Our favourite time of the year is here and we’re gearing up for it, slowly but surely. Honestly, we love everything about this time – the slight nip in the air, the lights and decorations, and all the people dressing up in beautiful Indian wear.

And while we love Indian wear as much as the next girl, with too many weddings and festivals lined up, it can become a pain to arrange for clothes that are appropriate for each occasion and don’t end up eating all your savings. Our hack? Dupattas. Correction. Dressy dupattas.

Silk Cotton Gobul Buti Dupatta

Brand: Fabindia

Price: INR 2,990

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Vrisha Gota Dupatta

Brand: Tjori

Price: INR 2,886

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Zahara Chanderi Dupatta

Brand: Nicobar

Price: INR 4,800

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Dori Gota Dupatta

Brand: Tjori

Price: INR 1,738

Buy it here.

Blue Benarasi Silk Dupatta

Brand: Taj Estate

Price: INR 8,490

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Pastel Pink Gotta Dupatta

Brand: Naila

Price: INR 9,000

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Ivory Chanderi Dupatta

Brand: Shades Of India

Price: INR 3,800

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Green Bandhini Dupatta

Brand: Bandhani

Price: INR 3,243

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Magenta Pink Gota Dupatta

Brand: The Loom

Price: INR 4,515

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Chanderi Silk Jaal Dupatta

Brand: Chanderi By Rauph Khan

Price: INR 8,550

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If you don’t want to stick out like a sore thumb in your jeans and T-shirt, but can’t be bothered to make the effort to buy an entirely new outfit for each event, invest in a few good dupattas and a few silk kurtas in neutral shades {think black, olive green, khaki} and play mix & match.

One great dupatta can make all the difference in your otherwise dull outfit. Go all out with jhumkas, neckpieces, and make-up, and you’re festival ready.

Featured photo source: JAYPORE