If you’re looking for ideas on the latest lace blouse styles to sew for your traditional wedding or to switch up your look for an occasion or for your women’s meeting, this post features up to 100 beautiful madam-style Igbo lace blouses for wrappers. See the latest 100 blouse styles pictures gallery in the video slideshow below – click play to start watching:
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Why You Need a New Igbo-Style Lace Blouse?
Blouse and wrappers are a fashion staple of older and married women in Nigeria. They are occasionally worn by younger women, especially brides on their traditional engagement ceremony. For women from the eastern part of Nigeria (Igbo and Niger Delta regions), their traditional mode of dressing is tying two wrappers (layered on each other) and finishing the attire with a lace blouse. Usually, the wrappers are george, abada (i.e. premium ankara prints such as vlisco hollandais, superwax, hitarget, etc.), but what sets any double-wrapper attire apart is the style of the lace blouse.
If you’re an Igbo bride-to-be whose igba nkwu (engagement ceremony) is coming up soon or planning for the annual August meeting, you want your madam-blouse style to be gorgeous and different. If you’re a married woman, you want a new style of blouse that none of your meeting women has – something new, different and smells utterly elegant. That’s why we curated over 100 Igbo women attire for you.
It’s that time of the year when Nigerian weddings take place almost every day, and (almost) all a woman thinks about is the latest fabrics in town, the latest wrapper designs and the “reigning” styles for every kind of women fashion, from blouses to skirts-and-blouses, to aso-oke designs and aso-ebi styles.
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About Madam Lace Blouses that Igbo and Eastern Nigerian Women Wear to Traditional Occasions
The Igbo women blouses are usually sewn of lace and ankara/wax fabrics. The lace blouses are mostly (but not always) worn during the occasion, and usually finished with a well-tied big Ichafu scarf/ headtie and a bead necklace or nice gold necklace. The igbo wrappers are often george (plain or beaded/ sequin), hollandais/ dutch wax, English wax, and others. So, you could wear george wrapper and lace blouse; or ankara and lace blouse (or with ankara blouse); or hollandais Dutch wax with lace blouse; or English wax with lace blouse, etc. Hope you get the gist?
The traditional attire/ dressing of the women of Eastern Nigeria is double-tied-wrapper on a lace blouse. The two-wrapper attire is an everyday-wear for the women of Eastern and Niger-Delta part of Nigeria, which includes the Igbo women, and women of other East and South-South states and tribes including Delta state, Edo state, Rivers state, Urhobo women Ishekiri women, Isoko women and others.
You also see this ‘Igbo style’ blouses worn by women of North-Central Nigerian states such as Kaduna, Niger state, Adamawa state, etc. – they also wear the blouse styles on double-layered wrappers. These styles of blouses are sometimes also called ‘African blouses for wrappers’, likely because it is also one of the traditional women’s fashion of other African countries (especially West Africans).
Honestly, I don’t know why people call it ‘Igbo blouses’, because the blouse and wrapper style of traditional wear is worn by women of other Nigerian tribes, aside from the Igbos. Well, that’s how some things are – the ‘Igbo blouse’ has become a sort of general name for these styles and designs of women blouses – even though other people wear them.
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Enjoy Dressing Up in Trendy Madam Blouses!
So, now that you’ve seen over 100 trending blouse styles, your next step is to save this post page, show this styles video to your tailor and run to the market to buy some lace materials to be sewn for you. Tweet or Instagram me a photo of you in your spanking new Igbo style blouse.
Thanks for reading. If you enjoyed this article and want us to write more stuff like this, leave me a comment down below to tell me the Igbo blouse style you liked best, from that video above.