Gone are the days you thought of stole- dupattas as that cringe inducing piece your NRI cousins were wearing as an extra on their kurta pyjama sets at weddings. Dupattas in their XS updated avatars are multi-functional, fusion-wear bending playful items. Follow our styling tips to stop thinking of it as a jhola-carrying-journalist wardrobe essential and more of a chic extra to elevate your basics.

This bagh print is contemporary way to introduce Indian traditions in your wardrobe

Cotton stoles are such a steal. Perfect to wear to college with a black tank top and boot cut jeans. If you add a pair of glasses, you can play the class topper but the chicest one yet.

In red this bandhani dupatta is its brightest version.

Don’t buy into the myth that bandhani is only a traditional craft to be gifted to expats. Play into your best desi girl dreams with this red tie-dye number. Pair with a red kurta-churidar and kolhapuri chappals for maximum impact.

Double-duty wonders are our favourite and florals look good with everything.

Classic black and red combo ensures the scarf will last you a lifetime. Add as a layer to dress up a basic LBD at work meetings. You can even wear it as a headscarf to experiment with a new hairstyle. The styling possibilities with this one are endless.

Something so calming about a white dupatta.

Here’s a cheat code

All this surface embellishment makes this dupatta look more expensive than it is.

Wear this as a shawl in milder temperatures and team with anarkali kurtas at other times. Use your styling chops and pin the sides to fashion it into a shrug to wear on your kalidar lehenga choli sets. The potential is as wide as your imagination.

Anagha Sangeetha

@anaghasangeetha Just your neighbourhood girl who loves to experiment with things to make sure that you are provided with the best products, sans any compromise on quality or value!

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