Ankara Inspiration #3 – That Ankara dress everyone should have. . .


It seems that I am graduating from a not-so-pleasurable relationship with African prints, to a best friend kind of relationship, and it’s not going to end now. Today I have another Ankara inspiration – an Ankara body-con gown,
for you all, and I want you to learn to love Ankara. If you didn’t love it do much before. you just need to choose which print suits you best, and get a kickass style out of it.
Make sure you check my Ankara Inspiration #1 – The bell sleeves, and #2 – the ankara jacket. 



Ankara bodycon gown


Today’s look is an Ankara bodycon gown with an asymmetric sleeve. The sleeves go from one up, to an off-shoulder…a sort of one-sided off-shoulder gown. We used lace material for the sleeves to make the dress more exciting. We are both sporting ankle strap heels and hair from @empressly_store.

I’m partnering with my friend and makeup artist (@damitunmi) for this post. Mine is all pink and purple, while hers is cream and green.
This gown is simple and beautiful. As we should all know, simplicity is my watchword ✌



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Ankara Prints


Ankara prints are one of the most versatile materials we have. Everyone should have an ankara clothing item in his/her wardrobe. They are bold and beautiful.

There are so many reasons to love ankara prints. Here is one of my personal reasons why I love Ankara prints.

  1. You are automatically owambe ready with Ankara prints.
  2. Any style can be sewn. Don’t restrict yourself.
  3. If you want to go bold, opt for Ankara Prints.

An Ankara bodycon gown is one of the simplest styles you can get in ankara prints. so here’s an inspiration for your Ankara bodycon gown.



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Looking at these pictures… I mean who would see this and say African prints isn’t beautiful, or isn’t slay-worthy?
Happy new month to you all… And happy workers’ day.
I still have classes today 🙄 #lifeofalawstudent
The post on my law dinner is coming up next. Stick with me.

Till next time

14 Replies to “Ankara Inspiration #3 – That Ankara dress everyone should have. . .”

  1. Beautiful pictures babe!
    I used to be an avid hater of wearing African prints because the tailors never got it right.
    It was just something I admired on people but never wore.
    Untill late last year,
    I had to attend a family function with a compulsory dress code of African prints and so I had no choice. Thankfully, the tailor didn’t disappoint.

    1. I also shared Ankara, but loved it on other people. I still hate traditional.. You’d hardly see me in lace and gele, or two wrapper, but I’m loving Ankara now.
      Thanks for stopping by love.

  2. It really looks beautiful on you

  3. Simple and African. I can’t wait for the post of your law dinner.

    1. Oh.. That post is coming up soon… I’m thinking of featuring other law students from other schools… If that’s going to be possible.
      Thank you

  4. I feel pity that you have classes today😔 is not fair, I love the gown you both look amazing, I love love Ankara print, they are kinda magical. Nice post

    1. I love the word you used — magical. Yes they are magical, especially when you have a really beautiful print and you see something really pretty, long and flowy, and it feels like all you can do is twirl and twirl. 🤗
      As for the classes, we are getting used to expecting the unexpected 😪
      Thanks love

  5. Beaurifulllllll!!! Love the prints you chose and the off shoulder style!! Permission to steal the style? I’ve made it my mission to transform my wardrobe to 50% African prints at 50% minimal outfits. So far I’m on track. I love how we Africans are embracing everything that is OURS. Let’s own it 💃🙌🙌❤

    1. You have full approval to steal this style 😁
      It’s a style inspiration after all. . .
      Thanks for stopping by love.. And I’m also on a mission to get more Ankara prints items in my wardrobe.. Let’s own it

  6. It looks wooow.. I love it❤
    Check out my new post.. Its on how to add a touch of silver to your dressing..

  7. ankara is everything beautiful…you girls rocked this look

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