Stock up on these dupattas in your wardrobe and nail your desi look

Been a long while since you have given your ethnic wardrobe a style update? Or are you just bored with your old collection? Well, you don’t really need to go for a complete shuffle. You can give a stylish spin to your old shalwar suits and lehengas by getting hold of a beautiful range of dupattas. Available in countless designs and colors, dupattas can instantly glam up your desi look. That’s why your wardrobe needs to have at least four to five different kinds of dupattas stocked up, if not more.

Here are nine different types of dupattas that you are sure to fall in love with:

  • Chanderi

Handwoven chanderi dupattas are not only colorful but come with intricate detailing that makes them a class apart. You can pick one with embroidery, printed patterns, tie-and-dye detail, zari borders or other styles.

  • Ikat

Unique ikat patterns in peppy colors can instantly add glam to simple looks. Ikat refers to a kind of dyeing technique, wherein bundles of yarn are wrapped together and dyed to create the designs on the fabric.

  • Phulkari

Phulkari is a traditional dupatta from Punjab, which consists of intricate embroidery in various designs, particularly geometric. The embroidery is typically done using floss silk thread on woven cotton fabric.

  • Net

Net Dupattas are the beauty numbers for every stylish woman and girl. Net dupatta with beautiful embellishments can add instant glam to your look. They are light in weight and have an extreme sheer texture. This dupatta type is most common among the fashionistas of modern days.

  • Banarasi silk

This is an absolute must in every girl’s wardrobe because the rich silk fabric can give a chic lift to any shalwar suit.

  • Pashmina Dupatta

Pashmina is basically a type of print which we see over these dupattas is widely known as Kashmiri art. It takes over a month’s toil and complete dedication to bring such a piece of a heartthrob and thus Pashmina dupattas are slightly expensive than the others. They can add instant elegant impact to your appeal which will further bring you oodles of compliments. These feminine staples are truly comfortable and warm to wear all day long during chilly days.

  • Velvet Dupatta

A great winter partner like ‘partner in crime’, these velvet dupattas are like brides dream come true. These are the great style accessories for them who always wish something lavish and royal at the same time in their dress.

  • Kalamkari

Add some quirky edge to your look with the help of kalamkari dupattas. Kalamkari literally refers to freehand drawing with the pen. Traditionally, it involved many tedious steps of dying, bleaching, hand painting, block printing, and others to make the fabric.

  • Pom Pom Dupattas

Whenever we hear ‘pom-poms’, we generally imagine a fluffy squashy ball of wool which is good to play with! What if they come on your dupattas or at the edges of chunnis? No pun intended; these materials are highly in demand in the making of a contemporary dupatta due to their quirky looks. Whenever you wish to add some fun in your dressing, you can always add them in the array.


Which dupatta do you prefer to wear in wedding festivities? Share your feedback in the comments section below!

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