If you would like to power-up your wedding guest style, the latest female agbada style is a perfect way to step into that next wedding or occasion like the boss-lady that you are. It’s a fact that Naija women no dey carry last for fashion trends (pardon my pidgin) – basically saying that Nigerian women are fashion drivers. I love how our ladies are pompously and elegantly flaunting their agbadas – as if to say ‘yea, I am kinging’. And our men seem to love it, we are seeing power couples arriving at weddings with a husband-and-wife uniform agbada styles, sometimes with same or similar embroidery design. Here are 50 different pictures of female agbada styles and designs to inspire you – scroll down to see the photos (click ‘play’ on the video below to start the pictures slideshow).
Fun Facts About Nigerian Agbada and Origin of the Female Version
For our non-Nigerian readers, let me tell you, If you love ‘dashiki’, you’ll love agbada even better, because it’s simply ‘the danshiki on steroids, sort of. It looks slightly similar to dashiki, AGBADA is a long-flowing African/ Nigerian outfit usually worn to occasions, parties and weddings. Unlike the danshiki, the agbada is a 3-piece outfit that includes a trouser (sokoto) and two tops: an inner kaftan top and a big, flowing outer gown-like top called ‘agbada’.
Female agbada is the ‘new boubou‘ dress for Naija and African women. Originally, agbada fashion was strictly worn by men, and originated from the Yoruba-speaking part of Nigeria (South) and Hausa-speaking part (North); it’s a native wear for men. The name ‘agbada’ is from the Yorubas; the Hausa name for the same attire is ‘Baba Riga’ or ‘babariga’ (literal translation: ‘king of clothes’) – could that be the reason why a wearer of ‘agbada’, assumes the ‘kingly’ pose, poise and steps? Hehehe.
Thanks to the creativity of talented Nigerian fashion designers and tailors, the female version of the ‘agbada’, with feminine cut and embroidery designs that would make every woman green with agbada envy. You can’t see a woman in agbada and not turn to steal a second look. Watch out! This new wedding guest fashion has the potential to gain acceptance by celebrities Worldwide, just like the dashiki – because it’s a beautiful dress.
The Female Agbada Trend: Will You Rock It?
Every chic fashionista has already caught in on the woman-agbada trend, our female celebrities are leading the pack – Mercy Aigbe, Toke Makinwa and the rest. Don’t be left out, scroll up and re-watch that video, choose a design and take that to your tailor this weekend and you’ll soon be rocking your female agbada.
Thanks for reading. Now, it;s your turn – comment below to tell me what you think of the latest agbada fashion trend among women. Are you already in or about to? AND, from the pictures in that video, who do you think rocked their woman-agbada better? Comment below to tell me.