As most Indian outfits have undergone so much transformation in terms of silhouettes and style, dupattas seem to just add bulk and volume to the entire look instead of beauty and elegance. But the same dupatta can now help you get a glamorous look. So what do we do with our dupatta? Here are some unique styling effects that can be achieved by draping dupattas in innovative ways.
A pleated dupatta teamed with a cropped khadi jacket and palazzos. Put on a bindi to add a power element to the look.
Printed leggings and a sleeveless shirt worn with a pleated dupatta. Put in some more drama with a statement necklace.
An embroidered kurti over your maxi dress and throw in a dupatta to reiterate the Indian-ness.
A bustier teamed with an elaborate jacket and red trousers can be complemented with a dupatta draped around the trouser like a semi-dhoti. Or a dhoti pant with a V-neck shirt and a jacket and pleat a dupatta on one shoulder for a touch of glam.
Some tips and tricks to achieve the right style:
Ensure the colour of the dupatta agrees with the rest of your outfit.
Do not let any other element of your outfit over-shadow the dupatta.
Opt for a one-shoulder look to add drama to your outfit and create a saree-like effect.
Ideally, use a simple monotone dupatta to avoid clutter.
Darker shades are "in" for a bright and beautiful look.