Dupattas have a ubiquitous presence in every Indian woman’s wardrobe. They have long formed an integral part of ethnic wear and will forever continue to retain their lure. With changing time dupattas too have evolved and are now used in interesting ways to tally with experimental fashion fads.
If you are new to the printed dupattas trend or simply yearn to revamp your existing collection, then this checklist of 7 must-have printed dupattas is just what you need! Trust us when we say you absolutely need to stock up on these!
1. Kalamkari Dupatta
Whether you prefer it in silk or cotton, kalamkari dupattas lend a luscious charm to your outfit. The intricate motifs and earthy shades of humble kalamkari design instantly catches the attention and blend beautifully with any kurta. Solid colored kurtas in shades of red, black, and blue enhance the appeal of the eternally attractive kalamkari prints.
2. Block Print Dupatta
Nothing spells feminine grace as a block printed dupatta. The mélange of colors and scintillating aura they carry are unparalleled. You will find floral patterns predominantly in block print dupattas and they make for gorgeous visual aesthetics. These are best paired with a white or any plain tunic/kurta but work wonderfully even on a contrast print. Ajrakh print dupatta or any other type of Jaipuri print dupatta are popular varieties of block hand printed dupattas.
3. Chikankari Dupatta
A classic favorite,chikankari dupattas are a perfect embodiment of dreamy. The dainty hand embroidery bestows the dupatta with remarkable sophistication. While white brings out the best in chikankari dupattas, feel free to sample other color palettes as well. As these embroidered dupattas are immensely versatile, drape them with anything and everything to look like the diva you are!
4. Printed Silk Dupatta
Poem should be written about the sheer richness of the beautiful chanderi silk printed dupattas. You will usually find the fine-textured chanderi dupattasembellished with extraordinary gold or silver zari work which enhances its allure. These dupattas make for a stellar accompaniment to party wear kurtas.
5. Bandhej Dupatta
Bandhej or bandhani is a perennial choice when it comes to going traditional. These artistic chunriprint dupattas in tie-n-dye are available in a rainbow of colors and never fail to elicit a compliment. If adding a riot of colors to any outfit is your wish, then nothing better than bandhej dupatta to make it come true!
6. Phulkari Dupatta
Literally translating to ‘flower work’, the phulkari dupattas are a connoisseur’s delight. You will find phulkari embroidery in a number of patterns; as closely filled or sparse as you prefer. The hues available in phulkari dupattas range from subtle pastels to bold colors. Wear the phulkari to add a little extra glam on any festive occasion.
7. Kantha Dupatta
Extremely fine needlework on fine cotton or silk is the hallmark of Kantha Dupattas. The interesting thing about Kantha is the variety of stitches used in creating these dupattas. You will find a single type or diverse stitches syncing beautifully in one pretty dupatta. It looks ideal as casual and as well as formal wear.
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