For an easy way to add some spice to your wardrobe, choose African print clothing. The beautiful designs of these clothes will make you the center of attention at any event and give you an instant boost in confidence, no matter what size you are or what shape you have. For example, if you want to wear something simple, like jeans and a T-shirt, choose African print pants to add some life to your outfit without making it too busy or detracting from your top.
Basics of African print
In Africa, every country has their own unique print. Sometimes African prints are as common as rain in that area. But outside of Africa, there is a whole market for the beautiful patterns and clothes that are made from these prints. One of the best things about African fashion is that you can find so many different prints that each have a story or meaning behind them. For example, there’s Ajalobi which means to talk. There’s also M’tswaro or master of beads and Ngii which means king.
These prints show off your personality and make you stand out. If you want to wear these beautiful clothes but don’t know where to start, we’ll help get you started by giving you our personal favorites! The first thing I think of when I think of Africa is all the bright colors, geometric shapes, and traditional patterns. So I love this dress because it incorporates all three with its tie-dye pattern.
The next favorite on my list would be this colorful strip shirtdress. It’s perfect for summer days with its light material and fun colors!
Next up is something a little more casual. I love wearing a matching top and pants for those days when you need something simple but still want to make an impression.
Bright colours and patterns
African print clothing has been around for hundreds of years and offers an awesome way to spice up your wardrobe with bright colors and patterns. African prints were a common practice in many African countries including Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Liberia, and others. This trend originally started as a way for different ethnic groups within Africa to identify each other by their unique dress. Today, African print clothing is seen across the world in many different styles and color combinations. Because of this popularity among designers in recent years, these beautiful garments can be found not only on the streets of various countries but also high-end fashion stores as well.
Black and White only
Founded in 2015, Amassé aims to change the fashion industry through commerce. In an effort to empower African artisans who are in need of more economic opportunities, Amassé offers handmade clothing and accessories that are sourced and handcrafted by women who live in West Africa.
Africa is rich with color and natural beauty; we believe it should be celebrate. With an inventory full of colourful ensembles, our goal is not only to provide you with the best clothing possible but also give these talented designers a platform for their work so they can create jobs for themselves or others.
Why wear printed clothing?
African clothes are the way to spice up your wardrobe, no matter the occasion. There is a style for every occasion and that is what makes these styles so versatile and exciting. African print clothing can be wear as formal wear or more casual wear as well as on most parts of the body. Plus, each piece of this clothing has intricate details that make it stand out from other styles of fashion. This means that you will never find yourself bored with your wardrobe again because you can just switch up what pieces you are wearing in order to bring freshness into your everyday outfit. Now, some people may say that this style doesn’t suit all body types but if fitted properly even smaller frames can rock African clothes like a boss!
How to style your printed pieces
The best way to wear African print clothing is with very neutral colors. Make sure the colors are in harmony with the pieces in your outfit, so they don’t take away from them. Start by picking out bottoms (pants, skirt, trousers) that have a similar color scheme as your top’s colors. Add on a belt or jewelry that pops. To finish it off and make the ensemble look more put together, throw on some sandals with big chunky heels or booties of a similar color palette as your outfit. Now you’re ready for anything! Don’t be afraid to experiment with prints, shapes, and lengths. Be creative and remember not everything has to match; contrast will give you an edge over the usual black and white combos we see everywhere else.
Get the right fit
When you’re looking for an African print shirt, dress, or skirt that will add a splash of color and personality to your wardrobe, the first thing you need to consider is the fit. No matter how gorgeous and well-designed the garment is, if it doesn’t fit properly it won’t do any good. With this in mind, below are some guidelines on different types of styles and how they should fit for best results.
- Traditional Fit: These clothes are typically roomy with big buttons and cuffs and a full traditional A-line skirt (that may flare out from around the hips). Sometimes these clothes have blouses attached or blouses that tie at the neckline. Traditional fits work well on all body types including fuller figures. They’re especially good for women who want their outfits to be comfortable and easy to move in while still being fashionable.
- Tapered Fit: If you like your clothes fitted but not tight, then tapered cuts are perfect for you. They hug the curves of your figure without clinging too tightly. It’s important that these pieces come in sizes so everyone can enjoy them!
- Empire Waist Cut: If empire waist tops look flattering on celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Beyonce, then they’ll probably look great on you too! An empire waist top has a loose bottom portion (typically with side slits) which skims over the stomach area making it seem narrower than usual and creating an illusion of added height.
One of the best ways to spice up your wardrobe with a unique new look is with African print clothing. Fortunately, there are plenty of different types of clothes that incorporate these fabrics. If you want something more subtle, check out our beautiful tunics and maxi dresses. However, if you want a more eye-catching piece for your wardrobe, try on one of our brightly patterned ponchos or head scarves that use big patterns and vibrant colors. Whichever piece you choose, it will make a huge difference in how you present yourself this winter season!
Your choices in clothing are endless! Here are a few outfits for a variety of occasions:
*Casual Outfit- A printed maxi dress or shirt paired with denim cutoffs and sneakers. The dress or shirt is made from cotton. So it is breathable and great for warm weather. Cutoffs are easy to wear and go with anything. When you go shopping, take your favorite outfit with you as an inspiration. If you do not know what will work best, ask an employee at the store! They have lots of experience in matching clothes and making sure that the fabric will be able to meet your needs.