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Don’t Want To Wear A Dupatta During The Many Weddings You’re Attending? Here are 8 Ways You Can Skip It

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There is a certain joy in walking through a street market with beautiful colourful dupattas hanging from storefronts. I am a big fan of collecting dupattas, they are an ethnic wear staple that we cannot help but obsess over. My wardrobe certainly has a messed up salwar kameez to dupatta ratio, I stockpile them to mix and match.

Most recently I have even gotten into the habit of trying different styles of draping the dupatta, it can get repetitive after a while- even though brushing one on someone’s face never gets old- thought that’s a movie thing, maybe. On days I can’t shake some creativity out of my nubbin, I just skip the dupatta. Which is a look more and more women are getting on board with. Given that we have so many options to replace a dupatta with, why not?

This rings especially true with lehengas during the wedding season. Wedding festivities are already filled to the brim with outfit changes, rituals and a lot of bhangra. It would be nice to not worry about a silly dupatta all the time.

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Here are some styles that can replace our bridal dupattas, while looking equally delicious and fabulous!

Matched Ruffled Coats

Combining the sexy charm of lingerie with the fun of ruffles, this Shehla Khan number is proof of how much a dupatta shan’t be missed! Long coats go with all kinds of ethnic ensembles, just make sure you fit it according to the silhouette. A slim coat for a flared lehenga and a flowy one for an A-line makes for a good look.

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Solid Open Jackets

The matching open jacket with this Abhinav Mishra lehenga is such a smart look. Open jackets come in all shapes and forms, so finding one that you like shouldn’t be a challenge. You want to have some work on the jacket itself, it pulls the look together.

Cropped Shrugs

Ethnic shrugs have been a go-to look for women who like to skip dupatta and really get comfortable. For shaadi season 2019, let’s mix things up and go for the sexy cropped ones, shall we? Paired with a ornate bralette, this one can make a sexy outfit demure and add some drama to it.

Collared Blouses

The reason why our 13-year old selves looked awkward in collared blouses at navratri because there was a pleated dupatta attached to it! Collared blouses are made for work on their own, thus, eliminating the need for a dupatta. This can be done with all kinds of OTT blouses that can be worn on their own.

Sheer Capes

Ah, how we love a pretty sheer cape! These capes come with an armhole to keep it in place, thus, laying to rest that the argument that capes are just fancier dupattas!

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Shawl-Style Cover-Ups

The classic shawls aren’t only meant for our mothers at a December wedding! The beautiful caped lehenga collection from Anamika Khanna is pretty enough to pretty up anyone’s Pinterest board!

Double Layered Capes

The double-layered capes are interesting pieces to be paired with solid monotone lehengas. Giving the illusion of a waterfall silhouette, they are also great as faux sleeves.

Cape Sleeves

There is so much that can be done with just the sleeves. From faux detachcable sleeves to caped ones, a small alteration in the way they are styled can remove the need for a dupatta.

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