African Wedding Gowns
The African wedding gowns remind me of true queens. The dresses are not necessarily white and most of them have beautiful embroidery that will definitely turn some heads. The gowns range from white to gold to very lively colors, like: lavenda and purple to very beautiful patterns that combine colors, like: turquoise, a light brown, narrow lines of black and white. Even when they come in white, the dresses are not, by any means, simple, but have certain patterns or embroidery, which makes them stand out from the majority of typical simple, white western gowns.
The most encountered type of African gowns are the ones that have off- shoulders, which gives this part of the body a very beautiful lining, a so called Buba capsleve top and a long skirt; occasionally, you can also have a one shoulder shawl. The latter is placed only on one shoulder and the sleeves of the gowns can vary from short ones to midrange ones and long sleeves.
The gowns are mostly parted in two and rarely do they consist of only one entire piece. The piece that definitely completes the gown is the beautiful Gele head wrap, which is just amazing and makes the brides or bridesmaids look like queens. However, if you think this might be too much for you, you can also opt for a simple headband. One of the most beautiful gowns I noticed is a lavenda and gold trim Ashoke style dress. It has off- shoulders, long sleeves, long skirt, a one shoulder shawl and it comes with very pretty pattern and embroidery.
The elements that truly complete this gown are: the aforementioned Gale head wrap that also comes in lavenda and a big, luscious necklace that really highlights the woman’s neck and shoulders. The African style wedding gowns are very beautiful, colorful with great patterns and embroidery and it mostly underlines the more subtle beauty of a woman, revealing mostly the shoulders and the neck.