Heavy ethnic outfits are normal during weddings and the festive season. But wearing such heavy outfits is not everyone's cup of tea. Not everyone is comfortable wearing a heavy lehenga just for the sake of fashion. You just can't have fun, and it becomes a hindrance to moving around freely.
Fret not because you can give an illusion of a glam look even with a simple outfit. It is possible with just a dupatta. Wear a plain suit and pair it up with a stylish dupatta to make it work. Check out the types of dupatta that are perfect to level up even your simplest suit.
Hailing from Banaras (Varanasi), this fabric was originally made with pure gold threads and silk. This fabric is a symbol of the rich culture and heritage of our nation. Popularly bought in the saree form, Banarasis can be worn as dupattas as well. It can give a plain suit a glam twist.
This tie-dye textile originating from Pakistan works well even as chunris. Now it is made in several parts of India including Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab and more. Bandhani basically means root bandh which loosely translates to ‘to bind, to tie’.
Bandhani dupattas can be very beautiful in themselves, but you can also opt for ones with embellishments and heavy borders if you are going for special events.
To add a quirky and fun element to your simple outfit, team it up with kalamkari dupattas. Kalamkari loosely translates to ‘freehand drawing with a pen’. Anyone can become in awe of their beauty.
The making of this handloom dupatta involves tedious steps including dyeing, bleaching, hand painting, block printing, and more but the end result is totally worth it.
‘Phul’ means flower and ‘andkari’ means art. Phulkari dupattas have intricate embroidery made of floss silk thread on woven cotton, chanderi, silk, khadi, and other fabrics. These colourful dupattas have either geometric or floral embroidery that captures the liveliness of Punjab, where it originates from. When paired up with a simple suit, these dupattas can help you stand out of the crowd.
If you want to give your simple outfit a luxe touch then opt for a velvet dupattas. These soft and sturdy dupattas will keep you comfy and cosy and give you a regal look. These dupattas are perfect for winter events. You can opt for velvet dupattas with heavy work like zardosi, mirror-work, stone-work, and more to amp up the look.
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