The wedding season is upon us. And brides from all over the globe are finally preparing to walk down the aisle. More importantly, a bride will be asking herself a vital question. “Is he truly the one?” No, not that. It is all famous, “What is my perfect dress?”
Indeed, there are so many decisions to make—the style of the dress, what shoes to wear and oh, the accessories, of course. So, we have narrowed it down to these five latest trending, modern African wedding dresses to help make that decision easier for your wedding.
ASOS Bridal Modern African Wedding Dress
Our first dream dress is made by ASOS Bridal featured in Bridal Musings. The creation of its beauty was inspired by the honourable Marvel Universe hero and movie, The Black Panther. It is head-to-toe excellence. Textured and patterned, this elegant long-sleeved trumpet dress comes in off-white shimmering cotton. A traditional Nigerian headrest matching the dress adds to that authentic tribal touch. Completed with Kakakee Nigeria accessories, you can see why this look made the cut.
NMA Couture African Wedding Gown
Secondly, the next stunner is this breath-taking Ankara dress made by NMA Couture. This dress has a staggering vibrance of bold colours from top to bottom. Equally important, its tight-fitted fashion and custom made, unforgettable Ankara design is what really caught our eyes. Complimented highly by thigh to hip ruffles and a trumpet style skirt, it is screaming crème da la crème. Additionally, the shoulder ruffles make this look absolutely picturesque.
Yoli Koomson Contemporary Kente Bridal Gown
Our next jaw-dropping look is a Kente dress made by Yoli Koomson. This dress has a minimalist approach. Nonetheless, it is sophisticated and delicate. The design holds a stunning off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline and one over-the-shoulder beaded strap. Although simplistic, it is tailored to perfection in patterns and colours from Ghanian culture. To continue, it is uplifted in sequins and beadwork that really elevate this look into the effortless beauty it is—a match made in heaven for you and the perfect modern African wedding dress.
Pistis Ghana Handmade African Kente Wedding Gown
Next up is yet another Kente wedding gown. A timeless dress handmade and custom made by Pistis Ghana. You can see this dress has been made with love and with love in mind. It is truly defined by its sweetheart neckline and emphasised boldness. Drenched in exquisite, striking colours. Furthermore, the tight-fitted bodice and mermaid flare bottom will have your husband to be remembering why he put a ring on that finger. And to add that extra flare, a peplum design bodice really highlights the curves in all the right places.
NMA Couture modern African wedding dress
Our final must-have look is another by NMA Couture. If you are looking to feel like an African Queen, this head-turning Ankara bridal ball gown is the one for you. It is utter elegance from neckline to stitching. It flaunts the traditional Ankara prints and patterns in a beautifully modern way. Add the matching tiara and bulky, statement-making accessories, and you have a bride who will exude that flawless bridal confidence. Can you say love at first sight?
*Side Note: Kente designs are on the rise. Importantly, they are increasingly trending for 2021 because of their alluring handwoven Ghanaian patterns in cotton and silk. But Kente designs have a competitor in the African luxury wedding industry. On the contrary, Ankara styles are also making a statement in a big way. These styles are the real flavour of the present-day African wedding dress. So, do yourself a favour and have a little browse.
Worried about your bridesmaids? Don’t! Bridal Babes has just released their Secret Garden Collection of 2021. These designs come in emerald, blush and champagne and are tailor-made ready for bringing your dream wedding vision to life.
Feeling inspired by these modern African wedding dresses? Comment below and let us know which is your favourite bridal look. And don’t forget to check out more of our luxury fashion features.