The classic, colorful African print is constantly evolving into reinvented styles among dresses, purses and even men’s wear. The Dashiki has been publicly redefined in fashion with a modern twist, and we’ve seen it throughout social media time and time again.
Who can forget Kyemah McEntyre, the 18-year-old who designed her own African-inspired prom dress? She is the designer behind actress/singer, Naturi Naughton’s red carpet gown for the 2015 BET Awards.
The African prints don’t stop on the red carpet, take a look at some of my favorite Dashiki styles sweeping the streets.
In this mermaid-shaped number, I find the African textiles to be hitting all the right places on this caramel beauty. The bright orange and red, against a dark green base is a nice contrast. Not to mention, the train, following that classic African hour glass.
Here’s another dashiki-style, mermaid dress done in yellow and red. This couple did it right with their coordinating textiles.
You may call this look “daring,” but you can’t deny, sister is channelling her inner queen with this one. The different shapes of cut-outs, tie well with the various patterns of tribal textiles. Her fan-style shoulders are reminiscent of wings, but they are stiffly structured, symbolizing power. The inserted, upside-down triangular shape on the décolleté gives an edge, which goes well with the side cut-outs.
Now this top is giving me all the dashiki-life that I need! The blue shoulder details match perfectly with the jeans, giving it a stylish, casual look for the afro-headed model. The front shows the classic dashiki design, while on the reverse side, the textile breaks mid-back baring her coco brown skin.
If you’re like me, when you saw this, you gasped with love! This bold, beautiful purse spares no one in the world of dashiki! She didn’t even need a colorful dress to match. Her black midi with red heels allows her accessories to do all the talking – and it’s written all over her face.
This lady shows all the different possible variations of a simple wrap-around skirt dashiki. I love the purple and orange combination. Which one is your favorite look?
And I’ll just leave this one right here. How cute!