Nigerian fashion designers , as well as major manufacturers of fabrics and ready-made clothes, constantly draw inspiration from traditional styles of clothing, creating new collections of attires and fabrics. They might sometimes make changes to the color combinations and cuts in accordance with the new world fashion trends. Generally Fashion never goes out of style.
Also, famous European and American designers who are known worldwide, continually use traditional African prints and designs in their collections. The simple fact is, only people that do not forget their past and culture are worthy of respect.
African style entails various kinds of ornaments and embellishments. Either it’s a classic or complex pattern or small pattern, or a floral design where either the flowers are clearly drawn and other very complicated ornaments could be used. It all depends on the designer’s level of fantasy and creativity. But if a pattern is small, the colors of the fabric are basic and conservative. Fabric with a large pattern usually come in bright colors.
When it comes to cuts, the casual dress styles usually have a straight or chiseled cut and might be knee-length, with a round or rectangular neckline. And evening attires, as a rule, are long to the floor and narrow or flared at the bottom. Keep in mind, if your fabric has large embellishment, the dress is better to sew straight and narrow. If it’s small, then you can choose almost any variant of cut.
Female native wears
Nigerian ladies are very lucky, they can opt for different variants of native clothing and look gorgeous and stylish. They can decide to sew gowns, skirt and blouse or even a little mixture with English wears.
Latest Ankara styles
Nigerian fashionistas never get tired of admiring Ankara styles. The right colors and beautiful designs draw all eyes to you. This season offers many types of traditional attire in blue and a few other tones like yellow. The yellow color is combined with blue, red and brown. In one look, as a rule, two or three colors are combined.
Traditional blouse styles
As for traditional blouse styles, the peplum style cannot be left out. It seems that it will never go out of fashion. Any woman looks great in this kind of blouse. Festive blouses in traditional style have embroidery or even hints of lace. Also, special celebratory versions are decorated with rhinestones and artificial pearls. These kinds of blouses typically have a short or three-quarter sleeve, a round neckline or open shoulders. Blouses in the traditional style are of bright colours.
Traditional skirt styles
Considering the traditional skirt styles, we usually have such types as the long skirt, sewn to fit and might have the “mermaid tail.” It could also be a long, straight skirt. Such skirts are made from a fabric of any color you like wither with a pattern or monochrome. Particularly festive items can be made from lace or with a lace trim. As a rule, the bottom of this monochrome skirt is trimmed with embroidery.
Embroidery is made in the same color, but of a brighter tone, or it can be in another color. Skirts in the traditional style can also be embroidered with gold and silver thread. Skirts made of fabric with a pattern have a simple cut.
In 2018, trendy styles made with Ankara has an interesting combinations of warm and cool colors in one image. For example, you can use beige and blue, red and blue, yellow and purple, red and purple according to the latest fashion.