THE ABSOLUTE BEST AND STYLISH KENTE STYLES
These are the best and stylish kente styles. They are absolutely show stoppers. Kente cloth dress these days can not be ruled out of African dress styles.
In this post I will be showing current kente styles that are rocking the kente fashion industry.
How is kente made?
Kente is woven on ancient hand looms. They operate the loom with their hands and feet. The needle, which tread the wrap are placed between the toes.
A shuttle passing from the left hand to the right hand in deft movement inserts the weft. Simultaneous with the action comes the Kente loom music, a well known noisy Kro-hin-kro … Kro-hin-kro.
This rhythm made by the reverberating shuttle as they entwine the coloured yarns smoothly over one another to produce the dazzling double – weave strips of cloth, eight feet long by four inches wide. The strips are sewn together to make the required sizes. Source: Bonwire kente
FEATURES OF KENTE
Kente is becoming more and more popular these days especially in the western world. The most popular kente cloth style in the western countries is the kente stole. The word kente originates from the Akan word “kenten” which when translated into English, it means a woven basket.
Kente is a very popular cloth in the western part of Africa especially in Ghana where it originally comes from. Kente dresses and cloth are mostly worn on special occasions to symbolise the rich culture. It would suprise you to know that kente is woven with the intensions and emotions of the weaver.
Thus, every kente has a name. At times kente can be named after popular people who have done great deeds. For instance the former president of America, Barack Obama, has a kente named after him. His kente name sake is Obama kente.
The kente designs also comes about as a result of past events and symbols. There are several ways one can use the cloth. It can be made in to a stole, wedding dress,engagement dres,party dresses and so much more.
Today, I will be focusing on kente dress styles
These kente styles will blow your mind.
Most of these kente styles are made from the original woven kente Beautiful kente gown style for African engagement . With the exception of 2 and 7 kente dress styles, the rest of kente fabric stykes are all woven ones.
#2 is a gorgeous ankara kente print dress style. Scroll down to see the front view of this dress.
HOW MUCH DOES KENTE COST?
Designers working with kente these days should be awarded. You know why? Kente is expensive(yes! The woven ones).
Kente prices are around $1000 to $2000 (if you want quality and customised one). The least price you can get for kente is $250. So imagine giving such a cloth to a designer to work on it? The designer would have to work carefully on it and to me being careful is tedious (I’m that reckless😁).
Don’t worry if you can’t afford the woven ones. That is why the kente print came to save us. These prints are also colourful and bold. They can as well make a statement where ever they are worn to just that they are not as rich in texture as the woven ones. But who cares? My mom will say “every kente is kente” lol
Okay! Moving on,sewing and styling kente is not easy i tell you.Some designers use as much as three months to finish with the design and sewing. And the results are what you see here!
FASHIONABLE AND FAB KENTE STYLES
These fabulous and fashionable kente styles were made by top notch designers in Ghana. Designers like Pistis of @Pistisgh ,@SimaBrew of Sima Brew fashion, Anna lois of @Threadscouture, Neyomi of @DetailsbyNeyomi etc are all designers who are making it big when it comes to creating fabulous kente styles
The dominating colour of the Kente makes it a show a stopper where ever it’s worn to. Ghanaians all over the world flaunt their rich culture by wearing kente to special occassions.
Kente cannot be ignored I tell you. You should desire to have a piece of woven kente in your wardrobe
Take a look at more kente cloth designs and gowns styles here
There is never a dull moment when there is an occasion that demands for all in attendance to wear kente.
One word for these beautiful kente styles is elegant. The styles for these kente cloth have been passionately crafted to fit their african bodies like a glove.
I’m sure you have seen 13 and 14 kente dress style trending hugely on instagram. It was made by a well known Ghanaian designer who uses an IG handle with the name @yartelgh. Not much is known of him but his designs are well known.
Kente can be stuled with or designed with any thing. #21 is a kente gown designed with traditional Nigerian beads.
There are kente graduation dress styles in this collection which you can really rock if you are about to graduate and need a style to go with your beautiful kente design.
Kente mixed with lace dress styles are also beautiful. #26 and 20 proves that it is true isn’t it?
Picture 27 is a Kente dress which has been designed with a beautiful cord lace. Isn’t it such a beauty?
Picture 32 is not your regular kente cloth tbh. It is absolutely gorgeous. The designer indeed made sure that style came to play in this gorgeous kente dress style for wedding.
If you want a beautiful kaba and slit style for kente fabric then I think you should take a look at #33. Isn’t it gorgeous?
A beautiful kente print dress. It is not only quality kente that can be turned in to beautiful styles. The print form of kente can also do the magic.
Picture 34 is another kente cloth design which has been elegantly designed. It fits the bride perfectly.
#37 kente design is custom made. It is not easily found in kente markets. The style of the gown complements the fabric which makes it stand out.
Kente kaba and slit style. This dress style is quite popular amongst Ghanaian women.
#39 is a kente long dress which features a cascading flounce. The dress is quite simple yet gorgeous.
CRAVING FOR MORE KENTE STYLES ?
I have done few posts on elegant and beautiful kente styles that are totally amazing and breath taking. These kente styles are beauful just as the ones here. Click on the highlighted links below to check them out ASAP!
WHERE TO GET QUALITY KENTE TO BUY?
Unlike the ankara print which are very easy to get these days, getting quality woven kente is not that easy especially if you are outside Ghana. You would have to score the internet to find authentic online stores that deals in quality kente fabric.
But don’t worry! There are instagram handles that deals in quality kente fabrics. The best instagram handle i recommend is @goba_kente. They deal in quality kente fabrics. You can check their ig handle for more info and yes they ship world wide via DHL at a fee.
The kente styles are beautiful and elegant and I am sure you agree with me on that. They are absolutely gorgeous. They are styles thst are currently trending in Ghana.
Ok ! I gotta wrap up here. But before I totally sign out,
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