Ankara material styles is one of the originally African attires that has properly been rocked in various parts of Africa. With its bright colours, flattering prints and patterns, and the right texture to suit any body type, Ankara has always been king. In Nigeria, it is widely used by a myriad of cultures and traditions and it is styled or paired to suit each one at its best. However, whether we like it or not, the foreign styles are beginning to take over as well. Interestingly, this isn’t a bad thing!
Rather than people abandoning the African prints of Ankara to put on courier gowns, designer jackets, and other fancy apparels, they have decided to recreate these styles using Ankara. They have done it so well, they foreigners have even started emulating them in rocking beautiful Ankara pieces in fashionable styles. If you thought Ankara was restricted to Skirt and blouse, blouse and wrapper, or even top and trouser for the guys, you could never be so wrong.
Here are some dope ways Ankara has been made flexible and used in the creation of other styles.
Ankara gowns might not seem extraordinary, or out of the norm for obvious reasons. Every lady has an Ankara gown somewhere in her closet. However, while people restrict themselves to the usual, others create red carpet worthy pieces and sexy attires with the same material!
The styles are endless and there are no limits to what you can do with these babies.
- Playsuits and Jumpsuits
Playsuits are simply shorts attached to their tops, while jumpsuits are trousers attached to their tops. While this style is not originally African, Ankara has made it for us in its own unique way.
These Ankara jumpsuits and Playsuits can be used to fashion events, weddings, red carpets, and so many more places. Don’t you just love the versatility Ankara provides?
Who would have thought that you could transform your tye and dye piece of cloths to killer edgy jackets? Well, a good number of people have used Ankara to create fashionable jackets and as you can see from these pictures, they’re not bad at all!
From office blazers, to suits, to kimono jackets, and so much more; Ankara is always a win. It is no wonder westerners are beginning to get in on the action as well.
You didn’t know people used Ankara to make shoes? You’re welcome! Rather than stick to leather and rubber, Ankara has been used my many people to create dope shoes, slippers, and sandals.
You can completely twist up the vibe of your outfits by rocking one of these and you would not be forgotten in a hurry. In fact, as a plus, unlike leather, you can actually wash them! How convenient is Ankara?!
Whether they are handbags, clutches, laptop bags, suitcases, or other kinds of wraps, Ankara comes in handy. Why do you think there are schools that train people in the Ankara craft? It’s no jokes. Ankara has been used to make things as trivial as throw pillows and book covers, so carrying an Ankara bag is already a normal thing.
- Ripped Jeans, suspenders, hair accessories, two-piece bikinis and more!
There are truly no limitations to Ankara. People now make customized ripped jeans, suspenders, and bikinis that were made using the versatile Ankara material.
With Ankara, you can create styles that you would have ordinarily have to buy already-made.