There is a vast variety of dresses available in our country. You can choose either traditional dresses or modern western dresses for your special engagement. Most people prefer yellow traditional Kente as African wear for engagement. Yellow is the color of gold and symbolizes preciousness, wealth and fertility. According to our countries mythology, it reminds us of goodness. It is for this reason that most of the people prefer Kente yellow dresses.
In this article, we have shared some African wedding dress ideas which you will love. The list includes several styles of traditional kente wears, casual wedding wears and western wedding dresses. We have also shared some pictures of couples so you can get a proper idea of how you are going to look on the engagement day.
1. African Kente wear for engagement
If you are planning to buy traditional African wear for engagement in Ghana then look at the above kente dress. Traditional dresses in our country are very popular globally. The combination of red and yellow is looking great on them. The bride is looking cute on the sleeveless Kente dress. Add some light jewelry to jazz up the outfit.
2. Off-shoulder long dresses for engagement
There are hundreds and thousands of designs on the internet of engagement kente styles that you can find. We shared some ideas on African traditional wear for engagement above. You better choose your design wisely and consult with a good tailor. In the above picture, we shared three best African wear for engagement in 2018. The dress design at the left hand-side can be considered somewhat common. However, a sleeveless cold shoulder dress is a good choice for your special engagement day. The lower part of the dress makes an interesting look with the combination of black and yellow colors. As for the Kente Kaba dress which is one of the most common ones in our country.
3. Off-shoulder Kente dress for engagement
In the above picture, the woman is looking beautiful in this long color vibrant outfit. The print pattern of the outfit is so beautiful. The top section of the African attire for engagement is a bit revealing but with the red transparent piece of cloth, made it more dazzling. She added some lightly weighted silver jewelry to jazz up her looks.
4. Sleeveless Kente dresses
How beautiful are these prints!
The above outfit is another example of yellow African Kente wear for engagement. If you are looking for African wear dresses for engagement then you can go with this one. The violet floral design on the top made it another unique designer dress. The top borders of the outfit also designed with a violet cloth. For pretty looks, you can wear a head bandana and gold jewelry.
5. Kente lace dress elongated bottom
Another beautiful example of an attractive engagement dress in Ghana. If you are looking for a long dress with lace then this outfit is perfect for you. The beautiful yellow printing pattern and the back revealing one-piece dress is looking amazing on her. Try to make engagement dresses simplistic and minimalist just like the model. Don’t use heavy jewelry and big bangles, these days simple looks are more appealing.
6. Non-traditional African wear styles for engagement
The above style screams 'fierce', it is unique and will give the one who wears it a boost of confidence!
White is the symbol of purity, peace, and spirituality. Here we shared some non-traditional African styles for engagement day. If you are looking for something bit different like western style fashion dresses then take a look at the above picture. If you don’t want to go with the traditional kente dresses then you can go with the western white dresses. The above one is a gown lace dress and will be perfect for your engagement.
7. Cold shoulder blue Kaba dress with bandana
The model is looking awesome on this latest African wear for engagement; the deep blue African slit is looking dazzling on her. The blue pattern design of the top is astonishing. The white handbag in her hand is matching well with the outfit. If you are looking for something different then you can go with this type. The outfit is pretty perfect for the engagement day.
8. Black net full sleeves top for engagement
The black net top is the most attractive thing of this Kitenge outfit. This is one of the beautiful and unique engagement dresses 2018. If you are planning for a long non-traditional dress, then the outfit is perfect for you. If you are planning for buying a long dress then don’t forget to buy a heels.
9. Sleeveless sky colored Kente long engagement dress
Here is another idea of the colorful western designed dress. You can call it a mermaid flowing themed dress. The theme of the dress is pretty unique. These kinds of dresses are rare in the market. The dress comes in multiple sizes. This outfit also comes with tight full-sleeves.
10. Yellow net full sleeves gown
You can call it gold neck strap Kitenge maxi dress. The golden net like designer top is awesome. The yellow and gold colors are most suited colors of our country. If you are looking for traditional glazing dresses then it will be perfect for you. The full-sleeve golden top is made up of synthetic fabric. The golden design on the yellow gown is also stunning. You can carry one golden colored handbag and bangles to go with the theme of the outfit. If you like the dress, add it to your collection.
11. Floral print quarter-sleeves engagement dress
Kitenge dresses are widely popular in African countries; the above one is a kitenge long dress which you can use on your engagement day. Star and floral designs made this outfit pretty. The dress is half sleeved and tight fitting. You can also call it flowing mermaid maxi dress. The flared shaped bottom section of the outfit do make it look unique.
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12. Traditional Kente dress for men
Should I say couple goals? The matchy outfits are just simply gorgeous.
In this section, we shared some ideas for male African wear for engagement. The above one is a couple picture on their engagement day. Look how they dressed; it’s the traditional way of dressing in our country. The man has worn a traditional kente outfit which is widely popular as an engagement dress all over Africa. The bride, on the other hand, wore kitenge off-shoulder dress. If you love this elegant look, then you can go with this kind of outfit on your big day.
The mix of yellow with the green, orange and blue; makes these outfits radiant!
If you are planning for some matching dresses, then organize accordingly. For instance, take help from tailors, they can make you matching bride groom dresses for you memorable day. Look at the above picture, the design of their dresses are same. The glazing colored design on yellow is looking lively in the daytime. This is probably a cotton kitenge fabric.
13. White designer engagement dresses for men
What a gorgeous dress; the best part about it is the mix of prints; between lace in the upper part and traditional print in the lower part. The men's wear is complementing her look as well.
The couple is looking so beautiful, isn’t it? The man in the picture has an awesome dressing sense. On the other hand, the lady is wearing a traditional kente outfit which is very common. You can further add some accessories to make it more attractive like in the picture the guy additional wore a wristwatch and a band.
15. Traditional and non-traditional engagement dresses for men
The white look gives this fairy tale vibes and as for the silvery look, it has this mysterious vibes that will make a killer look for the bold couples!
Look at the picture of Mr. and Mrs. Perfect. White is a color which is widely used in engagement African dresses. In the picture they wore same designed clothes to make it more charming. White clothes are a very great choice for engagement, because white is the symbol of peace, purity and truthfulness. You can use accessories just like the one worn by the lady in the picture. The violet bandana is looking beautiful on her.
16. Western engagement styles
It is beautiful how the dress splits in the middle to form this shape, it is perfect for highlighting the waist!
If you are not interested on the traditional engagement styles in Ghana, then you can go with the western suits with a sweet bowtie. The couple is looking beautiful in the western wear and the lady in the short dress is looking pretty. The outfit of the groom can be considered as one of the classy engagement dresses for men.
17. African prints couple dresses
His shirt with her dress blends so well that will fill the hearts of many with jealousy over their stunning look!
This is another example of traditional Kente dress. The color theme is pretty interesting. Previously I explained that why blue and white colors get priority during the engagement. The design of their dress is unique as it seems.
18. Straight fit white suit with bright colored prints
Here is another creative idea for you. The man in the white full-sleeves shirt is looking smart and the Kaba dress worn by the lady is pretty colorful. The bright buttons on the men’s shirt adds an extra edge to his personality. They are looking superb in the photograph. If you like this picture then try to choose your dresses like this for your engagement and you will look impressive just like the couple.