Wearing A Dupatta With Lehenga
Selecting partywear ethnic outfits for women is especially difficult. The fact that there are so many different categories and collections to choose from coupled with the dilemma of buying something that can be reused further adds to the problem. Repeating the same lehenga choli set for another ceremony does not feel right. However, buying a new outfit for every other occasion is a whole new hassle as well as a financial burden.
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The best solution to such a problem is simply changing the way you drape the dupatta with your lehenga choli. Adopting different styles of wearing dupatta on lehenga can make all the difference in the world and make an old outfit seem new.

Learn To Wear The Same Dupatta In Multiple Ways

There are various appropriate dupatta wearing styles for every occasion and type of lehenga, varying according to the fabric and design. You can effectively make this wedding season all about being sustainable with your fashion practices by re-wearing lehengas. Some of the best options for the many different ways to wear dupatta on lehenga are presented for you in the following list:

1. Cape Style

modern lehenga
This modern lehenga dupatta style is currently trending among young women. The placement of the dupatta is such that it affords you the ease of movement that is absent in most other styles. The dupatta is placed over the shoulders in a way that mimics a cape and is thus left completely on display, making your silhouette look magnificent.

2. Gujarati Style

Gujarati style
The Gujarati style saree is worn with the pallu coming over from the back to the front, pleated and pinned at the shoulder and then spread and pinned at the waist. The Gujarati lehenga dupatta style is similar to that. The dupatta is draped in a fashion that mimics that of draping a Gujarati saree. The style is famous for presenting a traditional semblance and is particularly popular with dupattas featuring heavy work.

3. Front Flow

In a way similar to Gujarati style, in this style of lehenga dupatta draping, the dupatta is pinned to one shoulder and the portion of it falling to the front is set so that it covers your front, typically up till the knees, but sometimes longer, depending on the length of the dupatta you choose. Unlike the Gujarati style, here the rest of the dupatta simply falls in the back instead of being tucked to look like a saree.

4. Saree Drape

Saree Draping
As the name suggests, this style is inspired by the classic way of draping a saree. One end of the dupatta is tucked in at the waist, falling downwards, while the rest of it is draped around and over the opposite shoulder. The saree drape is traditionally the most popular way of lehenga dupatta draping and works for all kinds of fabrics and designs.

5. Cowl Neck

A cowl neck shape is where the neckline falls in layers above the chest. The cowl neck dupatta style is such where the dupatta is draped around the neck but pulled a little lower and arranged to resemble a layered cowl neck. The style is particularly popular with the younger generations as it gives off a more trendy look as opposed to the other draping styles. The style is also great for showing off an embellished dupatta design.

6. Around The Neck

dupatta draping styles
The most comfortable of the many dupatta draping styles; wearing your dupatta around the neck in a way similar to that of wearing a salwar suit dupatta is extremely popular among fashionistas today. The style looks effortlessly chic and presents a fun yet pretty look, showing off your designer choli and lehenga skirt. The style also affords great ease of movement, making it ideal for long hours, as well as making it just the kind of hassle-free style you want for summer weddings.

7. Over The Elbows

This is one of the most-featured ways to wear lehenga dupatta seen in fashion catalogues and shows. This style presents a hassle-free way to take your style game to the next level. Being a style that is easy and comfortable, yet looks so chic, simply draping the dupatta over elbows will remain in trend for the foreseeable future.

8. Over One Shoulder

Over One Shoulder
A simple yet sophisticated semblance can be achieved by pinning the dupatta over one shoulder and letting it fall freely. The style is especially popular as a Banarasi lehenga dupatta style because it showcases the design of the dupatta completely while being effortless to wear.

9. With A Waistband

A waistband lehenga is one of the most popular lehenga dupatta draping styles to look slim. These also help to hold the dupatta(s) in place. Heavy and embellished waistbands or delicate and sleek waistbands are worn over differently styled lehengas to achieve the preferred aesthetic. Some waistbands are wider while some are as thin as a delicate necklace.

10. Pleated And Pinned To The Back

Pleated And Pinned To The Back
The lehenga chunni style where you pleat and dupatta over the front, and then pin it to the back is a popular summer style due to the ease of movement it offers. It can be done with all kinds of summer lehengas and looks particularly pretty when done with a light fabric like cotton or art silk. A bejewelled waistband or belt can be added to the look to make it complete.

11. Pleated And Pinned Over One Side

A dupatta that is pleated and pinned over one side of a shoulder is a nice way to manage a heavy lehenga. This style facilitates ease of movement and looks elegant both at the same time. Dupattas that are long and heavy, and cannot be worn against one’s neck work best in this pleated and pinned style. Jewellery like gold and silver waistbands and belts also look great with a dupatta draped in this way.

12. Pinned Low To The Bun

Pinning a dupatta over the head can clash with heavy hair ornaments like mang tikas and hide them. Wearing the dupatta pinned to a low bun instead of pinning it close to the hairline is a great alternative to avoid this. A dupatta pinned over a bun gives a flowy veil that presents the complete design of the dupatta and gives a splendid overall look.

13. Pinned Over The Head And Draped Over One Side

Over The Head And Draped
Using the same dupatta for pinning over the head as well as draping over one shoulder without any pleating is one of the best ways of achieving a bridal lehenga single dupatta draping style. The style presents a royal semblance and is thus also used by most high-end designers.

14. One Side Pinned Over A Shoulder With The Other Wrapped Over A Wrist

One side of the dupatta pinned or resting over a shoulder with the other wrapped or tied over a wrist is a very chic style. It is usually carried with flowy and lighter fabric lehengas or at least lighter dupattas and ends up looking very stylish and sleek. It can be worn by the bride, bridesmaids or anyone who wants to up their lehenga game at a wedding/festive occasion.

15. One Side Pleated And Pinned With The Other Over An Elbow

one side of a dupatta
One side pleated and pinned with the other over an elbow is a slightly different variation of the former style. While one side of a dupatta is pleated and pinned to a shoulder, the other side is draped around and rested on the elbow. This style goes with traditional as well as more modern styles of lehenga and makes the dupatta easier to carry.

16. Two Dupattas: One Pleated Diagonally And The Other Over The Head

Basically similar to a saree drape, this style features a dupatta pleated diagonally over one shoulder with one made of a lighter fabric placed over the head. This is one of the most popular bridal lehenga dupatta draping styles and makes certain that the two dupattas both showcase their designs without clashing with each other.

17. Two Dupattas: One Over The Head With The Other In A Saree Drape

One Over The Head
The double dupatta draping style is a newer addition to traditional lehengas usually worn by brides. The two dupattas are generally of two different colours and fabrics. A lighter fabric is used to place over the head and a comparatively heavier one made with velvet or embellished work is used to drape around one’s shoulder. A simple lehenga may be complemented with a heavier dupatta while a heavily embellished one may be complemented with simpler styles.

18. Two Dupattas: One Over Each Shoulder

Two dupattas for each shoulder is another newer addition to lehengas. The two dupattas are of two different colours and are draped one on each shoulder. These may be either in contrast or shades of the same colour. The two dupattas may be paired with a waistband to hold them together or simply pinned at the shoulders.

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