Without a doubt, weddings are something we Indians are totally obsessed with! We count money while paying for fruits, groceries, and every other thing, but when it comes to weddings, we tend to spend (read as overspend) with free hands. We often end up picking the most exclusive, heaviest and for sure the costliest dress of our life for our big day. For most of us, our wedding lehenga is the most expensive attire but do we ever wear it again? Well, most of us don’t, we feel that it will be too gaudy to be adorned on a cousin’s wedding or any other function.
So, married beauties, if your heart aches from not being able to wear your most prized possession again and you are brainstorming about how to recycle your lehenga, then worry not! In this article we will give you some awesome ways to take out your wedding lehenga from your closet and wear it in a whole new way:
1. Team It With Long Slit-Jackets
Revamp your wedding lehenga, the Rampway, by pairing the heavily embellished skirt with a long slit-jacket. Long-slit jackets are in vogue these days and will electrify your looks and can be easily pulled off for a friend’s wedding or a family function.
2. How About Transforming It To An Anarkali
If you are someone who is not a fan of lehengas and feel more confident and comfortable in an Anarkali, then just modify your grandiose wedding attire to an elegant Anarkali suit. Just hunt for a talented tailor who can attach the skirt with the blouse and if required, add a subtle zari work border at the waistline. You can wear your empire-line Anarkali with a matching salwar, leggings or even an everyday skirt for a different look.
3. Team It With A Button-Down Shirt
Want to go casual? Well, you can wear your lehenga skirt with a plain button down shirt in white. This combination will not only give due attention to your heavily embroidered lehenga but also give your personality a very contemporary charm.
4. Get A Long Sheer Jacket
Long sheer jackets are probably the best way to play a little hide and seek to cover the bling of your heavy lehenga without completely hiding it off.
5. Concept Saree
How about attaching a few meters of fabric to your bridal dupatta to transform it into a brand new saree. This extra material will form the base of your sari. Try wearing it with a long sleeve plain blouse to not only balance the heavy work on the pallu but also to make your look more attractive.
If you find cutting your dupatta too bold and daunting, then simply wrap it like a saree on an everyday skirt and team the look with a heavily embellished blouse and smokey makeup.
6. Turn Dupatta Into A Blouse
Do you love the sequin work on your dupatta and often wish to wear it again? Well, you can get a beautiful and eye-catching blouse stitched out of it and wear it with a plain saree to make a fashion statement.
7. Monotone Blouse And Heavy Lehenga Combo
One of the best ways to bring down the bling of your wedding lehenga is to wear it with a monotone raw silk or Brocade or Chanderi blouse for that Bollywood diva look.
8. Switch to a modern blouse
With lots of latkan and work, the majority of wedding lehenga blouses look very traditional. So, if you wish to reduce the bling, then opt for a sleeveless blouse to add that modern touch to your otherwise outdated attire. In case you don’t find much time to go hunting for that perfect blouse, you can find it online and with incredible ethnic wear offers from Couponraja, you will be able to save well on your purchase.
Don’t just change the draping style of your dupatta to jazz-up your wedding lehenga, go creative and make a fashion statement!