10 ways to reuse your heavy sarees


When it comes to an old silk saree everyone feels nostalgic and ends up saving the silk sarees for ages no matter however old it might be.

There are emotions attached with those sarees. These are memories. More than anything they are expensive and rare.๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ

So whenever we see a silk saree, we think about how to re-purpose them but frankly speaking we can neither wear them nor give them to anyone.

So in this blog I am going to share with you the ways we can treasure our old memories.
Below are the list of ideas:

1. ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบLehenga ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ

If you have a kanjivaram or a banarasi saree then be happy, because you are having the best fabric for a beautiful lehenga. Whichever fabric has a brocade feel to it makes a beautiful lehenga.
You can just never go wrong with it. Since these sarees have lot of shimmer in it they make perfect party wears.
You can always go with a heavy bottom with many different types of tops, for example:
Crop top
Kurta
Blouse
Front slit top
Front double slit top
Anarkali kurta
A-line kurta

OMG the list is never ending, as long as you match the top perfectly the lehenga can be paired with n. number of tops.

2. ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบKurta๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ

Heavy sarees can also be used for designing beautiful tops. But remember if you have heavy hands then do not go for full sleeves because that will make your hands much more heavier and you will look unnecessarily bulky.
And if you cannot wear sleeveless like me (just because you are not used to it) then go for sleeves made up of brasso or net or any other matching light weight fabric.
Also if you are wearing a top made with heavy saree them do not wear heavy bottom, try to keep it simple and light. End of the day we don't wanna look like someone from bands.๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ
Different types of tops that you can design with heavy sarees are
Peplum top
Crop top
Blouse
A line top
Front slit kurta
Front double slit kurta
Jacket




3. ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบDupatta๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ

Banarasi dupattas are a big trend these days, you can wear a simple solid single color dress of your choice and pair it with just a banarasi dupatta and that's all, you are ready to go for any party or gathering.
All you need to do is separate the border and cut out a 2.5× 1 meter cloth from the sarees and attach the border around the big cloth or if you want to keep it simple, u can attach the border to only ends. That's all, a super elegant dupatta is ready.


4. ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบJacket๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ

To give a dash of ethnic look to your outfit all you need to do is pair your jeans, lehenga, shorts, skirt or anything for that matter with a jacket . All you need to do is just include a stylish jacket.
Try to wear contrast colors. Or if you have a colorful saree to can make your self a funky colorful jacket which can go with any color outfit.

5. ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบChudidar or Panjabi dress๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ

If your silk saree is not too heavy and is light weight then you can probably make a dress out of it.
Just pair it with simple plain chiffon dupatta and the dress will look awesome.


6. ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบPalazzo๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ

You can even design a Palazzo with your silk saree. The Palazzo can be paired with a simple top to finish the look.
You can pair a silk Palazzo with t-shirt, kurta, long kurta or whatever u like. It will look fantastic.


7. ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบSharara๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ

Ok first of all, if you don't know how a sharara looks like then refer below.

Sharara looks almost like a Palazzo but the only difference is that somewhere near your knee the sharara will have frills.
The sharara will give you too much traditional look, something straight out of Zara's wodrobe from ishq Subhan Allah.

8. ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบGown๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ

Full length Gowns are the latest trend, every person must have at least one full length gown.
You can go with off-shoulder, cold- shoulder, sleeveless or boat neck, style it the way you like.
It is going to look amazing in any way. Go to your tailor and tell him to stitch a nice gown with correct fittings.


9. ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบFull length over-coat๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ

Wear a full coat over jeans, lehenga, shirts even on sarees. The kind of Urban chick look you are going to get is unbelievable.
Trust me nothing can beat this look.

10. ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบAccessories๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ

Ok this might sound a bit shocking or too much to you, but trust me I'm not kidding.
Best ways you can re-propose your silk sarees is to DIY, below are few ideas: and great thing is you really don't need the entire saree for these, just the left over fabric while you create any of the above outfit will suffice.
Bangles
Clutch
Shoes
Sandals
Bags
Ear rings
Hangings for lehenga
Pillow covers
Frames
Etc
Etc
Etc


The list is never ending. As long as you can put your imagination to business, u can create many master pieces.

So ladies and gentlemen try your ideas and please share your stories in the comments section.


XOXO,
Neel







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