This article is about Ghana fashion. It contains beautiful pictures of Ghanaian dresses, awesome Ghana fashion styles and trending fashion styles among the people of Ghana. Learn more about the latest fashion in Ghana, pick one or two designs that will best suit you and slay like nobody's business.
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Fashion in Ghana
The evolution of fashion in Ghana has been an incredible one.
Culture has always played a key role in the art of style and fashion in Ghana. From our notable Kente, which was only a traditional cloth to textiles, there has been a lot of change. As far back as independence, fashion has been with us.
At the start of the 2000’s, the fashion industry of Ghana took a more definite shape. The government embraced the growth in the industry and introduced National Friday wear as a means of promoting the African wear in November 2004. The production of African prints and promotion of new products through fashion shows started to boost the superiority of the industry and enhanced awareness among the public.
Ghanaians have a unique way of dressing. The occasion determines what they wear. Ghana fashion styles are a thing to behold. Every social gathering is like a fashion competition where everyone is wear their best and try to out-dress anyone present. Now, there is a blend of the traditional and modern that have given the Ghanaian dressing an extraordinary outlook.
Fashion dresses in Ghana
1. With Denim
A type of African print fashion in Ghana now is the combination of print crop tops or shirts with Denim. This is a hybrid of both African and the western clothing. Denims are universal and combining this with colourful African print crop tops and shirts is now the new way. One can sometimes tie their heads with the same fabric or wear print shoes to match. This is great for causal outfits.
2. Maxi / Oversized
Another interesting and beautiful trend in Ghana now is Maxi and oversized clothing. They went extinct and are now back in style. Maxi or oversized clothing makes women look great. These are made in eye-catching colours and designs. Maxis may come in skirts, overalls, dresses and trousers.
These are African print shorts and skirts for the sporty and easy going. They can be worn with a favourite team's jersey and worn to the beach.
This may be the most popular trend among the classic corporate ladies. Wearing a colourful African print blazer on top of some dark coloured trousers makes a much bolder statement. One can rock these blazers with skirts, tight dresses or even denim.
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Ghana fashion dress
Ghana fashion 2018
1. Ankara Shirt Dress
Ankara shirt dress is made in a creative style to resemble a man’s shirt with buttons running along the front part with a collar accompanied by long sleeves to make the resemblance even more pronounced. The fabric also makes the style to be outstanding with its cotton nature.
2. Ankara Sundress
The Ankara sun dress serves just right during the hot and sunny weather. It’s usually regarded as a casual dress as it’s a combination of sleeveless and collarless with straps running down the shoulder.
Fashion trends in Ghana
These are some latest fashion styles in Ghana
1. Long Ankara dress
These types of dresses are fashionable, elegant and quite popular in Ghana. This style of dress is made to suit ladies with full figures. Long Ankara dresses are perfect for weddings and church functions.
2. Short dresses
If you like to wear your African print short and sultry, this is perfect for you. This is an example of a traditional attire that has revolutionized into a modern perfect fit dress.
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Ghanaian fashion style
Fashionable Ghana dresses
1. Mermaid goddess design
This design will make you feel like a Disney princess. The covered neckline brings some form of decency to this dress. This is one of the most elegant African print dresses. Not only are the colours bright but also speaks a lot about the occasion.
2. The mermaid Ankara dress
A. Blue ankara print gown
The blue colour makes the dress elegant because the colour blue represents royalty. It makes it affable everywhere. The print on the dress is also fascinating. You can easily wear this to a wedding or even a church function.
B. Off shoulders purple Read
This mermaid dress expresses the true definition of an African princess. The pattern is warming to the eye and gives the impression that the wearer of the dress has a kind spirit. To bring in a little excitement, the sleeves of the dress take an off shoulder design allowing the wearer to show off a little skin.
African fashion dresses
Below is a list of name a few African dresses and their designers
- The Chica Dress by Woen ILGA Design
- The Ola Dress by Woen ILGA Design
- The Mira Maxi dress by Habby Stitches
- Pink Party Dress by With Flare
- The Nkem Dress by Habby Stitches
- The Blossom-leaf Dress by Rahyma
- The Efe Dress by Habby Stitches
- The Doll Dress by Zizi Bespoke
- The Dashiki Dress by Quistt
- The Erilyn Dress by Zere Fashion House
Ghana traditional dresses
The traditional Ghanaian clothing are not just beautiful. The culture and ancient heritage influence clothing. Designs, fabrics, and patterns aren’t just random . They are used by Ghanaians for a long period of time, and therefore, they carry the old knowledge and tradition.
One of the main clothing crafts in Ghana is the weaving. Locals had wooden looms and produced handmade fabric long before colonization. They wove cloth from cotton and raffia fibers (widespread African palm tree). This craft isn’t forgotten even today. Ghanaians still use their traditional looms to make Gonja cloth and kente cloth, creating a unique Ghanaian clothing style.
Using the loom, smocks such as dansika, fugu and batakari are made in the three Northern Regions. Meanwhile in the Southern part of Ghana, Kente cloths are made with different patterns which have names such as:
1. Nanka Tire (Head of the Puff Adder)
2. Oyokoman Na Agya Da Mu (Crisis In The Oyoko Nation)
3. Sika Fre Mogya, Nsoromma (Stars)
4. Fathia Fata Nkrumah (Fathia is a befitting wife for Nkrumah)
You now have an idea of what to wear the upcoming festive season and that next big occasion you're preparing to attend. We hope this article has informed you enough to help you make the right fashion decisions.
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