20 African Wedding Dresses with a Twist

Our team here at Ebontu absolutely adore African culture – whats not to love? It’s packed with vibrancy, energy and beauty! One of our favourite elements in the African culture? The clothes, fashion and style – especially the gorgeous outfits spotted at African weddings. We love the pops of colour that add a unique and breathtaking twist on traditional wedding attire, this truly allows for individual expressionism, or simply, making an outfit your own. We have selected a few of our favourite African dresses to serve as inspiration for your wedding planning journey. Happy browsing!


White Wedding Dresses with a Dash of Colour

White dresses with a twist combine white, elegant and classic wedding attire with rich, vibrant African culture. These pops of colour truly completed the look and feel of these gorgeous bride’s wedding day. Tip: If you want to bring in a pop of colour, like emerald green, have your bridesmaids wear the same shade to really tie the look together.

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Image Source: Bontle Bride

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Image Source: Wedding Fact and Ventures Africa

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Image Source: Madison Historical and Pinterest 


Stunning Shweshwe Dresses

This gorgeous African print has been a popular choice of clothing for ages in South Africa, dating back to the 1840s! Many African dresses have incorporated Shweshwe into its look. However, we love that it has found its way into wedding attire – this bold and magnificent print uplifts any wedding look. Tip: Have your entire wedding party incorporate Shweshwe into their outfits. If the main colour is navy blue, ensure that you weave navy blue throughout your wedding. This will complete the look!

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Image Source: Bontle BrideNubian Bride

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Image Source: Pinterest


Colourful African Print Dresses

Just because it’s your wedding day doesn’t mean you should shy away from colour. We love how these brides have incorporated bold, bright colours and playful prints into their African dresses and the overall look and feel. Add patterns, jewellery and make-up to take any look to the next level.

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Image Source: Shifting SandsBontle Bride

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Image Source: Web Bridal and Bontle Bride

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Image Source: Web Bridal and Bontle Bride


Traditional Dresses with a Modern Twist

If you want to go traditional but are looking for a modern twist, look no further. These stunning African Couture Dresses are hot off the runway, ideal for the fashionista bride.


Image Source: Jozi Chic and Sunika

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Image Source: Pinterest and Jozi Chic

To find your dream African wedding dress, head over to our directory and contact any of the local dress designers there: TRADITION WEDDING DRESSES.

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