Dupatta is a rectangular piece of cloth. It was worn as a symbol of modestry. Though the symbolism still continues, nowadays wear ir as just a decorative accessory. There is no particular way of wearing dupatta, as time evolves and fashion modernizes, the style of dupatta has also evolved. The materials for the dupatta varies according to the suit. The dupatta is most commonly used with Salwar Kameez and the Kurta, but is also worn over the Lehanga Choli.
There are various modes of wearing dupatta. It is usually worn with the middle portion of the dupatta resting on the chest like a garland with the ends thrown over each shoulder. When the dupatta is worn with the Salwar Kameez it is casually allowed to flow down the front and back. In current fashions, the dupatta is frequently draped over one shoulder and even over just the arms. Another recent trend is short dupatta.