31 Irresistible African Dress Styles in 2023 + Where to Find Them

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Hello, beautiful ladies, and welcome to another excellent and fun edition of African dress styles. This time, I will be serving it very hot and spicy with my must-see, must-have, must-wear, irresistible African dress styles in 2022, and where to find them. If you are a fashion enthusiast like me, then you will understand why I am so fascinated and super psyched when it comes to traditional African inspired dresses.


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The uniqueness of the various African prints and the ability to make something so beautiful, fashion-friendly and breathtaking, always bring me coming back for more and more and more. Lol, I think you’re getting the gist. So I hope you are super excited like I am to be exploring some new generation, African dress styles to add to your collection, and rock it. 

Girls, you will agree with me that the best way to make an entrance is making it with a BANG!!!! I am so excited to kick off 2022 with some exquisite, gorgeous, exuberating, fun, fresh, and sultry traditional African dress styles. From ankara print wrap dresses, skater dresses, sleeve dresses, to African print maxi dresses, and so much more that you can’t afford to be behind in this fashion-forward year.ย 

Breaking boundaries in African print fashion has become the new black for designers and lovers of African style dresses, and I can’t afford to be a part of the revolution that is sweeping the African print fashion industry.

So, ladies, I am about to shake some tables as we explore 31 of the sexiest, super chic, elegant, and irresistible African style dresses to add to your 2022 fashion collections. So grab your cocktails and credit cards, and let’s begin the journey to making that fashion statement of the year.ย 

31 Irresistible African Dress Styles in 2022

I hope you have fastened your seat belts because it’s going to be a fantastic ride through these tremendous collections of irresistibly gorgeous and sophisticated dresses to slay this year. There is something for everybody no matter your color tone or body size, fashion knows no limits with ankara dresses, and I want you to feel comfortable and relaxed.

See something you like here, don’t hesitate to click on the picture to direct you to where you can purchase yours before it goes out of stock. I am already updating my African print collection, and I am so ready to slay. So let the countdown begin!

1. Ankara Maxi Dress By Twiga African Apparel

Simply astonishing!!! What better way than to start the countdown of our hottest and irresistible African dress styles from the stable of Twiga African Apparel than with this electric bulb African print maxi dress with plunging beautiful V neckline, fitted waistline and high thigh slit to completely set the spotlight all on you.

A flowing African maxi dress to try

A super comfortable, divine piece for weddings, prom, date night, and red carpet event. This popular ankara print is truly a statement piece for the bold and fierce fashion woman and will surely turn you into the belle of the ball. 

2. Jessa Turtleneck Danshiki Dress By L’aviye

L’aviye knows how to serve it hot in this very classy and elegant turtleneck danshiki African print maxi dress. When it comes to stylish African inspired fashion, L’aviye is at the top of her game.

You have first to appreciate the stunning sleeveless turtleneck African and the elegant way it fits effortlessly, to the thigh-high slit that adds a bit of flair and sexiness to the beautiful color blend on the traditional African print material. This African dress is form-fitting, fun, very eloquent, and still conservative.

Amazing turtleneck long African style dress

3. African Ladies Dress By Yomo London

I am speechless and in awe of this work of art. A genuinely luxury, high fashion African traditional dress. When it comes to high-end African inspired fashion, Yomo London knows how to bring out the goddess in every woman. Just imagine stepping onto a red carpet at a movie premiere, or attending a wedding event or a fashion show in the African piece all eyes and cameras will be on you.

This beautiful ensemble traditional African piece has created this regal long bell sleeves, subtle v neckline, great flair radiant dress. I am in awe of this African dress, and it is the definition of irresistible. 

A royal showstopper African style dress

4. African Print Dress By Ankara Diva Design

This Ankara style is a very classy and chic African print long dress. The mixture of the popping ankara material with velvet and tulle makes this African dress an elegant, stand out, one of a kind design to have in your fashion-forward collection this year. These African dress styles are so comfortable and effortless to style and accessorize.

