How to Reuse Indian Wedding Dress – Anarkali, Lehenga Choli

How to Reuse Indian Wedding Dress – Anarkali, Lehenga Choli. What happens to your expensive bridal lehenga once the wedding is over?? They were safely dry-cleaned and stored in your wardrobe. I am sure that you wear that lehenga hardly twice or thrice after your wedding.

That’s not good for spending a lot of money and storing them in a Wardrobe without using them. Do you ever think of any other ways to wear your bridal wear?

The ravishing Wedding attire suffices enough to transform the bride into a gorgeous glamorous one with a mix and match concept

7 Stylish Ways to Reuse Wedding Dresses

How to Reuse Indian Wedding Dress

You can use your Blouse in multiple ways. Most of the Wedding blouses have heavy embroidery work, we can pair up easily with a plain saree having the opposite color border. You can also opt for a plain skirt and go in for a new look. You can add a modern twist to your bridal blouse by altering it to a design of your choice just because of the changing trend your blouse seems a bit of old fashion.

Reuse the Choli
Reuse the Lehenga Choli


There is no hard rule to use your bridal dupatta with Lehenga only, you can use your bridal dupatta with a simple salwar suit, Anarkali or lehenga choli, and make a regular outfit look heavier or you can stitch into a Kurta, Shrug, transparent jacket, flared top.

This style is more majestic adorn two paired dupattas with opposite color attire, this Statement was adopted by our newly weeds Dipika in her Sangeet-Mehendi Ceremony. You can drape your Bridal Dupatta differently it also gives you a different look like wearing it with half style with a lehenga or it has a long trailing dupatta style it up with saree.

dupatta style
dupatta style


Usually, on formal or ceremonial occasions, Indian Women wear a full ankle-length skirt called Lehenga. Bridal lehenga has a feature like more flared with heavy embroidery. In the wedding lehenga set, lehenga makes you lavish on the stage. It will always take the attention from all corners, you can mix match with following

  • Jacket Style top

    Opt with a jacket style top, remember one thing ‘highlight only one rule’ where only your skirt or the kurta can be on the heavier side, gives you an Indo Western fusion to rock the floor on an occasion.

  • Anarkali

    Anarkalis will never go out of style as they are a classic. You can stitch the choli with the lehenga skirt, you get a brand new Anarkali. You do not need to do anything with the flare of the skirt and can easily transform your wedding lehenga into a designer Anarkali suit in a short time. Make it impressive by attaching tassels or hangings in its borders.

  • Different Tops

    Shirt it up with a button-down top or you can match it up with a plain blouse to give fresh look. You can team up with a different bodice like off-shoulder or cold-shoulder choli or with a crop-cap top.

  • Reduce some pleats

    Reduce some pleats and make it into a fish-cut lehenga which adds an hourglass shape to your body.


You can stitch new outfits for a different function from your bridal saree, lets see some ideas:

How to reuse Indian wedding dress
How to reuse the Indian wedding dress
  • Palazzo / Sharara Suit

    Now you can be cutting out a gorgeous bridal saree into a pair of Palazzo or Sharara. Team it up with a simple or light embroidery Kurti and you will have one of ethnic wear for your Occasion.

  • Reuse Saree as a dupatta

    One of the best ways to reuse your bridal saree. You can team it up with any regular outfit and it will boost up your look.

  • Stitch into a different outfit

    Lehenga/ Anarkali/ Kurti/ Suit Set/ Stylish top/ Jacket or Shrug
    If you have a good tailor in your contact, then give your bridal saree and turn it into a gorgeous outfit. You will actually get a new outfit and look.

For more ideas to reuse casual saree Read our blog, watch our Video Tutorial on How to Wear a Casual Saree


Convert Anarkali into Lehenga and wear with a Different colored blouse

Shilpa Shetty in Anarkali
Rented or Re-Sell It On Websites

Yes, you heard right, resell on the website, now a days lots of websites are available where you can easily sell it out. Or you can give on rent and make some money after at all your bridal wear is none comparable to your regular outfits.