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How to Accessorize a Beautiful African Print Homecoming Dress


African print homecoming dress

Homecoming is your chance to get creative, dress up, and look your best. It's fun and memorable to create an outfit that makes you look and feel amazing. An African print homecoming dress does just that.

All over the U.S., young women are wearing African print homecoming attire to represent their heritage while dressing to impress. In a bold, colorful print, the dresses definitely turn heads. However, what makes the look even more noticeable is the combination of the right accessories.

In this post, we will show you how to add the finishing touches to your African print homecoming dress so you can stand out at your big event.

Choker Necklaces

Chokers have made a comeback in recent years, so why not try pairing one with your homecoming dress?

You can either go for a simple black fabric choker or go all out and have one made from the same fabric as your dress. If you are the kind of woman who likes to have everything match, this option is a great look for you.


An African headscarf is a perfect accessory to pair with your dress.

They can be matched perfectly with peplum, Iro, Buba, wrap, and dashiki dresses. You can either use the same print or choose a color from your dress to match. Either way, it will look stunning.


Generally, it is best to avoid bold, chunky jewelry. Your dress is making enough of a statement on its own so do not detract attention from it with statement jewelry.

Instead, choose subtle pieces to complement your dress.

Gold is always a good choice. Gold bangles, pendants or small chains will add a touch of shine that makes you stand out. If that is not your thing, experiment with beaded jewelry.

Avoid anything too sparkly as African print looks best with a monochromatic outfit.

Combining Colors and Prints

With so many beautiful African print garments available, it can be hard to choose just one print.

Break the rules and mix prints for a unique look. Choose your favorite styles and colors and work with them.

When looking for other pieces to accessorize with, choose items in the same color scheme as the dress. Generally, select one color from the print to match to all your accessories.

Choose the Right Shoes

The shoes you wear can make or break your outfit.

When you buy formal African dresses, it is best to use footwear that has a neutral style and color. Let your dress speak for itself! A subtle shoe design will not take away from your stunning dress.

Also, be conscious to select shoes that allow you to move freely in your beautiful outfit, letting you enjoy all of the night's festivities.

Be an African Print Fashionista

An African print homecoming dress does not have to be just for special occasions. You can wear these stunning pieces all-year-round!

Additionally,with some alternations, you can rework it for an African print prom dress, a trend which is very hot right now.

You can also use these gorgeous prints for jackets, scarves, jumpsuits or even bags. If you have style, you can make them work for any occasion. All in time for African Fabric Month in September!

It is a bold look, but you can pull it off if you get it right. To find out revitalizing your wardrobe with African prints.

With 20 years of experience in the African fabrics market, AKN Fabrics guarantees you the best product, selection, price, and overall service. We are specialists in the finest fabrics from Holland, London, African Gambia, West Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, and India. We specialize in Jacquards, hand embroidery, silks, seersuckers, cottons, quilting fabrics various other West African fabrics.


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