Are you a traditionalist or a trendsetter? The definition of “formal” church attire has evolved into an eclectic mix of upscale styles, and African American women have more Sunday and Easter outfit options than ever. With so many choices, how do you choose the right look for you?
Kente, mudcloth, dashiki – African prints are deeply rooted in centuries-old African textiles that were meticulously made by hand. Their legendary stories give special meaning to today’s modern styles inspired by their vivid colors and dramatic contrasts.
You know the basics of traditional Afrocentric fashion, but are you familiar with the modern reinvention? Today’s creative Afrocentric designers are combining traditional elements with contemporary western styles to create fresh, exciting looks for work, church, social events and more. Here are some ideas to help incorporate Afrocentric style into your modern American wardrobe.
The Afrocentric kaftan – which we usually spell “caftan” in the West – is a fashionable, fabulous garment that’s carefree, flattering and fun to wear. No wonder they’re loved by women around the world! The more you know about them, the more inspired you’ll be to make them a part of your everyday wardrobe.