Friday, March 11, 2011

5 Things You Need to Know About African Fashion

It is rather difficult to come up with African fashion highlights that are squeezed in into one tiny blog, but let’s give it a try.  If you need a mere few minutes catch-up on your clothing heritage, please read on, you are in the right company.  While there are just too many amazing outfits, accessories, fads, and mini-trends to count, here are the top 5 things you need to know about African fashion.
  1.  It is a fashion that reflects origin. From Africa, a land that highly regards ceremonies and celebrations as a big part of their life creates clothing designs that reflects their spirit and their culture.  Their fashion sense is unique and unparalleled since it is an outfit that pays tribute to their tradition.
  2. African fashion is teeming with those loose and spacious dresses cut so far away from the body that you could eat, drink, and be merry without worrying of getting those unforgiving packs come to out.  It is a modest wardrobe reserved not only for special occasions but to practical purposes as well.
  3. Embellished dresses are pretty much guaranteed to create beautiful wonders.  It is of no surprise that you can often see a slew of imitators inspired by the intricate details of this unique fashion creation.  A perfect example would be beaded bodice with beaded aprons that can look real classy and elegant.
  4. Prints may not be basic and wearing an unexpected print may not be for the faint of heart, it is surprisingly appealing.  Mysterious prints make you adventurous without being outrageous.  You will often see strangers lean and ask you secretly and inquire what those prints stand for.
  5. Bright, vibrant and bold colors have a way of enhancing the African features.  Bold patterns and striking bright colors are eye catchers and would definitely go a long way.

I may not have covered everything here, but I leave that to you from here on what your heritage has to offer.  There is more to African clothing than just fashion, you will understand what I mean once you get a closer look and start wearing them.  To know more about African fashion you can read some buzz at or if you want to see and choose a wide array of options, check out or


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