9 Types Of Dupattas A Desi Girl Needs To Have In Her Wardrobe (And How To Wear Them!)

Back in the day
women used to wear dupattas as a symbol of modesty, but now it’s
one of the many items we put on to express our own unique style. A
dupatta (also known as ‘odni’, ‘chunni’, or ‘chunari’) is
a huge scarf type of thing that can be draped around you in a number
of ways. It can also hang freely from your shoulders, revealing the
gorgeous embroidery or print. There are as many types of dupattas as
there are sarees, but we’ve gathered 9 of the most beautiful ones
with styling tips on how to wear them. Enjoy!

Chanderi Silk

The simple and
elegant Chanderi dupatta comes from a town with the same name in the
state of Madhya Pradesh. These dupattas are among the most elegant
and exquisite pieces of clothing a woman can wear and will look great
with dresses made of tussari silk, cotton, linen, or zari. Best to
wear for festive occasions.


From Punjab comes
the intricately designed Phulkari dupatta that is all about gorgeous
embroidery and attention-grabbing floral patterns. Wear with a simple
outfit of muted colours to let this dupatta truly stand out.

Banarasi Silk

Every Desi girl
needs a Banarasi silk dupatta in her wardrobe because it’s the very
definition of chic. If you want to glam up your salwar kameez –
this is the way to do it! You can also pair it with a long Anarkali
dress for a truly stunning effect. Sarees and dupattas made in
Banaras have always been popular among Royalty!


dupattas are hand painted masterpieces that take a lot of time and
precision to make. Weavers create stunning dupattas that go
incredibly well with any other clothing item in your wardrobe. Choose
a quirky design and wear it with a very simple kurta for a casual,
yet breathtaking look. Throw in some tribal jewellery for a truly
spectacular look.



dupattas are known for their intricate art and truly eye-catching
patterns created with natural dyes. If you want a dupatta that stands
out – this is it! Madhubani dupatta originated in the Mithila
region of India and Nepal, and a variety of natural elements like
twigs and sticks are used to create the elaborate patterns.

Ikat Dupatta

Ikat dupattas are
bringing back the old traditional geometrical designs and a very
peculiar type of dyeing the fabric that is done before the actual
weaving even starts. Right now Ikat dupatta is becoming a part of
high-end fashion, which means you automatically become a glam diva
when you wear one!

Net Dupatta

Net dupatta is a
signature element of any party attire. No look is complete without
this heavily embroidered shiny dupatta that can be worn with about
everything from lehengas to special party dresses. It just makes
everything look more fun and festive!


Chiffon dupattas
are an absolute delight to wear. They are incredibly light, smooth,
and soft on the skin, which makes them easy to carry around. They are
worn both for party and casual looks as they can easily transition
from one style to another with the right clothing and accessories.


Bandhani dupattas come to us from Rajasthan and Gujarat, bringing with them the remnants of the Ancient Hindus Valley Civilization. Bandhani designs are timeless and never really go out of style. For the most stunning look wear Bandhani dupatta with a simple white or black kurta to make it stand out even more.

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