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10 Totally LIT Bridal dupatta draping styles you NEED to See!

Want to wear a lehenga at every function but still look different? Well, it may possible to transform your wedding look with just the dupatta drape, making everyone swoon and ape! Yes, your dupatta is THAT sexy. Wondering how? We’ve rounded up some of our fav. dupatta draping styles to try at your various functions, to help you make the best of this killer accessory.

Trending Dupatta Draping styles for you, along with super fun ways to wear your Bridal Dupatta too

Captivating Kamarband

pastel blush lehengas with gold dab detailing paired with a pastel blue dupatta and a waist belt on Shraddha Kapoor | dupatta draping styles for your bridal dupatta
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If you saw Kalki Koechlin at the IIFA new york green carpet, then you know Kamar bandhs are back, that too with a BANG! So, use this beautiful belt to style your bridal dupatta. Get the pleats done so that your dupatta is fuss free all through the night while you stir up some fun!

bride wearing a pretty white and gold lehengas with a blue benarsfi dupatta draped like a saree and clinched with a waist belt | bridal dupatta draping styles
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If you don’t want to go for a narrow drape, go for this style, drape the dupatta like it’s a saree pallu and tuck it in the center creating this pretty overlap!

indian bride wearing a red and gold lehengas with a broad border and a matching waist belt | sparklers at the wedding | bridal dupatta draping styles we love | photo by dream diaries
(c) Dream Diaries

The side tuck is an oldschool favourite. Drape your dupatta like this and lock it up with a fabric belt which matches your lehenga!

pretty purple benarsfi lehengas with vermillion red benarsfi dupatta draped behind the neck with a waist belt from ekaya bananas
(c) Ekaya Banaras

Drape it behind your neck and belt it to make a faux coat!

The Saree Style

Bride wearing a pretty red to yellow ombre Banarasi lehengas with a pretty saree style bridal dupatta drape | photo - wedding salad
(c) The Wedding Salad

You can drape your dupatta like a saree from the front and tuck it in the back. This is a super pretty & fuss free (it’s pinned everywhere) style and makes sure not to hide too much of that gorgeous lehenga

Psst! – Speaking of fuss free, don’t forget to take the Dress Test – to make sure your Wedding Lehenga is super comfy at the wedding dress trial 

The Sheer Stunner

dupatta draping styles| alia bhat at iifa awards in a Manish Malhotra white lehengas with a long sheer white dupatta
(C) Alia Bhat’s Instagram

Less is always more. Yes, this is the simplest way to don the dupatta but, it’s Alia approved! what more inspiration do you need, this style is trending on every social feed. fuss free and feminine

The V Drape

The v style dupatta drape. | bride in a green lehenga with a peach and gold dupatta rocking sunglasses at a poolside Mehndi | the royal affair photography
(c) Royal Affair Photography

Show off your necklace with this one.

The Gorgeous Ghoonghat

Bride wearing a light pastel blue and mint green and gold lehengas with a sheer single dupatta walking to the wedding | dupatta draping ideas | photo by the light smiths
The Lightsmiths

Just drape it like a veil and tuck it at the waist. Let your pretty dupatta trail shine and walk the aisle with grace.

The Wraparound

Dupatta draping style with ghoomghat and cross body wraparound | Indian bride in a pretty orange and gold lehenga with a gorgeous gold Nath | wedding matinee
(c) Wedding Matinee

Another take on the ghoonghat style is to wrap one end like in the front like a stole.

The Free Falling Style

Dipak studios | bride in a pretty sea green and blue seafood lehenga |dupatta draped on one shoulder | dupatta draping styles we love
(c) Dipak Studios

This one-sided cape is the easiest and breeziest style that’ll make your dupatta stand out for a mile. it may be not a very new but it is totally worth a try.

The Cape

Sonam Kapoor wearing a new dupatta draping style | Sonam in a pretty white and silver lehengas with a sheer white dupatta draped like a cape
Image from Instagram

Pin it in reverse on both sides, to be the dapper cape style bride. Yes as simple as that. It can make your outfit look extremely appealing and voluminous.

The Cross Body Front Pallu

Dupatta draping styles | bridal dupatta draping ideas | cross body pallu drape | peach and gold lehengas with a pretty peach dupatta
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Trending on the runway is this bold drape. All you have to do is pin the pleats of the dupatta on one shoulder and bring it across your body on the back and pin it at the same spot again!

Tied on the wrists to trail!

raagini and gurtej wedding | pretty white and mirror engagement outfit
From raagini and gurtej’s wedding

We saved our favourite dupatta draping style for the end, this one is totally on trend!

So, which style are you planning to pair your lehenga with? Tell us in the comments below



Featured Image – Siddharth Sharma Photography