Calling all Nigerian bees or bees w/opinions on attire please (pics included)

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What do you think (can choose multiple)
    You have to wear the buba and iro. : (0 votes)
    You could wear something like A : (0 votes)
    You could wear something like B : (2 votes)
    8 %
    You could wear something like C : (4 votes)
    17 %
    You could wear something like D : (6 votes)
    25 %
    You could wear something like E : (5 votes)
    21 %
    You could wear something like F-K (you can specify which in comments) : (7 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 4
    10384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I don’t have advice, but just wanted to say that every single one of those gowns are SPECTACULAR and I wish that US brides’ gowns were that colorful and amazing!! I especially love the head pieces!

    I think I and J might have too much going on/be a little less flattering but really these are wonderful!


    Post # 5
    3778 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Wow I agree! everything is gorgeous! I really really like outfit G. But that’s with a brief skim of all the photos.

    Post # 6
    1867 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I would wear something like F, although I think almost all of them are beautiful. If your Yoruba friend suggested you have some more freedom with it (and I think you likely do; my Nigerian friends who’ve been married have worn less traditional outfits for some parts of their weddings), I think you’d been fine.

    It shouldn’t take you too long to change into your outfit, especially if you go with a different style where you’re not wrapping the skirt. The gele can be a little tricky depending on how much practice you have, or maybe one of your fiance’s relatives or your friends can help you. I’d definitely practice tying it a few times so you have an idea of the kind of shapes you like on yourself and what looks nice.

    Post # 8
    1891 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    The last four or five pics are fantastic. I am mixed with Nigerian (Igbo) and I WISH I could afford some of those phenomenal dresses, but I am wearing a regular cute reception dress… I won’t be doing the spraying, either Cry… Good luck, I am sure you will look spectacular!!!

    Post # 9
    1355 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    I don’t think it will take you that long to change. I wear traditional garb whenever I’m in Ghana, and it takes no longer to get changed into my kaba and duku than it does to get into my American clothings.

    I like B, but it might be because the design looks a lot like a couple of the kaba I own.

    Here’s one of my favorite kaba that I wore to an event in Nashville last year:

    Post # 10
    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think that would be a fun idea and totally do-able to do a dress change. and omg how do you choose there are sooo many choices and options each one prettier and more unique than the next.

    Post # 11
    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014


    I love the outfits you have posted. Can anyone here recommend some good online stores where I can buy similar?



    Post # 12
    1888 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @Shkragoldfish:  Those are all awesome!  I love the bright and vibrant colors!

    Post # 12
    2035 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    You probably already made a decision but this is what I wore when I changed during the reception and came back. FYI, I’m Igbo.

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