10 Dupatta Draping Styles on Indian Ensembles

If you’re thinking how to style your Indian ethnic outfits with a dash of glamour, this is a must read for you. A little styling of your dupatta differently can elevate your look instantly! Indian bridal shows and couture runways have seen designers using dupattas (two or even three) to style their designs. Recently at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014, label Ekru added sparkle to classic ethnic ensembles by using myriad styles of dupatta drapes. Take a look!

  1. Let’s begin with various styles of wearing a single dupatta. The most simple and hassle free drape is to wear your dupatta on one side. Try this style with a beautifully embellished dupatta. Check out how Manish Malhotra styled Katrina Kaif’s lengha look with this drape.Katrina Kaif
  2. Another style is when it is worn on the head and the other end is brought in front creating a U drape. Jacqueline Fernandez sported this look for Tarun Tahiliani at Lakme Fashion Week. You can try this drape with anarkalis and lenghas both. Jacqueline Fernandez
  3. In this next style pin your dupatta over a shoulder and tie the other end to your wrist. This creates an elegant look when worn with lengha choli. You can also wrap it around the wrist.3_edi
  4. To keep it simple yet classy, take your dupatta over the shoulders and bring both ends in front. Let the dupatta fall gracefully, covering your back. Take a glance at how Varun Bahl styled his ivory lengha choli.Varun Bahl
  5. If you want to create some drama, why not experiment with two dupattas. Most popular two dupatta drape is where one dupatta is wrapped around the arms and the second dupatta is taken over the head like an Indian bride. Vikram Phadnis used this style on diva Sushmita Sen at LFW. Have you tried it yet?Sushmita Sen
  6. Add an exquisite twist to your traditional sari and sari lengha by wrapping a dupatta around the arms.6_edi
  7. Make your anarkali and lengha look chic by wearing a pleated dupatta over the shoulders and wrap the second dupatta around the arms.7_edi
  8. Keeping one dupatta wrapped around arms, you can play around with the second dupatta. Either wrap it around your neck like a stole or let it rest around your neck, bringing both the ends in front.8_ edi
  9. Thinking of your bridal look, you can’t miss the way Shilpa Shetty looked in Tarun Tahiliani’s lengha, wearing two dupattas. Wear your pleated dupatta over one shoulder and wear the light and sheer dupatta over the head like a veil. Tempted to try it?Shilpa Shetty
  10. Tarun Tahiliani is known for creating drama on runways by using myriad styles of dupatta draping. Keep it classy by donning a dupatta as a veil and drape the second dupatta as a deep U shape in the front. This is one of the hottest bridal trends! We are mesmerised, are you?Tarun Tahiliani

As you try these dupatta draping styles, don’t forget to share which look you rocked the most!

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