Ankara Styles; The Rise of Ankara Fashion

Ankara Styles, we want more!! It's funny that years ago, my friends and I as teenagers used to be embarassed to be nigerian because it was not really seen as cool to be African.

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We used to do everything we could to fit in with our caribbean friends, wearing our hair in high ponies and doing our best to sound as british as we could.

I cringe now just thinking about it... Thank God for growth and films like coming to America to help us see the error of our ways. To help us see that our heritage is to be celebrated and seen with pride.

Come puberty and a few stretch marks later, now everyone has changed. Everybody wants to be associated with being African and they also want everyone to know it.

We have realized how wonderful it is to be African. How awesome and beautiful it is to celebrate who you are and all to embrace all of its beauty and difference.

Now Every weekend we put our glad rags (correction 'African rags') on and off we go to our best friend's wedding.

In what we call our 'Native' attire, our individually made ankara styles.... Unimaginable!! Eh?

A trendy outfit made out of Ankara or lace is now the must have....and every bride must now have Ashoebi girls.... Yes ... A wedding is not complete without them.


Why the change? Well it doesn't matter. For me, I love being African and I will always embrace my African heritage.

Getting married, How exciting... I had to go all the way .... You know me!! and marry in my native cloth called the Guinea brocade.

I felt like an African queen and I have to admit that It felt good to get married the traditional way.

The beauty and uniqueness of your heritage is something that is unique about you, you should celebrate it.

I have learnt that style and fashion is about being true to yourself and standing out of the crowd. Fashion is about embracing your authenticity and highlighting your distinctness.

Fashion is not about just following the crowd, find a way to personalise the latest trend. Add your flavour...

Ankara styles from african print fabric are so unique, so beautiful, so vibrant and colourful.

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So I've developed my style around my preferences, values and around my distinctness. I am Faith, I am about modesty, elegance and grace. I am not for all that nakedness crap that's going on.... Less is not more!

More is more.

What about you?

These are some lovely ankara styles that I have seen. The beautiful light skinned woman is non other than FaceQuizite; the well known stylist and makeup artist.

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My own designs are very simple and unique. I so much love simplicity. The blue ankara gown I wore it to church on a sunday and so many people liked my …

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u look ssoooooo beautifulll in all the pics keep it up

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