There’s just something interesting about a woman in agbada. She looks confident, powerful, and elegant. And she feels so. If you like power-dressing, you’ll love the female agbada. In this post, we’re bringing you the latest women agbada styles perfect to wear to Nigerian weddings and occasions.
If you’re feeling the agbada vibes like we are, this you’ll love this post. To inspire you, we have carefully curated 50 of the cutest agbada styles for women – some were spotted on your favourite celebs. Play the video below to see them.
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 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.
- Makinwa’s Top 16 Celebrity Aso-ebi Wedding Guest Styles
- Aso-ebi Slayers Vol1: Celebrity Aso-ebi Styles and Gele
Thanks to the creativity of talented Nigerian fashion designers and tailors, the female version of the ‘agbada’, with a 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.
- Latest Ankara Styles – Top 100 Styles Spotted at Celebrity Weddings
- Skirt and Blouse Styles that Make Perfect Aso-ebi and Occasion Wears
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.
If you would like to power-up your wedding guest style, a female agbada attire is a perfect way to step into that next wedding or occasion like a boss-lady. There’s just something about women wearing agbada – the feeling it gives to the wearer and the way it looks to others.
Some outfits tend to make you feel more confident and well, more powerful, and agbada is one of them. We can’t get enough of our female celebs and other fashionistas wearing agbada to Nigerian weddings and red carpet events. We’ve even seen men twinning with their wives in a uniformed agbada attire, and it looks amazing.
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.