Types of Trendy Dupatta and Different Styles of Carrying Dupatta

Posted by Arif Rashid
October 11, 2017

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Every woman in India has an intense relationship with dupattas. Nowadays, dupattas are not just restricted to covering the head or body of a woman, but dupattas are now a fashion statement that adds grace to your lovely outfits like lehenga, salwar suits, or Indo-western attires. All outfits just look incomplete without the right dupatta. You can find a wide range of variety of dupattas in the market that can add grace to your stunning outfit. So, you no more need to restrict yourself to a specific type of dupatta as dupattas nowadays are available in different sizes, fabrics, styles, and colors. So, choosing a perfect dupatta matching to your outfit is no more a hassle now. From choosing phulkari dupatta to georgette dupatta, net dupatta, and much more, you have a variety of options to choose from.

Types of trendy dupattas you must add to your wardrobe:

Net dupatta: It is a kind of dupatta that every woman must have in her wardrobe. The net dupattas are light in weight and are available with a sheer texture. If you have to match up the dupatta with your simple outfit, you can go for net dupatta that is adorned with some patchwork, embroidery or chikankaari.

Banarasi silk dupatta: Since these dupattas are quite heavy, therefore, this type of dupatta is made for special occasions only. But you can carry minimal worked Banarasi dupatta on casual events as well.

Chiffon dupatta: This is another kind of dupatta that makes you look beautiful. The fabric is somewhat similar to Georgette and is comfortable to carry. Being light in weight, these dupattas are ideal to carry during summer or spring season. Make sure to avoid excessively embroidered chiffon dupattas as it may look clumsy.

Phulkari dupatta: Traditional phulkari dupattas are in a great demand nowadays. Adorned with the beautiful phulkari embroidery that belongs to Punjab makes the dupatta look more vibrant and colorful. Add a special touch to your special occasion by carrying this lovely dupatta with your salwar suit.


Georgette dupatta: Georgette dupattas are easy to carry dupattas that every woman must have in her wardrobe. Having a bit transparent texture and being light in weight, you can carry this dupatta on any occasion whether it is a casual event or any special occasion. A floral printed georgette dupatta looks great with a plain phulkari salwar suit or anarkali suit.

Chanderi dupatta: Though Chanderi dupattas are light in weight, these dupattas offer you the luxurious feel. Available in sheer texture, these dupattas are in quite great demand these days.


Different styles of carrying dupattas that ace your looks: 

  • Head cover: This is the most common style of carrying dupatta in the Indian tradition. Usually, North Indian women prefer adopting this style of carrying dupatta during their wedding rituals. Being the most elegant style, it adds a royal element to the bride’s looks. Pick the net, chiffon, georgette, or sheer silk fabric dupatta to flaunt your hairstyle as well.
  • Around the neck: Drape your dupatta simply around the neck and pull the dupatta at the front to look beautiful. Pair up your dupatta with fashionable earrings and showcase your personality.
  • The off-shoulder wrap: If you want to show off your outfit, pick the off-shoulder wrap style of carrying dupatta. Flaunt the intricate details of your dupatta by carrying it this way. Carry your phulkari dupatta this way and rock the chilly evening party.
  • The side sweep: It is most common yet elegant style to flaunt your outfit as well as dupatta. It is really simple to carry dupatta this way. Just pin the dupatta with your top and let it hang loose.
  • Side head cover: Generally, Muslim girls or brides prefer carrying dupatta in this style. Cover heads slightly with the dupatta and pin up that dupatta to one side of your blouse or Kurti whatever you are wearing. Avoid carrying heavy dupattas in this style, always opt to carry light weight dupatta if you want to feel comfortable in side-head cover style.

Whether you are looking for the way to drape your Punjabi phulkari dupatta or any other kind of dupatta, read this article to know about the different draping styles of carrying dupatta.

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