How to Wear Bridal Lehenga Dupatta. The past couple of years has seen an evolution of bridal wear from traditional ghararas to choli and lehenga. The bridal lehenga gives a very elegant and hip look to the bride who wants to steer away from the ‘traditional bridal look’ on her wedding reception. In addition to the lehenga, the dupatta(which is an essential part of the bridal outfit) adds on to the oomph of the bridal dress and can be worn in a variety of ways.
Gorgeous Styles to Drape Dupattas for Brides
#10- The Classic Drape
Almost every bride would prefer wearing dupatta in this way as it is the ‘classic’ look and easy to carry as well. The dupatta can be pinned on your head and one corner loosely tucked in the hip.
#9 The ”Runway Model” Look
On my wedding I donned this style and likewise it is a popular style among the many Pakistani and Indian brides.The dupatta is draped on the head with one side hanging loosely in front of the shirt and the other pleated and pinned on the wrist. This style complements with heavy hair accessories like matha patti or a chunky, prominent tika. Above all, it gives the bride a very modelesque look!
#8 The modest drape style
Personally i love this style the most as it gives an elegant look to the whole bridal outfit. The bride goes for this look if her dupatta is heavily embellished and wants to show off the work. What adds more to this style is the beehive updo which raises the dupatta on the head and draped in front like a shawl giving the whole outfit a regal look!
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#7 Belted dupatta style
Many of the bridesmaids are seen rocking this style worn by tucking the dupatta inside a belt. The brides who want to look unconventional and go for a bold look also opt for this style and can be tried on with half sarees, lehenga and sharara. Personally, I am not sold on this style as it suits braidesmaids more and doesnt give a very bridal look. The belt can be personalised according to the color combination and theme of the dress.
Oh and how can we forget the way Katrina Kaif rocked this style in her song “Kaala Chashma.” So I feel this is the ideal way for all brides out there who love dancing and having fun!
#6 Two dupatta style
An extension to the belted dupatta is the two dupatta style which combines belted style with dupatta on the head. This gives a magnificent and elegant bridal look with two dupattas but makes the outfit very heavy to carry.
Another way is to wear dupattas in two different colours. Have a look at this lovely colour combination here, I’m totally in love with it.
#5 The Casual Style
The bride who wants to go for a very casual and relaxed look can go for this style. The dupatta is hanging in front from both shoulders. The bride can don this style if the choli is too simple and draw more attention to the dupatta
#4 The Royal Maharani Style
Here’s one of the most royal looks ever. Deepika Padukone has carried her lehenga and dupatta in such an elegant and maharani like way that I don’t think I even need to explain this look. I am sure you’ll be as awe-struck by her as I was.
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#3 The Front Pleat Style
This is the easiest with no fuss style as the dupatta is draped at one side across the shoulder and the ends neatly pinned at the back. The front pleat style works best with dupattas with heavy embellished border and brings out a slim silhouette of the bride as it draws attention away from the waist.
#2 The Bridal Veil
One of the latest trends amongst modern brides is to wear a veil over their head. The veil is kept transparent so the bride’s face can be seen under it. The veil is either kept matching to the bride’s outfit or contrasting to it.
#1 The Subcontinent look
Last but not the least, is the subcontinent AKA Bengali style. Inspired by the Bengali tradition, in this cute look the heavily embroidered dupatta is draped across the head and is pleated on shoulder covering the front. The other end is pleated and draped across the other shoulder.