2018 Latest Nigerian Fashion Styles for Ladies

Talking about Nigerian fashion styles for ladies, Ankara wears comes to mind. Ankara was not African-born even though it looks the opposite as we have colonized it (i see you o, oya please close your mouth).

I did grow up seeing Ankara around me, my mother used it to back me when I was young and I also used it as cover cloth (thanks to our mothers that sew iro and buba then).
Ankara was useful for many things don’t get me wrong it is still useful. I even tie it to the bathroom as my towel (don’t wrinkle your nose, i no say no be only me waka come).

Possibly, the familiarization of Ankara and the assurance of its presence made some of us think or gave some of us the impression it originated in Africa. Let me take you back in time.
Once upon the 1800s, the Dutch colonised Indonesia for colonising sake (I don’t know the reason they colonised them). The Indonesians had an advanced method, an upgrade, of dyeing which they used to produce batik.
 history of ankara - indonesia tie and die fashion
Batik fashion and style
The Dutch saw this method as a mundane method and so made cheap machine-made imitations of this beautiful batik.
The Indonesians refused for their heritage to be taken and so these imitations called Dutch wax prints did not do well in the Indonesian market.
Thanks to the Dutch stubbornness, they did not give up and started introducing these wax prints in West Africa ports. Oh my! We did love them, their beautiful tribal-like patterns created from the combination of different exciting colors.
indonesian fashion and style ankara dutch wax
Ankara also known as “African wax prints” or “Dutch wax prints” speaks volume without physically communicating.
These prints look like an artwork done by an artist with his brush on a canvas.
Only the canvas is the “fabric”, the brush is the “instrument used in dyeing the fabric”, and the colours are “our African diversities”.
It has this cultural artistic characteristic it exudes to one’s dressing; I tell you it is a unique sight to behold. Let me give you more on the latest Nigerian fashion styles.
ankara fashion and style head wrap
Ankara head wrap
Another style?
Ankara bag style
Ankara bag
Ankara is versatile and does not bore. It is no wonder it is a part of fashion and style from its use in head wears to foot wears with accessories, gowns, skirts, blouses, etc in between.
So let us talk more fashion and style

Latest Ankara Fashion and Style Pictures

Latest Ankara styles features remarkable cuts on exciting colors and extraordinary patterns of Ankara resulting in unique fashion and styles.
One of the amazing things about Ankara aspect of fashion and style is it features any form of style from the formal to the casual to what have you.
Peplum tops are not excluded when we talk about fashion and style. It can be made with Ankara or other materials but I would not bore so easily with my Ankara peplum top as I would with some other material peplum top, so pardon me if it is on my list of latest Ankara styles.
latest ankara peplum styles
Image credit: @elsiential
Ankara tops for fashion styles
Credit: @Annieidibia

Ankara Gowns

Oh! Dear, they are not going anywhere so quit wearing those skirts and trousers already and try them out.
Don’t bother about your figure, Ankara gowns fit anybody as you can sew it in whatever style you want. Thanks to Nigerian fashion designers on Instagram for displaying their creative designs for us all to see.
You can wear Ankara gowns casually or ceremoniously or any way you want to define it. Let me sit back for some minutes and let the pictures do the talking for me.
ankara gown fashion style
Image credit: @theakankewoman
Yes o, the bell sleeves are still trending. An ankara gown turned to a top, another advantage of having an ankara gown…lol.
 bell sleeve fashion trends
Image credit: @boomstitches
Front open slit styles give your dress this sexy look and besides, you find it easier to walk (don’t tell anybody I said that).
 fashion and styles ankara gown trend
trending ankara gown fashion style
Don’t be scared of rocking casual ankara gowns, they make you look respectfully casual…yea, they do.

Off Shoulders Fashion Styles

Off-shoulders no wan gree comot for fashion and style. This is a beautiful wedding gown inspired Ankara gown below:
off shoulders fashion and style
off shoulder trend style
Image credit: @boomsstitches
Not only are off-shoulders not detaching from fashion and style, dramatic sleeves are setting up more tents.
The cold shoulders sleeves are beautiful on dresses or tops. If you don’t like the off-shoulder thingy possibly because you don’t feel comfortable with your bony neck like me then try this out…I mean its revealing your shoulders without showing your neck…*winks*.
cold shoulder sleeves fashion style
Image credit: @ankaradesigns
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