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#BTRewear Designer Anita Dongre Tells You How To Re-Style Your Wedding Ensemble

Dreamy drapes, fetching florals and elegant embroidery, the designer tells you 9 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 way, beautiful brides. Here are 9 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 Anita Dongre
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    Designer Anita Dongre

  •  Benaisha Kharas Dongre at her wedding vs. at a friend's wedding
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    Benaisha Kharas Dongre at her wedding vs. at a friend's wedding

    "To achieve an understated look, re-purpose your wedding lehenga by teaming your bridal blouse with a lighter lehenga and dupatta, paired with minimal jewellery."
     

  •  Benaisha Kharas Dongre at her wedding vs. at a friend's wedding
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    Benaisha Kharas Dongre at her wedding vs. at a friend's wedding

    "The dupatta is one of the most versatile elements in an Indian ensemble. Give your bridal lehenga a stylish upgrade by draping your dupatta in different ways so that it can double up as a cape or a jacket! Similarly, you may also substitute your heavy lehenga for a sharara, palazzo pants, or a tulle skirt."

  • Benaisha Kharas Dongre at her wedding cocktail
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    Benaisha Kharas Dongre at her wedding cocktail

    "When picking an outfit for your cocktail you can opt for something like our hand-painted gown from the 'Picchwai' collection. This classic look can be re-purposed and styled appropriately for an array of occasions."

  • Alia Bhatt in Anita Dongre
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    Alia Bhatt in Anita Dongre

    "Let's break the monotony with a pop of color! Play around with colour palettes and add a contrasting choli and dupatta with a complementing border to make sure you stand out. You've now got yourself a stunning bridesmaids outfit, perfect for your friends mehendi function."

  • Anita Dongre, Jaipur Love
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    Anita Dongre, Jaipur Love

    "Hero the blouse. Switch your traditional blouse with a long tunic-style choli and pair it with a subtly embroidered dupatta for a contemporary, refined look."

  • Sonakshi Sinha in Anita Dongre
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    Sonakshi Sinha in Anita Dongre

    "You can never go wrong with a white wrap-top coupled with your bridal lehenga. The perfect way to dress-down, this chic look is super-easy, fuss-free, and perfect for a day function."

  • Trishala Sikka in Anita Dongre
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    Trishala Sikka in Anita Dongre

    "Alternatively, pair your wedding lehenga with a contrast coloured blouse and a matching potli to ensure that you don't steal the show away from the bride!"

  • Benaisha Kharas Dongre in Anita Dongre
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    Benaisha Kharas Dongre in Anita Dongre

    "Revamp your regular kurta the right way! Dress it up by pairing it with a lehenga and a sheer dupatta or dress it down with a matching sharara. Make your pick keeping in mind what would be more occasion-appropriate."

  • Kriti Sanon in Anita Dongre and PinkCity
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    Kriti Sanon in Anita Dongre and PinkCity

    "Last but certainly not the least, team your heavy embroidered blouse with a plain saree, or one with tassels and fringes, ideal for a cocktail or mehendi function."

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