For the past few months, I’ve been avidly searching Etsy and other sites for anything Ankara.
Side Bar: Ankara Fabric commonly known as “African Prints”,”African Wax Prints” “Holland Wax” and “Dutch Wax” , is a 100% cotton fabric with vibrant patterns. It is usually a colorful cloth and is primarily associated with Africa because of its tribal-like patterns and motifs.
In my search, I came across this cute shop called www.grass-fields.com.
[ Grass Fields offer premium quality, unique, hand-made African fashion.]
Well, let me be honest. I kinda was led to the site by one of my IG friends. So I’ll give her the credit for this one. Because I was unfamiliar with their sizing and quality, I wanted to start with something simple. They do have a size chart on the site but my body is funny. Some things just don’t work for me.
Anyway, I opted for this cute little piece as my introduction to their clothing line. The shipment took a little while to come (the are based in the UK and of course I am in the US) but I wasn’t disappointed when it arrived. This dressed is labeled as their “Amina” dress. Their sizing goes up to 3x or 4x for certain pieces. I definitely would advise to pay close attention to their size chart when ordering.
The quality of the fabric is impeccable. I will say, the bust area fit a little weird on me, so I went with a different type of bra than I normally wear. None the less, this piece was everything I could hope for in my first Ankara purchase. I got so many compliments on it. I definitely plan to get more.
What are your thoughts on Ankara?? Do you know of any fabulous shops that carry pieces?? Hip me to what you know!!!
I hope my mini Ankara obsession prompts you to go and a find a piece that fits your style.
EARRINGS| BSS STORE (yes only $1)
Bangles are from years of searching for wood accessories (various places)
*This is NOT a sponsored post. All of the clothing in these photos were purchased by me.
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*All photos taken by King Photography
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