African Print Dresses Style in Vogue
African print dresses are gorgeous.
The African style dresses that are popping up are all so beautiful and elegant. The vibrant colors of the African prints also known as the Ankara print or kitenge prints produce the most stylish fashion pieces.
Ankara dresses are such bold statement dress pieces. For me, to dress with African print should not be a big hustle. In fact, it’s the easiest when it comes to its styling.
The colors of the print dresses makes it easy to get accessories to match with the style.
Imagine stepping out in an african print dress that has been designed and styled to great perfection. What do you think will happen when you step out in such style?
All eyes will definitely be on you wherever you go. That is the power that the african print wields in fashion.
African dress styles are enough to make you feel sexy and important in whichever way your wear it
Take a look at african print dresses below.. You will love them!
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These are all modern african print dresses that you can also have made for you. You can have the print made into any kind style for you.
It will shock you to know that african print dresses for weddings are so greatly in demand.
An african attire as a wedding dress is quite unusual but since the rise of the African print to fame, it has been unstoppable as to the dress styles or gowns it can be turned into.
No matter the size of your body, you can get your style uniquely made for you. Take a look at a collection of african print dresses plus size styles .
African dresses styles are simply breathtaking no matter who or what wears it.
How to style African prints
If you are wondering how to style your African print skirt blouse or dress you do not have to bother anymore.
There are various ways you can spell the African print peace you have into as a matter of fact styling your African print attire is one of the easiest.
Due to the kaleidoscope of colours present in all African print fabrics it makes it easier to pair it with the clutch of your choice as accessory or shoes.
We are going to look at the Chic ways to style your African print you have bought and has been sitting pretty in your closet for a long time.
How do you style African prints?
African prints can be styled in several ways. If you have an African print blouse you can pair it with a skirt, skinny jeans, baggy jeans, etc.
There are different styles of African prints which you can go in for.
There is African print blouse Styles, dresses, gowns, shorts, skirts, trousers, jackets, and a whole lot.
Let’s take a look at how you can match any of these african print styles.
How to style African print blouses
There are several possible ways you can style your African print blouse as stated above.
There are different types of African print blouse styles you would normally see online or in African shops. There are African print crop tops, long sleeve shirts, strapless tops, peplum tops, wrap tops, etc.
First let’s take a look at how you can style your African print wrap top with jeans
If you have an African print wrap top like this in your wardrobe, you should or can pair it with a pencil or skinny jeans trousers and with a pair of some stunning block heels or pencil heels.
Personally, pairing African print wrap top and jeans sneakers does not settle well for me.
But you can get some flat shoes like these to pair it with your Ankara wrap top and jeans.
Ankara crop top (how to Style)
Ankara crop tops are far more popular when it comes to African print pieces people own.*
The crop top can either be strapless or with thin straps or anyway you want it .
African print crop tops can be styled by pairing it with some crazy ripped shorts and a pair of some fancy sneakers.
You can equally up your crop-top game by pairing it with some super freaky skinny pencil jeans with a pair of heels.
Another sexy way of rocking your crop top is by pairing it with ankara shorts and some block heels or slides.
Ankara crop top and shorts with slides
For accessories you can go in for hooped earrings made from Ankara and a simple neck piece to complete the full look.
There are other styles of Ankara tops you can go in for. On the whole, Ankara tops are better styled with denim jeans of any style with sneakers, heels or flat shoes.
How to style African print dresses
Having an African print will be one of the Best Exotic pieces you will ever own in your closet.
It will also be one of the best exciting moments you will encounter in the history of your fashion journey when it comes to styling it.
African print dresses come in several hundreds and thousands of styles.
Honestly, one of the greatest battles of fashion you will ever fight is the one where you will have to choose a style for your African print dress.
When you settle on the African print style you want to purchase then comes the easier part.
That is, the styling of the African print dress you have purchased.
The colours present in the African prints will determine the pieces to pair it with.
Shop this look from chimZishop
As with all African print fabrics, there can be as much as 5 colors present in the fabric or as less as 2 colours.
This gives room for you to style your dress with accessories and shoes you have lying around.
The most popular styles you can have your African print in skater dresses, gowns, pencil dresses, etc.
On the whole, African print dresses can be paired with all types of heels, flat shoes, and sneakers. When it comes to accessories you will want to go in for minimal or elegant pieces.
In my personal opinion, wearing African print dresses and pairing it with loud African print accessories makes your style too loud. If you love attention, you can possibly go with a loud style.
But if you love looking simple yet classy, then take my advice and pair it with simple accessories. It’s good to show your African roots.
But I honestly don’t think you want to end up looking like a clown with the style that you choose.
Ways to style African print dresses
African Print Skater Dress
These types of dresses are normally designed to have hard net skirts underneath them. The hard net is what lifts the lower part of the dress.
African print skater dresses are best paired with sneakers or some banging heels.
For accessories, you can choose any type of accessory you want to pair it with. Go for simple if you want to.
This shop sells the best african print skater dresses. She has various african print skater dresses you can choose from. See a sample below
Form fitting African Print dress
If you have the curves and you want to show it off, then you should own an african print form fitting dress. A form fitting dress made from ankara hug your curves and lusciously display any type of body.