Looki like a diva in this African style dress

5. African Ball Gown By Inudun African Shop

Unleash the inner Cinderella in you and be the spotlight at that special occasion with this well detailed, elegant, African print ball gown. Seeing the dress, I am blown away by the boldness of the ankara print, the seducing neckline, and sleeveless hands and how royal the dress is.

With all the attention to detail and fitting in all the right places making this design a red carpet-worthy dress. 

An African style dress fit for a queen

6. African Print Dress By Divine Couture

Traditional African dress like kente has always been an intricate part of the evolving African fashion, and you can see the sultry sexiness and stylish elegance in this beautiful green kente ankara dress. 

a fabulous kente style dress to stand out

Can you see the body-fitting detailing of this off-shoulder style dress around the bust and sleeve and the fantastic floor-length flare? Now that’s hot. This off-shoulder, flare African style dress screams comfort and super feminine as it accentuates and appreciates the beauty of a woman’s body.

7. Ankara Off-Shoulder Dress By La Mode Afrique

Sorting from the famous traditional African print material, kente, I bring to you this drop it low, color-popping, off shoulder African ankara thigh-high slit maxi dress. Yellow is one of the top fashion-forward colors for women, and this kente African dress is serving us summer fun and free.

Presenting the playful vibrant yellow off shoulder African style dress

Looking at this dress, you can say it is designed for any kind of occasion. You can look very dinner-worthy in the dress if you style with heels and some jewelry around the neckline, or you can rock it with sneakers for that fun, playful, youthful feel. 

8. Multistep Ankara Maxi Gown by St Zandas

From the stables of eBay, I bring to you this take me to mama beautifully crafted ankara multistep maxi gown. I must say, I love the various combinations and blend of different African style prints, and the fact that it is sleeveless makes it super fun to wear and colorful. 

Inspired African patchwork multistep ankara maxi gown from ebay

9. Long Fitted African Print Dress By Colossal Couture

What an exquisite design!!! This dress is glamorous and a must-have. African style asoebi has not looked more flawless and sultry than this. This multicolor, off shoulder, bell long sleeve African dress with feather design from top to bottom is super elegant and very sexy.

A statement piece traditional African wedding dress

A dress to bring out those beautiful curves and make you the talk of the town. You are going to get heads turning when you step out in this asoebi African inspired dress style.

10. African Print Maxi Dress By Africa Clothing

A gorgeous and super stylish African print maxi dress. An ankara dress to have fun in no matter the event or occasion you are attending. A significant fan of the color and African print and the stylish collar and three-quarter sleeves. A dress that you can accessorize with a matching bag or waist belt.

A super stylish maxi dress from ebay

11. Firya African Print Halter Dress By D’Iyanu

D’iyanu is taking African prints up a notch with the creative use of traditional African prints to make elegant and beautiful African dresses. A trendy outfit to truly stand out of the crowd with this colorful yellow, purple tribal print, halter neckline, hidden side pockets, and long maxi flare gown for the bold and fun fashion lover.

Take a look at this beautifully styled halter long African print dress

D’iyanu has made this dress very easy to wear, super comfy, and fits flair for your summer and spring look. Fit for going to weddings, get together, and even vacations, your style remains elegant and sweet in these African style dresses.

12. Danshiki Long Dress By Shenbolen

Making African print dresses fun is one thing I appreciate in fashion, and the multicolor dashiki long African dress will set you apart with its high slit and short sleeve. Quite conservative but still glamorous, and you are sure to get that summer spring fun vibe with this dress.

Amazon African inspired danshiki long dress

13. Amaka African Print Bodycon Dress By D’Iyanu

This style is a truly irresistible beautiful African print bodycon dress I am encountering. D’iyanu is serving us sizzling realness and elegance with this fantastic African inspired dress. This African print blue and tan asymmetric bodycon short dress is a definite keeper.

A form-fitting sexy short African style dress

A summer and spring season dress for date nights, graduation, a wedding ceremony, and even a red carpet appearance. I am in awe of the unique design around the neck and shoulder. I am adding this to my cart. 

