Ankara styles entered the list of stylish outfits so abruptly and easily, placing traditional clothing among the trendiest, and not only in Nigeria. Nevertheless, sequin dresses 2017 proved once again that Nigerian women are among the most stylish on the planet, and our overview of Nigerian dress styles already showed it.
Ankara dresses in a sequence are decorated with sophisticated patterns, usually bright and colorful, making every dress look like a maze of prints and shades. Still, sequin Ankara dresses differ by cutting and design. Here are some examples of Ankara style with sequence from those, who rocked it this year.
Dresses with sequence
Designing a dress from the fabric with rich patterns may be a challenging task. An overabundance of twirls may look too cheap or completely gaudy. We picked Ankara designs that disprove this view.
It is enough to add a single detail to break the pattern, and a dress starts to look fresh. Besides, extra decorations help to emphasize the figure. For instance, in this case, the dress with the sequence is tailored perfectly and follows every curve of the body shape. A red gusset makes it more elegant.
Unlike the previous dress, the next design features less contrasting and bright colors. The combination of yellow, baby green, and white, looks more quietly, but still warm. Numerous straps help to create a more original look.
This dress is not usual sequin dress, but latest Ankara long gown styles demonstrate the tendency to experiments. The pink lace gives a new look and understanding for dresses with a sequence.
The shade of green used by a designer of the next dress is not frequently found among Ankara styles and in vain. The first association that comes to mind is “spring” with its freshness and flowers. Again, green gusset helps to break the pattern and avoid crudely fashioned look.
Here geometric patterns are combined with lace elements and contrasting aligning. Simple, perfectly cut, and perfectly fitted, this is one of the best off shoulder Ankara dresses we found this year.
Traditional Nigerian orange and blue colors remain in the basic palette. For this dress, a designer used animal patterns, but again not in the usual understanding. We get used to imagining animal patterns as leopard or zebra prints, not little horses. The unexpected print together with contrasting sleeves makes the dress absolutely unique.
Dresses with sequin elements
Sequin elements are also frequently used. There are no rules for choosing a combination of colors or fabrics, but usually, these are combinations of monotonous gussets and details with geometric details.
It turns out that gentle pink color look especially nice with the combination of grey, yellow, and dark blue. Crop top with and the matching pattern of the long skirt create an integral image.
Nevertheless, it is not necessary to join different patterns and palettes. Experience shows that top of one color and bottom of the other color, like in the following dress, works out perfectly. The secret is choosing right colors – not necessarily something predictable, but what is going to look harmonic.
The yellow color is one of the favorite colors of Nigerian women. The brightness of yellow often becomes one of the basic shades for an Ankara dress and no wonder: it can be matched with various patterns well and makes a good element in a sequined dress.
An interesting option is to combine different types of sequin elements for the top and bottom. It is a risky decision, but if the patterns are matched properly, a designer gets a dress of great beauty, just like this one.
Sequin elements sometimes come in form of lace. Again, it is important to pick the lace with distinctive twirls, which can fit for sequins. In this case, it is not necessary to look for matching colors: it will be enough to find the lace of exactly the same or a similar shade.
Dresses with sequence come in short designs, too. Although bright yellow and blue are the most common colors, they do not get trivial or annoying. On the contrary, we discovered that patterns and combinations of such colors are numerous. And do not hesitate to pick shoes of completely different color – the next look proves that it is an excellent idea.
Do you have a dress with a sequence in your wardrobe? If not, make yourself a Christmas present – check out fashion and style on Jiji and pick one. And if yes, why not to pick one more?