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Dupatta: Here’s how to give the humble garment a style makeover

The humble garment, dupatta, is fast going through a style makeover. It is no longer just a dress, it’s a tool for styling. Here are simple ways to wear dupatta smartly.

fashion and trends Updated: Dec 30, 2016 19:01 IST
This lehenga-choli ensemble spells out modern charm without giving up on Benarasi handcrafted intricacy. Notice, how smartly the dupatta has been used.

For long it has been a simple garment but today it is also an instrument of style. Look different with your dupatta and stand out from the crowd, says an expert. Mandeep Nagi, Design Director at Shades of India, a textile brand, has shared some easy ways to drape your dupatta:

1)Wrapping it over the head: One of the more artsy ways of wearing a dupatta is to wrap it over and around your head. However, this style looks at its best if you are also wearing a prominent jewellery on your head.

Dupatta on the head: A bride knows it all. (Shutterstock)

2)Use it as an accessory: Instead of winding the dupatta conventionally over the hand, you can tie it around your hand and use it as an added accessory to bring a modern touch to your traditional/conventional outfits.

Chess player Tania Sachdev shows us how to wear the dupatta casually on the hand.
Parineeti Chopra aces the dupatta-on-the-hand look. (Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)

3)Out at the front: Instead of putting the dupatta in the form of a choker neck, you can put it across the shoulders from both the sides and keep it at front. A casual, yet, sophisticated look that never fails to impress.

Look how well these cape dupattas look!

4) It is a traditional product yes, but who says traditional is not meant for parties? Style the dupatta around your neck for a chic and classy look that can go well with your casual outfits too.

5)Keeping it traditional: If you do not want to complicate things and prefer keeping it all simple, then opt for the traditional way. This style has never faded away, nor will it ever!

You could always keep it traditional as Vidya Balan does here.

First Published: Dec 02, 2016 10:33 IST