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Traditional African Clothing

Tell your story or make a statement by stepping out in traditional African clothing. Whether you choose to wear clothing from your culture every day, like to wear it for a special occasion, or just enjoy incorporating key African items into your personal style, there is plenty to choose from, for men, women, and children.

Your coveted piece of African clothing can be bought brand new, handmade or second-hand in traditions from across Africa, or can be inspired by the style of the continent. Popular traditional African clothing can include bright tops, stunning dresses and fabulous wraps.

The dashiki is a key part of West African fashion, and this loose fitting top, which can be worn by men and women, usually features a V-neck and intricate embroidery. A sophisticated black Dashiki top with embroidery work around the neckline, sleeves, and hem is perfect for a man or woman to wear on a warm day. Or express your tradition with handmade dashikis that are available in a choice of colours and designs with bright embroidery.

Among the stunning African dresses which catch the eye are pretty long or mid-length print dresses, handmade in countries such as Ghana and Gambia. Glamorous kaftan style dresses can be found in bright West African print, or in the North African style from countries such as Morocco or Egypt. Turn heads in beautiful lace West African kaftans in blue or cream.

Bright African matching tops and trousers will make a statement on a formal occasion and there are sets available for women and men. A woman could choose to step out for the evening in a beautiful dashiki top with matching trousers or choose a fashionable peplum top with matching ¾-length trousers made from Ankara fabric. For a man, there are trendy ‘senator'-style suits, which include a short-sleeved top and matching slim fitting trousers, in colours including navy, light brown and purple.

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