Karva Chauth is a significant festival celebrated in various states of India like Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, and Haryana. During this auspicious day, married women fast to pray for the long life and well-being of their husbands. They prepare for this occasion by adorning themselves in new clothes and full makeup. The fast begins before sunrise and is only broken after sighting the moon at night.
Red is a predominant color choice for attire during Karva Chauth as it symbolizes marriage. Women commonly opt for sarees, suits, or lehengas, and some new brides even choose to wear their wedding lehenga for the first Karva Chauth.
To breathe new life into their wedding lehenga, women can consider various styling tips. They can experiment by choosing a contrasting blouse instead of a matching one to bring a fresh look to their lehenga. Another option is to transform the lehenga into a saree-style outfit by draping the dupatta creatively.
For those seeking a more substantial change, they can have their lehenga fabric altered and re-stitched in a different style. To reduce the weight of the outfit, replacing the heavy dupatta with a lighter one is an option. Bridal lehengas often come with two dupattas, one for draping and the other for use as a veil. The draping dupatta can be removed, and the veil dupatta can serve as a regular one.
If you want to change the look of your lehenga at your wedding and attract everyone to look at you, you can wear a lehenga saree for that too. This means you can style your wedding lehenga dupatta like a saree.
If you are bored with the look of the lehenga, you can open the lehenga fabric and stitch it in a different way.
To make your outfit a little lighter, you can replace the heavy dupatta with a light dupatta. Usually, the bridal lehenga comes with two shawls – one for draping and the other for use as a veil. So, you can also remove the draping dupatta and use the veil dupatta as a normal dupatta.
Use of belt
Nowadays using belt with ethnic outfits is very much in trend. In such a situation, you can also use a golden or fabric matching belt with the lehenga.