14 Ways To Style Your Dupatta For Western Wear

So your salwar suit faded and you had to throw it, but your pretty little dupatta is left behind. What can you do with just a dupatta? Well, quite a lot. We show you 14 super-stylish ways to use your traditional dupattas with your Western clothes. They are longer than the stole so you’ll need to know the right way to wear them so they look just as trendy.

1. Wrapped
Wrap your strapless dress or halter top with a classy dupatta of a solid colour. We’re sure you will love the elegant look.
Style Your Dupattas For Western Wear

2. Covered-Up
Heading out to a party with a plunging neckline or want to simply spice up your black tee. Try this style of dupatta wrapping.
Style Your Dupattas For Western Wear

3. Knotted
Convert any plain-looking top into a quirky outfit with this style of knotting your dupatta. Pick printed, heavy or solid coloured fabric for this one.
Style Your Dupattas For Western Wear

4. Looped
If your dupatta is too long or you’re getting ready in a jiffy, simply style it like your scarf and it will still look great.

Style Your Dupattas For Western Wear5. Triangle
This one’s a stunning style. Fold your dupatta diagonally and take the ends behind your neck. Tie it there or loop it and let loose. The triangle effect will brighten up almost any kind of outfit.
Style Your Dupattas For Western Wear

6. Shortened
Is your fabric too long? Don’t worry; you can simply tie a knot on each side and use it the way you want. You can even go for two or three knots, depending on the length you want.
Style Your Dupattas For Western Wear

7. Off-Shoulder
Rock this new trend without spending on new clothes. Wear a tube top or dress and tie your dupatta on your shoulders. You can keep the knot in the front with a bow (as shown in the picture) or keep it behind.
Style Your Dupattas For Western Wear

8. Light Jacket
Wear your dupatta like a jacket with a belt as shown in the picture. Not only will it look unique, but also cover up your bra straps in the front.

Style Your Dupattas For Western Wear

9. Backless Top
Why go shopping when you can make your own tops? Take a dupatta and tie the ends behind your neck. Take the remaining fabric and tie it around your waist. Voila, you have a pretty backless top!
Style Your Dupattas For Western Wear

10. Twisted
Have a dual-toned dupatta? Twist it and wear it as shown below. Tie the ends behind and pin-up near the shoulders. Just right for your brunch look.
Style Your Dupattas For Western Wear

11. Round
This is the simplest and most fun look you can create. Make a round loop of your dupatta and wear it in place of your statement necklace. Since it is long, you can do two loops. Pick embellished or embroidered ones for this style.
Style Your Dupattas For Western Wear

12. Belted
Use your fabric as a thick waist belt. It will cover up the extra fat and look stylish. If you opt for a crisp cotton one, you can match the colour with your bottoms to fake a high-waist look.
Style Your Dupattas For Western Wear

13. Beach Wrap
Cover your bikini top with a beach wrap from your dupatta. Pick your favourite cotton one and put it over your neck. Cross it in the front and tie the ends behind.
Style Your Dupattas For Western Wear

14. Head Gear
Finally, get the hippie look with printed dupattas. If they are long you can always loop them or shorten them with knots at the end. Here are a few ways to wear a headscarf.
Style Your Dupattas For Western Wear

So put those long, pretty dupattas to good use. Have other genius ideas? Share with us in the comments section.

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