Commonly, fashion is defined as the prevailing style of dress or behaviour at any given time, with the strong implication that fashion is characterized by change.
Ankara print fabrics can be worn for regular occasions, but many people consider it a formal fabric and it wear it for special occasions.
Some people wear it as “asoebi” for special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, balls etc. Asoebi is a Nigerian word and means “clothes of the family”. Family members, relatives and close friends usually dress up in similar attire for a special occasion.
Aso ebi is a uniform dress that is traditionally worn in Nigeria and some West African cultures as an indicator of cooperation and solidarity during ceremonies and festive periods.
The purpose of wearing the dress can be to serve as self-identification with age mates, relatives or friends during social occasions or funerals. Affordability of fabrics such as Ankara has contributed to the popularity of uniform dressing for social occasions in Nigeria.
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The word aso in Yoruba means cloth and ebi denotes family, so Aso ebi can be described as a family cloth usually worn during funerals or family ceremonies. However, the practice is now beyond family dressing because strangers of a celebrant can wear the Aso ebi.
Asoebi is a tradition that is not going anywhere, anytime soon, checkout more fabulous styles below…
Below are gorgeous asoebi color combination to inspire in picking a color for your own asoebi and make your guests appear amazingly beautiful at your event :
Fuschia pink and pink asoebi combination
Green and white asoebi combination
champagne gold and Rich gold asoebi combination
Nigerian green and white asoebi combination
Royal blue and green asoebi combination
Teal green and champagne asoebi combination
Royal blue and yellow asoebi combination
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