African styles are the most beautiful designs known across the world. From the intricate design and styles that are sewn together, they make a stunning piece of cloth. African wear is profoundly established in the legacy of African culture. Every area has its unique style of dressing for ladies and men alike. Which makes it simple to recognize the person and its origin.
You will hardly find someone who is not stunned by the beauty of vibrant Ankara prints. From adults to teenagers to kids, everyone is overwhelmed by the striking shades and comfortable fabric. 2018 was a year with a lot of variations in styles all around the world.
However, this year will be an amalgam of different Nigerian and African prints and styles including Ankara which is preferred by the various superstars including Beyonce and Kim Kardashian. We’ve already discussed in an earlier post the Top 20 Ankara Styles outfits for Ladies to Follow in 2017 so have a look at them too.
Ankara is an ever going style but teenagers are always up for experimenting with the existing fashion. This spring you can load your wardrobe with a few Ankara pieces and mix and match according to your own style statement.
Ankara is such a versatile fabric you can use it in various manners and create magical looks. Teenagers are the major target users of this fabric since it is both comfortable and stylish for high school and college plus experimenting with such a fabric is not only based on the sartorial expertise but creativity.
This article will give you a detailed overview of different styles teenagers can adopt with Ankara prints and the do’s and don’t to keep in mind while trying Ankara fabric. To understand this better, below are different ideas and styles of Ankara for teens with photos, which still look very stylish in the modern day. These outfits range from wedding dresses to evening wears and the latest designs and clothes from specific parts of the continent. Today’s creative designers have made them a part of the twenty-first-century fashion.
How to Wear Ankara’s for Teenagers
↓23- Pattern Ankara
Patterns make clothes much more interesting and attractive. For creating beautiful Ankara styles the fashion designers use the most trendy prints. It’s better to use Ankara patterns with short dresses. This year trendy floral designs have fascinated the young teens. The girls can wear outfits in any color scheme.
They can wear Ankara patterns with slight frills with plain jeans or shorts. The great mix of Ankara styles and denim additionally excite young ladies. For a more comfortable style, you can opt for denim shorts or pants and a brilliant Ankara top. Also, the other way around the denim shirt can be worn with a flared short skirt.
↓21- Beautiful Flared Ankara Outfit
Young teenagers love flared skirts. They can wear Ankara tops with beautifully flared long or midi dresses with chiffon underskirts and ruffles. Such dresses can be worn at any event. And in general, the frills and ruffles have been trending since 2018.
20- Ankara Gowns
Ankara outfits with a high fit at the midsection and straight skirt are also very popular as well. This season the vertical frills will be utilized more but not too many ruffles as it will cover the whole surface of a sundress. Ankara outfits and sundresses are most loved amongst the teen girls.
↓19- Floral Style Dress
Styles with simple tailoring lines adorned with a beautiful element like a flower on the shoulder or a tied ribbon of contrasting colors look elegant. The same style is possible when decorating outfits with ruffles or frills, or when using an insert from a lace fabric.
↓18- Enchanting Ankara Frocks
Lisa Folawiyo and Ade Bakare’s enchanting Ankara collections cover a wide range of different styles of Ankara frocks from baggy style to fitted strappy frocks with elegant cuts and classy looks. Teenagers can wear a fitted upper and airline at the bottom frocks in Ankara fabric embellished with ribbons and unique necklines to high school and college. These can be worn with thin leggings as well. You can wear strappy sandals and peep toe heels with these ravishing pieces to create your own style statement. However, chubby teens could go for a high neckline style that tones their figure well. RECOMMENDED: Latest Frock Designs-20 New Frock Styles Collection for Women 2017
↓17- Funky Ankara Print Shorts
High-waisted and loose fitted Ankara shorts look amazing with loose baggy tops in nude and pastel shades. If you want to wear Ankara shorts for concerts or parties, you can add a blazer or jacket to create a style statement. Young girls can wear these to school and college with button down plain white or black shirts and bold lip colors to create a semi-formal look.
↓16- Short Ankara Dresses for Parties
If you’re looking for short unique preppy dresses for formal events and occasions like parties and engagements, then Ankara is the answer for you. You can carry Ankara pencil skirts with blouses in luxury, fancy material like a net and silk or you can go for a short Ankara strapless or backless dress with slit cuts to create a sensual chic attire. Wear them with nude or dark stiletto heels in black, maroon and dark greenish or navy blue shades for contrast. If you’re going to a wedding party, then do check out these Ankara Styles for Wedding-17 Cool Ankara Dresses for Wedding 2017
↓15- Long Ankara Gowns for Weddings
Teenagers can slay long Ankara gowns on Nigerian themed weddings by blending it with the Nigerian Aso Ebi style and dashiki. The cascading frilly African style with a long tail is both royal and classy for occasions like weddings. To create a more traditional look, teenagers can add something new to their attire in a luxurious fabric like silk and chiffon.
