Real Brides Reveal - How Are They Planning To Reuse Their Wedding Lehengas!
BY Apoorva | 26 Feb, 2021 | 35225 views | 4 min read
Name one piece of clothing that gets the most attention in a bride’s wedding shopping? Her bridal lehenga! But the irony is that it is the most ignored piece after the wedding is done. And while we love lehengas too, we agree that wearing your own wedding lehenga to some other event may feel a little pompous. So what do you do with that beautiful piece? We asked our real brides to give us the details on how they used or are planning to re-use their wedding lehengas that you can be inspired from!
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I invested in a heavy skirt lehenga with a light blouse, so I got it stitched into an anarkali and got a sheer jacket made to drape over it so it looked different. I wore it 4 times after that which according to me was an achievement!
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I plan to mix and match every part of my wedding lehenga. I have a cousin’s wedding coming up and I am planning to make a simple plain lehenga that will match my wedding blouse and drape my head dupatta with it since it wasn’t seen much. Also for my main dupatta, I am planning to wear it with a belt on a silk kurta for the mehendi so it’s used plus it looks different!
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My lehenga was a traditional lehenga with all the work in the world. I made a new strappy blouse in raw silk in a contrast colour as my original one was matchy-matchy and half sleeves. I asked my designer to cut off the long trail and made it into a regular lehenga length and wore it with my strappy blouse and a new tulle dupatta!
I had a super bridal lehenga with a huge ghera and can-can. There was no way I could reuse it. So I told my guy to remove all the can-can and reduce the ghera of the lehenga to make it light and wearable. The look changed completely. I wore it with a different dupatta and draped that dupatta in a cape style which was a different style than my wedding look.
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This may be a big no-no for everyone but I cut up my lehenga and made it into multiple items. After 3 years of just accumulating dust I decided that I needed to use that piece. I had it cut up and created a kurta for myself, a blouse for my sister, used the heavy border as a border for an anarkali and rest I used as a thin border for a plain dupatta. My mother was in shock for a few days but after she saw the result she kind of agreed with me.
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My wedding lehenga was very plain except for a border and I went with a heavy blouse as we were roaming around with guests post-wedding instead of a stage so I dint want a heavy skirt. So I dyed it! Except the border, my lehenga skirt turned into a completely different colour! I stitched a new blouse and wore it a few times for events and nobody even guessed it was the same piece. My dye guy said that only because I dint have any work on the fabric it worked. I am so happy!
I layered it with a new jacket. I always had this plan in my head so while I customised my wedding lehenga, I had a plain silk jacket made that would match the lehenga and after the wedding, I wore the outfits sans the dupatta but with the silk jacket!
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Want to style your wedding lehenga differently? Check out How To Style Your Wedding Lehenga In Different Ways!