13 Ultra Cool Dupatta Design Ideas To Try Now

If you are ethnic fashion lover, chances are you will have tons of dupatta that comes with salwars, kurthas, lehengas, floor length suits etc.

Do you wear them as it is?

If so, hear us out, you are missing a great fun.

No matter how embellished your dress, if your dupatta lacks that spark, then as a layering piece, it is going to hide all the glorious work on your outfit.

Dupatta Design Ideas

The fact that we wear dupatta for all our outfits only makes the situation worse. Imaging wearing a gorgeous lehenga with zardosi work blouse, only for a not-so-exciting dupatta to swallow the artistic detail. Yes, dupatta can let your outfit down.

At the same time, if you get good work done on it, it is going to effortlessly elevate even your imperfect dress. Wearing a striking dupatta on a simple suit would any day make your outfits stand out.

Dupatta Design Ideas

Do you get the significance of wearing a right dupatta?

If have been making the mistake of not giving the apt importance to this piece of cloth, then read ahead to find the all the fascinating ways to get your dupatta embellished.

And most of them are just DIY. You don’t even need to empty your wallet to make your boring dupatta look attractive.

Dupatta Design Ideas

By taking that extra attention, you can save any fashion disaster raised out of your dupatta. Without wasting time, let’s dive and find out what they are!

Pom Poms

The colorful pom pom is a great way to make your dupatta catchy. Especially your daily wear kurthas and cotton salwars need something understated, yet stylish, enough to look good on your dress. That’s when you need to seek the help of colorful pom poms.

Dupatta Design Ideas


If your dupatta is simple, plain, or hopelessly blunt, the do the favor by getting an attractive border for it.  Mirror, lace, floral and other countless readymade borders are available readily in the shop to serve this purpose.

Dupatta Design Ideas

Gotta Patti Work

If you have access to exclusive boutiques nearby your home, see to that your dupatta gets the ravish gotta patti work done on it. This sort of work gives a stunning look to your cloth, so you don’t have to worry on your next festive day.

Dupatta Design Ideas

Patch Work

Patch work is nothing but sewing together different fabric/patterns thereby creating a unique design on your outfit. It is very popular on sarees and blouses. You can get the same on your dupatta too.

Dupatta Design Ideas

Zari Work

Even if other work sounds too much for a dupatta, still you can go ahead and get a zari work border as below. Most of the time, this simple detailing is enough to highlight your daily wears in an alluring way.

Dupatta Design Ideas


If you have silk or tissue dupatta, opt for chic tassel adornments. It is going to make all your festive wear hopelessly adorable. Either you can opt for same hue tassels or other contrasting colors for a loud dupatta style.

Dupatta Design Ideas

Hand Paintings

Can you draw? Okay even if you not, but one of your cousin or friend can do it for you, then you can literally convert all your dupatta to timeless pieces by opting for hand paintings like below.

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We all know how amazing a dress can get with cute embroidery designs. More than your blouses and sarees, it is the dupatta that should have this gorgeous work. Colorful embroidery on a plain dupatta can make it look divine. Proof is below.

Dupatta Design Ideas

Phulkari Embroidery

It is a kind of embroidery floral embroidery technique from the Punjab. This embroidery on your dupatta can make all your kurthas and salwars so colorful.

Dupatta Design Ideas

Mirror Work

Throw in few sparkling mirrors on your plain dupatta, it will instantly infuse a cool look to your dress. All college goers should have at least one mirror work dupatta.

Dupatta Design Ideas

Sequin Work

If you like to wear your salwar for parties, but you feel that your dress is not party ready, then style it with a sequin work dupatta. Even the dullest of outfit is going to look regal with an aid of sequins.

Dupatta Design Ideas

Net Dupatta

Net, the delicate fabric is so sassy to wear as a layering cloth. Even these net dupattas can have embroidery and chic borders so it can compliment your festive wears.

Dupatta Design Ideas
Photo : Teja Sarees

So dear friends, don’t wear dupattas as it is. Especially when you feel that your dupatta is hiding the beauty of your outfit. Make it stand out. When you notice that you can do so much with your dupattas, your outfit has no choice but to look a stunner.

Do you have any other interesting ideas to design your dupatta? Drop your comments and let us know.

Also Read : 11 Ideas to Rock Plain Suits with Heavy Dupatta

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