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10 Ideas To Re-Use Your Wedding Lehenga

Bridal attire is every woman’s dream and she puts all her sentiments and creative ideations to make this go wow. But have you thought; what will you do of your bridal lehenga after the wedding? A very common chaotic question but here we have a list of answers that you can apply from right now. Now you can wear your wedding lehenga again and again!


by : Paromita. On 27/03/17. 1 Comments.

Is the wedding done? The honeymoon period is over. And ready to get back to normal life. Now, where should I put that heavy worked bridal lehenga? And every married woman or new bride ponders over these questions. We all know that during first few months it will not strike our mind and we tend to invest a heavy budget on purchasing bridal lehenga or attire. And at the last, our one time worn bridal lehenga reminds us that it was for one time only. It holds a paramount during the marriage ceremony but does it have any other role in future!?

Well now, say yes! This once-in-a-blue-moon attire now can be worn at different occasions without anyone noticing that this one is your wedding day lehenga. IndiaRush has brought you 11 awesome ideas to re-use your wedding lehenga without compromising from its god-like work. These ideas will work great for the women who wish to drape the same pretty flare around at other functions. We understand when your heart-ache for not wearing the bridal lehenga again and thus here is the to-do list to re-utilise your designer bridal lehenga.
All we want is an effulgent smile on your face...

Transformation To Anarkali



Don’t worry; there is no extra work to do. Just stitch a net cloth or fabric to attach the choli with the lehenga skirt. You do not need to anything with the flare of the skirt and can easily transform your wedding lehenga into a designer Anarkali suit in a jiffy. Convert its grandiose by attaching zari work or booti work t its borders and add latkan as show on the sides.

Style Tips:
1. Wear smoky eye makeup with Marsala matte lipstick
2. Add hair spray to add volume in your puff
3. Finish off your style with designer high heels

Ways To Use Dupatta Separately




There is no mandatory rule to wear bridal dress dupatta with itself only. You can always mix and match to perk it the way you like. You can wear it with a plain salwar suit set or can transform your complete look by wearing that dazzling cloth with a contrasting pair of suit set. And if you belong to a more creative world then, craft your bridal dupatta to a shrug, transparent jacket, kurti or flared top. To buzz alone in the party night, you can also craft your dupatta into a cape (if it is sheer).

Style Tips:
1. Wear brocade shoes with bridal dupatta made kurti
2. Highlight your cheeks and eye corners
3. Finish off your complete look by donning high and wavy ponytail

Fusion Of Long Jacket



How about giving your traditional worked lehenga a fusion blast? Try Indo-western jacket with heavy brocade work over your bridal lehenga and ditch your dupatta completely this time. Infuse wow factor to your wedding lehenga with this jacket by making a full closure at the front with pseudo buttons or can make a delightful peek-a-boo with the open front jacket. Choose a contrasting fabric; silk, Banarasi silk, khadi and etc. are the fave picks for traditional jackets.

Style Tips:
1. Try to maintain a contrast which will make it really hard for the viewers to remember your wedding gown
2. High bun will make your appeal ecstatic
3. Wear chandelier earrings to dazzle the show

Play Mix & Match



Either you go with the bridal lehenga skirt and plain blouse or bridal choli with a plain skirt or a set of a plain suit with the bridal dupatta. This will maintain the mysterious glare of the wearer. Make sure any one of the pairs is simple to subtle down your non-bridal look. Don’t go over-flashy when mixing or matching choli, skirt and dupatta. In the case where you are including blue and skirt, ditch the dupatta.

Style Tips:
1. Go with nude makeup to highlight your creativity
2. Go with bright colours on the top and finish off with antique simple jewellery
3. A folded clutch will ice up your complete appeal

Drape It Like Never Before



“Life is too short to wear boring clothes.”
If you are a true fashionista, you can’t go same every day; even if it is with your bridal lehenga. Try to manage it with different and unique looks. Change the draping style, complement it with different accessories and jewellery, add contrast and fusion, Change your makeup every time are some of the tricks which will definitely bring out a different person while wearing the same dress. You also add a traditional belt or can pin up a lavish brooch at the top to attract everyone’s attention.

Style Tips:
1. Spiff up your complete look by adding double dupatta shade
2. Do you know, you can also wear lehenga with your fave brogue shoes? Well, try this idea with brocade skirt and bridal choli

Modernise The Blouse Or Choli



Hey fashion peeps; we all know that be it saree or lehenga choli, the vivacity of blouse makes your whole apparel striking. And every woman thus fusses a lot of their creative brain while asking for the stitch. In the wedding lehenga set, lehenga takes the main galore of the stage. It will always take the attention from all corners but you are free to experiment with choli. If you think your lehenga skirt is worth to take a risk for; you can complement it with simple yet designer choli. Try out peplum blouse, striped crop style blouse, boxy embroidered blouse to hold back that goddess lehenga look.

Style Tips:
1. Just pair it with a studded short clutch and even Minaudiere will also serve the purpose
2. Style it up with different hair style; make sure you’re not repeating them!

Use Dupatta Like Half n Half Saree



Why not perking up another lehenga piece from your ethnic wardrobe? Yes, you can always play with your dupatta by making your whole apparel look like a half n half saree. Even if you have another lehenga choli set with contrast colour, you can take out your bridal dupatta and match it up with it. Use that dupatta as a pallu and drape it like a fashion queen.

Style Tips:
1. Wear choker or chic necklace with this style
2. Stay light while picking other jewellery
3. Wear light or nude makeup

Ditch Your Dupatta



There is no hard and fast rule of wearing dupatta with lehenga choli. Well, you can make out a contemporary style as well. Ditch your bridal dupatta and wear your bridal lehenga choli as it is with different makeup and hairstyle. Trust me; it will be a magic ready to cast! You can also simplify the look of the blouse by detaching embellished layers from them.

Style Tips:
1. What about a pocket style skirt?
2. Wear tiara or contemporary head-gear to make your appeal stand apart
3. Deep or gothic lip shades are in trend. What about you?

Stitch It Into A Kurta


The wedding lehenga showcases a grand work pattern all over it and thus wearing a short choli highlight its work more. Why not mixing up with a kurta?


You can also ask your tailor to stitch the heavy worked dupatta into a kurti or kurta and then you can easily wear it with your bridal lehenga. There are chances of putting on weight after marriage; this style will beautifully cover up the clause. Focus on the neckline and the sleeve of the kurti to dim the glare of lehenga’s work.

Style Tips:
1. You can also steal the work of lehenga and transform it into a grand kurti
2. Wear it with a contrasting (golden, purple) dhoti pants
3. Smoky eye makeup and deep lip shade will do the rest

After All, It’s Your Bridal Attire


After all, the privilege is all yours and you can mould it and use it as you like it. No one has the authority to poke you because there’s nothing wrong with wearing your bridal lehenga at some serious resplendent events. Every bride has a lot of sentiments attached to it and there may be chances that she won’t re-tailor and re-use it in another way.

Re-Sell It On Websites


If you are tired of it and wish to utilise your business mind then there are few online sites that encourage renting or selling of your old clothes. Sound interesting? IndiaRush is presenting you a list of those sites where you can rent your wedding lehenga:

1. Gorenty.com
2. ShareWardrobe.com
3. Olx.in
4. Quikr.in

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