Africana Style

I got this amazing dress while in South Africa, but as traditional African prints have found their place in contemporary fashion, there is no need to travel that far to get them. Beyonce has been spotted in several Ankara print skirts and dresses, and even appeared in a stunner in 2 videos on Lemonade. The Times recently reported on the rise of traditional African formalwear, influenced by the larger cultural trend of "black women embracing themselves and their beauty." It's undeniable that the colors, prints, and silhouettes are attention grabbing, not fit for those who prefer to blend in. I've been stalking a few sites for pieces I plan to add to my collection, check out my favorites below: