In Nigerian culture, families and friends often wear similar fabric at cultural celebrations to show unity and support. At traditional weddings, the women whom the bride chooses to wear aso-ebi can be thought of as the equivalent of a huge group of bridesmaids. Check out some of the most stunning aso-ebi groups for some African wedding inspiration!
Some aso-ebi fabrics have the design on the bottom half, so this blue and orange fabric was sewn strategically to create beautiful outfits — which look just like a blaze of fire! Source.
A common aso-ebi choice, especially if you have a lot of friends, is to use the same fabric in two or three colors to mix things up, bring out your wedding colors, or separate your childhood friends from your college homies. Traditionally, different sides of the family also wear different aso-ebis, as simple as a unique gele color, or as intricate as complete matching fabrics.
Who says brown doesn’t look good on brown
skin? This aso-ebi look used a rich brown complemented by a blush gele to make the bridesmaids stand out just enough against the bride’s more subdued color palette. Source.
Adanma — the twin sister of YouTuber Adanna (of Adanna and David),,, had her aso-ebi bridesmaids in a subtle pink lace, that some girls accentuated with silver lining.