There are so many shades, tones, colours and patterns in African wax print fabric.
Most African wax print fabric is inspired by African culture. This is why there is such a difference between African wax print fabric from Cameroon, who use bright bold colours and Nirgian African wax print fabric who use a lot of bold dark colours.
Here at Grass-fields we just love African Wax Print Fabric, and source ours from Nigeria, Cameroon and Benin. Here are some of our favourite prints for summer 2017!
So don't be shy! Get inspired for summer and rock that bold African wax print clothing!
Dress Worn: Atche African Print Dress
We know all you fashionistas out there are dying to find something sassy to wear this summer. Well search no more, because we’ve found the very top! We love this fabulous geometric citrus orange and yellow African wax print dress with black and white contrasting geometric shapes. With the Bardot neckline you’ll have the perfect gypsy-style look.
Wear with high heels or sandals. It’s fun, flirtatious and frivolous - we love it for a balmy summer evening out with friends! Try holding a citrus cocktail in hand for added elegance.
Dress Worn: Bastos African Print Dress
If you’re looking for a fiery print, this gorgeous pink Bastos African print dress is as beautiful as it is flamboyant. Worn off the shoulder with raglan ¾ length sleeves, it’s perfect for a hot day as it’s cool and easy to wear. The gorgeous brocade edging provides the right level of detailing and glamour to this vibrant knee length dress. We think it’s best worn with an elegant strappy sandal with a kitten heel.
Playsuit Worn: African Print Brendy Playsuit
We are so proud of the African Print Brendy Playsuit . The sky blue and white with swirling purple design is like a breath of summer sky! Worn as an off the shoulder Bardot style and nipped in at the waist, this gorgeous dress will take you from day to night with ease and elegance. Perfect for a garden party, cocktails or just a relaxed summer barbeque, this Brendy playsuit will definitely be a staple in your summer wardrobe.
If you’re looking for an easy to wear summer dress which is cool and stylish, look no further than this golden Dibamba African print maxi dress. Worn with minimal accessories for a casual look, this A-line shift dress is just perfect for an evening spent walking along a beach promenade or sipping cocktails in a bar. The longer length looks gorgeous teamed with strappy sandals or pumps.
The wax print itself is a beautiful design of green and rose gold set against a yellow gold background, interspersed with pops of deep cerise. This dress would flatter brunettes with deeper skin tones to bring out the golden tones of the dress. Be prepared for lots of compliments!
Print Worn: Nego African Print Top
A fabulous off the shoulder number with flamboyant pink, white and black geometric print, the NeGo African Print Top is the one to choose if you want to show off your midriff. The flirty Bardot printed top with a flared flouncy sleeve makes this the perfect style if you want to catch some rays. Wear with high-waisted shorts, a fitted skirt or cropped trousers for meeting friends in the evening for drinks.
Dress Worn: Mugu African Print Dress
The Mugu African Print Dress features a burst of citrus yellow and orange leaves which really pop against the purple and pink background. This print is a really fun summery African print with splashes of berries linked with elegant stem tendrils. The delicate strap on this halterneck dress exposes the shoulders for a sexy look, while the v-shaped neckline is perfect for wearing a drop necklace to accentuate your décolletage. This African dress looks great worn with sparkly flip flops or pumps for a relaxed daytime look.
This fun and flirty African Print Muyuka Dress is the perfect outfit for shopping or hanging out with friends. The citrus colour wax print and A-line swing silhouette gives a nod to the swinging 60s and the fun that was had. We love it paired with sassy black wedge sandals to accentuate your legs and stay cool in hot summers.
Dress Worn: Sanura African Print Midi Dress
This beautiful Sanura African Print Midi Dress accentuates your shoulders and neckline. Best worn with a choker style necklace, it’s a snap of sunshine with the bright golden brocade circle design on a red and green background. This elegant and vivacious African print will definitely shout ‘Notice me!’ at any drinks party or evening event.
Wear with stilettos or high heeled strappy gold sandals for sexy evening glamour to pop the gold in the dress. Suited to golden skin tones which will be perfectly flattered by the rich red base tone, you’ll feel like a modern day Queen Cleopatra - just make sure you add some drama with some heavy eyeliner and luscious red lippy to match and those men will never leave your side!
Dress Worn: African Print Wondo Dress
This sassy little number is not for the shrinking violet! Our African Print Wondo Dress is a beautiful radiant violet itself with splashes and swirls of red and white print, cut just above the knee. The cap sleeves, nipped-in waist and flared skirt makes this flirty African dress so easy to wear for any occasion from day to night. We like to wear this cheeky little dress with kitten heel strappy sandals for a coquettish look.
Dress Worn: Yaze African Print Mini Dress
If you’re looking for the perfect outfit for a sophisticated night out with your beau, then look no further than our Yaze African Print Dress. This figure hugging dress will make the most of your curves and show off your legs at the same time, while the stunning turquoise background with bold browny yellow feathers will flatter pale golden or darker skins perfectly.
A pop of coral nail polish or a cute clutch bag with matching sandals will really set this look off. All you need now is a super cool event to show off the super cool print!
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