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How to Wear a Dupatta on a Lehenga: 10 Draping Styles


tips to wear dupatta by bollywood actresses

Anyone can wear a lehenga but it’s how you drape the dupatta over it which will change the entire look. While one dupatta draping style can make your lehenga feel bridal, another style can make it look festive or even casual.


Lehenga-dupattas are a clear fashion rage amongst Bollywood actresses as well. Interestingly, the ladies have been wearing this piece of cloth in a manner which is incredible and stylish at the same time. Here are few top dupatta styles suggesting ways to accentuate your desi look.


1. Drape your dupatta loosely from the back like Katrina

Sexy waist of Katrina in silver lehenga
A dupatta thrown over the back will give your lehenga a sexy yet casual vibe

Katrina Kaif’s attire is a perfect portrayal of boldness and beauty in tandem. If you’re someone who loves to flaunt her figure, this dupatta draping style will expose your midriff and earn you a lot of compliments.


2. Wear the dupatta over your head like a bride

sonam in red lehenga and embellished blouse
You can accentuate the dupatta look with a high bun

Sonam Kapoor wearing her embellished red dupatta over the head shows you a gorgeous way to let the design of your front attire steal the show. This is the style worn by most brides.


3. Carry your dupatta diagonally from the front

hot vaani in sexy thigh high slit bridal dress
Vaani’s look is perfect for small designer dupattas

Wearing a dupatta diagonally like Vaani Kapoor is a good option for those who would like to show off their neckline and keep the dupatta on the front at the same time.


4. Opt for a traditional chania choli drape

backless choli and mirror work blouse of alia
Wear it like the Gujarati chaniya cholis

Girls are very fond of wearing backless cholis and the best way to show it off is by wearing the dupatta from the back. Alia Bhatt’s confident smile in her traditional look is a clear indication that the attire will be a sure-shot winner.


5. Pin your dupatta in the V-neck draping style

beautiful sonakshi in white lehenga choli
An evergreen and simple dupatta draping style

When you like to keep it simple and classy, pin one end of dupatta at your left and let the other end touch the floor. Sonakshi Sinha’s appearance in white lehenga blouse explains it perfectly.


6. Get a neat look like Shilpa by pleating and pinning your dupatta on one side

heavy cleavage baring blouse and lehenga of shilpa
An ideal style for slim dupattas

That’s how you pull off a hot dupatta trend. Shilpa Shetty’s slim pleated dupatta in an orange outfit creates her own personalized fashion statement. This is a great dupatta draping style if you want to show off your jewellery, blouse pattern or cleavage.


7. Drape your dupatta Mughal style

maangtikka and beautiful sharara of kareena
A dupatta elegantly thrown over the head will make you look classier

Kareena Kapoor Khan’s over the head dupatta and tied on a wrist is yet another depiction of a classy and royal look. All you need is a slight longer piece to drape around your gorgeous costume.


8. Carry your dupatta in a gown-style

kangana in red bridal lehenga and dupatta
A gown-like draping style highlights sophistication

A simple way to present yourself like a fashionista is carrying the dupatta on both the hands like you do in a gown. Kangana Ranaut did the same when she slipped into a heavy lehenga-choli at a fashion show.


9. Royal Pakistani style – ideal for shararas

Deepika Mastani style fashion from Bajirao
Perfect style for heavy and long dupattas

You can also take inspiration from Deepika Padukone’s Bajirao Mastani look which is a trendsetter of all times. Don’t forget to wear a radiant smile on your face.


10. Copy Jacqueline’s half-saree drape over your lehenga

traditional pink lehenga sari of jacqueline
Half-draped dupatta for a saree-like look

Jacqueline Fernandez adds her own twist by draping a single dupatta to sport a lehenga-saree look. Just adorn the outfit with beautiful jewellery and own the show.