Try These 6 Super Cool Ways To Recycle Your Bridal Lehenga

Written by Rachana C  • 

You spend a fortune on clothes for your D-day. Then, the day comes, and you get all crimson with the overwhelming attention you get. After that, you look at your lehengas lying in the wardrobe a couple of times. You might even play the bride once or twice and relive your D-day. What next? Is the lehenga going to sit under the pile of clothes for the rest of your life? If you are tempted to revamp and use it for other important occasions in your life, here are 5 ways in which you can recycle your Shaadi waali lehenga. Take your pick.

1. Pant Style Sari

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Pant-style sari – it is bold, badass, and traditional all at the same time. You could use the dupatta and even the blouse to pull off this look. Wear a nude color legging that has a slight shimmer to it to complete the ensemble. If you are looking to pair your dupatta with a crop top, see to it that you choose one that goes well with the dupatta and at the same time it shouldn’t overpower the dupatta. Choose overtones of gray or dull black to let the dupatta speak for itself.

2. Use Just The Dupatta

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A plain top with matching bottoms. Sounds too plain, is it? What is the dupatta for? Use the dupatta of your wedding lehenga to boost the oomph of a plain and elegant top. You can play around as much as you like with what kind of top and bottom you want to wear as long as they are plain. Th wedding dupattas are full of life. Coupling it with a plain dress will offer you some visual relief. You could make it a long, flare-y top with an ankle length legging or a short top with a matching patiala. If that’s not your kind, go for a long top with a palazzo. If you feel you are still playing it too low, add in some chunky jewelry to make it ethnic and edgy.

3. Mix And Mingle

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There’s the dupatta, the blouse, and the lehenga as the combo, agreed. But fashion’s got no rules, and there’s no one stopping you from separating the ensemble? No one, right? Try mixing your blouse with a different lehenga and your lehenga with a different blouse. You could make two or, in fact, more multi-coloured lehengas and wear it to another family wedding and trust me no one will even notice that you had already worn that outfit before

4. The Lehenga With A Long Top 

This is the best way to tone down the grandeur of the lehenga and yet retain the essence of it if you are looking for a dress to wear to a not-so-grand occasion. Pair the heavily embroidered lehenga with a long plain top. If you want the lehenga to show more, look for a long sheer top or get one designed with slits at the sides and in between. This will allow more space for your lehenga to twist and swirl but will make the look more subtle and poise.

5. A Plain Top With The Lehenga

Again, without much effort, this is an excellent way to reuse your wedding lehenga. Just pair it up with a simple plain top. There’s a lot of scope to bring variety in this kind of an outfit too. Wear a casual plain top for a dainty look.

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or opt for a jacket to make the look bold and pronounced

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6. Go For An Ethnic One-Piece

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If you don’t mind getting your lehenga under the scissors, give a full-fledged makeover to recycle your lehenga in the most innovative and classy way. Just get a knee-length or an ankle-length one-piece stitched. Reduce the ghera if you think your gown would be all over the place. Let the flair be the way it was if you want to snatch the limelight wherever you go, for, you are going to definitely get all of that with this kind of a zany fusion garb. Accessorize all you want. Since your foot will be noticed in this style of dress, make sure you pair it with equally irresistible ethnic footwear.

God, I know girls who want to get married because they’ll get to wear that wedding dress and be drenched in magnificence from tip to toe. As if that wasn’t crazy enough, I get this urge to get married so that I can revamp my wedding dress into something outlandish like this. What say, girls? How would you want to recycle your wedding dress? Comment below to let me know.

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