Ankara form fitting dresses are hugely popular in african fashion due to its tendency to exude classiness and elegance. As with any form fitting dress, the best footwear to pair it with is some good ol’ penciled heels or blocked heels.
Hooped earrings also match well with african print bodycon dresses. I recommend these earrings from this etsy shop.
A great online shop that sells exquisite skater dresses is Laviye. Laviye has an excellent collection of form fitting african print dress styles which you can purchase. You can check out their store here.
African Print gowns
We can not talk about different african print dress styles without talking about gowns.
Ankara gowns, over the years have grown so much in popularity. Big Hollywood stars have been spotted in ankara gowns at important red carpet occasions.
Beautiful black young girls have also been spotted wearing ankara gowns to prom.
When it comes to accessories, it all depends on your preferences. Remember ankara gowns are mostly dramatic. Therefore you don’t need over dramatic accessories to pair with a gown.
For gowns, I recommend ChimziShop on Etsy. She makes custom made alluring gowns that are perfect for all gown worthy occasions.
How to style African print skirts
Just like the other african print styles above, you can also style your African print skirt in several ways. African print skirts come in different forms.
There are skater skirts, mini skirts, midi skirts, straight shaped skirts, pencil skirts, ruffled skirts etc.
Ways to style ankara skater skirts
Ankara skater skirts have hard nets sewn underneath to give it a ball look. This makes it the perfect skirt to pair with sneakers or some heels.
For a blouse, you can wear a long sleeved shirt and either tuck it into the skirt. You can as well pair it with a crop top. For accessories, hooped earrings also work well for this style.
Mini, Midi and Penciled Ankara print skirts
Any kind of blouse can be paired with these skirts. Penciled heels or blocked ones also rock well with these types of skirts.
The only time sneakers work for styling an african print skirt is when it is on the short side.
How to style African print shoes
I bet you have seen those classy heels covered in various ankara prints and you are wondering how you are going to style it if you decide to buy one.
African print shoes are just normal as any other shoe. You can pair it with any type of dress you feel it fits with. Well with the exception of African print dresses. It clashes with it
But you can style an african print blouse with denim jeans or skirt and pair it with african print shoes Like this model.
African print accessories
There are several african print accessories which you can pair with your regular dresses. There are African print necklaces, earrings, bangles, hair pieces, bags,clutch purse etc.
These accessories can be paired with any regular dresses to add a dose of exoticness to your sense of style.
If you want stunning african print accessories, this shop should be your go to shop.
African print dresses are just like any other dress on the market. Everybody and any one can own a style made with African print.
The way you style it is your own choice. For style inspirations, you can visit or follow this page on instagram to get a fair idea on how to style African prints.
Where to get african print clothing to buy
You can actually buy African print dresses online. It is up to you to decide where you want to buy your beautiful African dresses from.
Marketing platforms like Etsy, have modern african dresses for sale in the stores.
Some offer custom orders where you can order for handmade fashionable African dresses to add to your wardrobe.
How to wash African print dresses
Although African prints are colorful and vibrant, there is a downside to it and that is the washing aspect.
There is nothing so frustrating than wearing your dress once and after washing it you realize that all the once beautiful colors of the print are all splattered in a mess on the dress.
The sad part is that It becomes totally unwearable. If this has happened to you before, let me know in the comments section and I will give you my deepest condolences. Lol
But, there is a sure and certified way you can prevent this from happening to your African prints. Want to know how? Continue reading.
The best way to wash African prints
HOW TO WASH AFRICAN PRINT
FETCH A BUCKET OF WATER
Fetch more than half a bucket of water. If washing more than one African print dresses, wash in a basin filled more than halfway
ADD 3 TABLESPOONS OF SALT
Heap 3 tablespoons of iodine salt and add to the water. If washing more than one African print dress, double the tablespoons of salt
WASH AFRICAN PRINT DRESSES IN THE SALTED WATER
Wash the African print dresses by hand in the salted with only washing soap. Do not add washing powder
RINSE IN SALTED WATER
Rinse the washed African print dresses in clean salted water and wring out the water from the clothes.
DRY IN THE SUN
Dry the washed African print dresses directly in the sun to maintain the colors of the print.
Basically, the process above is the best way to wash your print fabric without spoiling it. I know you hate washing by hand but if you want to keep the colors intact, then you should wash it using the steps above.
The African clothing styles here are ones currently trending.
You can have one copied or custom made for you.
The Ankara print dresses styles are not only for Africans(those days are gone).
Anyone and everybody is free to wear the colored prints of their choice.
Whoever dresses African will not be laughed at these days. But rather, they are admired and hailed.
I have loads of African dresses styles posts here on my blog.
Click on the links below to see more pictures of African dresses designs.
- 20+ African print clothing styles and where to get them
- 50+ best and trendy Ankara styles
- 10 simple Ankara styles for your wardrobe
- 20+ stylish and trendy Ankara styles
- 20+ Ankara summer dress styles
I hope you loved the styles here. Let me know your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section below.
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