6 ways to drape a dupatta

ways to drape a dupatta

Some of us love wearing dupattas. So much so that this piece of fabric is not restricted over kurtas. The love for dupattas extends over a pair of jeans, skirts, pants and infact with whatever one likes to pair it with. Dupatta becomes a saviour from sun, dust, pollution, chill and yes, a trip inside a temple. How about new ways to drape it everyday and make life fun?

The festive season is the best time to flaunt your pretty ethnic wear. But the same old style of draping a dupatta is passé. If you are bored of those old styles, now is the time to experiment with new styles and drapes to give your look a fresh new feel.


Read on to find out 6 ways to drape a dupatta.


  • Like a scarf

A lot of girls don’t feel comfortable carrying a dupatta. If you also feel that managing a dupatta is not your cup of tea, then you’ll surely love this easy scarf style.

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Love wearing kurtas with palazzos. Read how to look hot as hell in kurtas and palazzos here.

Just drape a dupatta around your neck like a scarf and you’ll be sorted. This style works best with cotton dupattas and is ideal for summers when you don’t want a dupatta all over. Keep the dupatta length and width smaller than the regular ones.


  • Tuck it

Tucking the dupatta in a lehnga is an evergreen style. But what’s the fun, if you don’t experiment a little and create new looks?

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Tuck it at one side and take it over the shoulder like a saree palla. Tuck it at the side, and take it forward from over the shoulder.

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ways to drape a dupatta


This style keeps your dupatta in place and you can easily dance throughout a function without being bothered by the falling dupatta.


  • Two to tango

For that added glam and oomph, you can team up two dupattas. They can be similar looking or in contrast. This style particularly looks great on lehangas and sarees.

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Drape the saree palla on one shoulder and on the other shoulder wear a dupatta. Use different styles and fabrics for varying looks. With a plain saree you could team up a heavy phulkari dupatta, and with a brocade embroidered saree you could pair a light net dupatta for a whimsy effect.

You can also read how to wear kurtas with skirts here.


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Using two dupattas with a lehnga is also a great idea. Drape the heavier dupatta around your neck and wear a light chiffon or net dupatta over your head.


  • Simple U Drape

Simple is the new stylish. And this simple U drape will certainly fetch you lots of compliments. It is simple, easy and very stylish.


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Drape the dupatta over your shoulders creating a U in the front, and then take one end over your head. This drape is perfect for a pooja, housewarming or a gurudwara wedding.


  • Belt it up

Take boho vibes to a new high by belting your dupatta.

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Drape it over one shoulder and tie a slim belt to highlight the outfit and your curves. This is a very casual look so don’t use it on heavy dupattas. This look goes best with straight fit kurtas and even anarkalis.


  • Flare it

The fun of twirling in a pretty dupatta is unmatched. Wear your heavy dupatta as a shawl for day functions in winters.


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Pair a heavy dupatta with a plain suit. Drape it simply around your neck to highlight the dupatta.


ways to drape a dupatta


You could also wear the dupatta on one side and tie the lose end to your bangle or around your wrist – a super hit retro style.

ways to drape a dupatta


Try these looks and create a stir everyday at work or at those special functions. There is no high than seeing heads turning and asking you for styling advices. Put your best foot forward.

Before you leave, let me know your preferred way of styling a dupatta in the comments below. Let’s talk.

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