Let me share with you Ankara Clothing, 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. 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 the so-called best Ankara wax.
Trends in the Ankara print Fashion style.
Ankara clothing is loved by Nigerian women as aso-ebi fabric, sewn into different styles and worn at weddings or parties. It’s common to see Ankara combined with lace, chiffon, or other materials. Even when Ankara is used to sew casual wear and other traditional wear.
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 season’s unique Ankara styles for you.