A Young Fashionista’s woes…
I got married some years ago. After some time, my sister-in-law married. Then got here my cherished cousin’s wedding. In between, I also attended myriad festivities, buddies’/colleagues’ weddings, celebrations and many others.
I am grateful for the satisfied occasions. I surely am! But, why am I sounding a touch miffed? Because, in the system, I ended up amassing a variety of ethnic birthday party wear – that I rarely get to wear/repeat.
My heart misses a beat, whenever I see my complicated and ornate wedding ensemble. I ought to put on it once more – on my sister-in-law’s wedding ceremony, but handiest briefly. I found it so heavy and bulky, the second time round, questioning how I controlled in it on my D-Day!
I even have no longer controlled to repeat many of my bridal dresses/ sarees, because the visitor listing is, continuously, the same. Many sarees I had bought as a part of my wedding trousseau haven’t seen the mild of the day.
Sheepishly, I should admit that my size has modified. I can not suit without problems into my bridal salwar fits, shararas and Indian Fusion wear. So, they live in neat piles, ingesting away my treasured dresser space.
Whenever there’s a function, and I splurge on modern day ethnic put on, my husband or even my mother and father dutifully job my memory of what all I already have in my Indian-put on closet.
It’s not that I don’t feel bad on seeing these kinds of high priced purchases languishing, and my difficult-earned cash getting spent on shopping for new ones – knowing well that I might not put on them more than two times.
But, what to do!
RECYCLE is the phrase! You can recycle your adorable Indian and Bridal apparel with a few clever strategies, a chunk of tailoring and clever tweaking. Here are a few pointers that you could observe – so that you won’t want to element with the one that you love conventional purchases –
A. Bridal Ensemble and different heavy gadgets for your trousseau
It’s usually simpler to RECYCLE your bridal apparel, if you had invested in a conventional. Overly quirky or faddish portions are fairly hard to re-fashion, but you should nonetheless try.
The Indo-Western Look – Traditional skirts, lehengas and chaniyas are being avidly paired with simpler blouses, way to the contemporary leisure wear fashion styling. Follow this fashion in your benefit, and use your pretty wedding ceremony lehenga a couple of instances. Pair your dressy lehenga with a longer, greater demure top – in a Western silhouette. Don’t take a dupatta.
Dress it down – Pair your lehenga with a easier choli, in plain satin/ silk – with out a embroidery, and a simple internet or published silk dupatta. The colors of the brand new additions have to be contrasting to the lehenga. Experiment, and choose strikingly exceptional colorations. This will create a completely new outfit – and you may come to be spending manner lesser.
Cut it up? – If you have got the coronary heart, split your lehenga to lessen its period or its flare (do away with a few kalis). Fish-fashion lehengas may be cut in parts; reduce at the knee-duration. The thin portion will come up with a unique, conventional pencil skirt. To the decrease half, add a plain elasticated belt waist to create a shorter, flared skirt. Pretty excellent, eh! Today, many designers re-construct beautiful Bandhgalas and Kurtis from bridal lehengas. Maybe some years after your wedding ceremony, it’s no longer this type of terrible idea!
The Blouse Chronicles – Heavy cholis and blouses from the marriage apparel may be paired with plainer, lighter sarees or simple Chaniyas/ Bohemian Skirts. You may also put on ornate blouses under internet/ see-via capes and long jackets, which might be in trend now. To convey this appearance, pair your dressy wedding ceremony blouse with a sharara fashion flared pants or palazzos, and cowl up with an extended, dependent, obvious jacket. If you’re into fusion wear, heavily embroidered cholis may be your best bets, whilst doing a Denims-Choli blend.
The Flying Dupatta – The cute, crystals encrusted, zardozi embriodered dupatta this is part of your bridal ensemble is simply too pretty to be wasted. You will see many Punjabi ladies getting undeniable salwar fits stitched in the same shade and fabric as their lehenga. Why? Pairing the lehenga’s dupatta with those undeniable suits is an terrific concept. If sporting this heavy dupatta isn’t your cup of tea – reduce it up! Re-construct your stunning wedding ceremony odhani to create to-die-for Kurtis/ Bandhgala/ Cape or Kameez.
Heavy bridal sarees aren’t very wearable, given their gaudiness, brilliant hues, heavy embroidery, thick material and so on.
Invest Right – Try now not to buy too many closely embroidered sarees in faddish designs. Stick to classics, as they wear well.
Keep converting your cholis and blouses – Rather than sticking to the blouses crafted from the cloth that comes with the saree, feel unfastened to experiment. Get your blousons stitched in contrasting fabric, colors, prints and even different work.
Re-construct – Sarees are not anything but 6 yards of loose flowing material. So, you may do a good quantity of re-biking with this marvel apparel. Cut up your plainer sarees to create chaniyas or skirts to be worn on Navratri and lighter functions, festivals and so on. They will also be re-constructed into Anarkali Kameez or Kalidaar Kameez/ Jacket. The ornate pallus can be used as hems on dupattas for those garments, or you can cut them as much as create separate kurtis/ blouses and so on. Flowy shararas and palazzos will also be produced from sarees with borders.
Combine – Okay, this could sound a piece crazy, however you can split two of your sarees in similar fabric, but contrasting colorations or factors – in halves. Get a deft darner to stitch up the 1/2 of 1 saree with the half of of some other – voila, you have a clothier, self-created saree.
Dupatta magic – You may additionally cut up your saree to create a dupatta and kameez set. If you only want to keep the dupatta, present the other half of length of the fabric to a chum.
Gowns/ Dresses – Sarees can be magically converted into cute Indo-western gowns and dresses, supplied you’ve got an adept tailor/ designer at your beck and contact.
C. A little More…
Pair your dhoti pants with brief, straight cotton kurtas for the elegant glam appearance.
Wear an extended Kameez with embroidery element over a decent pair of leggings, and see how fashionable you look.
Team crop tops and sleevless internet jackets with sarees for that extremely-ultra-modern vibe.
Replace heavy salwars in your clothier salwar suits with trendier cigarette pants, wide-legged culottes and ankle-duration leggings with zipper info.
Re-construct your lengthy anarkali kurtas into long, open the front jackets/ capes.
MIX and MATCH must be your Mantra!