Published On: Sat, Jan 9th, 2016

18 different dupatta draping styles for women

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Dupatta is a long scarf that has been native to the dressing of South Asian women. It offers graceful drapes that go well almost all attires, starting from lehenga, saris, suits, Anarkali, skirts, and dresses, they append beauty, poise, and grace. Much like its utility, every dupatta provides unique ways of draping and has an inimitable twist to it. How are dupattas essential for party wear sarees? Read ahead to find out.

1) U-Shape Urn
This style of dupatta draping is classic and looks elegant with churidars and Punjabi suits. Ensure that you roll or pleat the dupatta and place it around your neck. Let one side in front while the other towards the back.

2) Assamese Art
This traditional style is gorgeous and reflects the artistic side of women. Most of these drapes are associated with different dances for convenience and beauty.

3) Classic SeedhaPallu
This is one of the modest ways of draping a dupatta, especially with lehenga. Most married women prefer to take their dupatta in classic seedhapallu style for maximum ease.

4) Ulta-Pulta
The Punjabi look has a simple twist from the other end, and that defines ulta-pulta look the best. This look is the curtain raiser at all functions decorated with women in graceful lehenga, suits and saris.

5) Anarkali angle
This classic anarkali style calls for the drape in u-shape draping with the rear side of the Dupatta covering the head gracefully. This style goes well with Indian dresses ranging from lehenga to suits and saris. It goes well with party wear sarees

6) Hang-me-right
The hang-me-right look is the trendiest and most common style that goes along with almost all the Indian attires such as Anarkali, churidars, suits, and lehenga. Just leave the dupatta flowing on one side of your shoulder and the style has been achieved!

7) Frontal Fetish
Another winner style that is seen among celebrities and traditional women is the frontal fetish style. In this, place the dupatta on your shoulder and leave it flowing down covering the kurta or choli from the front. Such styles of dupatta draping are ideal for events, formal or casual.

8) Front and back
Pull the dupatta over your shoulders from both sides. In this drape, the dupatta is placed close to the neck in the form of a choker necklace.

9) Casual Craft
Pin the dupatta to both your elbows to reveal the intricate work on your suit, lehenga, churidar or Anarkali.

10) Choker Chic
Pull the dupatta over your shoulders from both sides. But, in this drape, the dupatta is placed close to the neck in the form of a choker necklace.

11) Indian Bride
The dupatta, when covered over the head, serves as one of the most inbuilt traditional drapes of India. Brides carry this look with grace as it adds to the ethnicity of the outfit.

12) Bengali Bend
Bengali style drape has the pallu in front and a small segment of the saree hanging towards the back with a set of keys attached to them. This drape looks particularly gorgeous in lehenga and designer churidar suits.

13) Pretty Punjabi
The punjabi style requires you to tie the two ends of the Dupatta and place it on one shoulder along with a chosen mid-point from the other side on the other shoulder. Casual wear sarees can opt for this draping style.

14) Simply South
South Indian approach of the Dupatta emphasizes on a sophisticated style. Slip the Dupatta from one end to the lehenga or salwar and other side goes over as ultapallu.

15) Stole-ing Stalker
You can wear the dupatta like a shawl or stole to make a statement

16) Scarf Secret
Try tying a knot with your dupatta to make it look like a scarf and give it an oomph factor.

17) Flowy Flounder
In this style, one side is still stuck to the shoulder while the other side has flown down to give the drape a more casual touch.

18) Queen Quilt
Let the dupattaflow like a trail, to give it an eye-catching and stunning best.
Experiment your style statement and choose the best dupatta draping style. Based on your favorite casual wear sarees, select the one you are most comfortable wearing.

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