14. African Infinity Dress By Fareel Clothing

This girl, next door colorful infinity ankara print sleeveless dress, is super chic and fun. Fit for summer outings and special occasions, this long African print dress enjoyably fits effortlessly, and you can rock them in heels or sandals and still look super fabulous. Make your outing super fun and glowy with this fabulous long African style dress.

A simple sexy long African print infinity dress for every girl

15. Afua African Print Off-Shoulder Maxi Dress By D’Iyanu

I am definitely in love with the off-shoulder,  high-low cut at the bottom, elegant African style dress. A contemporary African dress for your casual and corporate parties and can easily be rocked with stylish heels and accessorized to taste. This gorgeous African Print in yellow-red design is vibrant and genuinely ultra-chic for the fashion-forward woman.

A showstopper dress from the house of D'Iyanu

16. African Print Ankara Maxi Dress By Oludan Fashion

Simple can still be stylish and very effortless, and this African print ankara dress speaks of fashionable and straightforward. The perfect long, fit, and flare off-shoulder dress is for your easy to go formal or informal outings. A dress that is quite easy to accessorize and still look chic and can be worn all year long.

African print dress from ebay by Oludan designs

17. Ankara Multicolor Wrap Dress By Issik

Keep it elegant, casual, and colorful in this ankara African print wrap dress and let your clothing do the talking for you. A simple yet super fresh cold shoulder butterfly sleeve long summer dress to get you prepared for that summertime fun you want. This African print is stunning and vibrant, and great everyday dresses for every casual function.

a beautiful multicolor anakar wrap dress

18. Uma African Print Maxi Infinity Dress By Ofuure

A powerful exotic ankara dress by Ofuure for the bold, daring, and sexy fashion-forward confident woman. I always anticipate African print designs from this amazing designer with a fashion-forward and luxury approach to African print fashion designs.

Take your fashion love to a whole other level with this high fashion, African print infinity dress. A dress to rock in summer, fall, and spring and still look flawless. I love the infinity dress for that extra drama you bring to the show or occasion.

A stunning maxi dress from ofuure

19. Date Night African Dress by Priceless Culture

Thinking of making your date night or girl’s night out a memorable one while looking as fabulous and chic as you desire, then I introduce you to this irresistible and colorful off-shoulder date night African short dress.

This loose-fitting yet super chic dress will make you glow, and I love the ruffle sleeves attached to the dress. You can rock this African dress in heels or with sneakers just how you want it.

The go-to date night African inspired short dress

20. Kente Dress By La Mode Afrique

Fabulous and elegant is all I can say about the traditional African sleeve dress. It is fitted in the right place, the plunging neckline is sexy, the bell sleeves are fresh, and the length of the dress is perfect. Keep you fashion fab and still daring in this colorful, beautiful African print kente dress.

Look sexy in this sultry kente African dress

This African style dress you can play in heels for a more influential modern woman look or sneakers for the very sultry but youthful vibe. Keep your summer fabulous in this African inspired dress.

21. African Print Midi Dress By Ankara Diva Designs

You can’t help but fall in love with this colorful, breathtaking, high collar, vibrant African print midi dress with three-quarter sleeves. I feel like I am at an art gala, and I am captivated by the intricate work of art on this African style short midi dress.

A super short super sexy ankara midi dress to rock

With heels to match or sneakers to be more comfortable, this beautiful wrap dress is fun to rock and still super hot for date nights, graduations, girls hangout, bachelorette parties, and even red carpet engagements. Summer just got sizzling with this dress.

22. African Party Dress by Fabulous Ankara

I am bringing you a fabulous style of African dress look, and this African print off-shoulder with flowing cape dress designed with ruffle details is a fantastic style to rock at your special events and occasion. This African inspired print dress is fierce, bold, and daring to wear and made to shine the spotlight on you. 

African sizzling hot ankara party dress

23. African Summer Dress By Naborhi

Indeed an effortless yet classy and sexy African style summer dress with plunging bold neckline for that fantastic time you want with your fashion. A dress for the girl next door, for the beach and summer vacations, look fabulous and sweet in this short blue single strap African dress.

