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#BTRewear Designer Abhinav Mishra Tells You How To Re-Style Your Wedding Ensemble

Dreamy drapes, fetching florals and elegant embroidery, the designer tells you 6 ways in which you can re-style your sartorial choices.

Diya J Verma
Spent a bomb on that bridal lehenga and don't want to give up on it so soon? Trust me, we understand what brides go through post their nuptials. Your wedding is over and now you have no clue what to do with that bridal outfit that's been lying in your wardrobe ever since! It's too precious to get rid off, too heavy to wear elsewhere, and most importantly everyone has already seen you in it! However, it doesn't need to be this hard, beautiful brides. Here are 6 designer-approved style hacks to give your wedding attire an instant upgrade! You can now wear it for your brother's cocktail party or your besties mehendi function (and trust me no one will ever know.)
  • Designer Abhinav Mishra
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    Designer Abhinav Mishra

    "When a bride picks her wedding ensemble for her big day, she wants it to be perfectly aligned with the vision that she has set in mind. However, afterwards a lot of brides come back with hopes to get their wedding outfits revamped, to make it more wearable for other occasions. Personally, I absolutely love this part of re-purposing the outfits. Drawing subtle elements from your attire and pairing it differently to create an entirely new look, is something I love to do for our brides!"

  • ‘Retro Romance’ from The Royals, SS20
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    ‘Retro Romance’ from The Royals, SS20

    "One of the things I often suggest brides to do, is to change the silhouette of the outfit. This way one can re-purpose their wedding ensemble and can create a whole different look, vis-à-vis the one donned at the wedding."

  • Mirror Embellished Blouse with a Bougainvillea Printed Skirt.
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    Mirror Embellished Blouse with a Bougainvillea Printed Skirt.

    "One way to achieve an understated look is to pair a heavy blouse with a lighter lehenga. For instance, a mirror-work blouse can simply be paired with a lighter skirt/lehenga, possibly of a lighter fabric. By pairing an embellished blouse with a light skirt, the ensemble becomes more wearable and appropriate for multiple functions."

  • 'Falaknamaa' is dedicated to the royal era of our country where beauty was defined by minimalism
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    'Falaknamaa' is dedicated to the royal era of our country where beauty was defined by minimalism

    "Opting for a natural nude makeup look and leaving your hair down, can help give a lighter, breezier feel to the entire attire. Pairing a one-toned heavy blouse with a lighter lehenga will also make the outfit more day/night appropriate. This would be ideal for a close family member's or a best friend’s wedding."

  • Seerat ‘Love Stories’ By Abhinav Mishra Bridal Couture 2019
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    Seerat ‘Love Stories’ By Abhinav Mishra Bridal Couture 2019

    "If one doesn't wish to switch around the lehenga and blouse too much, the ensemble can be given a toned-down look with minimal, delicate jewellery. This draws attention to the lehenga, without it being over the top or too heavy for the occasion."

  • Sunflower ‘The Royals’ Spring Summer 2020
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    Sunflower ‘The Royals’ Spring Summer 2020

    "Who said that the blouse and lehenga both can't be light? Need an outfit for a distant relatives wedding? Well, this is the one!"

  • 'Falaknamaa'
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    'Falaknamaa'

    "The dupatta is the most versatile element in Indian ensembles. It can gracefully be paired with any other outfit - a sharara set, another lehenga or even a suit set." 

  • Roshanara ‘Love Stories’ By Abhinav Mishra⁠ Bridal Couture 2019 Collection
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    Roshanara ‘Love Stories’ By Abhinav Mishra⁠ Bridal Couture 2019 Collection

    "Additionally, a dupatta simply draped differently can make all the difference to the overall look!" 

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