Saturday, June 20, 2020

Bollywood Celebrities in Designer Dupattas

Dupatta – also known as 'chunari,' or 'odhni' is an equivalent of a scarf. It used to be a piece of clothing that symbolized a woman's modesty in the olden days. Nowadays they are widely used to accentuate the visual aesthetics of the overall look.

  Types Of Dupattas : A must in your closet

Phulkari. Phulkari is a traditional dupatta from Punjab, which consists of intricate embroidery in various designs.
Chanderi. Handwoven chanderi dupattas are not only colourful but come with intricate detailing that make them a class apart.  
Banarasi silk 
Gota patti  

These dupattas represent the rich and varied ancient handicrafts of India which have gained increasing popularity worldwide in recent times.

Draping a Dupatta

An easy way to carry a heavy dupatta is to let it flow down one side of your shoulder. You can pin it up and give it a neat look. Wearing this style distributes the attention equally on the salwar kameez as well as the dupatta.

The classic and easy way to drape the cotton dupatta over your churidar, anarkali or the salwar kameez styles is to make small pleats of the entire dupatta and place it on the left side of the shoulder

Each region has its own way of presenting the chunari with unique embellishments, embroideries, fabrics and weaves. The most common fabrics for dupattas are Cotton, Silk, Chiffon and Georgette.

It can be fused with western wear as well as Indian ethnic apparel. It is trendy to team a bright dupatta of a single color to match a kurta with a pair of fitted denim jeans. In contrast, a printed dupatta in darker shades can offset a white chikankari kurta worn either with a churidar or tights that has become popular.

Bollywood Heroines in Designer Dupattas

There has been an increasing trend of carrying different types of dupattas to mix and match with various outfits. Here's a sneak peak of how our B-Town celebs don Designer outfits contrasted with heavily embroidered dupattas to give a chic look.

Our Favourite Rakulpreet teams the Chikankari mukaish lehenga skirt with a contrast gold embroidered dupatta and a sleeveless plain blouse.

Designer Dupatta

Bubbly Alia Bhatt looks chic in this two tone dyed mukaish dupatta which she pairs with a simple black anarkali. The antique earrings lends a classy charm to the entire ensemble.

Alia Bhatt Dupatta

Alia in Black Dupatta

Black Dupatta
Black Dupatta

Yet another lighter version would be to pick a net fabric dupatta to add a delicate twist to the embroidered suit.

Alia's Dupatta

One can never go wrong with a white Chikankari Dupatta which can be teamed with any plain suit. Ravishing Raveena Tandon goes for a fully embroidered chikankari dupatta accentuated with golden mukaish/kamdani work. Super fine hand embroidered Chikankari Dupattas are heirloom pieces for their charm is eternal.

Raveena Tandon Dupatta

The Begum- our very own Kareena Kapoor Khan picks a bright pink Banarsi gold work dupatta to contrast with her outfit. 

Kareena Dupatta

The Kapoor sisters for sure are style setters. Women would definitely want to carry such ensembles on occasions like parties, festive occasions, weddings, etc. 

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