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10 cool 'Agbada' styles to rock for any party

I’m sure you heard that catch phrase going around; ‘Saturdays are for weddings’. Well, it’s very true in Nigeria. Almost every weekend, there is a one huge society wedding or the other.

Cool 'Agbada' styles to rock for the weekend

I’m sure you heard that catch phrase going around; ‘Saturdays are for weddings’. Well, it’s very true in Nigeria. Almost every weekend, there is a one huge society wedding or the other.

The Agbada has been a staple at ‘Owambe’ parties, especially weddings in Nigeria. It stems from the Yoruba culture of Nigeria and it comprises of a tunic top (buba) paired with pants (sokoto), with a oversize, usually floor length, ‘Danshiki’ (Agbada).

The oversize ‘Danshiki’ is usually covered in elegant embroidery  at the top for a grand effect. The style was mostly worn by rich elites and was made from ‘Aso oke’ originally but today, it is quite common and can be made with a range of fabrics from ‘Aso oke’ to ‘Atiku’, lace and ‘Damask’.

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These days, young men, be it grooms or friends of grooms or just the everyday man, are recreating the traditional style to fit the modern times, with variations such as the cropped Agbada and the ‘smarter junior brother’ to the agbada, ‘Danshiki’, being worn a lot.

Check out these modern trends and try out one or two to match the ladies at that cool party this weekend.

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