How about adding a little twist to the styling of Lehenga Dupatta?
One of the significant components of your lehenga is the shawl, and how you drape it can often change the entire look of an outfit. As a bride, you are often looking for ways to creatively drape it to bring out the best of the attire. And so for we have compiled a master list, which comprises both the traditional styles and the recent styles which are currently in vogue.
Pleat the dupatta and wear it over the left shoulder to give the entire outfit a saree feel and get two outfits at the price of one.
An age-old style which is mainly seen in Gujarati weddings, this also gives you a chance to flaunt the work on your shawl.
You can display your border to maximum effect with a style that usually works with shawls of a lighter material. This can also be used in haldi and Mehendi functions to keep the shawl safely away from your hands.
If you have a heavily worked on dupatta paired with a relatively simple blouse, then this is the way to go!
This style showcases both shawl and blouse beautifully while at the same time keeping it pinned in place.
If you want to turn the lehenga on its head, then go ahead with this style. Also the style for those who want to wear a saree but want to avoid the hassle of draping the whole nine yards.
This loosely pinned dupatta gives the outfit a very effortless and casual look while also exhibiting the dupatta flawlessly.
Probably the simplest way to drape a shawl, you can bring it forward and pin it on your hip if the shawl is heavy.
A different draping style where the shawl is pinned at the waist and then brought over the shoulder through the back and can be worn both in pleats or in free flow.
It is often considered mandatory to cover your head and in that case, go for a lightweight material.
A favored style during rituals, here the dupatta covers the head and then is brought over the chest in big pleats. These can be then removed after the rituals if you prefer that.
A combination of pleated dupatta and a covered head style when custom dictates that you need to cover the head, but you also want to wear the pleats.
To take the ensemble up another notch, you can use two different dupattas which are different in color and material and which can then be draped accordingly.
Well if you are wondering how Sabyasachi does it, then this is his signature style where a sheer dupatta is draped from front to back and another similar one used to cover the head.
One to show off the dainty border!
This may be a little difficult to manage, especially if it is a bulky material, but it sure does give out a royal vibe.
By tying it to the wrist, it becomes easy for you to handle the dupatta. Also, this style helps to flaunt your neckline.
Pinned to just one side, this exudes a kind of effortless grace and charm if you can carry it off.
This style goes well with a blouse/ crop top paired with a low waist skirt.
Gives an entirely modern appeal to the outfit, you can pin the dupatta on the shoulders for ease of movement.
For a pure dupatta, wrap it around your arms and goes well with slowly worked lehengas.
Use this when you do not want people to miss out on the heavy detailing that you so painstakingly got done on your pallu.
A slim belt in a contrasting color both adds a modern vibe and also helps keep your shawl in place, whichever style you are draping it.
Take your favorite sari and use it like a lehenga dupatta and pair it with a simple blouse and skirt.
Recommended Read: 21 Unique Saree Draping Ideas for Weddings
If you have a petite figure, then this style will help you show that off.
An unlikely combination of styles, this makes for breathtaking pictures when you twirl.
This is a simple, no-nonsense style that can be done by you in under 5 minutes.
Play around with colors; you can also mix and match between dupattas of different lehengas here.
Tied loosely in the front, this shows off your blouse well.
Pleated and pinned to the back, this is perfect for your haldi function.
We sure hope that you have found a few exciting draping styles to play around with!
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Updated On22 July, 2020
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