#4WaystoWear: The Ankara Dress

Let's play catch up! :) This version of #4WaystoWear was fueled by a request from StyleMeAfrica to style an ankara dress in 4 ways with 2 sets for winter and 2 sets for summer.

If you haven't quickly scrolled to the pictures...

Ankara or African print dresses are really stylish and fun to wear. With the wide variety of African prints available on the market, the options are endless. They can be sewn into different styles, whether traditional or contemporary, to suit the wearers taste. Pages like StyleMeAfrica feature an eclectic array of African designers at home and in diaspora who work with Ankara/African prints. Follow their Instagram page here. If you love African print, I've listed some recommended sellers at the end of this post.

Here are my renditions.

LOOK 1:

Dress: Fashion Conscience || Coat: Toast || Shoes: Club Culture || Clutch: Charles & Keith || Tights: Sperry Top-Sider || Earrings: The Outnet || Gloves: Pret a Beaute

Dress: Fashion Conscience || Coat: Toast || Shoes: Club Culture || Clutch: Charles & Keith || Tights: Sperry Top-Sider || Earrings: The Outnet || Gloves: Pret a Beaute

LOOK 2:

Dress: Fashion Conscience || Wool Cape: Avenue22 || Boots: Anna Field || Tote: Givenchy || Gloves: Lord&Taylor

Dress: Fashion Conscience || Wool Cape: Avenue22 || Boots: Anna Field || Tote: Givenchy || Gloves: Lord&Taylor

LOOK 3:

Dress: Fashion Conscience || Blazer: LKBennett || Shoes: TheCorner || Bag: Paul's BoutiqueDress: Fashion Conscience || Sandals: Forever21 || Bag: Charles Keith || Hat: J.Crew || Sunglasses: Ray-ban

Dress: Fashion Conscience || Blazer: LKBennett || Shoes: TheCorner || Bag: Paul's BoutiqueDress: Fashion Conscience || Sandals: Forever21 || Bag: Charles Keith || Hat: J.Crew || Sunglasses: Ray-ban

please bear with me as I locate the fourth set with details. Switching my website host means that I lost a lot of content during the move.

Recommended Sellers/Designers for African print items:
1. Oóre Handmade (My store) :)
2. Style Oasis
3. ZiChie Designs
4. Fashion Conscience
5. ChenBurkettNY