5 AMAZING WAYS TO DRAPE YOUR LEHENGA DUPATTA!
A lehenga dupatta is a prime part of the traditional ensemble. It can change the appearance of the entire look. As dupatta is an unstitched and versatile piece of clothing, you can drape it in myriad ways. This benefit comes in handy when you have multiple weddings on your plate and not that many outfits to don. You can refashion the entire finery just by choosing a different way to drape the lehenga-dupatta. A dupatta has varied kinds. The drapery of dupatta depends on 3 things, namely;
Length: Shorter the dupatta, simpler the drape. The longer and wider the dupatta, the more complicated the drape can become.
Design: If the dupatta has protruding and hefty embroidery, it would require some limelight so, flowy and hanging drapes would be recommended, while plain dupattas would better look pleated.
Material: Stiff fabrics look better when they are pleated, whereas fluid fabrics like georgette and chiffon can charm everyone with their flowy attribute.
Listed below are 5 stunning ways to wrap your lehenga dupatta like a pro.
1. SAREE-STYLE DRAPE
A saree-style drape is very common and preferred among the distinct communities in India. It goes best with subtle lehengas in solid hues as it disguises the simple lehenga-choli with its contrasting shade, work, and drape. For a saree wrap style, it’s best to use heavily embellished lehengas when the lehenga-choli duo is monotonous, while for the adorned lehenga-cholis, net, or any other transparent fabric is recommended. Down below is the step-by-step process on how to drape a saree-style lehenga.
- Tuck the one corner of the dupatta on the left side of the waist.
- Lose it to the point that it forms cowls on the other side of the waist.
- Drape it on the left shoulder and left it flowing.
2. ONE-SHOULDER DRAPE
One-shoulder drape has varied forms. An ordinary and easiest one-shoulder drape is done when you let the entire dupatta hang on your shoulder. You can drape it when you don’t want the dupatta to steal the limelight of the lehenga-choli. The other one involves keeping the dupatta upfront and let some part of the dupatta hang on the other hand’s wrist. If you’re apple-shaped, then it’ll be advantageous to you as this drape will hide your belly in an elegant manner. The most creative one will be when you take the dupatta a little down from your armhole and pin it on the other side of the shoulder. Fluid fabrics like georgette and chiffon would give this drape an astonishing appearance.
3. WAIST-TUCKED DRAPE
This drape is well-suited for the lehenga cholis that are embellished but would get elevated with a bit more exaggeration. This wrapping style includes some cowls on the backside so, materials like georgette and chiffon will be your best bet. If the blouse is already heavily embroidered, then there is no need to invest in an adorned dupatta. Keep it simple with a subtle stone or dori work. Here are the steps on how to accomplish this drape;
- Take one corner of the dupatta and tuck it in the center of the waist.
- Let the dupatta form cowls on the backside.
- Take it over from the right shoulder let it hang freely.
4. OVER-THE-BUN DRAPE
If it’s your wedding then you definitely need a dupatta drape that would come over from your head. For a simpler drape where you want to fully showcase your lehenga-choli, fix the dupatta around the bun and let it flow backward like a veil. It is an elegant and royal approach. Another way to do it is a Punjabi style. First, drape the dupatta normally on both shoulders, forming a cowl neck. Secondly, put it on from one side of the shoulder, and take it over your head, which would automatically bring it on to the other side of the shoulder. Yet another wrap-style would include tucking it from the center back waist, bringing it on the front, like a saree-style followed by the head-wrap.
5. PLEATED WITH WAISTBELT DRAPE
This one can give a contrasting splash that would mesmerize everyone around. Hand-pick the right color schemes for this drape. The most admirable are carnation pink with magenta pink, rosewood with beige, and ruby pink with peach. Net fabrics would look stunning for this drape as the fabric gets pleated gracefully. Read below to check the step-by-step process on how to drape this lehenga dupatta.
- Make 2 to 3-inch pleats on the fabric.
- Tuck it in from the center back waist.
- Bring it forward from the right direction and let it be loose till the knees.
- Drape it on the left shoulder.
After the drape is done, take an embellished traditional belt and put it on the upper waist. Make sure that it settles with the pleats gracefully. You can also highlight the latter side of the waist with statement tassels.
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