dupatta draped over your shoulder like a saree with the opposite corner tucked in the back. Make sure that you tuck in enough fabric to hold the dupatta in place, a few inches is enough. One of the easiest ways to drape the dupatta without any extra fuss is to just pleat the whole dupatta and drape it across one of the shoulders.
Reuse Lehenga With Kurta
Team up your skirt with plain and long kurta with a front slit that transforms the entire look and feel of your outfit. You can even go for simple embellishment at the neck or at the sleeves. Try experimenting with contrast colours.
Reuse The Dupatta
Of course, the dupatta that comes with the bridal lehenga set is super heavy. Pair the dupatta with a simple plain kurta. The dupatta brings up extra attraction to your outfit, also it gives a rich and heavy look to your simple apparel.
Try Indo-western jacket with heavy brocade work over your bridal lehenga and ditch your dupatta completely this time. A plain georgette or net jacket with small butta also gives a stunning appearance when the heavy embellishment of the skirt is seen through the semi-transparent fabric.
Reuse The Blouse
You can also reuse the blouse with other sarees. As the wedding blouse is fully embroidered, you can always use them with a plain and simple saree to balance out the look. This gives you a very rich and chic look.
Turn It Into A Gown
You can always turn your bridal lehenga into a gown or anarkali that always stays in fashion. Attach both the blouse and the lehenga together. Add a fancy kamarpatta/waistband and get a fresh look and no one will realize it’s your bridal lehenga.
Convert Into New Outfit
As crop top pants are in trend, you can convert your wedding saree into pants. Yes, you read correctly. Vidya Vox a famous singer converted her mom’s wedding saree into pants and crop top and the results were amazing. Here are some photos of her reusing her mom’s wedding saree:
So here are our handpicked ways to reuse bridal lehenga and saree. Do let us know if you have any more creative ideas to add to this list.
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