100 Latest Ankara Styles and Fashion for Women (Pictures)

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.

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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.

SEE ALSO: Top 100 Aso-ebi Styles and Designs Worn at Big Nigerian Weddings

women in green ankara outfits

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.

MORE: Toke Makinwa’s Best Celebrity Aso-ebi Wedding Guest Styles

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:

About Stella Anokam

Stella is the founder and Editor of this blog (NaijaGlamWedding). Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. Submit your photos to be featured - it's FREE, because we love everything weddings, bridal showers, engagement shoots.


  1. http://notye says

    these are wonderful styles. how do u even manage to put them together! well done u are found a great job. but please can you post trendy A shape long gown styles. thanks

    • Thanks, Notye. I am glad you like the styles. We manage to do anything for our readers – they tell us our featured asoebi styles inspire them to look hot and trendy when they attend weddings as guests.
      Noted, I have heard you and would keep that on the list of new styles to feature some time.
      Thanks for giving us a post idea – we love that.

  2. http://omeayor says

    very lovely Ankara,our pride

    • Thanks, dear. I’m glad you liked the featured ankara styles. Be sure to check out our many other Nigerian native styles perfect for wedding guests and asoeebi.

  3. http://Lady%20Style says

    Hello Stella
    You are really doing a great work here, pushing our locally made design products for more awareness. Am a newbie fashion blogger.
    I like your latest ankara syles dresses, they are beautiful

  4. http://Oluwaseyi says

    Beautiful designs…Ankara fashion is doing great worldwide

  5. http://Ubawuike%20Jeff%20nwachukwu says

    am in aba, where can I get original Ghana Ankara material at ariaria international market. I love the desighn

    • Hello Uba, I have no idea as I do not live in Aba. But, you ask young ladies and married women around you – I believe they will know and direct you to a Ghana Ankara seller in Ariaria market. Cheers!

  6. http://oby says

    waoo! i love this mehh. i’m a fashion designer but still learning .i pray i’ll b creative in this way

    • Thanks for liking the featured ankaea styles, Oby. Amen for your prayers – you will grow in your fashion business to become the best.

      • http://Tope says

        Ma I like all the style, and I am a fashion designer but am have problems with new padded blouse when cutting it

        • Hi Tope. Nice to know that you like all the featured ankara styles. I believe that with some more practice, your skills will improve with regards to cutting padded blouses. Cheers!

  7. wow you people are really doing great put more effort more styles please I need to send them to one my in fashion designer


  9. http://tosin says

    thanks for the opportunity given me.

  10. http://jimia%20rizik says

    I just love Ankara styles. Thank you for the wonderful job you are doing. Ankara inspires me a lot.

  11. http://Sanusi%20M says

    They are beautiful, Kodus to Nigeria designer they are really doing great.
    More Ankara styles,

  12. http://Ronke%20ogundoro says

    Am glad with what people are saying about you,
    am also a designer , and am into tie and dye (adire)

  13. http://diana%20jeycob says

    i have a passion of making dresses though i have not gotten any training.currently in kenya.wld u please advice me

  14. http://Omolola says

    Very nice styles

    • Thanks, Omolola. Be sure to check out more Nigerian wedding attire and guest styles – from the links inside this post.

  15. http://Adediji%20ifeoluwa says

    Great work and well done Stella.they are just too nice.I love these.

    • Aww! Thank you, Ifeoluwa. I am so glad that you like those ankara styles as much as we do. Thanks for reading NaijaGlamWedding blog.

  16. http://Obuwe says

    Please What those the blouse, wrapper, head tie and beads represent in Niger Delta culture?

  17. http://Jenny%20lawlah says

    These are so lovely and inspiring…. am not a designer though, am a cosmetologist.but I must confess, these designs are amazing…. keep up d good work.

  18. http://timmyhotshot says

    the dress is good and fine

  19. http://Precious%20Irene%20O says

    Hi Stella, they are all nice styles. Am a fashion designer base in Lagos , Nigeria. I must say this is the first I stumbled on your blog and it sure made a good read. Couldn’t help but share on my Facebook page. The pictures are so colorful and unique too. Bravo!

