“ Dupatta,” a piece of cloth worn by Indian women to demonstrate modesty and respect, is a part of rich Indian culture. The blurry history of Dupatta comes from the Indus valley civilization. In ancient times, it was used to clasp the head and upper body by the Indian women and men. Nowadays, it is worn as a statement of style and for dapper looks. The salwar Kameez outfit is incomplete without a dupatta and here are some trendy dupatta styles in the market:
1 Velvet dupatta:
Velvet is a soft material deriving its name from velvety, which means smooth like velvet. Two types of velvet fabric can be distinguished based on fabric quality. Natural fiber velvet is softer than synthetic velvet. Velvet entirely from silk is rare; however, if you choose the quality supplier, you can expect the one. Velvet dupatta, if draped well, gives you modish looks. Even if you are wearing a regular salwar kameez, a heavy embroidered silk velvet dupatta compliments well. In many royal Indian wedding, the velvet dupatta is draped around while a net dupatta is clamped on the head.
2 Hand-blocked dupattas:
Art of block printing is mainly evidenced in Rajasthan, the city of deserts in India. The unique, unparalleled designs are doomed in popularity imbued with the sense of complex patterns on cotton fabrics. The art of dying is unique and ineffable. The complex designs are embossed on wooden blocks, which is dipped in dye to imprint the expression of the intricate design blocks. A simple plain suit escorted with block print dupatta completely changes the look and feel of Salwar Kameez.
3 Georgette Dupatta:
Georgette, a fabric, gets its name from a French fashion designer called Georgette de la Plante. It is made of highly kinky yarns made of solid colors and prints. The material used is breathable, light, and comfortable. This sheer fabric is either transparent or opaque, which is widely popular in the wedding season, especially as Dupatta. Especially if you wear a heavy work salwar kameez, then georgette dupatta is the best fabric.
4 Chiffon dupatta:
This is another Dupatta made of lightweight fabric made of cotton or silk. The synthetic fiber, like rayon, nylon, and polyester, gives it a look of mesh-like woven transparent material. It is most prevalent for snazzy clothes. This jazzy chiffon dupatta will well complement with the Punjabi style Patiala salwar kameez or even a simple churidar suit.
Well, no bride in Indian culture would refuse to indulge this Dupatta in her wedding because it is the most popular and classy fabric that has its sensuous looks. This lightweight Dupatta is the signature apparel for the bridal wear.
The name Phulkari means Phul(flower) + Kari(craft), which means the artistic flower art is exotic, mainly the embroidery, which is inculcated by the techniques like running stitch, satin stitch and cross-stitch. Mostly, the bright and bold colors with the coarse cotton in soft silk thread. If you have to participate in the festivities and demonstrate culture, then phulkari is unexcelled.
Gota Patti dupatta:
Dupatta with Gota Patti work is one of the most prominent traditional styles of wearing Dupattas in Rajasthan. It is also called Lappe ka kaam, which is created by applique technique with metals like gold, silver, copper, etc. Fancy patterns are created on the edges of Dupatta, which looks like metal works that look glorious and unbeatable style. You may carry this Dupatta on any style of salwar kameez.
Another Duaptta style of Rajasthan, which is created by dying cloth, is Leheriya. The wavy patterns can be dyed on silk, chiffon, cotton, or any other lightweight fabric that can hold the color for long. Unlike Gotta Patti, this is lightweight; however, if any motifs or sequin work is applied, then it can be heavy. It is quite similar to the bandhani style of Dupatta that is worn by the close relatives of the bride in the Indian wedding ceremony.
Article By : Sangy K