African fashion is, by nature, empowering. Everything from the vibrant colours to figure-flattering silhouettes provides an outlet for self-expression and female empowerment. Regardless of your style, African outfits for women are seen as a way to showcase the wearer's individualism.
Countless research has shown that when we dress with confidence, we feel more confident. It is in this way that modern African outfits have the ability to alter our mood. This transcends across African dress outfits, maxi skirt outfits, two pieces and tops. The way these pieces make you feel is by far the most important thing.
Dressing to impress needn’t be saved for occasions, here at Sika’a we have African outfits that will leave you looking and feeling sophisticated and elegant at all times. Read on to discover our edit of the very best pieces to boost your confidence.
One of Sika’a’s most memorable and distinctive dresses, the Renaissance Paisley Gown is our gown of choice for times when you want to feel powerful and pretty. The gorgeous piece combines three stunning prints in a mix of clashing patterns. Although each one is unique in its way, they come together in a wonderfully harmonious way.
The dress itself is full length and comprised of a three-tier style skirt, separated by stitched detailing. The top of the dress features a mid-length neck and balloon selves. Black buttons sit front centre down the chest panel and the sleeves have accenting buttoned cuffs. We suggest wearing this with simple black heels, whilst keeping accessories to a minimum.
Graceful yet functional, Sika’a’s Sakinah Jumpsuit is a stunning piece that works particularly well in the warmer months. Unlike other more restricting jumpsuits, comfort has been considered at every step of the curation process. The result is a sophisticated silhouette that can be worn with leisure and on occasions. Unlike other bolder traditional African attire, this offering is far more modest with its cultural influences.
Pure lightweight silk provides a soft feel on the skin. The spacious, wide-legged cut leaves you with ample room to breathe. Delicate floral designs in watercolour style paints depict florals and petals. Pair it with nude opened to heels for a versatile summer look.
The timeless shape and skilful tailoring of Sika’a’s Hamidah Silk Blouse are just some of the reasons why it remains a best-seller, season after season. Whether you are looking to take your workwear to new heights or introduce a blouse that can be paired with your capsule pieces, this is a key pick from our collection. Leaf prints in invigorating reds, oranges and russet tones sit upon dark blue silk satin cut to a pussy-bow collar with flared sleeves. Research and psychology show that wearing red has the power to promote confidence, ambition and determination. In instances where you may need some positivity, motivation and empowerment, red should be your colour of choice.
Sometimes the shape of a garment says more than the print. A perfect example of this is with our Sika’a Malogue Trousers. Expertly tailored to flatter and enhance the female figure, these should be considered a statement piece to be styled with statement tops and simple vests.
Contemporary, olive-toned linen is crafted to a relaxed, tapered fit, combined with a cropped leg and high cinched waist that accentuates all shapes and sizes. It can be worn with heels of an evening or dressed down with flats. Either way, it is sure to leave you feeling you are very best.
Elegance needn't be reserved for skirts and dresses. Sitting somewhere in-between evening and daywear, the stunning simplicity of the Sika'a Bisi Blouse showcases considered prints delicately presented in hand-painted, watercolour yellows, blues and nudes against a cream crepe de chine silk.
The unique cut features an oversized fit across the body and quarter length sleeves. Note the addition of a high neck, an added touch that gives the blouse a sophisticated edge. We suggest pairing with the coinciding Ayoola Wide-Leg Silk Trousers.
A stunning wide leg trouser, when worn, Sika'a's Ayoola are graceful yet discerning. The full length, loose leg is balanced by a tighter, high fitting waist. Pairing them with heels is easy, as the length perfectly allows for a wedge or heel. While the front pleats running down each leg provide a distinctive touch. Perhaps the most alluring part of these trousers is the decidedly less bright colours and prints. They are a nice alternative when looking for something less loud. Team it with the matching Bisi Blouse.
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