  20. http://Dennis%20Agelebe says

    I met a young talented lady of age 23 in Ibadan last year, she just finished her NCE at Federal College of Education Oyo and pursuing her direct entry to further in the University. I was so impressed by her creativity and wish I could project her, but I am just a Post graduate student in Europe. I want to link her up with creative minds and mentors in the industry in Nigeria. She is just operating from her parents house. Though the patronage is ok, i believe she needs to get out of the shell of Ibadan and move up the scale of exposure and networking within the fashion industry. I am a Lawyer, but i believe so much in seeing young minds getting up and doing things on their own rather than waiting for that corporate Job out there. Please let me know how I can link her up with you directly please…..I must add….i am in Love with this young girl i am talking about, but i wish to climb up the ladder with her in Life. Thanks…..God bless you.


  21. http://Bimbo says

    Pls I need a tailor in london

  22. http://joena says


    i like ur dress
    well done to ur work

  23. http://nancy%20winnie says

    Need someone who can design 4 me nice ankara dressess within kisumu have tried many people but they dont give out axact of what i need plz

    • Welcome to NaijaGlamWedding, Nancy. I am glad that you like the ankara dress styles we featured, but I don’t know any tailor within that area. Hopefully, you will find a better dress designer soon – just keep asking. Thanks

  24. I like to open the Ankara style

  25. http://Otiti%20khafilat says

    Gud day ma, I like all d styles dey are very unique & nice.well done for great wrk u av done

    • Thank you, Khafilat. I am happy that you liked the ankara styles we featured. Follow us on Facebook for more wedding styles pictures.

  26. http://morenikeji says

    luv those styles.am also a fashion designer just thru wit d learning and luking for where i can do my IT,pls can i apply.

    • Thanks for your feedback, Morenike. We wish you luck in getting an IT place very soon. We are not taking IT interns at this time, dear.

  27. http://Clive%20Uche says

    Helo, I like your work , please I need a link to someone who is ready to supply me ankara in Nairobi kenya, I am opening a fashion house , Just for Nigeria products only.

    • Welcome to NaijaGlamWedding blog, Uche. We are glad you like our work. I have no idea about anyone that can supply you Ankara fabrics from Nigeria. Ankara is everywhere in Nigeria. I suggest that you find time to visit Nigeria and go to the local markets, to personally discuss with Ankara sellers – you are so to find one or more to buy bulk ankara from. Good luck at it, bro.

  28. http://Stella%20Omale%20David says

    waoooooooooo. I never knew about this. wonderfull nd nice styles.

    • Welcome to NaijaGlamWedding blog, Stella. I’m glad you really like our ‘big ankara styles lookbook’. We’re cool like that – and we have plenty of beautiful collections of the best of Naija fashion styles – including aso-ebi styles, lace styles and so on. Click here to see them now.

  29. http://maya says

    Hey where can i buy an ankara dress

  30. http://mrs%20Dorlyn%20katiyo says

    hi..m from zimbabwe..i jus to thank God for the blessed hands and minds that nigerian designers were given..ryt now in zim ankara designs are in fashion..the designs are jus out of this world..i love them..wl kip checking fo new trends..thanks

    • Thanks for that wonderful feedback, Mrs Dorlyn. Nigerian designers are sure talented and do some of the finest Ankara styles. We like that Ankara fashion has is gaining such a wide acceptance Worldwide, even among American celebrities – just like the Danshiki fashion from Africa is also gaining popularity in the USA. I also love Zimbabwean Ankara designs – they’re so unique.
      We have lots of other awesome Nigerian fashion styles pictures that you’ll love – click here to see them.
      Thanks for visiting NaijaGlamWedding blog. Send our greetings to the Zimbabwean fashionistas.

  31. http://YInka%20Yusuf says

    Lovely Blog, Nice Ankara will inform my Mum and Wife

  32. http://Kemisola says

    Good day Ma,

    I must say, this is the first time I would stumble upon a blog like this one. Everything is so put together, colorful and not to forget unique.

    • Thanks for the awesome comment, Kemi. That just made my cheeks blush:) I have just emailed you the reply – check your email inbox.

  33. http://medyna says

    great n savvy!

    • Thanks, Medyna. We’re glad you liked the ankara styles. Be sure to check out our other Nigerian wedding fashion lookbooks and tutorial videos – you’ll love them too.

  34. http://Ayodele%20Olasunkanmi%20Bukky says

    what a nice and beautifull style

  35. http://Ayodele%20Olasunkanmi%20Bukky says

    nice style

  36. http://ohenhen%20folake says

    They are all nice styles

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