Ghana is home to diverse ethnic groups with different cultures and fascinating traditions. One aspect that defines the country is its vibrant fashion industry which has evolved over the years. Today's dress styles in the country are fashion statements that make heads turn in the office or social function.
African fabrics and apparel designs vary from one country to another and from community to community. In Ghana, the Kente fabric is pretty common. Ankara materials are also popular. There are different dress styles made using African fabrics.
Fabulous dress styles in Ghana in 2023
If you are looking for a new dress style in 2023, check out the options below for inspiration. These outfits are fashionable, elegant, and classy.
Short skater styles
Did you know skater dresses are also known as fit and flare outfits? Modern short African dresses have become pretty common. Skater outfits are preferred by many because they are extremely flattering on all body types.
Fitting dress styles for ladies have become pretty popular in Ghana. Bodycon outfits are loved for their figure-hugging look that shows off a woman's curves.
Although dress styles for ladies have evolved over the last decade, straight dress designs that hang straight down the body remain timeless. These are outfits cut to be flattering and attractive but not restrictive or revealing.
Kimono are simple, straight-seamed garments. While the kimono is from Japanese culture, it has been embraced globally. Ankara kimono is timeless, and it can be worn to formal or informal places.
Fancy bridal maxis
Ghanaian traditional wedding ceremonies are lavish. Everyone wears their best outfit. Many brides opt for maxis on their big day. A fancy dress will make any bride stand out from the crowd.
If you are looking for the latest straight dress styles in Ghana, you should try the Ankara-lace blend. Both fabrics are classy and timeless. A little lace on the bodice of a straight Ankara dress makes it look classy.
Short bodycon designs
A bodycon dress flatters your curves and gives the illusion of a perfect waist. On the other hand, short dresses are attractive because they give you a chance to flaunt your skin and curves. What more would you want?
Mermaid Ankara styles have been worn for years and will be worn for many to come. If you want to make a bold statement, ask your designer to make it a highslit mermaid.
Lacy Ankara mermaid
Mermaid outfits accentuate curves by providing you with a tight-fitting dress that hugs each curve of your body before flaring out at the bottom in an attractive train. Adding a bit of lace makes the outfit even classier.
Strapless straight dress
The open neckline of strapless outfits creates a great base to add on some styling additions should you wish. Beware that this look can be uncomfortable, especially if you do not have an appropriate bra for support.
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Deep V-neck goddess
A deep V-neck gives a vertical impression to one's look. It makes them look leaner, longer, and taller. It is ideal for ladies with broad shoulders.
A midi dress can quickly go from a dress you might wear to work to one suitable for an evening out. This versatile outfit is a must-have in 2023.
Halter necklines are ideal for showcasing shoulders and drawing the eye upward, creating a balancing effect. They work best for women with fuller busts.
Flowy Ankara patchwork
Patchwork involves multiple panels of patterned fabric in the same ensemble. The flowy dress above is perfect for the weekend or a semi-formal evening.
Ankara high-low maxi
High-low outfits are fabulous and trendy. These attires' backs are usually lower than the front parts, hence the name high-low. These beautiful outfits are the best for dinner dates.
Sleeves are an important fixture of fashion design and garment. Bell sleeves add volume to your arms and help to balance out your broader shoulders.
Short tent dress
A tent dress is a loose-fitting dress that gradually flares outward or grows fuller from the shoulder to the hem and has no waistline. A short Ankara tent dress is ideal for the weekend. It is also pregnancy-friendly.
Bell-sleeved blue midi
Did you know bell sleeves work for pear, straight, and hourglass body shapes? They help you look more proportionate. Every woman wants a proportionate body.
Cute shirt dress
Shirt outfits are classic wardrobe pieces that can be worn in many ways. They go well with a pair of sneakers.
Dramatic off-shoulder sleeves
You have to love how the sleeves hang on to the bodice from the sides rather than from the top of the armscye, leaving a hole exposing the shoulders. This is a must-try design in 2023.
Formal straight midis
More women are wearing Ankara prints to the office. The best part about Ankara is its availability in multiple prints and colours that are ideal for different settings.
When going out, wearing a bodycon dress is perfect because it makes you look confident and attractive. A maxi bodycon is perfect for a woman with an equal bust and hips size and a narrow waist.
An Abaya is a robe-like dress mainly worn by Muslim women. It covers the whole body except the head, feet, and hands. You have to admit that the mixed-fabric abayas give a rich auntie kinda vibe.
A midi dress with a mermaid edge is fantastic for social functions, especially weddings and parties. You can pair it with a fascinator to make it perfect for high tea.
African wear for ladies in Ghana has changed so much. People have embraced bright and colourful prints.
A spaghetti-strapped maxi is perfect for hot days, especially over the weekend. It is a must-have in any modern woman's wardrobe.
Ankara peplum designs
A well-tailored peplum can hide a thicker middle. A peplum can also give the illusion of a smaller waist.
Elegant cape-sleeved dress
The cape-sleeve African-style dress above showcases what genuine beauty is all about. It shows boldness and strength.
Ankara with corded lace
Corded lace fabric is an elegant type of textured lace outlined with heavier threads or a soutache cord. It creates a splendid look when layered over other fabrics, including Ankara.
Mix-print shift outfits
Did you know a shift dress falls straight from the shoulders and has darts around the bust? Shift outfits are trending in 2023, and most people rock them with sneakers.
Simple and classy
Are you looking for a simple and classy outfit for your next function? The design above is for you. Strappy heels complete the look.
Dress in many colours
Patchwork has been done in the fashion industry for many years. Lately, women are opting for mixed Ankara prints for their outfits. The outfits in many colours above are perfect for the weekend.
The design above is for the fabulous and bold woman who likes making a fashion statement.
Colourful shirt outfits
The fabulous straight dress styles above are perfect when hanging out with friends. They are versatile. You can rock them with sneakers or even heels, depending on where you are going.
The basketweave design above must have taken a long time to complete, but we love the result. The design is perfect for women with an hourglass figure.
African tent maxis
A tent maxi will always be in style. It is a universally flattering cut across all body shapes. The flared, floaty hemline takes away attention from any imperfections.
If you love showing some skin but are not comfortable with exposing the upper half of your body, including your shoulders, you can try the gowns with incisions. The incision typically runs from the bottom of the gown to anywhere between the knee and the thigh.
An Ankara outfit is made from printed cotton fabric and is largely comprised of cotton. The material is usually quite colourful and with vibrant patterns. The design above is for the classy woman who blends modesty with showing off a bit of skin.
Tie and dye abayas
Tie-dye is a craft that is widely practised in many parts of the world. The abayas above are perfect for everyday wear, especially among women who do not necessarily have office jobs.
The mermaid design flatters a woman's silhouette and gives you an hourglass figure. Since this style is bold and exquisite, it is best for functions such as weddings.
Off-shoulder Kente gowns
Today, fashion designers and tailors are willing to blend or mix different types and patterns of fabric in one outfit. The Kente designs above are mixed with other fabrics in the bodice for stunning results.
Short Ankara wrap dress
With a tie waist that cinches on the slimmest portion of the torso, the wrap dress gives an ultra-slimming effect.
What did people wear in Africa in the past?
The first forms of clothing on the continent were made of fur, bark cloth, skins, and hides. Colourful accessories were also worn.
Can Ankara be worn to a wedding?
Yes, you can wear Ankara to a wedding. The fabric is available in thousands of prints, so you can choose your favourite colour and print, and have it made into a wedding outfit.
African dress styles are the most common in Ghana. People now wear them at formal and casual functions like church and graduation parties.
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