African is a very beautiful clothing material and one of the most patronized in African fashion industry. It is famous for its adaptability of styles hence offers opportuinities to creative designers who wish to experiment on new styles.You want to rock the best and most unique of African short gown style? You want want to rock the best designs 2019 has to offer? We have selected stunning African short gown styles that will shock your fashion sense. These short gown styles can be rocked to events where one wishes to be free like parties and peer events.
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Is there anything looking sweater than matching mother and child African styles? Some would say it is too tritely or even irritating. Here are some mother and son matching African outfits and mum and daughter African styles that will make you change your mind.
There are different variations of matching attire. You can find mummy and daughter styles, which are exactly identical: same materials, same models, same pretty look, same accessories, and even hairstyles.
This mom and daughter in dresses with bright floral patterns look like posing on a red carpet.
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This can be followed back to the reestablished feeling of pride in one’s self because of our age’s on-going voyage into self-disclosure. Not to state that the pattern is new, all things considered, Stone Cherry pioneered the pattern on a mass scale yet Stone Cherry’s tasteful is an indication of the period it has a place withis such a great amount about this maxi dress that shouts chic, retro-glitz. The fold over neck area and one of a kind short sleeve length combined with the shading punch waistline empowers the spirit! Regardless of whether you’re going to a wedding, the races, gathering or exceptional occasion, this eye-getting dress will guarantee that you generally look and feel the part. Including dynamic colorways that have turned out to be synonymous with African plan, this eye-getting African Print Dinefa Maxi Dress likewise includes a zipper at the back, secured in midsection and high neck area. Furthermore, for included effect, keep in mind to group with executioner heels, a striking lip and proclamation studs.
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The Umembeso ceremony is one of the traditions that form part of the Zulu wedding process. This usually happens after the ilobolo has been paid, and it involves the goom and his family bringing gifts to the bride’s family.
The standard procedure involves the in-laws arriving at the house of the bride and gathering outside the gate with gifts, as a way to thank the family. Singing and dancing to traditional Zulu marriage songs “ukusina” are also takes place while awaiting entry inside. In order for the ceremony to start, a small group of the in-laws are sent into the house to retrieve the bride or alternatively, the bride’s father brings her outside.
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Modern Traditional Xhosa Wedding With A Modern Twist Deciding on the theme was easy for us. We knew from the get go that we wanted to represent our Xhosa culture in a modern way hence we named the Theme: Traditional meets Modern. We had a modern elegant look in the morning then a proper traditionalIt was also my 26th Birthday so the entire day was absolutely beautiful. My family woke me up with a birthday song, wishing me well on my birthday and new marriage journey. My mom, helped in dressing me and that was special as it reminded both of us of the precious moments we’ve had while I was growing up being her only daughter.
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Have you ever considered a bridal shoot? Or in this case a Zulu bridal shoot. I think apart from snap me pretty I’m the first wedding blogger to feature a Zulu bridal shoot with the focus ONLY on the bride. And it’s such a treat. This type of shoot is not just exclusive to brides who weren’t happy with their pictures but to those of you are still planning.I’m not against white wedding bridal shoots, I enjoy them too. However you rarely see traditional African styled shoots and I know for sure that there are at least traditional weddings happening in Gauteng every weekend let alone the whole of South Africa. That is where Bontle comes in. My aim is to give traditional weddings a platform because they’re nothing short of glorious and should get the press they deserve.
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Let’s talk about the head wrap; the all so famous gele – a term used for scarf in the Yoruba kingdom. Ever taken time to check out the way Yoruba Movies are created to express how time was before hand? Have you noticed that many women have their scarfs tied differently. If you noticed this then you are in tune. In the past especially in the Yoruba kingdom, wearing a scarf in a certain way meant you were in the prominent family or not. The way your scarf was tied was a reflection of your background.
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When was the last time you took your head-wrap to the next level? Some of us have not used head-wrap because we are not comfortable with it. However, when you want to make an impression without looking out of place, you can go for Gele. Gele has made a come-back from the 80s styles to the modern day style We have seen the way many ladies recreate the tying of Gele to something cute. On Mondays, we are always in hurry to be in our workplace. While we are ready to kick start the new week, a touch of Gele can be the fashion statement you need to make.
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y South African couturier Tuelo Nguyuza made exclusively for the occasion – perfectly complemented with locally made, bold neckpieces & accessories by the talented Pichulik. The fashionable bride then later changed into her second couture dress – an exquisite Gert-Johan Coetzee crimson floor length gown! The dinner table tops were customised with a traditional African print running along the centre, together with uniquely styled wooden elements, King Proteas and soft florals.
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According to what I have observed from the weddings in Botswana, one thing is certain, a wedding cannot take place without first partaking in what is known as the patlo. The patlo is the ceremony where the bridal price ‘lobola’ is handed over or paid out to the bride’s family. Prior to the patlo, negotiations are carried out back and forth usually by the spouses aunts and uncles to determine the bridal price and how it shall be paid out at the patlo. The patlo is known as the traditional wedding, thus after the ceremony, the couple are known and can be referred to as married.
The bridal is paid out in the form of cattle or cash equivalent to the price of purchasing the requested number of cattle.
if the couple wishes, then and only then can they proceed to have what they call a ‘white or church wedding’ where the bride wears a white dress, and walks down the isle as is the custom of most weddings around the world. Food and drink are prepared for the reception.
People may marry according to customary property provisions or civil community property arrangements
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