Dupattas have been a wardrobe staple since times immemorial.Your grandmother had it, so did your mother and so do you! Trends have changed, fashion styles have modified but dupattas have stayed and it’s no surprise why Dupattas are a great value add ons and probably the centre of attraction. They have the capability of making or breaking your look.
It is the most versatile accessory that can be used in multiple ways. They look equally good on traditional ethnic, fusion and modern Indian outfits. A good dupatta can add the right amount of oomph to an outfit giving it a divinely diva look!
Most centers of handloom weaving in India produce dupattas and stoles, reflecting their traditional weaving patterns and motifs. Silk and cotton dupattas in a variety of colours and textures, with woven, painted, printed or embroidered patterns form a delightful addition to a woman’s wardrobe.The appeal of handloom fabrics lies in the ethnic hand woven techniques employed to churn out fine, soft, transparent, airy, light and aesthestically appealing fabrics.
To begin with, there are approximately 18 types of handloom dupattas to choose from, which includes Phulwari, Chanderi Cotton, Maheshwari Silk, Muga Silk, Chikankari, Ikat, Bandhani, Ajrak, Bagru Prints, Tussar Silk, Kalamkari, Sambalpuri, Baluchari and many more. Each of them have unique characteristics and complement the outfits very well.
A popular wedding and festive regular includes Banarasi Silk Dupattas with heavy zari weaving. It is a cultural icon and a heritage heirloom in India. Some of the go-to choices with a regular pair of jeans and a white kurta are Kalamkaris and phulkari dupattas which makes up for an interesting fusion wear in current times. Similarly, different dupattas can be paired up with different outfits depending upon the occasions to give you that extra edge in your looks.