Ankara style and fashion have evolved over the years, gaining recognition not only in Nigeria but also abroad. Known for its vibrant colors and bold patterns, Ankara has become a significant part of Nigerian culture and a booming trend in the fashion industry.
In Nigeria, Ankara has always been a symbol of national pride and identity. The fabric is made from pure cotton and is often hand-dyed using a wax-resist dyeing technique called batik. This process gives the fabric its unique patterns, making it a favorite choice for traditional African outfits.
However, what was considered a traditional or cultural attire is now a global fashion phenomenon. Ankara styles have made their way to runways, red carpets, and street styles in major cities around the world. The versatility of Ankara fabric allows designers to experiment with various cuts, designs, and silhouettes, making it suitable for any occasion. Of course, we had to round up the best Ankara styles for your visual and practical consumption; These are 16 incredible styles with Ankara that are sure to tickle your fancy!!
When it comes to Ankara styles, Tonto is a badass! The remarkable corset coupled with the Basque flap and that halter neck design is in one word; Iconic!! And the best part is, it came with a cropped jacket!!
If simple and classy was a dress! The flare sleeves coupled with the middle slit are the standout effect of this dress, and to be honest, it’s amazing!
This is not your regular shorts and top. The lapel crop jacket was already a brilliant idea, but the addition of velvet sequins is remarkable!!
Who said Ankara styles could not pass for formal wear? Michelle came out and slayed this chiic lewk, And it is epic!!
Rita, Rita, Rita! This Ankara jumpsuit is a masterpiece. The inner bra design, the bell sleeves, and the extra palazzo effect on the lower part are spectacular!
There is something about gathered skirts that makes them spectacular. The way it creates the illusion of having hips, giving us that remarkable shape when paired with a body-hugging top is remarkable.
I will forever love the extra spiciness that a 360-degree flare comes with! Kemi really slayed this look, from the mixed colors to the off-shoulder flare sleeves, and even down to the belt and hat!
Ankara pants are staples in the fashion world. The fact that it pairs well with any and everything, from tops to corsets, and even shirts, makes it the perfect wardrobe essential.
Black is beautiful, gosh! And that skin net design is impeccable!
This is the perfect owambe outfit. Simple and classy! The cone sleeve and draped sash are the perfect highlights and that mini side slit, Iconic!!
The lapel collar, the gathered scrunched effect, and the middle slit make this outfit the perfect comfort and classy masterpiece! This particular style is perfect for any occasion, so what are you waiting for??
Whether it’s Tonto or Nancy that has the most beautiful Ankara fashion piece is yet to be decided; But Nancy’s corset mini dress is stunning and I’m definitely going to copy (lol).
This outfit is just amazing! The frock design coupled with the crop top reeks of sophistication. Let’s not even talk about the semi-gigot sleeve and that hat, and the way she paired her outfit with red accessories made it even better!!
Nothing could ever go wrong when you incorporate feathers or even fringes in your Ankara style. It makes you stand out, giving your outfit the desirable edge, it needs.
How she turned a simple kaftan into this beautiful piece needs to be studied. The variation in sleeves and the fringes attached to the hemline took the dress from a 10 to a 100!
This Kimono jacket is the major highlight, showcasing how modernity is seeping into Ankara style. The green and black prints are amazing and honestly; Stella ate!