African style is distinctly colourful with incredible patterns that are mixed cleverly to create an authentic, fun and stylish combination. There is something so cheerful and happy about the confident loud colours and the playfulness of the pattern mixes. You could never call African style boring, that’s for sure. The women who wear this style exude confidence and self-esteem. They are not afraid to be the centre of attention and stand out from the crowd. The bold accessories are non-conformative and give a sense of exhuberence. Being so colourful, it is easy to match shoes and accessories so again, this can be great fun to play around with.
I remember being completely wowed by a DIY prom dress one student had made and went on to appear on Project Runway Junior as a guest. Her African inspired DIY prom dress went viral after she wore it to prom and she was contacted by fashion agencies afterwards. She wore the dress on to Project Runway Junior as a guest to show just what is possible to achieve when making your own garment.
Check it out here –
Doesn’t she look stunning?! No wonder that dress went viral. I can’t believe she made it herself! The jewellery and hair are on point. She looks like a Goddess. Flawless.
These are some fine examples of gorgeous African fabric prints with their vibrant colours and intricate detail –
Here are some fabulous examples of African style designs –
This tribal influenced dress is stunning and unique. The pattern mix is spot on and the woven waist detail is perfect.
This brightly coloured print is vibrant. The high-waisted pocketed midi is amazing! I love the hem and fullness of the skirt. The overall look is outstanding.