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Samantha did it. Will you redesign your wedding garment too? | Hindi Movie News – Times of India – TOI Etimes

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Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu has just transformed her wedding gown into a stunning black cocktail dress that she debuted at an award show, making a statement about the importance of sustainability in fashion.
Kresha Bajaj, the designer who did the original and the redesign, wrote on Instagram: “The tulle from the entire gown was dyed in nude and black.The nude tulle was fashioned into the corset using resham thread and new beads, while the boning remained from the previous design. The remaining, black-dyed tulle was utilised to craft the structural skirt…the unused parts are being repurposed into something new!”
We tell you how you can repurpose your wedding garment as well.
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SUITS ACTOR GAVE HER WEDDING ENSEMBLE A SECOND LIFE
Suits actor Troian Bellisario repurposed the upper half of her wedding dress. She traded her top with three-quarter sheer sleeves for a pink fabric cross-pattern top with spaghetti straps accompanied with the same skirt she wore for her D-day.
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Repurposing the wedding gown is a big trend at the moment. Brides realise that storing the wedding outfit that can’t be used
again is a waste
– Ashley Rebello, fashion designer
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When Sam and I spoke about what
we can do for sustainability, we decided that it’s such a beautiful opportunity to redesign her wedding gown into something that’s more wearable today
–Kresha Bajaj, fashion designer
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TIPS FOR REPURPOSING YOUR WEDDING ENSEMBLE
For white weddings, opt for a fitted or knee-length dress, allowing for transformation later
You can dye the white gown rose gold, giving it a new look
For wedding saris, pair the blouse with a simpler sari. A dupatta can be used with various outfits
Though wedding lehengas are typically heavy, you can convert them too, for instance, into a tube dress
Christian brides can repurpose their veils into dresses for their child’s christening ceremony
(tips by Ashley Rebello)
Inputs Dnyaneshwari Burghate

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