Nigerian fashion dresses have come a long way and have even evolved a large number of times from decade to decades. Long before, the Nigerian fashion gallery had taken various forms and features, owing to the influence of its large number of Nigerian ethnic groups, tribes and cultures. Nigerian fashion in all its glory is definitely unique and amazing, from African waist beads to caps, to headgears, blouses to shirts, wrappers to trousers and local African tie and dye known as “Adire” to hand-loomed African woven cloth popularly referred to as “Aso oke”, Nigerian fashion dresses have spread to many parts of the world; transforming people, cultures and places.
Here are some of the features of Nigerian fashion gallery and Nigerian fashion dresses that has evolved over time;
Beads and Jewelry
The transformation of the use of beads and other forms of jewellery is incessant and remarkable. In ancient times, beads either belonged to and were worn by members of royal families or wealthy people. But now, a whole lot of female folks use beautiful and elegant beads that come in different styles, designs and forms. Some of those jewelry include; nose rings, waist beads, anklets, armlets, bracelets and host of others.
People are even interested in acquiring african bead making skills as there is a large market for it. You’ll be amazed about how many ladies and even guys you see in a Nigerian party home and abroad, using beads.
African Fabrics and Attire
You definitely cannot talk about Nigerian fashion gallery without mentioning the kind of fabrics that are being used and the attires Nigerians wear using those fabrics. Fabrics like Aso oke (Yoruba), Adire (Yoruba), Ankara, A’nger (Tiv), Hollandis, George and Akwa oche (Igbo) have all evolved over time. So many lovely traditional dresses in Nigeria have been designed using these fabrics and they have spread as far wide as the runways of major African fashion shows around the world.
Even top African fashion designers in America and Europe use these African fabrics in making quality clothes, styling top African models and showcasing them in world-class African fashion shows in Milan, Paris, New York and London. Such African fashion shows have made Lagos the fashion capital of Africa. These African fabrics have gone international and will surely remain there.