Wedding Dupatta: Take Two

Several weeks ago I tried to start experimenting with potential ways to wear the dupatta that goes with my lengha for my wedding. I found that the dupatta was extremely heavy and would not stay on my head. So I bought a new one, a light weight “belly dancer” scarf from Ebay.

Much better! Now I can wear the dupatta that came with the lengha to drape around my body and this one for over my head. Let’s try those possible styles over again:

(These ideas come from Peaches and Blush)

1) Normal, just over the head

That looks pretty nice. Let’s see what else we’ve got…

2) U-style










This one looks so nice in the model pictures, but is just “okay” on me. I also don’t love how much it’s hiding the sparkle of the lengha.

3) Tie at wrist













This makes me look so demure and devout. I like that look ;) I think this is really elegant.

4) Tie at waist










With the under dupatta draped in a sari style, this looks a little odd, I think.

5) As a veil.










I think I may need a bigger (or at least taller) hairstyle to go with this.


Which style gets your vote? Let me know in the comments which one you like best!

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