FESTIVE SEASON

Ankara dress designs for the festive season

They will come in handy for ‘ruracio’, weddings and family gatherings

In Summary

• Designers advise the owner on what suits their bodies well before making it

Businesswoman Quinter Omollo wears an off-shoulder skater ankara dress with silver heels
Businesswoman Quinter Omollo wears an off-shoulder skater ankara dress with silver heels
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As we prepare for this festive season, don’t forget to brace your closet for different Ankara designs.

After the festivity, you can also relive the outfits for casual dates and even office functions.

Ankara designs range from bodycon or straight, to skater, one-hand and frills bottom dresses.

Currently, most people seem interested in the shades of precious stones, such as sapphire, turquoise, emerald, ruby and sapphire.

But, if you do not like limiting yourself to current trends, you can try out other Ankara colours.

For the festive season, these outfits will come in handy for weddings, introduction, ‘ruracio’ and family gatherings.

The dresses are well presentable because of the heavy material and several details.

Ankara designers tend to advise the owner on what suits their bodies well before making it.

The height of your outfit will determine what types of shoes go well with the dress.

Influencer Milly wa Jesus wears a Belabkay Couture designed one-hand Ankara dress with white frills
Influencer Milly wa Jesus wears a Belabkay Couture designed one-hand Ankara dress with white frills
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For instance, long dresses with frills, flat shoes or chunky heels will go well with the dress.

However, the shoes will not have a greater feel because the frills have covered them.

Short Ankara dresses will go well with open or sandal heels that are plain or strapped.

Instead of the normal type of neck for dresses, designers have chosen to embrace off-shoulder, one-hand and no-hand.

Bodycon or straight dresses have the waistline begin just below the chest and flow down to the leg.

This design is ideal for curvy women because it lets attention shift to the area around the chest and curves.

Skater dresses have an A-line at the waist and the dress flows from the waist down to the knees.

Most skater dresses are preferably short as it highlights the waist and hides any flaws that might be in the lower body.

The most recent trend in Ankara dresses that has taken root for ‘ruracios’ is the bodycon with frills.

The dress has layers of frills, starting from the knees down to the legs.

It is more comfortable for sit-down events because of the frills.

Influencer Samantha Anne wears a one-hand bodycon dress that has a red and yellow print and open strapped heels
Influencer Samantha Anne wears a one-hand bodycon dress that has a red and yellow print and open strapped heels
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