The Bridal Dupatta is what curates the entire bridal look. The Indian Dupatta or the Veil in the West is the most important aspect of the Bridal attire on the wedding day. After all, the 75-foot long veil worn by Priyanka Chopra on her big day made us gasp in awe.
Nevertheless, it was her veil that made history and made headlines across the world. This goes without saying that you need to ensure you make the right pick when it comes to your Bridal Dupatta choices on your D-day, as it is what is the most visible part of your entire attire.
Also, despite being one of the oldest aspects of tradition, it single-handedly manages to transform you into the ‘Queen’ for the evening. Some of the most modern Indian brides still opt for the Bridal dupattas as it makes them stand out from the crowd.
Did you know that the origins of the Bridal Dupatta in India trace back to the Indus Valley civilization? It signifies a sign of modesty in women and also in men, and has managed to remain an essential part of the culture even today.
However, the dupatta draping style has grown to become a special ‘ritual’ for any wedding today. But, as mentioned earlier, it has evolved to become more stylish than ever. The dupatta is no longer a ‘confinement’ that covers the Bride’s head and face.
It is a statement piece in itself and needs just as much attention. So, what is it going to be this wedding season? Let us take a look at some of the trendiest dupatta drapes that work wonderfully with the Bridal Dupatta for 2022:
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Top 10 Fabulously Hot Bridal Dupatta Drapes in 2022:
Bridal Dupatta Trends According to Drape
It is all about the drapes that have captured the current trend. The special occasion calls for a special look. The drape is all about how you ‘style’ your dupatta over your bridal lehenga or even a saree. Here are our top picks
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The Half-Saree Bridal Dupatta Drape
Much like the name suggests, this drape comprises of arranging the dupatta in the form of a Saree pallu that falls over your blouse. For this you need to:
Take one end of the Bridal Dupatta and tuck it inside the lehenga at your midriff on the right side.
Carry it from under your left arm and flip it over your shoulders, as you would for your Saree pallu.
Be sure to pin it securely in the right places, as you will be dancing and enjoying your wedding evening.
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The Shawl Bridal Dupatta Drape
We love this, and the dupatta style has made it into the ‘My Mandap bridal lookbook’. For this you will need to:
Wrap the dupatta end-to-end like you would a Shawl. Except, be sure to ‘let it fall loose’ in a dangling manner from the back.
The two ends of the dupatta need to fall on either side of the shoulders all the way to its full length.
Be sure to secure the dupatta on either side with safety pins, also pin up the dangle on the back in a neat ‘V-shape’ to offer that sleek, yet unique look.
The Traditional Bridal Dupatta Drape
Nothing compliments the bridal look like the tradition. Here we are talking about drapes. For this you will need to:
Fling the Dupatta on either side of your shoulders, like a regular traditional drape. Be sure to keep one end longer than the other.
Now take the longer end and pull it across your head and let the remaining length fall. Secure with pins in order to ensure the drape sits well on your gorgeous lehenga.
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The Sabyasachi Mukherjee Bridal Dupatta
We love this one and who wouldn’t? Trust Sabyasachi when it comes to transforming the bride into a regal queen. For this you will have to:
Take one end of the dupatta and pull it in front, across the chest diagonally, like a Gujarati drape. Tuck the diagonal end about the midriff or use safety pins to secure it into position.
The other end of the dupatta needs to be draped and tucked along the other side like you would a regular lehenga choli.
The keep the front fall from flowing all over the place, you will need to pin the dupatta like a cuff across the wrist, on the border portion.
Bridal Dupatta with the Double Drape:
The double drapes have been making the latest news when it comes to wedding dress trends. This comprises styling two different dupattas over your bridal wear.
One dupatta is used to form one pattern and the second dupatta is used to drape over the attire. The look has been aced by Sonam Kapoor and we can take cues from her fashion sense.
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The Ghoonghat Double Bridal Dupatta Drape
The Ghoonghat has made a viral comeback this wedding season and we simply love every bit of it. For this look you will have to:
Drape the first dupatta as you desire over your heavy lehenga. This could be the single side-dupatta or on both sides like the traditional one.
Now to make the second drape, you preferably need a net dupatta that falls across your head and shoulders, covering your face, like the traditional Ghoonghat.
Think Deepika Padukone or Priyanka Chopra in their Red wedding attires and you will know exactly what we are talking about.
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The Velvet Double Bridal Dupatta drape
This was all over the place in the movie ‘Bajirao Mastani’. Deepika Padukone’s character wore the fine Velvet and showed us that it need not look like an ugly shapeless sack each time. For this you will need to:
Take the lighter fabric dupatta and wear it over your head in the traditional Indian bridal style.
The rich velvet dupatta needs to be flung across either side in your arms like a shawl.
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The Muslim Style Double Drape Bridal Dupatta
There is so much you can do if you are the ‘Hijaabi Bride’. For this look you will have to:
Wrap the Silk dupatta in a hijab style that matches your gorgeous lehenga.
Take the second dupatta and wear it over the hijab wrap, like you would a traditional ‘Aanchal’ over the head.
Add regular wedding jewelry like the Maang-tikka within your Hijab wrap, but under your ‘Annchaal’, so that it shows.
Bridal Dupatta Drape According to Pattern and Embroidery
The Bridal Dupatta fabric, pattern, and work are another important aspect for your drape to ‘fall’ or ‘sit’ just right. So, it is important that you pick the right one when deciding on your wedding dress. Some of our top choices on this one are:
The Zari Bridal Dupatta
This is the ever-lovely handcrafted Zari work from Benaras. The Bridal Dupatta we are talking about comprises a handcrafted Bandhej pattern and textured sequins sewn into it.
The Jaali Pattern Bridal Dupatta
This comprises the Jaali pattern and detailed border design for the wedding veil.
The Cut-work Border Bridal Dupatta
We simply love this one. The design comprises heavy floral cut-work done in Silver thread. Also, the entire pattern consists of sequences along the border that offers it a surreal look.
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The Chaand Choti Bridal Dupatta
We can’t keep calm on this one. The design comprises the very unique ‘Mughal Channd’ done in sequence at the very back of the dupatta. The illusion is that of actual Chand Choti, just over the fabric.
A must-have if you are on the lookout for something unique for your wedding festivities.
The Doli Bridal Dupatta Design
I love this one. The Dupatta design comprises embroidered Doli designs done all along the border of the dupatta. This is done using the cut-work to accomplish the required pattern.
The Written Verses Bridal Dupatta
Yet another raging trend when it comes to the bridal dupatta trends. Most Millennial brides are opting for this very ‘sacred trend’ that also looks so cool.
The design comprises the having ‘Shlokas’ or the ‘Quranic verses’ embroidered all along the border. The calligraphy needs to be stylish and flowy, offering the kind of aesthetics we need for the bridal theme
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Gota And Jaal Bridal Dupatta Design
This comprises work done in Gota in colours of Red and Gold. The dupatta is a checkered type, thus offering the right kind of look one expects from the entire bridal look.
Dupatta is one of the most important aspects of bridal wear and there is no dispute about its essence. It offers the kind of ‘regalness’ one seeks in a bride. Be it a heavy dupatta or a lightweight chiffon dupatta, each one has its own specialty. Be sure to match your taste, the attire, and the Season you are getting married in before you finalize your bridal dupatta.