traditional dresses from South Africa

The vibrant colourful and patterned Shweshwe Prints have dominated the African Fashion scene in South Africa. It has also come to be known as a representation of things “Traditional African”, infact, just a little patch of Shweshwe added to a product could redefine that commodity as Afrocentric. We have also seen local and international celebrities rock shweshwe, and Shweshwe designs have also been featured on local and international runways too, but what is Shweshwe ?

 

Shweshwe is widely used in southern Africa to make dresses, skirts, aprons and wraparound clothing. Shweshwe dresses are used by all men and women of all the ethnic groups. It is also used to make accessories and upholstery Shweshwe dresses can be used in any event such as a wedding,a night party, a get together etc. It is perfect for any gathering. Here are some shweshwe dresses ideas. Take a look at it. Shweshwe dresses are always simple but elegant. You can wear white dotted blue shweshwe dress that has button at the side sleeves. The sleeves can be puffed. To make it more stylish you can add bow design on the belt. To make it more beautiful you can wear your favorite red pointed heels. Shweshwe dress can be choice for a wedding outfit. Peplum dress can designed with lace and shweshwe material to give it a sheer elegance and beauty. The top sleeve and shoulder part can be of net with pearl and lace designs on it. To make it extraordinary you can style it with Ankara head wrap leaving your hair behind.