Kitenge Dresses for Wedding-17 Beautiful Kitenge Bridal Design

Kitenge Bridal Dresses Designs for Weddings. Being a huge continent, Africa has a large number of cultures and traditions. There is a vast variety of traditional wedding attires intermingled with each other in colors, styles and designs. Kitenge, Ankara and Chitenge are dresses and printing styles that belong to pure African culture

By the passage of time, you may find a lot of amazing dresses which are the amalgamation of rich African tribal designs. Although it may be hard to find old traditional bridal attire of Kitenge, but the good news is that it has reached to the high street fashion trends which are fabulous in look and irresistible to opt for your big day!


Kitenge originally means a kind of fabric that purely belonged to various parts of the continent of Africa. It was traditionally used by women for clothes designs or head scarves. These clothes had bright prints or patterns which used to traditional or religious designs. We’ve already discussed Modern Kitenge Dresses that are trending these days, so now we’ll be focusing specifically on bridal looks.

How to Wear Kitenge Dress on Your Wedding

gorgeous kitenge bridal dresses

In the modern age, the Kitenge is being utilized and experimented in a variety of ways and the versatility that it projects is unbounded. Especially, the designers of bridal wear have intermixed the modern and traditional designs and patterns to bring out the uniqueness inherent in it. There are various amazing bridal dresses designs that carry a western look but keep the close relation to the old African culture. Kitenge is the top most priority for the bridal wear designers because of versatility in colors, patterns and designs. The bride who opts to wear Kitenge is the most vibrant and ravishing bride.

The things to remember while selecting the suitable Kitenge for your big day is to choose the dress which is not only comfortable and stylish but also carries a feminine look and is well fitted too.

↓ 17- Kitenge Bridal Dress with Plates

If you have planned to look highly fashionable and absolutely stunning on you wedding, this flowing gown with plates and bright color is the best choice that you can have. It gives a beautiful flowing appeal as well as a style that can never go wrong with! RECOMMENDED: African Curvy Women-15 Fashionable African Plus Size Models

crown with kitnege

↓ 16- Kitenge Fashionable Bridal Attire

The Aso Ebi Bella presents a style of wedding gown which is meant to make you stand out of the rest. The vibrant combination of colors and a style and design makes it a perfect combo of Kitenge and latest trendy Nigerian bridal dress style.

all red fancy kitenge wedding wear


↓ 15- Kitenge Bride and Groom Dress Style

In order to make your big day a most memorable a couple can decide to wear alike color combination or pattern. It looks extremely adorable and eye catching too. The most ethnically inspired gown which is sleeveless and has a delicate kitenge trim.



↓ 14- Kitenge Dress with Lace

Inspired by the western wedding gown styles, this Kitenge dress with lace is trending high nowadays. The front slit of the dress gives it subtle uniqueness along with an aura of simplicity and complete elegance. Do check out these Top 10 Bridal Makeup Ideas For Black Women for Stunning Look

Front slit white Kitenge gown


↓ 13 – African Bride in Gorgeous Red Kitenge Outfit

African and Tanzanian Ankara gown is a latest and trendy variation of Western style with African traditional Kitenge style. The plain silky red skirt with rust and green bodice gives it a jaw dropping attention.

kitenge red skirt


↓ 12 – Latest Kitenge Dress Design

Sunflower color and pattern is a traditional fabric design of African brides. This lovely yellow Ankara gown style is a perfect example of modern and trendy with ancient traditions of Kitenge dress for brides. The black net back design gives it an in vogue style.



↓ 11- Kitenge Bridal Dress with the Net Top

The black net at the bodice looks awesome with the long maxi style of fresh colored Kitenge bridal outfit. It’s both stylish and vibrant so looks like a perfect wedding attire. When you decide to wear long maxi or Ankara style of outfit you must keep in view that your shoes should be high heels to get on with the required look and elongate the legs. It can look the best for the slightly plus sized brides as its perfect fitted design gives you a sleek or slim look.

kitenge bridal dress net top


↓ 10 – Flowing Mermaid Dress

Mermaid style has always been most popular and ranked top in fashion catalog due to its elegance and delicacy. There are a lot many variations done by different designers but the concept remains the same. Most famous Kitenge bridal outfit style for an African bride is beautifully flowing mermaid dress. It can be wished to be designed with sleeves or without sleeves but the layers at the bottom give an ethereal feel.

mermaid bottom frills


↓ 9 -The Neck Strap Maxi in Gold

The blend of Eastern and African wedding attire gives out a perfect example in the form of this stunning wedding outfit. A rust or gold neck strap gown style with a vivid contrast color is more than just chic for the wedding day. If you desire to wear a unique multicultural apparel with a strong sense of inspiration from the African tradition, this style is what you are actually looking for!

pink and gold wedding gown


Hairstyle to Go With Kitenge Dress

Out favorite hairstyle that looks best with Kitenge outfits is the dreadlock hairstyle. You can also check out Top 20 Dreadlock Hairstyles Trends for Girls These Days.

↓ 8- The Layered Lace Maxi

The mermaid style is the ultimate love of African brides and a printed plain fabric with lace on top looks amazing indeed. This is a  designer wear by Elisha Red Label and gives the most modern look to the bride because of its intense and detailed embroidery and delicate layers below.

african design wedding dress


↓ 7- Floral Kitenge Bridal Gown for Plus Sized Girls

The plus sized African brides don’t need to be much nervous because this outfit will give a bright, dazzling and slimmer look too on your big day. This outfit features a zipper from neckline to back which makes it best fitted and comfortable to wear too. Choose a fabulous lip color to go with your kitenge dress from these 20 Best Lipstick Shades for Girls with Dark Skin Tone

african bride in plus sized


↓ 6 – Traditional Kitenge Patterns in Latest Design

The regular Kitenge outfit can be modernized with an addition of various patterns and latest styles and cut. Yet another mermaid dress theme with a unique layer of fabric just below the waist!

elegant kintege


↓ 5- Ghanaian Traditional Bride

ghana kintege wedding dress


↓ 4 – Ankara Skirt and Blouse Style

kitnege vibrant dress


↓ 3- African Printed Flowing Mermaid Maxi

celebrity style mermaid bottom


↓ 2- Bella Naija Wedding Style

pink black gown kitenge


↓ 1 – Modern Kitenge Wedding Gown

kitenge wedding dress


Kitenge Accessories for Brides

Brides can opt for kitenge accessories to go with their kitenge outfits, for instance, this Kitenge bag that matches the outfit:


Or a nice headpiece to complement your dress:


And our absolute favorite, handmade kitenge shoes and clutch that are perfect for any bride:


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