Be it your Mom’s collection or your own, we all have those beautiful old silk sarees tucked somewhere in the wardrobe that we hardly wear anymore. Those sarees might be old, but they are special and dazzling. The sheen of a pure silk saree is hard to wear off, after all. We often look at those beautiful sarees and wonder if we could do justice to them. So how about taking them to your trusted tailor and turning the old classics into chic and modern ethnic dresses? Here we have 5 amazing outfits ideas that you can totally pull off using a old silk saree.
A gorgeous skirt
Turn your silk saree into a gorgeous shining skirt. Depending on the design of the saree you can try many skirt styles – panelled, gathered or just plain. Wear it with a contrasting crop top or off-shoulder blouse and you are all set.
A fusion dress
Plain pure silk sarees with prominent border are an ideal choice to create fusion dress. It can be a short fusion dress with a simple silhouette of your liking, or you can turn the saree into a chic maxi dress.
A long kurta
Now this goes with saying. Those of you looking for a festive kurta but apprehensive about wearing one with too much embellishments, turning an old silk saree into a gorgeous long kurta is the way to go. Be it golden, red, silver or royal blue, a pure silk long kurta will radiate the perfect lush and splendour this Diwali.
A silk dupatta
A much simpler way to reuse old silk sarees is definitely by turning them into heavy worked dupattas. Just take the heaviest part of your saree and shorten it to about 2.5 meters and you are all set. Team it up with a raw silk kurta to notch up the beauty of your elegance.
A three piece Indo Western suit
Yes, you read it right. You can make an entire three piece Indo Western suit out of your old silk saree. Here’s how. Take your saree to the tailor you trust and ask him to cut the pallu part of the saree as a dupatta. The part of the saree where the pleats come can be turn into a lovely silk skirt or palazzo. Now team it up with a contrasting silk crop top and voila! You have got a brand new set of suit!