Have you been collecting those boring and plain dupattas that come with your salwar suits? Or have you been wondering how to create a new look with your old attire? Either way, if you are in need of some inspiration to revamp your old boring outfits into new exciting ones, you’ve come to the right place! We have researched and covered every type of dupatta and found you the best dupattas you can pair with different outfits. Read on to know all about the art of wearing a dupatta!
Listed below are 20 latest dupatta designs that would go well with both Indian and Western attire and make you stand out.
If you are looking for a chic and fun dupatta, a pom pom dupatta is a must have. Pom poms are bright and colourful balls hanging off the edge of your dupatta. If you don’t have a pom pom dupatta, you can buy a pom pom border and sew it onto the edges of a plain dupatta. This DIY will spruce up any old, plain dupatta and give it a fun twist.
Complete the look by pairing this fun dupatta with a plain black or white kurta and matching pom pom juttis.
If pom pom’s are not your style, how about tassels? You can have tassels in multiple colours or just one colour. If you add contrasting tassels to your dupatta, it makes for a gorgeous festive outfit. Tassels can be added onto your tissue, cotton or a silk dupatta.
Complete the look by pairing this dupatta with a lehenga or a kurta palazzo set.
Another easy way to quickly turn a plain-jane outfit into a grand and regal one is with the help of a sequin dupatta. This can be worn to a wedding or any traditional event.
Complete the look by pairing it with a contrasting Anarkali kurta or with a lehenga in the same colour.
A sheer, net dupatta is a great choice if you’re looking for something that’s light and easy to carry. Net dupattas usually have grand borders that add a touch of glam and complement any outfit perfectly.
Complete the look by pairing it with a contrasting Lehenga or an Anarkali suit.
With an Indian and Persian background, Kalamkari dupattas can be block printed or hand printed. These look perfect to wear with both Indian and Western outfits.
Complete the look by pairing it with a plain kurta to keep it subtle and elegant.
If you aren’t particularly fond of prints and patterns, these captivating dupattas with intricate thread work. These look very casual yet sophisticated.
Complete the look by pairing it with a straight kurta or an Anarkali suit.
You needn’t necessarily be draped in a saree or a lehenga for festive occasions. A simple outfit with a grand Banarasi silk dupatta in a contrasting hue is enough to give you a very refined look.
Complete the look by pairing it with some matching golden bangles and jhumkis.
It’s not just silk that would add glory to your look. These eye-catching zardosi dupattas are a great choice when you want to glimmer and glow! These are made from gold and silver alloy threads and make absolutely any outfit look regal.
Complete the look by pairing this with a matching lehenga and a pair of dangler earrings. Throw in some bangles to create more magic!
Booti or Buti dupatta is all about the natural elements and intricate lightweight designs coming from experienced craftsmanship. Unlike the other silk, zari dupattas, these booti dupattas are made of copper foils along the borders and in the body entirely. Such booti work dupattas go well with chiffon, cotton and silk fabrics. Pick this one if you want to keep it subtle yet traditional.
Pair it with a lehenga and a matching clutch to complete the look.
Ikat is popular among women of all ages. A dupatta of its kind would never let you down. It is easy, comfortable and gives you a trendy look with its contemporary patterns.
Complete the look by pairing one with some quirky jewellery and a tote bag.
A Kashmiri dupatta has a lot of intricate embroidery all over so it looks best when paired with a subtle kurta. The embroidery is usually pretty colourful so keeping the colour scheme in mind, pair it with a complementary kurta.
Complete the look with a plain kurta palazzo suit of a similar hue.
Mirror worked dupattas serve as both, casual and party wear. Revamp your old dupatta by adding some mirrors to it. You can easily wear it to a wedding or pair it with a white kurta.
Style this dupatta with some matching dangler earrings and flats.
A very elegant, feminine choice of dupattas can be hand painted ones. If you want to make things more interesting, just tap into your creativity and start painting your dupattas to match your outfits. Alternatively, you could also buy some hand painted dupattas in neutral colours and pair them with multiple outfits.
Complete the look by pairing it with any plain kurta of the same hue and a jute bag for a chic look.
Zari work adds elegance and grace to absolutely any outfit. Zari dupattas have simple, gold or silver borders.
Complete the look by pairing this zari dupatta with a straight cut kurta and salwar with flat sandals.
These dupattas are well known for their wool quality, unique hues, and enticing designs. Pashmina dupattas or shawls can be carried with both Indian and Western attire and they are sure to give you an effortless look.
Pair the dupatta with any type of saree, kurta or with a tunic and denim.
It is not just sheer or heavy mirror work dupattas that could make your outfit look lavish, these velvet dupattas too make any outfit look grand. Velvet dupattas with heavy tassels, golden zari with heavy borders are the best match for any kind of festive event.
Complete the look by pairing this dupatta with lehenga and a potli.
If you want to look unique and stylish, try these saree pallu dupattas. Rather than pairing your outfit with a conventional dupatta, pick these pallu type dupattas. They are definitely going to make a few heads turn!
Complete the look by pairing this dupatta with a contrasting Anarkali suit or a lehenga choli.
Patchwork dupattas are made using small, patches of various patterns, fabrics and textures all woven together into one large piece of art. These can work as both, casual and party wear depending on what you style them with.
Complete the look by pairing a patchwork dupatta with a plain kurta. Wear a palazzo below to add some more style to your look. Alternatively, you could also carry it as a stole and pair it with a western outfit.
Chiffon dupattas are lightweight and easy to carry. They have simple borders, thread work or tassels or just plain colours. They go best when paired with any kind of casual kurtas. Stock a black and white chiffon kurta as they are quite versatile and can be paired with any kurtas.
Complete the look by wearing them with a Patiala salwar or a straight cut salwar suit and matching ballerinas.
Gota patti work is another type of embroidery, it originates from the state of Rajasthan. Gota patti dupattas are made by sewing zari foil on fabrics to create intricate designs. These dupattas are very ethnic and look great with formal Indian wear.
Complete the look by pairing these with any kind of traditional wear.
So these are an array of dupatta design ideas for you, to revamp your outfit, to save space and money!
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