For a very long time, brides have been wearing their dupatta in a similar manner. Well, we strongly feel that it needs to be changed now. Wearing the bridal dupatta properly is imperative if you want to do complete justice to your wedding lehenga. How you wrap that beautiful piece around yourself can make or break your look. So, just for the amazing brides-to-be, here are some new and different ways to wear a bridal dupatta. And, if you have even the slightest of apprehension in being experimental with your looks, just don’t worry as all these styles are approved by the experts of the fashion world.

1. Double up your style game with Double Dupatta  

Bridal Dupatta, Dupatta Draping Style

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The double dupatta style is a very traditional and royal way of draping the bridal dupatta with the bridal lehenga. It adds that regal and sophisticated touch to a bride’s overall look. The best way to flaunt this style is to have two different dupattas in different colours and materials to create contrasting layers.

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2. Do it Gujarati style

Bridal Dupatta, Dupatta Draping Style

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Gujarati style of wearing a dupatta is a really beautiful one. However, some brides also find this way of draping the bridal dupatta to be a little casual. Well, if you too think the same then instead of going with this style for your wedding day, you can try this at your mehendi ceremony.

3. A free Front Flowing drape

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Bridal Dupatta, Dupatta Draping Style

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If you have a simple dupatta, wear it the way Anju Modi directs. Wrap it up in front just the way you would do with your scarf. It is quite similar to Deepika’s Mastani look. It will create beautiful ripples in front. What’s more? This style will allow you to move more freely as well.

4. Steal the glam Belt Style from Anushka Sharma

Bridal Dupatta, Dupatta Draping Style

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Bridal Dupatta, Dupatta Draping Style

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Wearing dupatta with a belt is becoming a rage- remember Anushka Sharma flaunting this style at her Mumbai reception? You loved every bit of this style when the actress donned this style at her Mumbai reception, didn’t you? And why not! After all, it is a very neat and sharp way of wearing the bridal dupatta and the belt works as the perfect accessory. You can let the other end flowing at the back or you can bring it to the side and tuck it in your lehenga. You can also wear this style with a simple shawl or a dupatta.

Want to emulate rest of Anushka’s looks from her weddings? Click HERE

5. Create a faux Jacket

Bridal Dupatta, Dupatta Draping Style

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Bridal Dupatta, Dupatta Draping Style

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The jacket style drape is a very new and refreshing touch to bridal dupatta draping style. As you know that the cape is in vogue and if you could not manage to get one for your big day, here’s a brilliant idea. Just drape your dupatta around your shoulders like these lovely fashionista brides and you are good to go.

6. Put it on just One Side for a contemporary look

Bridal Dupatta, Dupatta Draping Style

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Bridal Dupatta, Dupatta Draping Style

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The one-side style bridal dupatta drape is very modern and works well if you have it in net or chiffon. As the name is explanatory enough, the dupatta is at one side and is either left loose or is tucked diagonally. Our recommendation is to flaunt this style at your engagement or reception with a blouse in sheer fabric!

7. The royal Shawl Style

Bridal Dupatta, Dupatta Draping Style

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Just pin your dupatta at one end and wrap it up around yourself like a shawl. This breezy style will add more charm to your beautiful princess like movements.

Well, now that you’re acquainted with quite a few bridal dupatta draping styles, also check these 12 Trendy Bridal Blouse Designs

8. Conventional is charismatic

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Bridal Dupatta, Dupatta Draping Style

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The classics are called so because they can never go out fashion. That’s why even the good old conventional style of draping bridal dupatta simply over the bride’s head remains a hot favourite even today.

9. Flaunt your hairdo

Bridal Dupatta, Dupatta Draping Style

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Don’t want your dupatta to hide your gorgeous hairstyle? Then take cue from Bollywood diva Alia Bhatt to flaunt it right! She gave us this idea as she walked the ramp in a stunning lehenga for Manish Malhotra recently.  

Your outfit is sorted, but don’t you miss out these 10 Bridal Makeup & Beauty Trends of 2018

10. Time for a Triangular Twist

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Flaunt the border of your bridal dupatta by tucking (or pinning) just one of its corners in the front and get set to impress everyone with your interesting style.

11. Recreating the Princess Style

Bridal Dupatta, Dupatta Draping Style

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It’s your special day and you have got all the rights to feel like a princess at this occasion. So, let your dupatta also give out that princess vibe. Take some inspiration from our celebrity bride Antara Motiwala who flaunted this dupatta daping style at her mehendi.

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12. The chic Belt & Jacket combination

Bridal Dupatta, Dupatta Draping Style

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How about combining the two raging trends to create an outstanding style statement with your dupatta? Sounds fun, doesn’t it? Trust us, it will garner you multiple compliments!

So, these are some of the most creative ways of wearing a dupatta with your bridal lehenga. Elevate your bridal look by giving these styles a shot. It’s time to welcome the new and be done with the old. These draping styles will make you look like a poster bride.

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