How to style a Banarasi Dupatta with different outfits?

A handcrafted Banarasi Dupatta is a traditional, luxuriously made accessory that can jazz up virtually any ensemble you choose to don on special occasions. Designer Banarasi Dupattas are magnificent pieces of clothing that feature intricate designs woven over exquisite fabrics with meticulous care using delicate gold or silver zari threads. These aesthetically appealing dupattas are typically durable enough to serve as heirloom archives that can be treasured for generations. Quite often, these dupattas are selective pieces chosen by women with a discerning eye for fashion elements and are iconic additions to their ethnic wear outfits. These alluring masterpiece dupattas are a versatile accessory that can be styled in multiple ways with a multitude of outfits, making them a perfect addition to your stylized wardrobe.

Styling a handcrafted dupatta with a variety of outfits like Gherdaar lehengas, flowy Anarkali suits, designer Sharara sets, fusion wear gowns, or perhaps even a bridal Banarasi saree, can seamlessly transform the look of the ensemble. The unrivalled charm and impeccable craftsmanship of these dupattas make each outfit a standout ensemble destined to make you look drop-dead gorgeous.

When styling a Banarasi Dupatta alongside conventional Indian wear, you must select hues and designs that complement the outfit. A dupatta with convoluted zari work can be worn with a simple lehenga or saree to add a touch of glamour and opulence, whereas a dupatta with vivid colors and patterns can be worn with a solid-colored outfit for a bold and sleek look. This is just a glimpse of what you can do with your designer Banarasi dupatta; let’s explore in detail the different ways you can experiment with your looks wearing WeaverStory  Banarasi dupattas.

Drape a dupatta around your Pakistani dress suit:

This traditional dress for women can elevate a woman’s style quotient merely by its aesthetic appeal. You can pair a supremely elegant rani pink Pakistani kurta set that features zardozi work with our  Handloom purple zari Tanchoi dupatta. Its distinguished check patterns and floral motifs add a touch of royalty to the outfit. To create a look that makes you stand out, just wrap this dupatta around your shoulders over the Pakistani-style traditional wear outfit. Doing so will not only make you look elegant but also keep you warm during the winter.

*Pro tip: You can wrap around a Banarasi Dupatta like this with classic sarees for a stylized look.

Drape the dupatta in elbow style with your Anarkali suit:


Wearing an exquisite, flowy Anarkali suit can flawlessly make you look like a million dollars on any special occasion. So, if you have a light blue Anarkali suit, add our Navy blue handloom pure georgette dupatta to your stylized wardrobe. The entire expanse of this arresting dupatta features cutwork jaal, making it an ideal pick to elevate the elegance of a simple Anarkali suit. All you have to do is throw the dupatta on your back and bring it back over your forearm. Tada! You are all ready to set the tone for the occasion.

Wear it over your head with your bridal lehenga:

There is nothing more breathtakingly beautiful than a bride who looks mesmerizing in her one-of-a-kind bridal look. To create a look that becomes the talk of the town, pair your magnificent handcrafted red bridal lehenga with our Red handloom pure georgette Banarasi dupatta.


You can wear this alluring bridal dupatta over the head with your bridal lehenga for a long, veil-like look when you walk down the aisle. Since the dupatta is lightweight and features exquisite zari work, it becomes a spot-on addition to the bridal ensemble.

How about wearing a half saree:

When looking to make a statement in a traditional setting, donning a half saree is the way to go! Do you have a dark blue lehenga choli? Pull that out of your closet and pair it with our handloom Heena green pure kora silk dupatta with a multicolour Meenakari border.


To make this drape, tuck it in at the waist, and let the dupatta fall down the shoulder. Use a fancy safety pin that matches the look of your outfit to secure the dupatta. This handloom dupatta adorns a thick multicoloured Meenakari border with floral and geometric patterns that can flawlessly give you a runway-ready look.

Drape the dupatta like a dress:

Yes! You read that right! To create this contemporary look, you will need a tube top, straight black pants, and our enchanting  Handloom Black Pure Katan Silk Kimkhab Banarasi Dupatta.


Start by wearing your black tube top and straight pants. Add a knot to two corners of the dupatta’s length and put it over your neck. Pull the excess part from the back and bring it to the front from the sides. Tie a knot and add a sleek, black leather waist belt to complete the look. Voila! That’s how easy it is to give a modern twist to your traditional dupatta.

Drape your dupatta like a cape:


Wearing a pink  organza dupatta as a cape over an elaborately embroidered purple lehenga adds an enchanting flair to your entire ensemble. It not only complements the exquisite design of the lehenga but also adds a touch of regal elegance. The supremely elegant organza dupatta cascades down your shoulders like a cape, creating an enticing silhouette. This look highlights the marvellous detailing and craftsmanship of the lehenga while additionally giving a modern twist to a traditional ensemble. The flowing dupatta cape adds movement, drama, and elegance that will turn heads at any special occasion or celebration.

By reading this blog, you must have realized that experimenting with styling a Banarasi Dupatta with various outfits is a surefire way to modernize your ethnic wardrobe. The versatility of this gorgeous work of handcrafted art allows you to play around with different draping styles, creating distinct looks that reflect your unique sense of style. To explore different dupattas to style for different occasions, read our blog. You can also explore different options for a unique dupatta online on our website and pick the ones that best fit your aesthetic and styling requirements.

Author: Simran Shaikh