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5 ways to re-use your lehenga

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We all love to play dress up at weddings. Even if your lehenga weighs more than you and your best friend put together, the sheer grandeur of being dolled up in your traditional best is one feeling we love to enjoy. But what happens after the big day is long over? Don’t we just hate stashing away our beautiful outfits in our closets? We feel you, girls. Most of us are guilty of buying lehengas convincing ourselves that we would re-use them later, but do you actually get around doing that? Here’s how you can revive all your lehengas:

Lehenga with a skirt


Give dimension to your outfit by layering your ensemble with a statement long necklace. Adding a necklace will help you enhance the bare shirt and the heavily embellished lehenga.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’s Alizeh is all about oomph and style. Easy breezy, the lehenga shirt look is chic and sexy at the same time. Adding a statement neckpiece glams up the outfit like no other!

Lehenga with a crop-top

If you have an embellished lehenga, tone it down in the smartest and chicest way by adding a crop-top.

Shraddha Kapoor looks regal and elegant at her friend’s wedding in a hot pink lehenga with a cold shoulder crop-top. WE APPROVE!

Lehenga with a cape

Capes are the most trending and chic solution to skip lengthy dupatta drapes. They add so much style quotient to your look!

Being a true fashionista, Sonam Kapoor experimented with her wedding reception look with an earthy tonal Anamika Khanna lehenga with a cape. Brownie points for bold red lipstick and dramatic eye make-up.

Lehenga with anarkali

While there are times you want to tone down your Indian looks, there are also times when you just want to go dramatic. For such occasions a heavy anarkali and lehenga combination is your best bet. This way you won’t even have the hassle of a dupatta.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looked breath-taking at Bipasha Basu’s wedding reception in an embellished black anarkali lehenga by Manish Malhotra.

Blouse with pants

Use your dupatta and blouse to create a more contemporary look by pairing them with a dhoti or palazzo pants. This way you can also experiment with modern drapes like the narrow cowl.

The style diva, Shilpa Shetty surely knows how to give us fashion goals in that contemporary dhoti pants with a blouse.