A Dupatta a vital to be worn with multiple Indian women suits. In many Indian cultures, the dupatta has been as important to the woman as the turban has been to the man.
Usually "dupatta suits" consist of the salwar kameez and fitted trouser suit. The dupatta is considered a symbol of modernisation in Indian dress. Traditionally it is been worn across both shoulders. However, the dupatta can also be worn like a shawl around the entire torso. The material for the dupatta varies according to the suit: cotton, silk, chiffon, georgette etc.
However, conventionally the dupatta is known to be a garment that was always used to cover the woman's head; the modern use of the dupatta has definitely undergone a metamorphosis in current fashions. Today the dupatta is often seen draped over one shoulder, and even over just around the arms. An additional recent trend is the short dupatta often seen with kurtas and Indo-Western style of clothing. Essentially, the dupatta is over and over again treated as an accessory in current urban fashion. Nevertheless, the dupatta remains an integral part of Indian clothing. Dupattas are embellished with embroideries, sequence, stones, laces, hangings etc.