The perfect summer African print dress to have

The dress is super fun to rock and still sexy for your informal outings. Blue is one masculine color every fashion-forward girl should play around with. Bring out a femme fatale sultry woman in you with this gorgeous short African print summer dress, which is easy to style to taste.  

24. African Ladies With Lace By Yomolondon

What a beautiful African dress. The blend of ankara print with the white lace makes this dress super classy and fabulous. If you don’t want to use white lace, you can rock it with black lace to still get that beautiful, sexy, and still reserved look you want.

African ankara print with lace combo for the classy woman of style

I can just picture stepping into a corporate or casual event and getting all the attention. Yomo London is differently feeding the African print fashion with very applaudable styles to have and rock.

25. African Print Marafiki Dress By Grass-Field

A fascinating, gorgeous off-shoulder Ankara midi dress with puffy sleeves, I must say. I already love the bold fitted, fully lined ankara print dress, and the fact that this dress is suitable for all body sizes. No matter the occasion, you will look divine and very sassy in this dress. 

A stunning off shoulder african print dress

26. African Luxury Dress by Yomolondon

Gorgeous!!!! I love this. The perfect combination of two unique but colorfully traditional African prints brings out the exquisiteness of this high fashion dress. I am particularly in awe of the creativity of this African print dress, and I find it irresistible.

This dress brings out the class and elegance in the modern-day woman. A dress for all occasions and all season, now that is a keeper if you love African print styles.

A sexy beautiful luxury African print dress

27. African Women Summer Dress By Bestfit Couture

This African style has always been a fave in modern-day fashion for millennials, and this gorgeous ankara dress is a dress for all seasons. You can style this African print dress with denim or leggings or rock it with heels or sneakers. You can’t go out of style with this off-shoulder, bell long sleeve African print dress.

Another amazing summer inspired African dress

28. African Ball Dress By Fareel Clothing

Check out this bold and sexy African print ball dress and take in its aura of elegance. Not an easy to pull of African dress but a must-have in the fashion collection of the modern-day fashion-forward woman. 

a beautifl ball dress made with chic African fabric

29. African Print Afia Off-Shoulder Dress By Grass-Fields

A super sexy and elegant African print form-fitting pencil, off-shoulder with ruffles around the neckline style dress is an outfit to have this season. Fit for all kinds of an outing still looks good even when you are not trying hard in this comfortable, amazing ankara dress piece.

A sexy off-shoulder African print dress

Looking at this dress, one thing that catches your attention is the ruffles around the shoulder and neckline, making this already form-fitting simple African print dress more eye-catching and buoyant. This is one African style dress you can play around with when it comes to styling.

30. African Cold Shoulder Dress By Bestfit Couture

A dress fit for a woman of class and sophistication. Step into your formal meeting or casual time out looking fabulous in this African style yellow cold shoulder dress with the shirt collar for that corporate casual and elegant look. An effortless dress with little or no accessories to throw on and still look fabulous.

A corporate sexy cold shoulder African print dress

31. African Kente Maxi Dress By Twiga African Apparel

Rounding off this collection of irresistible African style dresses is this eloquent, gorgeous sleeveless halter neck African mermaid dress with a bottom long cape. Stun in all your glory with this traditional African inspired kente dress. This is a dress fit for a true queen, and it is remarkably irresistible.

African Kente Maxi Dress for a night to remember

A dress to make mouths drop and keep the gaze of eyes all on you. African style couldn’t be more royal and glamorous in this traditional African print long dress. What better way to wrap up this fantastic collection of irresistible African dress style than with this drop-dead gown.


Wow, what a ride!!!! I hope you enjoyed my carefully selected fabulous and irresistible African dress styles for all lovers of African print designs. This journey has been a breathtaking experience, and I am super pumped and ready to make heads turn and mouth drop while feeling super sexy, young, and beautiful in my selection of irresistible traditional African dresses. So girls, don’t be left out of this. Let’s make this year one to remember.

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