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Article: 5 Amazing Ways To Drape Your Lehenga Dupatta!

5 Amazing Ways To Drape Your Lehenga Dupatta!

5 Amazing Ways To Drape Your Lehenga Dupatta!

For any Indian wedding or festival, the lehenga dupatta is an essential component of the traditional ensemble. It has the power to alter the overall appearance. You can use a dupatta in a variety of ways because it is an unstitched, adaptable piece of apparel. This is useful if you have a lot of weddings to attend but not a lot of clothes to wear. Just by rearranging the lehenga-dupatta, you can completely change the ensemble.

Types of Dupattas and Drapery

There are several types of dupattas. Three factors determine the dupatta's drapery:

Length: The simpler the drape, the shorter the dupatta. The drape can get more intricate the longer and wider the dupatta.

Design: Plain dupattas would appear better pleated, but if the dupatta has heavy, projecting embroidery, it would need some attention. For this reason, flowing, hanging drapes are advised.

Material: Pleated stiff fabrics have a more elegant appearance, while flowing materials like georgette and chiffon captivate all with their flowing quality.

Here are five gorgeous ways to tie your lehenga dupatta

1. Drape In Saree Style

Across India's various ethnicities, a saree-style drape is both common and preferred. It looks great with subdued lehengas in muted colors because of the way its contrasting tint, embroidery, and drape cover up the basic lehenga-choli. When the lehenga-choli pair is plain, it works best to utilize lavishly ornamented lehengas for a saree wrap style; for the adorned lehenga-cholis, net or any other translucent fabric is advised. 

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to drape a lehenga in the saree

  • Place the dupatta's single corner under your left waist.
  • Lose it until the opposite side of the waist is covered with it.
  • Leave it flowing and drape it over your left shoulder.

2. Drape With One Shoulder

The form of the one-shoulder drape varies. Letting the full dupatta hang over one shoulder is the standard and simplest one-shoulder drape. When you don't want the dupatta to overshadow the lehenga-choli, you can drape it. The alternative is holding the dupatta up front while allowing a portion of it to dangle over the wrist of the other hand. If you're apple-shaped, this drape will work to your benefit as it will elegantly conceal your belly. The most imaginative one is when you pin the dupatta on the other shoulder, a bit below your armhole. Georgette and chiffon, which are flowing textiles, would give this drape a stunning aspect.

3. Bustling Drape

This drape looks great with embroidered lehenga cholis, but it would look even better with a little more exaggeration. The best materials for this wrapping style are georgette and chiffon because it features some cowls on the back. Investing in an embellished dupatta is unnecessary if the blouse is richly embroidered already. Keep it basic with some delicate dori work or stone. 

The steps to complete this drape are as follows:

  • Tuck in one corner of the dupatta in the middle of your waist.
  • Allow the dupatta to create cowls in the back.
  • Remove it from the right shoulder and hang it loosely.

You can also read: 5 Indian Lehenga Styles and Outfit Ideas for Weddings

4. Extensive Bun Drape

You will undoubtedly require a dupatta drape that extends past your head if it is your wedding. Fix the dupatta around the bun and allow it to flow backward like a veil for a more straightforward drape that lets your lehenga-choli take center stage. It's a sophisticated, regal method.

The Punjabi way is another way to go about things. To create a cowl neck, first drape the dupatta normally over both shoulders. Second, wear it from one shoulder over the other by crossing your head over it, which will naturally bring it onto the opposite shoulder. An additional wrap method would be to bring it up front by tucking it from the center back waist, a la saree, and then wrapping it around the head.

5. Glad To Have A Waistbelt Drape

This one might add a striking splash that would enthrall everyone in the vicinity. Choose the appropriate color schemes by hand for this drape. The best combinations are ruby pink with peach, rosewood with beige, and carnation pink with magenta pink. With this drape, net textiles would appear gorgeous because of the drape's elegant pleating. 

See the detailed instructions for draping this lehenga dupatta below.

  • Make pleats in the cloth that are 2 to 3 inches wide.
  • From the middle of the back waist, tuck it in.
  • Move it forward in the proper direction and leave it loose all the way down to your knees.
  • Put it over your left shoulder.

Once the drape is finished, place a classic belt with embellishments around the top waist. Ensure that it smoothly sinks into the pleats. Statement tassels are another way to draw attention to the backside of the waist.


Draping a dupatta is both a fashion and an art, as even the simplest draping style can make a huge impact if you know how to carry it off. We hope the draping styles will come in handy for you. To buy the latest trendy lahenga and dupatta, visit our Online Swan creation store.

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