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Wedding functions mean lots of clothes. Sometimes, it excites us to the core. I mean just imagine buying different bridal outfits for various functions. And in our culture, a wedding is a 7-day long affair. You can calculate the number of outfits and the stress to choose them (wooof)!

Nowadays, some brides have started opting for the option of renting bridal outfits. But we understand how some brides prefer to buy the outfits for themselves to keep a forever memory. But the only problem is that we buy heavy and expensive outfits just for one day! They are mostly kept in the cupboard for years!

And today, we are here to solve this problem. So brides, if you recently got married and are worried thinking when you will use your bridal outfit again, we got you covered! ShaadiSaga has brought some modern ways in which you can upcycle your bridal look. Since Diwali is just around the corner, you can revamp the look for your first Diwali. Without wasting another minute, let’s get straight to the point!

10 Ways To Reuse Your Bridal Outfits For Your First Diwali

1. Flared blouse and your bridal lehenga

Look at these real brides who revamped their bridal lehenga by ditching the blouse. They paired the lehenga with a flared sleeved blouse and we are loving it. This look is so refereshing and would be an ideal choice for your first diwali. 

2. Add details to your outfit

Little details can enhance your look. Minor details (which are not-so-minor anymore) like latkans, tassels, sequins can glam up your outfit. So whether its your bridal suit, Anarkali or saree, you can add latkans and other details to your Diwali outfit. 

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3. Style your outfit with your heavy dupatta

The new mantra of the fashion world is less is more. If you have a heavy dupatta from your bridal trousseau, you can team it up with a pain Kurti salwar. It will give you a standout look. If you are someone who likes to keep everything simple, this is just for you. 

4. Heavy blouse with a lightweight saree or lehenga

Another example of less is more is this style of recycling your bridal outfit. If you have a heavy embroidered/sequined blouse, wear a simple saree or lehenga which has no details. Not only will this give you the perfect look for all the festivities, but you can avoid all the hassles of heavy lehenga too. 

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5. Shirt and Top with your lehenga will always be a trend

This is the easiest and classiest hack of all time. If you have a plain shirt or a trendy top, pair it up with your lehenga. It gives a very modern and chic look. Your first Diwali will be fashionable and memorable. Either you can wear a classy choker or oversized earrings to oomph up the look. 

6. Mix and match to your rescue

Can't figure out how to wear the same lehenga again? Well, just mix and match. Pair different colours of a blouse, lehenga and dupatta. With this combination, you can create so many outfits. And come on, we all want more things in less jhanjhat #JustIndianThings!

7. Get a choli attached to your lehenga to make it an anarkali

Another hack will give you a new outfit overall. Go to your tailor and ask them to attach your choli/blouse with the skirt. Tada! You will have an Anarkali which you can rock on this Diwali. A simple dupatta will be enough to complete the Diwali look. 

8. Add a jacket and glam up your diwali

We can already feel the winter chills! Keep yourself warm with a jacket lehenga. If you have a printed or embroidered lehenga, just get a matching or contrasting jacket that will jazz up the festival. Take some inspiration from these!

9. Ditch the blouse, pair your lehenga with a long kurti

This is one is among our personal favourites. How beautiful yet simple way is this to reuse the lehenga. Just a simple Kurti is enough and you have a whole new look. You can skip the jewellery and experiment with the Kurti. 

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10. Transform your bridal saree into a modern outfit

This is for the brides who are bold enough to run a scissor on their saree (yes it hurts we know :/). But look at the outcome. This blogger reuses a saree into a co-ord set and we are loving it. So if you have a saree that you are surely not gonna wear, it is a nice way to add something new to your wardrobe. 


Looking for something modern? Fret not, we have selected some indo-western outfits for you. Click here. 

10 Ways To Reuse Your Bridal Outfits For Your First Diwali

by Rashmi Jayara

10 Ways To Reuse Your Bridal Outfits For Your First Diwali