#BTRewear Designer Ritu Kumar Tells You How To Re-Style Your Wedding Ensemble

Dreamy drapes, fetching florals and elegant embroidery, the designer tells you the 8 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 8 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.)
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    Designer Ritu Kumar

    "A sari is the most versatile ensemble that a bride can ever own. It may either be a new one, or a priceless heirloom that has been handed down to them as a legacy, across generations."

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    "Why not give your sari a glamorous, yet elegant upgrade? You could spruce up your sari with a sexy blouse in a contrasting colour, or even a tone-on-tone embellished one!"

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    "Your sari may also be draped in many contemporary ways or can be teamed with a jacket, depending on the weather and if the occasions calls for it."

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    "These lehenga sets in resplendent hues have been revamped with options of sexier blouses. Go ahead and pair your lehenga with an embellished tube blouse or opt for a plain velvet one, for an edgy, chic vibe." 

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    "You also have the choice of going with, or without a jacket. In case you choose not to play around with a jacket, a sheer dupatta can well amp up the entire look for you!"

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    "You certainly don't want to outshine the bride on her big day, do you? If you're looking to achieve an understated, non-OTT look, pair your heavy bridal lehenga with a kurta instead. This traditionally heavy lehenga with a long Bhopali kurta, and an equally ornamented dupatta can be coupled with a crushed, light skirt and dupatta in a diaphanous fabric with delicate embellishment, to make the ensemble more appropriate for other functions."

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    "Who ever said that a lehenga set has to be boring when worn with a traditionally cut blouse and fabric-laden heavy dupatta? We suggest you go for a funky corset that will give your lehenga a modern touch, much like a gown. Pair it up with a ruffled stole for a fun-filled musical sangeet night, or with a delicately embroidered net dupatta for a destination affair."

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    "Its time to ditch the heavy embroidered lehenga, enriched with an abundance of pearls and the traditional ari embroidered dupatta. To achieve an understated, yet a chic contemporary look, you can pair the original kurti with a fabulous net skirt and an elegantly light dupatta. Also, we needn't mention that the matching minaudiere completes the entire look!"

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    "An off-shoulder blouse, handcrafted with 'zari-ka-kaam' and a golden belt, can certainly amp up your traditional zardosi sari a notch. Wear this stunning ensemble for any occasion, and you'll surely fetch a bunch of compliments." 

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