Sunday, 27 October 2013

The Perfect Indian Accessory


India Outfits have been a hit all over the globe and lovely embroidered dupattas have been around for centuries together. Call it dupattas, chaddar, odhani or chunri, they are all the same. From lightweight fabric to heavy zari and zardoshi ones, dupattas have been the favorite from of shringar adorning shoulders of Indian women for long.
Some designers believe that a dupattas is an accessory that accentuates your style and highlights your personality. “Dupatta is a beautiful accessory that can be used in a lot of occasions. It is an important aspect of the Indian attire as highlight your face, neck and shoulder. If you drape it around your neck with its end falling behind, it looks elegant and at the same time if you simply tie it around your neck like a scarf, it looks pretty smart. If you simply carry it hands, it looks cool and chic. “A dupatta changes the entire look of an outfit.”


Dupattas are found in different materials like silk, cotton, chiffon, georgette, etc. giving an elegant look even to a normal salwar/churidar kurta. Over the years, the role of dupattas has changed, and even young girls team it with kurta and jeans adding glam quotient to an otherwise mundane outfit.
Nowadays dupatta are available on different colors and shades. Neon colors are in and they look lovely on Indian skin. Team up your neon colored dupatta with an earthy colored suit as it drastically changes the look of the outfits. Just remember to add a tinge of neon color to the power part of the attire. Also velvet edges on dupattas add a very regal look to the whole ensemble.
Women with light complexion should generally use bright and solid colors more as it brighten up the face. Dupattas add character to an outfit. Right form bandhani and phulkari dupattas, women and young girls love this traditional piece of cloth.
With the rise in Indo-western attires there are stores that only sell dupattas and customized ones too depending on the taste of the client. Works like zardozi, pita, kasab, leheriya, etc. are a major hit the seasons. Silk dupattas with handmade embroidery and heavy work adds finesse to a simple white or black kurta churidar.


So you ready for opting for an Indian ensemble this festive season, make sure your dupatta is colorful and vibrant. 



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