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15+ Gorgeous Dupatta Styles That We Are In Awe Of!

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Sun Jul 31

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Dupatta is a very essential yet neglected piece of clothing. So dupatta is basically a cloth usually worn around the neck like a stole. And No Desi Indian look is complete without a Dupatta. It can be styled in countless ways to accentuate the beauty of your outfit. And that’s why Dupatta styles and drapes are important.

Whether it’s a lehenga or salwar suit or Sharara Gharara or any other outfit, it goes well with all of them. And nowadays, some fashion influencers and icons pair with a saree too! Different materials and different ways to style a simple Dupatta can make such a good impact on your attire you might have never noticed. And traditionally the dupatta styles may vary across the country due to different cultures.

We here at SetMyWed are going to tell you some great ways of styling Dupatta straight from the topmost fashion stylist, influencers, and designers like Sabhyasachi and Tarun Tahiliani!! And I must say these names are just not names they are an all-time fashion inspiration for all the netizens! Sharing with you several styles and tips regarding Dupattas so that you can nail your looks and turn heads, just like a Queen! Without further ado, let’s dive into the details of Dupatta Styles.


Pleated On One Side & Open From Other

Dupatta style on suit
dupatta style on suit
Source: Bareen Aowte

Simply pleat one side of the dupatta style on suit and wear it across the neck leaving the other side of the dupatta open and flowing. This style is perfect for flowy fabrics and high-neck outfits.

 

Wearing It Open From One Side

modern lehenga dupatta style
Source: Malaika Arora

This is another simple way of styling your dupatta. Just let it be open from one side covering your arm. It looks like an open pallu saree.

 

Lehenga Choli Style!

dupatta style
Source: Sukhmani Gambhir

If you are wearing a lehenga choli with a rather simple neckline, then just put your Chunni (Dupatta) around your neck, pleat it from both ends, and ta-da you’re good to set the stage on fire! It is so comfortable to dance in and also looks so gracious.

 

Wrap It Around Your Arms

modern lehenga dupatta style
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dupatta style on suit
dupatta style on suit

Too confused about draping and styling? Just wrap the Dupatta around your arms from the back (as shown above). Yeah I know it’s too common but it’s comfortable and fashionable also! Plus this is a Dupatta draping style that will never go off.

 

Just Play It Around!

modern lehenga dupatta style
Modern lehenga dupatta style

If you are a photofolic and can’t resist the urge to post something unique on your Instagram, then this is perfect for you. Simple as it seems, you just need to play around with the dupatta, and wrap it around your arms from the front to get those beautiful shots!

 

Draped As A Saree

Khada dupatta style
khada dupatta style
Source: Sabhyasachi

When you’re wearing a heavily embellished lehenga draping your dupatta like a saree is the ultimate choice. It looks so elegant and allows the whole outfit to display itself. Just pleat your dupatta and pin it to the shoulder and tuck the other end into your lehenga. This will make you look breathtakingly gorgeous.

 

Dupatta Styled As A Shawl

unique dupatta draping styles for lehenga

Unique dupatta draping styles for lehenga
Dupatta Styles
Source: Sabhyasachi

This is another style that is breaking the internet! Our favorite designers are inspiring us with this sensational dupatta style. Just pinning your dupatta as a shawl from behind or the side is totally stunning. It adds a Rajwadi look to the ensemble. It works best when you have heavy silk or some other stiff material dupatta or a dupatta with heavy borders on the edges.

 

The Gujarati Drape & Pleated Dupatta On Other Side

khada dupatta style
khada dupatta style

The Gujarati drape is also so much in trend nowadays. Simple and sophisticated it looks! You need two dupattas one for the Gujarati Saree drape and another for the pleated one on the other side. This Gujarati drape will make a triangle and then go all the way up for the Ghunghat and another dupatta will simply be pleated and pinned on the shoulder.

 

For Regal Brides

khada dupatta style

unique dupatta draping styles for lehenga

unique dupatta draping styles for lehenga
Source: Sabhyasachi

This style of draping your dupatta is just perfect for a regal bride. Looks like a Rajput Queen! Simply put one end of your dupatta in the front and let the dupatta be open, pin it from your shoulder and use another similar dupatta for the Ghunghat if your dupatta is not long enough. This looks so mesmerizing!

 

Pleated Dupatta From One side

dupatta style
Source: Tarun Tahiliani

This is a very subtle yet pretty way of draping your Dupatta. Simply pleating it and pinning it to the shoulder on one side would make it look so authentic. You can also use a waist belt to enhance the look.

 

Sophisticated Punjaban Style!

modern lehenga dupatta style
Source: Sabhyasachi

Want to flaunt your heavily embroidered dupatta? This is a way of styling your dupatta by which you can look ultimately sophisticated. Just wrap around your dupatta over your head and arms like this.

 

For Modern Brides

modern lehenga dupatta style
Source: Tarun Tahiliani

If you are a modern bride who doesn’t want a dupatta to carry around, you can just wear it on your head like a Bridal Veil. This not-so-desi Ghunghat looks amazing when paired with some heavy jewelry like Maangtika.

 

Draped Like A Cape

unique dupatta draping styles for lehenga
unique dupatta draping styles for lehenga

As we all know the Bridgerton magic is all over the internet and so are these dupatta styles. If you have a thin fabricated or netted dupatta, style it like a cape for this chic look.

 

The Asymmetrical Drape

unique dupatta draping styles for lehenga

modern lehenga dupatta style

modern lehenga dupatta style
Source: Tarun Tahiliani

If you want something extremely extraordinary and contemporary, then these dupatta styles are perfect for you. For this style, you need a thin dupatta and you need to pin it on one shoulder and make a cowl style on the dupatta and pin the other part from the back for the off-shoulder look. This will make you look like you fell straight out of heaven! Dreamy and fairy-like it looks!

 

Wearing It Like A Shrug

modern lehenga dupatta style
modern lehenga dupatta style

Do you want something dapper? This shrug-like dupatta style is for you. For that, you need to pin both the ends of the dupatta together and wear it backward. This is also very popular these days.


These are some of the dupatta styles that go well with several outfits. We hope our ideas have inspired you. For more such ideas follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

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There are basically four ways to wear Dupatta. 1. The simplest one is to wear it 'chalu' over the shoulder. 2. Another way is to wear it 'chalu' over the right shoulder only. 3. You could wear it 'chalu' over the left shoulder. 4. And finally, you could wear it 'lehenga' style, with the dupatta resting in the front of the left shoulder.
A simple dupatta can be styled in many different ways. You can wear it as a shawl over a salwaar kameez, as a blouse over a short dress, around your neck as a scarf, on your head as a dupatta, over your shoulder as a sash and many such variations. If you are wearing a salwaar kameez, wear the dupatta in a way that it covers your neckline completely and doesn't reveal your neck. You can even pick a dupatta that matches your dress.
You should use a light-colored shalwar kamiz along with your dupatta. You can pair it with a cotton shirt. You can also team it with a light-colored kurta. If you want to look elegant, then opt for net dupattas. It gives an overall classic look. You can add a heavy necklace, some beaded earrings and bangles to complete your look. You can also team it with a rich embroidered dupatta. You can also wear it with a regular shalwar kameez. You can also team it with a plain, rich colored kurta.

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