Dutch braids generally look amazing when done correctly. The only difference between a Dutch braid and a French braid is the direction the hair is braided. With French braids, the strands of hair are braided over top of one another. Each time you cross a section of hair with another section to braid, that section is brought over top of the other section. With a Dutch braid, the strands of hair are braided underneath one another, so each time you cross a section of hair with another section, that section is brought underneath the other section.
This small difference in braiding creates a huge difference in look. Dutch braids always look like the braid is sitting on top of your other hair versus is woven into it, like in a French braid. Another advantage of the Dutch braid is that you can’t see how the strands of hair are woven in as you can in a French braid. This makes Dutch braids have a neater, more unique, look.