I have ordered a few pieces from Zigida myself and will be reviewing as soon as I receive them! Excited 🙂
My favorite is the Village Molekai dress…Gorgeous!
Most people believe all African women wear headscarves. In fact, I remember a girl looking down on me because I said I did not wear it. It was a funny moment and I tried hard not to laugh but there I was being taught how to dress African by a girl who had only heard of Africa from books and the few friends she knew. However, the fact is she did not know so how could I get upset? Maybe she genuinely felt compelled to help me appreciate what she believed to be a quintessential part of grooming in my culture.
And in some African countries, the headscarf is indeed a staple in women’s clothing. However, Africa is a very diverse continent, not all of its inhabitants share the same traditions or preferences. In fact, even the city in which I was born has very distinct grooming rules based on the tribe one is from, and the personal choices one makes.
Will I ever wear a headscarf? Absolutely, in fact I have in the past because it looked amazing on some models from Nigeria. Is it mandatory in the culture I was raised in to wear one? No. As a matter of fact, in the Kinshasa I grew up in, young and single women usually did not wear headscarves. They could but usually did not. Typically, only married women choose to wear them.
Updated. Now, I assigned myself a small project to understand the origins of the headscarf and the different styling options. Here are my findings:
Picture courtesy of Obonheur
If you are interested in some tutorials for African headscarf styling, some options below! Please share your pictures when you try them on your own!
Patterns - Colors - Inspiration
Natalie. Writer. Photographer. Etc.
Data Scientist based in Victoria, BC
...The voices in my head ...
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