Many brides today are shunning extravaganza when it comes to their big days. They no longer want over-the-top decor and elaborate outfits that they’ll never wear. Instead, they are heading the DIY route. And this includes the bridal wear too. The benefits of putting together your bridal outfit on your own are many. The biggest draw? You get a unique outfit that is like none other. Also, anything handmade is often better and special than the costliest designer wear.
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Not Necessary to go all in
Just because you want to DIY, it doesn’t mean that all your bridal outfits have to be DIY. You can put together a few outfits on your own like the ones for the mehndi, sangeet and reception, while you pick a designer lehenga for the main ceremony. There are no hard and fast rules. The choice is all yours. Irrespective of whether you’re heading the DIY route from budget constraints or your beliefs, here you can find interesting ways to spruce up your bridal wear.
#1: Add a Cape
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Start with a simple lehenga in plain colours and just a border. Add an embellished cape for glamour. Kudos if you hand embroider your cape.
#2: It’s the Blouse that Matters
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You can spruce up any ordinary lehenga with a heavily embroidered blouse. Choose a simple lehenga in flowy fabrics and add a pop-up blouse. This is sure to elevate your entire outfit. The key here is to choose pastel or sombre colours for the lehenga if you want the maximum impact.
#3: Make use of your Dupattas
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Do you have phulkari or brocade dupattas with heavy embroidery that you no longer use? Fashion a corset out of them and pair with a plain skirt for an unusual but striking outfit.
#4: Look for Creative Ways to wear your Dupatta
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So, you’re buying a simple lehenga but looking for ways to make it striking? Stitch the dupatta along with your blouse to create a modern silhouette that is sure to earn you great compliments.
#5: Make Mix and Match your Secret Weapon
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Don’t want to run behind the super busy bridal tailors in town? Worry not! Head into your nearest brand store like Anokhi, Biba or Fabindia. Choose a skirt and plain solid crop top. Glamorize it with vintage jewellery borrowed from your mom for an ultra-stylish look. Simple and Amazing, that’s what all DIY bridal wear are. All you require is inspiration, a dash of creativity and knowing a few tricks with the needle. Not the crafty kind? Worry not, get the help of a friend or family member and put together unique outfits that are just Perfection personified.
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