Who can resist the luxurious feel of a unique Ankara wax print? Or the smoldering embrace a flattering Dashiki always seems to have against your melanated African body?
Or how about that stylish and always complimentary Kente fabric that encourage heads to turn with every move it makes? This is the marvel of the African print and the power and beauty of contemporary African couture.
African print always raises the fashion stakes when worn and we love that our celebrities know and embrace this. Every Tuesday, we hail the best African print wearing star and crown them with our outfit of the day crown for having repped Mzansi and Africa in the most fashionable of ways. Today’s star is the gorgeous Uzalo actress, Gugu Gumede who plays the character of Ma’Mlambo on the SABC 1 drama.
The glamorous beauty knows how to lay it down thick when it comes to traditional and African print – so much so that she’s gaining the name “African Goddess” on her social media platforms. We spotted Gugu in this striking square neck African print dress in red florals.
The slitted, three-quarter sleeve number is designed with dramatic shoulders that naturally flatter the wearer’s silhouette. Her shoe choice was casual flops and she added a head wrap that matched her ensemble. Her accessories – a bracelet and long fringe earrings in the same outfit hue – were simple and complementary.
We love Gugu’s African print look and definitely hail it our #OOTD winner this week. Do you agree?
PHOTOS – Our Top Five Favourite Looks By Vanessa Matsena
Pics – Top Five Favourite Looks By Vanessa Matsena.
She can wear anything and make it look chic and stylish and with a huge social media following, the dimpled stunner’s love for fashion is to die for.
We check out our top five looks that made a lasting impression:
Orange is definitely the new black! The fresh-faced influencer struts down in this body hugging number. We are also loving the transparent heels she is rocking!
This look has everyone’s eyes on her and you can tell how comfortable she is as she embraces her skin. The white lace up two-piece compliments her figure and the animal print designer stiletto is a summer fashion essential.
That off-the shoulder leather dress is bold and makes a statement! We’ve hardly spotted any local beaut brave it out like Vanessa, this attire can be worn during all seasons and you can pair it with heels, stilettos or ankle boots.
Lady in red! When most women tend to get this look wrong, rest assure you can get tips from Vanessa’s style books. She’s making this intimate piece look classy and sexy.
Vanessa is channeling an 80’s inspired look from head to toe! Copy this style by stealing your boyfriend’s sweater and smoking hot shoes. For a chilly day, you can opt for black leggings or jeans.
For more fashion inspiration, follow Vanessa Matsena on social media.