Dupattas have been immortalized in Hindi film songs as beautiful, essential garments; full of hidden meaning, and symbolic of the Indian woman’s modesty and femininity. Times have changed now, with the dupatta evolving into a fashionable accessory, quite often optional. The codes for dupatta wearing have also relaxed. Wear your dupatta the old-fashioned way, across both your shoulders; or drape it over one shoulder or pleat it however you wish. The stole is a modern update on the dupatta and is very popular among younger women. Stoles, being smaller, lend the same interest and colour to any outfit and are more understated than dupattas. Ideal for mixing and matching, stoles and dupattas can instantly change the look of an Indian ensemble.