It’s been a while since we saw Sushmita Sen in her red dupatta, making the chunari the ultimate in fashion seduction. This year, at Lakme Fashion Week, the actress was back serving us this season’s hottest dupatta styles. The designers at fashion week seemed to have realised that the real hero of the outfit is, in fact, its cape. At Tarun Tahiliani, Swarovski crystals exploded over the lightest drapes of fabric which were then paired with classic lehengas and even elaborate ballgowns. Shaymal & Bhumika focused on romantic ruffles, while cape styles — that allow the arms to move freely — seemed more popular than ever, with Jayanti Reddy, Anamika Khanna and Anushree Reddy all showing off the dramatic drape
If you’ve treated your dupatta as an after-thought all this time, these gorgeous offerings — paired with innovative draping techniques — can add dimension to every outfit you try. Here are 13 styling ideas fresh off the runway.
13 dupatta styles we saw at Lakme Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018: