Now, wait a minute! If you don’t own African print dresses In 2019, then you should think twice about that. Because let’s face it, the styles of African dresses are the current trending in fashion.
The African style dresses that are popping up are all so beautiful and elegant. The vibrant colors of the African prints also known as the Ankara print or kitenge prints produce the most stylish fashion pieces.
Ankara dresses are such bold statement dress pieces. For me, to dress with African print should not be a big hustle. In fact, it’s the easiest when it comes to its styling.
The colors of the print dresses makes it easy to get accessories to match with the style.
Take a look at print dress styles below.. You will love them!
This dress was made by Ray Darten. Darten is well known for making african print dresses using the well known print fabric.
African print wrap dresses are currently in trend. The fabric used to make the dres makes it all the more beautiful.
If you are a fan of long dresses then this dress shouldn’t be an exception for you. The feathers added to this dress makes it quite exotic.
Skater dresses made with print fabrics are quite beautiful. This pinafore skater dress is a good fit for casual occasions.
Over exaggerated sleeves are the in thing when it comes to the trending fashion styles this year. Get your self an exaggerated sleeve dress to be part of the trend.
I especially love jackets that are made with the african prints. They always have this sleek and exotic look.
This african print dress is short and straight to the point. It is simple enough to wear on casual outtings.
Another style trending dress style is the assymmetric style. This dress style is one. It’s quite popular and elegant too. Suitable for all sizes and occasions.
African prints wrap top styles are also trending. I must confess that I am a huge fan of wrap tops and dresses. There is something about wrap styles that makes you feel elegant.
The sleeves of this shirt makes the style beautiful. It is definitely not your regular female shirt style.
I love reds and this red african print one shoulder top is no exception. I feel it speaking to me (lol).
These Ankara dresses are simply beautiful and elegant. You should really jump on the African print outfits train to be part of the fashion hub.
Where to get african print dresses to buy
There are a lot of places you can buy African print dresses from. It is up to you to decide where you want to buy your African wears from. Marketing platforms like Etsy, have various African fashion stores where you can buy handmade fashionable African dresses to add to your wardrobe.
More African print styles to feed your eyes on
Although the Ankara prints are colorful and vibrant, there is a downside to it and that is the washing aspect. There is nothing so frustrating than wearing your dress once and after washing it you realize that all the once beautiful colors of the print are all splattered in a mess on the dress. The sad part is that It becomes totally unwearable. If this has happened to you before, let me know in the comments section and I will give you my deepest condolences. Lol
But, there is a sure and certified way you can prevent this from happening to your Ankara prints. Want to know how? Continue reading..
Steps to wash Ankara prints
How to wash African print
- Half a bucket of water
Fetch half a bucket of water.
- 3 to 4 table spoons of salt
Scoop 3 to 4 heaped tablespoons of salt and add it to the half bucket of water.
- Wash the print with soap
Place your Ankara dress in the saltwater and wash by hand with soap only.
- Rinse well
Rinse the washed fabric well in another water.
- Dry it
You can dry the fabric in the dryer or sun. Drying it in the sun is actually the best.
Basically, the process above is the best way to wash your print fabric without spoiling it. I know you hate washing by hand but if you want to keep the colors intact, then you should wash it using the steps above.
More African print styles
The African dresses designs seen here are ones currently trending. You can have one copied or custom made for you. The Ankara print dresses styles are not only for Africans(those days are gone). Anyone and everybody is free to wear the colored prints of their choice. Anyone who dresses African will not be laughed at these days. But rather, they are admired and hailed.
I have loads of stylish African dresses posts here on my blog. Click on the links below to see African Ankara dress designs.
- 20+ African print clothing styles and where to get them
- 50+ best and trendy Ankara styles
- 10 simple Ankara styles for your wardrobe
- 20+ stylish and trendy Ankara styles
- 20+ Ankara summer dress styles
I hope you loved the styles here. Let me know your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section below.
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