RECYCLING YOUR INDIAN WEDDING OUTFITS…….

After months of research and swatches you finally got your wedding outfits in order. Color coordinated, jewelery and make up synced with footwear to match or compliment the outfit. But once all the hoopla is over, does that hundreds of dollars worth of outfit gets packed-never-to-see-the-daylight again? You often don’t find a suitable occasion to wear it again as the family members have already seen it and it will be too loud for a friend’s or relative’s wedding.This is the main problem for everyone and trust me i too went through this.So whether it is a lavish wedding lehenga or a gorgeous and heavy wedding saree, I will tell you here ways to recycle your wedding outfit so that you can wear it even after your wedding and cherish the memories associated with the outfit every time you wear it.

Recycling Tip 1: Break the wedding lehenga set.

Duppata – Pair the heavy dupatta with a plain raw silk suit, or a complimenting salwar kameez. Your lehenga dupatta can also be used as half saree, which is so in-vogue. All you need is some extra three meters fabric to add to your heavy dupatta which will form the base of your saree. Wear it with long sleeve plain blouse to enhance the look of the loose and most attractive end of your saree. Dupatta can also be draped over a plain skirt to give it that half-saree look.   Sabyasachi-Mukhrjee-and-his-unique-Indian-Bridal-Wear-Collection- 2503f_Makeup_Rani-Mukherjee-in-Sabyasachi-saree   Aditi-Rao-Hydari-in-Dark-Orange-Anarkali-Suits-with-White-Colour-Golden-Border-Dupatta-caring-Heavy-Necklace-at-Dwarkadas-Chandumal-Jewellers-in-Mumbai            Vikram_Phadnis_Renaissance_Hotel_Bridal_Showcase%2520%2520%25282%2529_thumb%255B1%255D

Recycling Tip 2: Add waist coat or a long jacket with the lehenga to tone down its embellishments.

Make a bold statement by getting a sheer floor length jacket made and wearing it as a jacket lehenga. Go for a nude, earthy colour jacket if your lehenga is heavy (which we are guessing is!). The sheer fabric gives an indo-western touch and makes for a perfect Mughal-inspired look. This trick is one of best ones where you establish a balance between grand and simple by hiding the bling of your Lehenga without concealing the beauty of its work.

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Recycling Tip 3: Team up your heavy blouse with saree or plain skirt.

The bridal Lehenga blouse is a statement piece in itself with all its embellishments. You could jazz up a plain sari by teaming it with the bridal blouse.The bridal Lehenga blouse could also be worn with a contrast colour, less embellished Lehenga. This could be teamed with a simple dupatta. A beautiful option to attend another wedding.

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Recycling Tip 4: Transform lehanga into Anarkali suit.

Give your Lehenga a makeover by getting it attached with the blouse to convert it into a stylish anarkali silhouette. For the connecting part, go for see through fabrics if you are still that slim or some zari work fabric if you want to conceal your waistline. Pick up plain matching salwar or legging to enhance the look of upper part. You can also transform it into a gown.

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Recycling Tip 5:  Wear the wedding saree with a simple blouse.

If you are wearing your heavy wedding saree for any occasion, make sure to cut down on the bling by eliminating the overtly embellished blouse. Pair the wedding saree with a simple contrasting blouse and minimal jewellery and a non-fussy hairdo. This way, only your saree will stand out while all the other elements in your outfit will remain muted.

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