Saturdays are for weddings, parties and guests dressed to the nines. If you have Ankara and you’re looking for a style to “finish them” at the next event you’re attending, you’ve come to the right place. Ankara fabric is our colourful, unique African print that is responsible for a lot of beautiful dresses at weddings and other occassions.
These beautiful Ankara styles caught our eyes and earned instant screenshots when we spotted them on Instagram. Some of them even double as work wear.
Check out our 22 latest favourite Ankara styles:
As one of our favourite Youtubers will say, “Shoulder is the new cleavage dahling”. This dress highlights curves and gives that mermaid shape even to girls who are not so curvy.
We fell in love with this puff sleeve dress at first sight. Are you seeing a theme here? It’s obvious we love shoulders.
The top worn by Joselyn Dumas is also a winner. For a wedding, we’d replace the jeans with a skirt or pants.
How lovely is this look! Not just the geometric print in popping colours, but the way it was styled too. Um, can we have those fishnet tights please?
A regal look for an Ankara princess. The sash and the asymmetrical bodice make this such a interesting look. The matching tassel earrings are on point.
A classy ensemble! Pair a pencil Ankara skirt with a white blouse, strappy sandals and a purse to own this level of style.
This is a fantastic way to mix prints- keeping them in the same colour scheme. We love the asymmetrical skirt and its solid colour borders.
Now this is an Ankara dress we need for a wedding ASAP. Halter neck with white ruffles, edged in the Ankara pattern. Yes please.
This pencil Ankara dress and bold puff sleeves in a contrasting colour prove you don’t have to add 20 details to a dress for it to be perfect. Simple wins this round.
Peplum with drama. Lace and Ankara are a match made in heaven. Slay hunty!
We had been waiting for a cropped top to pop up and then this did. It’s so tasteful and discreet that you don’t have to show your midriff if you don’t want to. We’ll rock this look to any event.
Full length dresses and skirts are popular for a reason. They easily bring that Wow factor. We love the combination with a plain burgundy material in the peplum blouse.
Fringe on Ankara became popular a year or two ago, and they’re not going out of style anytime soon. Gotta love that sexy swish everytime you move.
Yellow was made for Ankara. Look how this dress pops. We love the cold shoulder, flare-sleeved style.
The beautiful actress in red lace and Ankara number, with our fave detail lately: fringe.
Tonto Dikeh looks sweet and beautiful in this maxi blue Ankara dress. We adore the fan sleeves.
So much sass, style and individuality in one picture! This is the reason why an Ankara caftan has suddenly become a must-have in our wardrobes.
Erm, can we have the overlapping Ankara skirt now? We have a wedding next weekend please. We’ll pair with a plain blouse too (maybe blue), strappy metallic heels, chandelier earrings and a sleek chignon.
This is so reminiscent of gypsy dresses- a very unique style for ankara. we wouldn’t change a thing about this whole look.
We love jumpsuits, and this Ankara jumpsuit checks all the boxes for a fashionalble, wedding-ready outfit.
This is probably our favourite Ankara jacket ever. It’s chic and edgy and the accessories are bomb too.
Another Ankara jumpsuit we want. The wrap style and waist belt make the style. We love how you can dress it up or down and kill it both ways.
The white gauze overlay on this dress is inspired. This dress is so unique, it’s guaranteed to turn heads at any event.
Another stylish way to mix Ankara prints- same print in different colours. Lovely style too.
What’s your favourite?