Bored of your old kurtas and salwar suits? Think you need an upgrade? Before you add to cart, we’d urge you to instead think of investing in timeless dupattas to bring freshness to the pieces you already have in your wardrobe.
Accessorising with statement dupattas can truly transform your old ethnic wear and give them a gorgeous new avatar.
Here are 8 styles of dupattas you must have in your wardrobe:
1. A Classic Banarasi Silk Dupatta
This one’s a classic. You can pair it with a solid-coloured salwar suit or a lehenga and it’ll add just the right amount of dazzle to the entire look. This style of dupatta looks effortlessly elegant and regal.
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2. A Chikankari Dupatta
Chikankari kurtas and lehengas have been on our all-time favourite list. Investing in this intricately embroidered style of dupatta can level up any of your ethnic looks. Chikankari embroidery is usually combined with mirror work, pearls or mukaish which gives it the right amount of shine to the look.
3. An Organza Dupatta
Organza dupattas are the perfect picks for beachy destination weddings. They are lightweight and breathe fresh life into any simple outfit. They are usually hand or digitally painted in floral patterns and give that summer-y mood to the entire ensemble.
4. A Velvet Dupatta
A velvet dupatta is our go-to for winters. Apart from looking super elegant and royal, they can be styled with lehengas, suits and sarees too!
This is a great choice for our winter brides as well – giving them a graceful look while keeping them warm and cosy.
5. A Phulkari Dupatta
Made with colourful resham or silk threads in vibrant patterns, Phulkari dupattas look edgy yet stylish. Pair it with solid-coloured kurtas or lehengas and your phulkari dupatta will add that zing to the look.
6. An Ikat Dupatta
Prefer a simple but sophisticated look? An Ikat dupatta styled with minimal accessories might be perfect for you.
7. A Bandhej Dupatta
A bandhej or bandhani dupatta can *never* go out of style. These colourful dupattas made with the age-old tie-dye techniques are originally from Rajasthan. They come in a plethora of patterns and colours. You can opt for a single colour, double-shaded or a multi-colored dupatta. They can effortlessly add a splash of colour to your ethnic look. You can even style it with a kurta and jeans.
8. A Gota-Patti Dupatta
Gota-patti dupattas are the ideal mix of bling and patterns. They’re created with an applique technique that’s used to make intricate patterns with silver lace. These are mostly done on net/sheer fabrics. Many bandhej dupattas also have borders of gota-patti. You can either choose pieces with gota-patti just on the borders or patterns all over.
Add these styles of dupattas to your wardrobe, and we assure you, you will never be bored wearing your old ethnic pieces again – there will be so much to play around with!
Online tailor, Binks can help you by stitching the perfect salwar suits, lehengas and more, to go with your dupattas.