Different Ways To Reuse Your Bridal Lehenga!!
Many brides spend hours, days, weeks or months looking for that perfect wedding Lehenga. And after you find it, you are likely to spend a bomb to purchase it. But the question remains: What do you do with that expensive Lehenga after your wedding is over?? After the big day you may find yourself tucking away your wedding lehenga you cherish into the back of your closet. I’ve been wondering this myself, that’s why I polled some friends and family to compile this list of different ways to reuse your bridal lehenga.
REUSE THE BLOUSE : Most of the lehenga blouses have heavy embroidery work which can be easily paired up with a plain saree. You could also ditch the skirt and go in for a new look !! Get a Plain Raw Silk Skirt with a lot of flare and wear it with your heavy Blouse and dupatta. Plain silk skirts are super in vogue at the moment. You can get some nice thick borders, and you have an outfit you can rock in at a friend’s wedding !
REUSE THE SKIRT : If your lehenga skirt has heavy work then pair it up with a plain contrast blouse by wearing the same dupatta for a relative’s wedding!
Another way to reuse the skirt is by making a long jacket/kurta that suits the skirt and dupatta.
REUSE THE DUPATTA : There are different ways to reuse your dupatta. One is by converting your heavy dupatta into a blouse. Wedding lehenga dupattas mostly have heavy embroidery or stone work on it and they have beautiful borders too. One of my friends did the same recently for a party and I couldn’t even realize it until she pointed it out to me. Total WIN WIN situation there!
You could also make a saree out of your dupatta. All you need is some extra three meters fabric to add to your heavy dupatta which will form the base of your saree.
A COMPLETE MAKEOVER : Now if you don’t want to keep your lehenga at all because it has become old and has gone out of fashion then you could get a complete makeover by getting an Anarkali suit stitched out of your bridal lehenga. I would think twice before doing this but then hey it’s a very personal choice.
BE A REPEAT OFFENDER : Repeat it! So what if everyone has seen you in it. You could just pair it up with different accessories OR could change the dupatta draping style. I feel if you have the confident then you can totally pull it off. Trust me there’s no harm in repeating the same outfit for another important function in your family!
SAVE IT : I saved this one for last because to me, it seemed like the obvious choice. If you’re still unsure of what to do, or you don’t plan on re-using your dress for a while, the best bet is to have it cleaned and packed so the fabric stays for years to come. I think I would keep mine intact in case I have a daughter and if she wants to wear it as it is for her Big day or to have it altered into something more modern. You never know!
If you can think of another way to reuse bridal lehenga then do comment below!! 😀
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