Indians have a wide variety of ethnic wear. When choosing a dupatta for our outfit, you can get a lot of options. We have already discussed in some of our earlier fashion and styling blogs regarding the significance and versatility of a beautiful dupatta. These are available in different designs like printed dupatta, bandhani dupatta, dupatta banarasi as some of the popular options. Your dupatta can elevate the look of your whole outfit when styled correctly. Not only are these available in a variety of fabrics and designs, there are many ways in which you can wear them. So a well-designed dupatta with the right styling, will be of help to you for all your salwar suits. You can join Fashion Design Classes to make one yourself. No matter how embellished your dress is, if your dupatta lacks that spark, then it’s going to hide all the beautiful work on your outfit.
Having a good collection of dupattas will always come in handy. Georgette dupattas and net dupatta are some fabrics that you can invest in when it comes to having a collection of dupattas. If you have a plain salwar suit, and pair it with a well-designed dupatta, it would look gorgeous. If you love this art, enrol in Hamstech’s Fashion Designing Courses and start creating stunning outfits. Here are four timeless dupattas you can design at home.
If you have a chiffon or silk dupatta, opt for tassels. It’ll make your festive wear look adorable. These will add a bohemian touch to the whole dupatta design and can be styled as a scarf for simple solid kurtas. Now tassels also come in a variety of designs and options like thread tassels, fabric tassels, embellished tassels and so on. Select the one that works well with your dupatta fabric and design. Georgette dupattas and net dupattas can have extra added tassels as they are light to carry and will serve as a fun element. You can opt for the same hue tassels or other contrasting colours for a bold style dupatta.
Patchwork is nothing but sewing together different fabric pieces thereby creating a unique design on your outfit. This is very popular in sarees and blouses. You can try the same work for your dupatta too. You can make a patch work banarasi dupatta with patches of various different banarasi fabrics. This will give you a festive and vibrant dupatta that can be added to your collection of dupattas. Patch work can get a bit tedious, as you need to measure out and cut the fabrics and then stitch them up together in a pattern. But it will all be worth the work. Make sure to select your patch work fabric carefully, georgette dupattas and net dupattas are very slippery and will take more time. Sturdy fabrics like cotton and banarasi silk will be relatively easy to work with.
Stitch a few sparkling mirrors on your dupatta and it will give a fresh and traditional look to your outfit. You can style a bright coloured dupatta with a plain khaki salwar kameez for an elegant daytime look. Otherwise you could even add a mirror work border to a simple net dupatta and turn it into occasional wear. You could also have mirror work highlights all over your dupatta for a sparkly finish. Join a Certificate Programme in Fashion Design and enhance your skills professionals.
If you think a full zari work dupatta is too heavy, you can at least go for a little on the border. Zari work is of different types, you can have elaborate and heavy zari work dupattas for weddings and festivals. Or you can have some zari highlights done over your simple dupattas to make them a little shinier. There are various techniques involved in zari work and each technique gives out a different result. Most of the time, this simple detailing is enough to improve the look of your outfit. Based on the rest of your outfit design, select the kind of zari work you would like to have on your dupatta.
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