We’re officially deep in the trenches of #weddingszn, and if you’re anything like me, then you’re probably running out of outfits for the seemingly countless events that come with each wedding. So, how can you be the most fashionable guest at the wedding without breaking the bank? Don’t worry, I got you covered! Bring out your favorite lehenga!

While I hate repeating outfits, I do LOVE restyling and recycling them. Instead of running to your closest Indian clothing retailer and spending a ton of money on an outfit you may only wear once or twice, take a minute to go through your wardrobe and find ways to get creative.
Here are some of my favorite ways to style a lehenga to add a fusion flair, AND take advantage of this season’s latest trends.

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I started with this beautiful teal brocade lehenga. It matches with just about everything, and the embroidery adds a traditional edge to any ensemble. (Added bonus: This silhouette is flattering for almost every body type.)

1. Traditional Lehenga

The traditional lehenga is exactly what it sounds like — a lehenga, blouse, and dupatta. This look is classic, timeless and chic. Add some gold accessories and a bindi, and you are all set!

lehenga

lehenga

2. My Twist on the Button-Down Blouse

We’ve been seeing the button-down shirt paired with a lehenga all over Bollywood red carpets recently — thanks Manish Malhotra, you did well styling Anushka Sharma in this ensemble in “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil!” Many of Bollywood’s leading ladies, including Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor and so many more, have rocked this trend. I added a little twist of my own by pairing the brocade lehenga with an off-the-shoulder button-down shirt from Express. This look is perfect for a daytime wedding. It’s casual, yet chic; effortless, yet elegant. I added some rose gold earrings and a pair of fab sunnies to complete the look! (Catch me wearing this look at a wedding near you!)

lehenga

lehenga

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3. Traditional and Edgy

Looking for something more appropriate for nighttime? Add a black crop top with a sleek cut to give a bit of edge to your lehenga. The unique cut of this top gives this piece the perfect modern touch. Wear this to your next reception or sangeet, and you are sure to turn some heads.

lehenga

lehenga

lehenga

There you have it, my loves! I hope these tips give y’all some much-needed inspo on what to wear to your next wedding this season. Happy styling!

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