LADY KOACHMAN FASHION & STYLE GUIDE
50+ Best African Print Dresses and Classic Ankara Styles
Have you been having difficulty selecting the perfect African print and Ankara styles for an everyday outing, dress-down Fridays or casual Weekends?
If yes, that’s not a problem anymore … check out these classy African prints and casual African fashion style ideas for ladies.
And if you are a guy, going through this lookbook would certainly give you some style Inspiration and African fashion ideas for your lady.
Welcome to another edition of Lady Koachman Fashion & Style Guide series.
As many of you already know, every now and then we always try to dish out style inspiration for ladies to inspire our female readers on how to look their best, as well as how to encourage their men to look their best and become true gentlemen.
This article is for every classy lady who loves African fashion.
African fashion is fast becoming the new cool around the world. They are becoming increasingly popular among classy ladies and stylish gentlemen in Africa, especially in Nigeria where I come from.
Some of the well known African prints include Ankara, Kitenge, Kente, Aso Ebi, and Dashiki.
These days every dapper chic wants to rock unique and classy African prints, either for a social occasion, a casual outing or as an everyday outfit for business or to the office.
Even foreign celebrities are not left out as some of them have been spotted rocking African fashion and they always look amazing in them. Here is Beyonce and Fergie in their African Print shorts (see below).
Unlike most traditional native attires, the modern African print dresses can be styled in a plethora of ways that goes to show that they are no longer just for weekend events [wedding functions, parties or church services], rather, they can be creatively designed and rocked stylishly every single day of the week [if you choose to].
I’ll be showing you pictures of classy ladies rocking stylish African prints, so if you call this a Lookbook you wouldn’t be wrong.
Here are over 50 of the most stylish and fashion-forward African print dresses, Ankara styles and classic African attires for ladies. Enjoy!
ART & DESIGN
Classic Native Attires – A Tailor’s Work Vs A Fashion Designer’s Work
Men’s Traditional Wear/Native Attires is The New Business Casual For Stylish African Men
Welcome to another edition of Friday Style Inspiration (FSI). I’ve decided to make today’s post about native wear styles and I’ll be showing you guys pictures of different gentlemen rocking stylish native attires, so if you call this a LOOKBOOK you wouldn’t be wrong.
Native attires are popular among stylish gentlemen in Africa and especially in Nigeria where I come from. That’s not to say it’s not popular outside this continent. In fact, some foreign celebrities actually love Nigerian design labels and they always look amazing in them. American rapper, The Game was recently spotted in this native attire (see below).
Ladies are not left out, as the rocking of classic native attires especially dashiki and agbada is becoming a big fashion trend for so many classy ladies including celebrities. Toke Makinwa, a Nigerian media personality was spotted in this classic Agbada native attire more recently at a movie premier.
NOWADAYS, EVERYONE WANTS TO ROCK UNIQUE AND CLASSY NATIVE ATTIRES, WHETHER IT’S FOR A WEDDING OCCASION, A CASUAL OUTING, A BUSINESS MEETING OR ANY FORM OF SOCIAL FUNCTION.
Most of the time, the challenge is that you have tailors who are NOT fashion designers and when you tell them to make native attire for you, they will expect you to come up with your own design before they can commence, else they would give you what they have– which more often than not isn’t always unique. So, it’s more like they expect you to dream, while they “interpret”.
Then you have fashion designers who are not tailors and these ones most times would sketch out a design for you but can’t sew the cloth for you. So they can dream for you, but won’t be able to “interpret” the dream.
Now Merging the two of them together we have – Fashion Designers who understand the entire process of tailoring and can also make the clothes for you – These ones are specialists, they conduct research, develop a concept and vision for the type of person they want to dress – what would fit you, look good on you, match your color tone, then they create the visual image of their concept through sketches and see to the production of these designs till they come to life – an outfit styled and tailored to perfection for you.
For these ones, they are the dreamers, the interpreters, the creators – when you meet them, they “dream” for you and go on ahead to “interpret” it for you, in other words, they come up with nice unique designs for you and make stylish native attires. These gentlemen are the “brain” behind any garment they produce. Now I’m talking about the likes of Kobi Koachman Fashion, PayneGrade Clothing, EndzMegWise Bespoke, Kimono Kollection, Vanskere – to name but a few.
Hello everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. I’m starting off the week with some Yoruba wedding attire inspiration! This article features Yoruba wedding pictures of real couples in their trad wedding attires.
I’m also spending quite a bit of time answering questions which Wedding Feferity readers have been asking about selecting and combining wedding colours here – http://www.weddingfeferity.com/wedding-colours-for-the-nigerian-wedding/ , so please feel free to ask me anything you want in the comment section there and here as well, and I’ll give you my opinions. Please give me as many details as possible e.g shades of the specific colours you are thinking of using and any other relevant thing. More inspiration from other Nigerian cultures coming soon!
ZESTY IN ORANGE
With the recent takeover of traditional wedding jewelry by all types of beads (especially multilayered beads), this Yoruba bride’s choice of chunky gold earrings and a matching necklace is a breathe of fresh air, and it complements her cream and orange traditional attire perfectly.