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The Wedding Dress Debacle

Me in my bridal outfit

I think that most of us can agree that one of the most expensive items of clothing a person owns, is their wedding dress!

No matter what country/culture/religion we come from most of us will be willing to splurge on what we wear on our wedding day.

And I’m definitely not any different! But what happens to these stunning gowns/dresses after the big day?

Priyanka Chopra’s Red Sabyasachi Sari (image courtesy of
Kate Middleton’s white Alexander McQueen gown was one of the most expensive wedding dresses ever, with a price tag of $434,000 (image courtesy of

My wedding dress had been lying in my cupboard for a while but I really wasn’t sure what to do with it. If I wore it as is to another event, it would probably look like I was the one getting married.

Having read some inspiring articles recently on sustainable fashion and the concept of cost per wear, I decided it was high time to recycle my wedding outfit, and as I had a wedding to attend it seemed like perfect timing.

I didn’t want it to look too Indian, I wanted to go for a more fusion look. I had this Warehouse top in my cupboard already, but when I wore it together I didn’t think the rose gold matched with the yellow gold on the skirt.

That was when my friend Safia, whose a semi-designer/knows good tailors came into play. I told her what I was looking for and she showed me a couple of options.

Embossed beige
Dull gold
Perfect match

I liked this gold the best because it matched with the gold mirror work embroidery on the skirt, and make the whole outfit pop.

The final product

Watch this space on how to re-work other outfits!