When it comes to buying your ideal wedding lehenga, there are a few questions and statements that you might have expected to come from your parents. For example, the most common one being, 'Where will you wear the expensive lehenga after your wedding?', or, 'Why do you want to spend so much if you're only going to wear it once?'
Well, you will finally have the right comeback to these questions. We've come up with some of the most creative ways to reuse your wedding lehenga. From trying it with different pieces of clothing to draping it differently, here's a list of some of the easiest and the best ways to reuse your wedding lehenga.
Mix And Match
The three components – lehenga, blouse, and dupatta, look absolutely ethereal together but there are endless possibilities of styling it after your wedding. You could always pair the components up separately and make entirely different ensembles. You could try it with a contrasting lehenga set or a pair of palazzo pants that could turn your blouse into a voguish crop top.
Half Saree Style
Imagining your wedding lehenga being turned into a saree that you can wear often is quite dreamy and feasible! Draping your lehenga's dupatta accordingly and converting it into an unconventional saree could make your ensemble entirely different. The lehenga can also be used as an underskirt to make it look like a pre-draped saree.
Pair It With A Plain Bottom
Head to your favourite store and buy yourself a plain lehenga or a draped skirt to pair it up perfectly with your choli. If your blouse has multi-coloured embellishments, you have quite an array of options at your end. This attire can opt for your friend's engagement or sangeet ceremony.
Turn It Into An Anarkali
If you're looking for an outfit to wear at the next family function but can't take your wedding outfit out of your mind, you can go to your preferred tailor and get it stitched and converted into a fancy Anarkali. The look when paired with minimal accessories would be the ideal choice.
Contemporary Tops To The Rescue
One of the easiest ways to reuse your wedding lehenga is to pair it up with a plain shirt or a contemporary top. The toned-down top would elevate your look and add all the required chic elements to your wedding lehenga. You can try this look at a cousin's wedding with class and style. Even a blazer looks absolutely stunning when paired with an embellished lehenga
Use The Dupatta On Another Dress
You can opt for a simpler kurta set and wear it with your wedding lehenga's dupatta. The contrast of wearing a kurta set with minimal work with a heavily worked dupatta is quite a classic and is sure to be a hit at parties and family functions.
Make An Outfit From The Lehenga
This may seem like an unconventional option, but you can convert your lehenga into an entirely new outfit while keeping the soul of your wedding look intact. So, you can efficiently avoid the hassle of wearing a lehenga while sneakily wearing your dream outfit.
Here are some of my favourite ideas to reuse your wedding lehenga and they will effectively and efficiently answer all the desi parents’ questions about splurging on your big day.