Looking for the latest ankara styles to sew as aso-ebi for an upcoming wedding? In this post, you will see pictures of over 100 latest ankara styles and designs for women – trendy, in-vogue ankara gowns and skirt and blouse styles, and ankara trousers that you can wear to a Nigerian wedding, or to any occasion. It’s the season of merriment and ladies are (almost, always) checking complete fashion magazine and bella naija for pictures of women wearing the latest ankara styles and designs. So, to make sure that you have more than enough styles to send to your tailor, we curated the best of this seasons unique anakara styles for you. Play the video slideshow below to see photos of the ankara styles.
Trends in the Ankara Fashion
Ankara clothing is loved by Nigerian women as aso-ebi fabric, sewn into different styles and worn at weddings. It’s common to see ankara combined with lace, chiffon or other materials. Even when ankara is used to sew casual wears and other traditional wears.
About Ankara Cloth: The African Cloth
For the benefit of those who don’t have an idea about the origin and history of this fabric, ankara is the name of the popular, patterned, cotton fabric extensively worn by Africans. Some call it ankara print, ankara wax, or simply ‘wax’ or ‘print’. Ankara is synonymous with ‘traditional wear’ in Nigeria. Popular brands of this fabric include: vlisco ankara wax, uniwax, Ghana wax, English wax, Dutch wax, Nigerian wax, woodin print and a whole lot of other African print fabric brands.
Because this fabric is commonly called the ‘African cloth’, one would think that it originated from Africa. Thing is, it did not – the Europeans were some of those that started manufacturing the fabric that we all now know as ‘ankara’. In fact, the ones regarded as the high quality ankara are made in Europe – with Vlisco’s Hollandais being one of so-called best ankara wax.
Your Turn Now
Okay, that’s it for the latest styles of ankara wears. I hope you like them. Please, leave me a comment to tell me the one you like best. And, don’t forget to share this post with your friends – facebook it/ tweet it/ email it.
Want More Pictures of Nigerian Traditional Fashion Styles?
If you liked the ankara styles above, I’m sure you will love our other lookbooks of things to wear to weddings and occasion (as a bride or guest). Check them out below:
- Latest Skirt and Blouse Styles (100 Pictures)
- Latest Aso-Oke Designs and Colours for Tradit- As Seen on Brides
- 100 Latest Igbo Blouse Styles for Women
- The Current Lace (Fabric) Styles and Designs in Nigeria
- 100 Latest Iro and Buba Styles in Nigeria (including Oleku and Tulip Styles)