Show me an African textile that’s versatile enough to create any ready-made style and I’ll show you the Ankara fabric. From ankara tops to skirts, jumpsuits, suits, office wear, and what have you, the list is endless. Just when we thought we had seen enough of this fabric in beautiful styles, another one jumps on our list — ankara dungarees.
Like denim or chinos dungaree, ankara dungarees are a style statement. Wear this as a woman and you’ll create the perfect tomboy look. For men, it’s a great way to enhance your casual masculinity.
If you’re looking for stylish yet unique designs to make with your ankara fabric, go for these sleeveless overalls. But if you don’t know how to style them, relax.
We got you covered.
In this post are tips on how to rock the different ankara dungarees styles. Let’s check them out right away.
How to Rock Ankara Dungarees with Class & Style
These outfits are a pair of pants that come with a bib held by straps. As the name implies, they are made with ankara fabrics.
Furthermore, they also come in different lengths (long, midi, short) and styles. If you’ve made up your mind about sewing this ankara style, here’s how to style it:
1. Pair with a Shirt
This is a classic way to style any ankara dungarees. Pairing it with a shirt never goes out of style. You can go for a collared shirt or any beautiful top in your wardrobe. It doesn’t matter if it’s fitted or loose. You’ll always look good with this option.
But there’s a clause.
Whatever kind of shirt you’re wearing with your dungaree should be solid-colored.
This is because the ankara fabric is multicolored. And if you pair it with tops with busy prints, you’ll wind up looking too noisy or preventing your dungaree from being the focus of your outfit.
2. Pair it with a Tee/Polo/Crop Top/Tank Top
If you have any of these tops in your wardrobe, pair them with your ankara dungaree.
But remember to go for solid-colored ones so your dungaree can pop out.
3. Wear it with a Turtleneck
Turtlenecks complement any pair of bottoms. You can rock them in any lenght of sleeves you want.
So, feel free to combine a black, white, grey, or any solid-colored turtleneck with your ankara sleeveless overalls, and go make a fashion statement.
4. Wear One Strap
To achieve this option, after pairing your dungaree with your top, buckle only one strap.
It’s a trendy hack that shows how stylish you are.
5. Layer Your Ankara Dungaree
Speaking of switching up your look…
Did you know you can restyle your sleeveless overalls and create an entirely different look by layering with outerwear?
This includes jackets, blazers, kimonos, sweaters, cardigans, etc.
A pro tip is to go for neutral-colored outerwear or one with a color that matches any of the colors on your ankara fabric.
6. Wear it on Its Own
Yes. You read that right.
When you get bored of pairing your dungaree with this top or that jacket, just wear it on its own.
Doing this helps you create a faux jumpsuit look. Just wear neat underwear and if you won’t be comfortable exposing your sides, ask your tailor to make your overall convenient enough to be rocked on its own.
7. Don’t Forget to Accessorize
Accessorizing is the surest way to transform a boring outfit into a killer one. So, never forget to wear your wide-brimmed hat or bucket hat, wristwatch, earrings, bangles, wallet, handbags, and shoes too.
The footwear for this outfit depends on the look you want to look. For instance, if you’re rocking dungarees to create a business casual look, wear loafers, Oxfords, Chelsea boots, sneakers (if your workplace permits), heels, etc.
On the ther hand, flip-flops, sandals, or palm slippers may be inappropriate for such settings. So save them for casual African print dungarees outfit.
Furthermore, you can also accessorize with a belt. For easy execution, when making your dungarees, ask your tailor to add belt loops around the waistline. So, when you wear a belt, it sits perfectly.
This will not only give you a more refined look. It’ll also cinch your waist, make your outfit more fitting, and flaunt your curves too.
There you have it. Ready to rock this outfit? Feast your eyes on these styles we curated for you.
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