↓14- Ankara’s for White Girls
White girls can rock the Ankara prints just like the African women by adding a little western touch to it as in different collar styles like the ruff and peter pan styles. The ear studs in pearls and diamond cut style and long chains with simple Ankara tops with plain slacks will create a perfect look for high school. Minimal make-up is ideal for white girls if they’re going for dazzling Ankara patterns. Here are more Modern African Dresses-18 Latest African Fashion Styles 2017
↓13- Stylish Ankara Onesies
Ankara onesies are both unique and stylish at the same time. Young girls who love experimenting with the latest trends can try these eye-catching costumes with peep toe heels and create a wonderful look. Slightly wavy hairstyle would go perfectly with these epic garment pieces.
↓12- Casual Ankara Tops
Simple casual Ankara crop tops are ideal for teenagers as it gives a modish and different look for high school and college. Adding ripped denim jeans to Ankara top could create magic. Etsy designs super charming Ankara tops for all age groups. Adding a simple choker would enhance the beauty of these ravishing tops. RECOMMENDED: Work Outfits for African Women-25 Professional Attires
↓11- Ankara Skirts for College Wear
Young girls could wear Ankara skirts casually or at formal events with simple casual tees or loose Ankara tops. These are ideal for curvy girls as it highlights their curves and tone down the fat. Just keep in mind to smooth your legs with a good moisturizer to complete the look.
↓10- Monotone Ankara’s for Teens
Dazzling Ankara prints in striking shades can be toned down to create a monotonic effect by blending the fabric with pastel shades and adding black and beige to it especially for formal events and weddings. Ankara’s embellished with ribbons and pearls also look very sensual and chic.
↓9- Elegant Ankara Style Pants
Ankara pants can be worn with a simple button-down shirt or Ankara crop tops at concerts or parties. Typical African braid styles look amazing with these elegant Ankara pants. Adding stilettos and a simple clutch or cross-body bag to it can create a classy look. Check out these African Fashion Bloggers-Top 15 African Fashion Blogs to Follow
↓8- Western Ankara Style
Ankara style can be westernized by adding dashing denim jeans or denim jacket to the refined Ankara tops. The black and white prints which create a monotone effect are super classy and westernized at the same time. The gladiator heels are ideal for westernized Ankara style.
↓7- Ankara Dresses for Prom
Every teenager wants to look the most stylish and unique on the prom night since it is a special event in one’s life. Young girls can go for long Ankara gowns with slit cuts and unique necklines. Crystal ear studs or a necklace would add up to the attire.
↓6- Ankara Heels
Ankara heels are eccentric on its own. The creative designs are ideal in spring with short simple dresses in white, black and other pastel shades. These are perfect to create one’s own style statement. RECOMMENDED: African American Clothing Brands-Top 15 Black Clothing Designers
↓5- Makeup Tips for Teen Ankara Lovers
Ankara prints always go better with minimal makeup especially if you want to create a highlighter look. Nude lipsticks and light brownish blush on will complete the entire look. However smokey eyes look perfect with Ankara’s in black and white and bright red and hot pink lip shades look very chic with such simple monotone Ankara prints.
↓4- Off-Shoulder Ankara’s
Young girls look fashionable in off-shoulder Ankara tops or short dresses because of their classy style. However, these off-shoulder dresses look good on girls with thin shoulders and a prominent bone structure. Chubby teens will look chubbier in these tops and it will highlight the shoulder fat as well. Skinny girls can add a little glow to their collar bones with a moisturizer or a highlighter to create an appealing and preppy look. Have a look at these 10 Most Beautiful African Women in World; Cute African Lady
↓3- Ankara Jackets
Ankara jackets can be worn over simple skirts, pants or even onesies to create a glamorous look. It can turn the outfit from the casual to a playful chic style statement. Ankara jackets are loved by various celebrities all around the world including Beyonce who has been seen wearing these enchanting garment pieces in music videos and various photo shoots.
↓2- Semi-Formal Ankara Dresses
A semi-formal look can be created by mixing long Ankara skirts or pants with elegant blouses embellished with stones and pearls. A fancy necklace or choker along with a fancy clutch would add up to the attire.
↓1- Ankara Style Beach Wear
Teens can totally go for these stunning Ankara beachwear with Ankara hair bands that are eccentric and charming for the beach parties and pool parties and the typical beach climate.
Well, it seems, we have missed nothing. Hopefully, our notes and bright photos will help you create modern Ankara styles for your little fashionista
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