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How to reuse wedding lehenga

People invest months of research and browsing through multiple stores both online and offline to get that particular masterpiece, yes we are talking about the wedding lehenga. A soon as the events get over we end up glancing at that beautiful attire which has made your special day even more memorable.  For those 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, therefore to bring an effulgent smile on your face we are here with some awesome ideas to re-use your wedding lehenga.

If this was striking to your mind and you don’t want to regret the heavy investment you did on purchasing bridal lehenga or attire. You have come to the right place. Hope that our tips and tricks will make reuse of your once-in-a-blue-moon attire, the masterpiece for different events like wedding,  engagements, parties, festival by just making few changes in it.


Transformation To Anarkali

If it is your beautiful silk saree or lehenga, turn it into an elegant Anarkali.  It can be done at your local tailor or simply at any designer boutique. Ak them to remove the hard ruffled support cloth underneath the lehenga and attach the skirt to a well-stitched and fitted blouse. Buy a matching dupatta that does very well with the borders of your bridalwear. If the dress has heavy work keep the dupatta plain with minimum surface work. Trust us, if it will be stitched properly no one will ever to able to find out that it’s made of a lehenga. .You are ready to rock the floor with your super comfy, reused lehenga. Since slit is in trend you can ask your tailor to give it a nice long slit in the middle if you desire so.

For the complete look:
1. Wear smoky eye makeup with Marsala matte lipstick
2. Keep your hair open by give hairspray
3. Finish off your style with designer high heels


Use Dupatta Separately

If your bridal wear doesn’t seems to attract you much you can use a piece of it like dupatta separately to create wonders for your new attire. There is never any mandatory rule when it comes to fashion. You can always mix and match to perk it the way you like. Options are many, if you are lazy like me then without doing much changes just wear it with a plain salwar suit set or you can transform your complete look by wearing that dazzling cloth with a contrasting pair of suit set.

Or else be creative and 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).

For the complete look:
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

My dearest Birthday girl Kareena ?show stopper Always ?

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Indo western ankle length jacket

Giving your traditional worked lehenga a fusion blast is something anyone has ever thought. If you have a long skirt or ghagra then try this Indo-western jacket made from your bridal dupatta. The heavy work on your jacket will illuminate the beauty of the pairing ghagra. The ankle length jacket will ditch away from the need of dupatta giving it an Indo-western touch. Infuse wow factor into your attire simply by making a full closure at the front with pseudo buttons or can make a delightful peek-a-boo with the open front jacket. Go for contrasting fabric of your ghagra like if the ghagra is in silk, Banarasi silk then goes for sheer fabric jacket or any light fabric. This trend is in vogue right now and something you must try.  You can get the slit either on the side or in front like Kareena Kapoor did with this Manish Malhotra creation.

For the complete look:
1. Wear off shoulder crop top in place of the blouse.
2. High bun will make your appeal ecstatic
3. Wear chandelier earrings to dazzle the show.


Mix & Match

Just like Sophie Choudhary did even you can use just the lehenga skirt and team it up with a simple top or blouse with no work. It doesn’t look over the top because the attention gets shifted to the lehenga. Not just that it gives a very contrasting modern plus traditional look altogether.  You can go the other way round as well, 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.

Do you remember the great shirt and ghagra combination of Anushka in Ai dil hai mushkil? wasnot it a great pair up? Try the same clothing by throwing a buttoned shirt on top of your lehenga skirt and there you go.


For the complete look:
1. Go with nude makeup to highlight your attire.
2. Go with antique simple jewelry or single statement piece.
3. A folded clutch will ice up your complete appeal.

Drape It Like Never Before

Whenever we buy the bridal lehenga we probably go with a long trailing dupatta. The dupatta is such that can get draped on your lehengas as well as on your crown area. So how about using that as a sari this time?

Wrap the dupatta like a sari or any of your favorite styles on a simple skirt and team that up with a super worked blouse.You will definitely get praised for your creativity and gain the maximum number of appreciation in the party. This way you can manage different and unique looks. Change the draping style, complement it with different accessories and jewelry, add contrast and fusion. And there you go…

Style Tips:
1. Spiff up your complete look by adding double dupatta shade.
2. You also add a traditional belt or a lavish brooch at the top.

Modernise The Blouse Or Choli


Blouse play an important role in making your whole apparel striking. And every woman thus fusses a lot for the perfect stitch. In the wedding lehenga set choli is that one piece where you are free to experiment. Lokk how beautifully the girl in the picture has got her choili stitched. It s a off shoulder choli that compliments her lehenga. You can try out peplum blouse, striped crop style blouse, boxy embroidered blouse too for holding back that goddess lehenga look.

Style Tips:
1. Just pair it with a studded short clutch to serve the purpose
2. Style it up with half hairdo.

3. Wear big jhumkas as your statement piece.


Stitch It Into A Kurta

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Wedding lehenga also has grand work pattern all over it. You can highlight its work more by mixing up with a kurta. If there is difficulty in finding the right kurta for you ask your tailor to stitch the heavy worked dupatta into a kurti or kurta. Kurta is a great option because it hides the weight gain by 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. Wear choker or chic necklace with this style.
2. Wear it with contrasting  dhoti pants.
3. Smoky eye makeup and deep lip shade will do the rest.

Selling it online or renting it

If you are tired of it and wish to give it away then there are few online sites that encourage renting or selling of your old clothes. FashionPro has done all the research and has come up with the list of those sites where you can rent your wedding lehenga:



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About the author


Hello everyone, I am Richa Parashar, doing Fashion Communication from NIFT , Kolkata, India. I have keen interest in Fashion Journalism, Graphic Designing and Photography.
Apart from all these, I am a big foodie, love travelling to new places. Enjoy reading my articles.

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