Dupatta Draping Techniques

Lehengas and sarees form quintessential parts of a woman’s bridal and wedding experience. An important aspect of wearing these traditional Indian attires is how you drape the dupatta or the pallu. When you know how to do it, it adds sophistication to ethnic Indian wear. In this article, we’ll talk about how to drape dupattas for lehengas.

One of the most common draping styles is to drape it over your head with one corner of the dupatta tucked in at the hip. You might want to use clips or slides in your hair to keep the dupatta in place. Try out this style with the Purple and Net Lehenga Choli from CBazaar. This happens to be an oft repeated and popular look on the rampwalk.


Another common and popular way is to drape the dupatta over your head or shoulder and pleating one side of the dupatta over your forearm. Pair this draping style with a maang tikka to play it up. The Statesque Net Lehenga Choli from Cbazaar is a pretty number to try out this look. This style was seen on fashion designer Zeinab Chottani and a vivacious Diya Mirza was also seen sporting a similar look with her gold and black lehenga.


To recreate a timeless look, drape the dupatta over your head or shoulder, pleating one side over your shoulder and pinning a corner to your wrist. This might prove tricky because the pinned end tends to snag, so be careful. To achieve this look, try it on CBazaar’s Sparkling Red Velvet Lehenga Choli. Take a look at Mugdha Godse in a similar look with a sparkly pink and green lehenga choli.



Another elegant and conservative style is to drape the dupatta over your head, with one end draped across your chest and shoulder and the other end on your back. This works best when you have an elaborate dupatta and want to show it. Reenact this look with CBazaar’s Alluring Purple Lehenga Choli. The timeless and classic look was seen on Eesha Gupta in a traditional red lehenga.


Thanks to your newly acquired dupatta draping prowess, you’ll look different every time you wear your ethnic Indian outfit with plenty of ways to drape your dupatta. Acquire your own sense of style with outfits from CBazaar.

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