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#BTRewear Designer-Approved Ways To Accessorise Your Wedding Ensemble Again

Five designers give you the low-down on how to re-purpose and upgrade your wedding ensemble with dainty accessories.

Diya J Verma
  • Designer Abhinav Mishra
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    Designer Abhinav Mishra

    ABHINAV MISHRA
     
    "For formal occasions, re-purposing your wedding lehenga is a must. One can accessorise their ensemble by pairing it with more understated, lighter jeweller to be just the right amount of dressy. I advocate moving away from heavy jadau and kundan pieces, and opting for cleaner neck pieces such as dainty chokers instead. One may also choose to pair this with matching earrings and a single kada, for a polished and refined feel. For some ensembles, even a classic string of pearls lends the right amount of grace and sophistication to your overall look!"
     

  • Designer Abhinav Mishra
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    Designer Abhinav Mishra

  • Designer Payal Singhal
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    Designer Payal Singhal

    PAYAL SINGHAL
     
    "Accessories are dictated by the aesthetic of the outfit. The key difference between the accessories that you adorn on your wedding day and those that you pair with the re-styled wedding ensemble for other occasions, is the 'toning down' aspect. After all, it is unacceptable to try and upstage another bride. Therefore, to achieve an understated look, one could opt for neo accessories such as belt bags with your skirt or trouser, or even a visor for an outdoorsy beach wedding. One may also re-wear their wedding outfit with a lighter dupatta and cinch it with an embroidered belt."

  • Designer Payal Singhal
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    Designer Payal Singhal

  • Designer Ridhi Mehra
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    Designer Ridhi Mehra

    RIDHI MEHRA 
     
    "Belted wedding outfits are a go-to trend this season! These embellished belts can be used to uplift a simpler, understated look by giving it a contemporary twist. The same goes for the jewels worn on the wedding day, such as earrings or bangles which can be re-worn on other occasions."

  • Designer Ridhi Mehra
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    Designer Ridhi Mehra

  • Designer Monica Shah 'JADE'
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    Designer Monica Shah 'JADE'

    JADE by MONICA & KARISHMA
     
    "An embroidered cross-body bag is a must-have accessory! This one from our last
    collection is the perfect balance between glamour and function. It adds an elegant, glamorous touch, while allowing the bride to keep her essentials close by. Our quintessential tone-on-tone embroidery ensures that the bag enhances one's
    look, rather than overwhelm it."

  • Designer Monica Shah 'JADE'
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    Designer Monica Shah 'JADE'

  • Designer Mrunalini Rao
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    Designer Mrunalini Rao

    MRUNALINI RAO
     
    "Wearing studded bangles or stacking up strands of beads on a shirt with a bridal lehenga is one way to accessorise with sophistication for formal occasions. Wearing a traditional south Indian waist-band on a Kanjeevaram sari with the lehenga's blouse and dupatta is another way to play mix and match. Opting for lighter and fewer jewels is recommended, such as just a maang tika on the lehenga paired with a jacket, to give it a modern spin. One can also simply accessorise with an elegant sling bag."

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