Girls, raise your hands if you want to pool in all your savings for the lehenga of your dreams. The one with that heavy gota patti border, or the one with the net dupatta with the most gorgeous, intricate zari detailing you’ve ever seen! And we can’t forget- the best pastels don’t come cheap, do they?
So if you're looking to buy a lehenga that you want to spend a bomb on, you’re in the right place, because we’re about to show you how you can reuse that wedding lehenga without making it a drab, overdone affair. Instead, use these tips to save up on useless spending and score yourself a lehenga that can be worn over and over with a gorgeous new look every time!
1. Downsize It!
This is the simplest and most creative way of reusing your wedding lehenga. Simple take it to the tailor and have him remove the frills and the borders and the extra heavy, jazzy stuff hanging from it. You’ll have a neat canvas to begin with, and you can experiment with newer styles and borders this time around to keep it looking fresh!
2. Layer It
Gilets and long waistcoats are all in. Experimentation is key. Wear your skirt with an embellished velvet jacket with zari embroidery on it and you’ll see how a simple skirt can be made trendy and super chic!
Complicate the styles by mixing and matching. Pair that super heavy dupatta with a lighter lehenga and a plain blouse, or wear the super heavy blouse with a skirt that doesn’t have too many frills. Pair one element with a lighter one to make the wedding attire stand out without being OTT!
4. Cut and Stitch
If you’re a hundred percent sure you won’t wear it like it is again, then feel free to cut and stitch wherever you think necessary. A genius way to do this is by reusing the borders from your lehenga on newer styles- jazz up a kurta or a dupatta with that gorgeous border. Your investment pays off since you’ll be wearing the newly patched kurta more than the lehenga.
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Use these tips to save up on useless spending and score yourself a lehenga that can be worn over and over with a gorgeous new look every time!