Traditional African Fashion for Men and Women
There is no doubt that there African fashion has influences designers around the world for decades. But, have you ever thought of what traditional African fashion is like? Here is a lowdown on traditional African fashion for men and women.
Traditional African clothes for men are rich in texture and are filled with rich embroidery. They are typically 3 or 4 piece outfits which include a traditional hat, a long sleeved shirt, pants and a traditional Agbada (bubu) which is worn over the shirt. All these pieces have heavy matching embroidery. Such an outfit is typically worn for special occasions like marriage, anniversary, etc.
African fashion for women is wide ranging and tends to differ from region to region. However, in most cases, it tends to include a headgear. Different styles include kaftans, blouse and pants or skirts, dashikis, etc. For special occasions, the material used is heavy and is richly embroidered. For casual wear, the material tends to be light, like cotton and may be tie-dyed.
For both men and women, the color scheme ranges from light, subtle colors to loud and bright colors.