Your bridal outfit is in your wardrobe, you have your jewellery and make-up style in place, basically, you have ticked off all your tasks as a bride. But wait, you still need to decide if you want to take one dupatta, or two with your ensemble. Why? You may ask! It's the new bridal trend that's catching on and you wouldn't want to miss it. Brides are now wearing two dupattas with their lehenga. For those who haven't come across the look yet, here’s a small insight into it.
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What’s the Double Dupatta Trend?
It was started by our very favourite Sabyasachi. It involves you taking the regular dupatta as a regular drape and getting another dupatta, a lighter one perhaps, on your head. An added dupatta looks great but picking the right one is important.
So, to help you out, we have the ultimate double dupatta guide.
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Pick double dupatta only if
- Pick double dupatta only if your first dupatta is too heavy to wear on head all night. In the case of heavy dupatta, you need a lighter one which you can carry all night, and drape your first dupatta around your waist.
- Add the second dupatta to your lehenga only if you want to add more colours to your ensemble and are aiming for a royal bridal look.
- You need second dupatta if your first dupatta is less than 2.5 meters. Confused? Don’t be. It’s a standard measurement of a dupatta which easily goes over your head.
- Although you’ll be the prettiest one in the room but we understand if you feel conscious about your tummy, a double dupatta will give you a variety of styling and draping options.
Avoid double dupatta if
- Don’t follow the trend just for the sake of it, if you are a minimalist bride, you are better of without a second dupatta.
- Avoid second dupatta, if your lehenga already has two colours and you have multiple colours in your blouse as well. While it is an option to explore, adding more colours will create a confusing look.
- If you are getting married in the summers, you just know how hot and humid it’s going to be. Considering that, you definitely don’t want another extra layer of fabric draped on you which makes you feel more occupied (and not in a good way).
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Now if the dilemma of ‘Do you take one dupatta, or two?’ has ended, what follows next is the confusion over choosing the right colour to pair with your lehenga. But like always we have got your back. Here we are with a few tips that’ll keep you sorted while choosing the shade of your second dupatta.
- If your lehenga is multi-coloured, we suggest you pick a dupatta in a colour which already exists in your outfit. Don’t add another shade to it. Doing so will make it look chaotic.
- If you opt for a light coloured floral lehenga, then you can pick a pink dupatta with it, because let’s accept it - pink and florals is a combination made it heaven. For other coloured lehengas, you can go for sheer dupattas with floral zari borders. That will finish your outfit perfectly.
- Brides wearing monotone lehengas should go for an ombre dupatta. For instance, if you’re wearing a dark red lehenga, pick a blush pink dupatta to go with it. Pastel coloured dupattas look great with dark coloured lehengas, so you can mix and match according to what goes best with your lehenga.
- If you are wearing a golden lehenga, it’ll do all the talking for you. In that case, pick light pastels like peach, off-white and muted pinks. Avoid bright and contrasting tones.
- Red being the most common lehenga shade, you have to be very careful while picking the right colour for your second dupatta. We suggest picking colours like red, off-white, green, peach, orange, light pink and gold. Avoid colours like turquoise, purple or bright yellow.
- If you are going for a pastel pink embroidered lehenga, a see-through dupatta with intricately embroidered border will be your best bet. If you want, you can also go for a darker shade in the same colour family, like fuschia or dark pink. But if you strictly want to stick to pastels, then just add a sheer dupatta to your outfit and you’re good to go!
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