Kente styles for different body shapes

Kente is a colourful fabric hand-woven by Ghanaian weavers. The brilliant colours and wonderful designs associated with Kente have definitely made this fabric to stand out from the crowd. Interestingly every kente design has a story with a proverbial meaning. It is evident that Ghanaians revere the kente cloth with most preferring to adorn themselves with the fabric for engagement or wedding ceremonies, enstoolment of chiefs or celebration of a grand occasion.

Ladies and gents who opt for kente say the fabric’s stamina in not fading easily is its appeal. Back in the day, women wore 2 piece or 1 piece kente cloth about 2 yards long and 45 inches wide wrapped round the waist to form a floor-length skirt. Men wear the cloth in much the same way as the ‘Toga’ was worn by the ancient Greeks, and it would seem that these ancient people must have been in contact centuries ago despite the distance. Recently, fashion trend has taken kente styles to a different level. Kente can now be styled into peplum dress, kaba and slit, suits, jackets and shorts. You are at liberty to let your creativity flow.


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