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Wedding Diaries | DIY Lehenga from a maxi skirt

If you follow us on Instagram you'd have seen Nigar in this lehenga already a couple of weeks ago at a wedding reception. However this was a humble maxi skirt to begin with which we turned into a lehenga. She'd wanted a white net lehenga, and while browsing on Asos I came across this skirt and thought perfect for a lehenga.

We popped to the fabric shop to find a similar white to get a blouse made, and buy fabric for a dupatta. Honestly matching white is a nightmare! but in the end the lovely sales assistant helped us and while it wasn't a perfect match we decided it was fine.

Grabbed some border and latkans from the Asian haberdashery (borders are so expensive in the UK but the one we got was so pretty so we were like it doesn't matter).

The blouse was just a simple white blouse with half sleeves. Sometimes adding half or full sleeves makes outfits look so elegant, classy and provides an extra edge to the usual short sleeves. 

The overlook look turned out absolutely spectacular, and Nigar so many compliments on it.  

On her face

Foundation: Nars Sheer Glow in Barcelona
Concealer: Nars Creamy Concealer in Ginger
Highlight: TheBalm Mary Loumanizer
Eyes: Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Lips: Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Grand Cru

So there you have it, a totally kickass DIY lehenga, that looks nothing like it. If you're going on holiday to India/Pakistan/Bangladesh then borders are way cheaper from there so do stock up! 

Share your thoughts below.
Yay or nay? 


  1. This DIY lehenga idea is awesome! Love it! *-* xx <3


  2. looking very beautiful with this awesome lehenga..

  3. This is beautiful and such a fantastic idea! i just wondered where your Asian haberdashery was?! I often buy sari borders on Etsy and there is an increasingly good range but would love to be able to walk into a shop and buy them! Thanks!

    1. Hey we live in the UK, and in South Asian areas there's many shops that stock borders. In Birmingham there's a road called Alum Rock Road and that's where I tend to go! Hope that helps :)

  4. <3<3 love it so much . Am going to make one too :)

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