ROCKING AN AFRICAN ANKARA MAXI DRESS AND STILL LOOKING BEAUTIFUL -Muttallab Ose
Ankara fabrics are one of the key elements that brings out the face of Africa, exhibiting the African personality as it announces itself. Talking about Ankara fabrics within the range of a lovely maxi dress, it would be good to note that there are many well designed Ankara maxi dresses that can be appealing, a lot of which has been worn by celebrities to different outings and even in the comfort of their homes. In which a good example would be Mercy Johnson and her Ankara collections that always make her a head turner anytime, anyday.
Giving a little bit of a throwback, I was trying to have a little nap at my home, when a friend of my sisters’ came putting on a very dashing long dress with a little slit, a high neck and a wide short sleeve. She looked so cute that even though I never had any plan of standing up for anything as I needed rest, I had to, and then I became the first person to usher her in from the door and greeted her especially because her dress got my attention.
To quote a saying, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder would be seen so much to true, but in this context, to you and to a well stitched and crafted African Ankara maxi dress made to suit your personality if you are willing to try.
The questions that most women ask is, how can I put on a maxi dress or long gown and still look as pretty and not like a woman who has given birth to three to four children or more? The big question now, is it even possible for a fat woman like me to put on a maxi gown and still look beautiful? Or should I just stick to the boubou I wear or what I know best.
Well, every woman can put on a maxi gown and still look as good no matter the age grade or body type and these kinds of gowns can be used for different occasions depending on the style and additional accessories they apply to them.
In addition, in other to raise brows, Ankara prints are one of the most trending collection in Africa and worldwide as it portrays the beauty and African personality of every African woman, most especially when it comes to the Ankara maxi gown.
Wondering how to match this African print into different occasions, outings or just for home? Believe it or not, that should be a piece of cake, starting with a sleeveless long gown free from the waist downwards with full patterns. A plain jacket, which could be white, black, or any other colour, would go with it depending on the kind of colour the gown is beautifully decorated with, also the design of the jacket has to match it to, with the touch of a pencil hill or just a flat gorgeous sandal for a casual outing. In addition, even a long sleeve Ankara gown without necessarily putting on a jacket can preferably go with it.
To step into a birthday party, wedding occasion or even a church event, a turtle neck, collar neck, or even a deep round neck with either a flee long sleeve (folded or in different piece stitched together) or just a normal short or long sleeve Ankara maxi gown with the touch of a beautiful pencil hills and a big hand bag would be sure to create an attention at the occasion, and funny enough, all eyes give away the party to the new celebrant and the stunning dresser in maxi gown.
To this end, Ankara maxi dresses is one of the key to an African woman’s beauty but all it takes is a leap of faith to give it a try and between a twinkling of an eye, you are sure to be the talk of the day.