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Current Trends in African Print Fabrics for Today's Bride


African fabrics for today's bride

Many of today's brides are getting inspiration from their African heritage. They're saying their "I dos" in bright African print fabrics and patterns that reflect their traditions and culture.

This style statement has become most noticeable in the pages of the hottest fashion magazines. In fact, some of Hollywood's most popular A-list celebrities have even been spotted sporting traditional African print fabrics and designs on the red carpet.

If you haven't decided what to wear for your big day, this might be just the look you've been waiting for. Chances are, you'll fall in love with the thought of a beautiful wedding dress inspired by African culture.

Read on to find out how African print fabrics can transform the wedding attire for your entire bridal party.

The Bride Wore Kente

Kente may not be the fabric chosen by most American brides over the past century. However, the ones who are wearing it today do it so well that the traditional favorite is quickly becoming a modern-day hit.

For instance, we can't help but adore the way brides are transforming African print fabrics into the curve-hugging mermaid bridal dresses we've spotted heading down the aisle.

Equally as delightful is the strapless form-fitting top and full-skirted bottom kente wedding gown worn by many brides today.

Mix Traditional White with Bold Prints

The white wedding gown first dates back to the 1400s, but the Queen of England coined the style still sought-after by brides today when she wed in the 1800s.

While the white wedding gown is a stark contrast from the traditional brightly colored fabrics worn by African brides in the past, some women still have their heart set on wearing white. A white wedding gown, however, doesn't mean that you can't pay homage to your African roots in other ways.

For instance, some brides are choosing to go with a basic white dress with African fabric included as an accent border along the trim, elegantly mixing white with a touch of vibrancy. Others are wearing a white gown with an African print corset.

Instead of the bride wearing African attire, the bridal party can wear bright and beautiful African print fabrics in bold colors, from orange, blue, purple, yellow, and green.

Additionally, you could ask your groom to wear a traditional African vest or cumber band.

Accessorizing with African prints, such as for shoes, jewelry, headwear, and handbags, will allow you and your party to be as bold as you desire, too!

African Inspired Wedding Dresses

Today's bride-to-be has many resources for inspiration when trying to find the perfect wedding dress. An internet search for African wedding dresses alone will lead them to gorgeous photos of stunning brides in African gowns. Pinterest is the perfect place to gather ideas.

Aside from Kente, there are many types of material to consider, including lace embroidery with stones, wax prints, and George fabric. Plus, check out various textures available as well. That way, if you're designing your own gown, you'll have a lot of options.

Find African Print Fabrics for Your Big Day

Looking for African print fabrics to wear on your wedding day?

Many brides are choosing to have their wedding dresses tailor-made. You can create the look you love yourself. That way you're sure to have exactly the dress you want for your special day.

Don't know where to start?

Check out these traditional African fabrics that are perfect for a beautiful bride!

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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