31 Irresistible African Dress Styles in 2024 + Where to Find Them

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Hello, beautiful ladies, and welcome to another excellent and fun edition of African dress styles. I will serve it hot and spicy this time with my must-see, must-have, must-wear, irresistible African dress styles in 2024 and where to find them.


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If you are a fashion enthusiast like me, you will understand why I am so fascinated and super psyched about traditional African fashion styles, especially dresses for ladies.

31 Irresistible African Dress Styles

Girls, you will agree that the best way to enter is with a BANG!!! I am excited to rock exquisite, gorgeous, exuberant, fun, fresh, and sultry traditional African dress styles all year.

From ankara print wrap dresses, skater dresses, and sleeve dresses to African print maxi dresses and so much more, you can’t afford to be behind in this fashion-forward year. 

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 2024 fashion collections.

So grab your cocktails and credit cards, and let’s begin the journey to making that fashion statement of the year. 

Please note: This post has been updated to remove sold-out products. If you can’t find an item, it has sold out or is no longer available.

31 Irresistible African Dress Styles in 2024

I hope you have fastened your seat belts because it will be a fantastic ride through these tremendous collections of irresistibly gorgeous and sophisticated dresses to slay this year.

There is something for everybody, regardless of color, tone, or body size.

With ankara dresses, fashion knows no limits, and I want you to feel comfortable and relaxed. If you see something you like here, don’t hesitate to click on the picture to see where you can purchase it before it goes out of stock.

1. Ankara Corset Maxi Dress by Afrobagz

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

This super comfortable, divine piece is perfect for weddings, proms, date nights, and red-carpet events.

This popular ankara print is a statement piece for the bold and fierce fashion woman and will surely turn you into the belle of the ball. 

2. African Print Oyinye Dress by House of Izzi

House of Izzi knows how to serve it hot in this very classy and elegant turtleneck Ankara dress. She is at the top of her game in terms of stylish African-inspired fashion!

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, eloquent, and conservative.

3. African Maxi Mermaid Gown by Jurafrique

I am speechless and in awe of this work of art—a luxurious, high-fashion, traditional African dress. Regarding high-end African-inspired fashion, Jurafrique knows how to bring out the goddess in every woman.

Just imagine stepping onto a red carpet at a movie premiere, attending a wedding event, or attending a fashion show in the African piece. All eyes and cameras will be on you.

This beautiful ensemble of traditional African pieces has created this regal, long puff sleeves and radiant dress with great flair. I am in awe of this African dress, which is the definition of irresistible. 

4. Ankara Sit Out Dress by Queency Empire

This Ankara style is a very classy and chic African sit-out dress.

The mixture of the popping ankara material with the see-through neckline 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.

5. African Ball Gown by Afrothrone

Unleash your inner Cinderella and be in the spotlight on that special occasion with this well-detailed, elegant, African print ball gown.

Seeing the dress, the boldness of the ankara print blows me away, the seducing neckline and sleeveless hands, and the royal dress.

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

6. Ankara Mermaid Dress by Divine Couture

Traditional African dress, such as Ankara, has always been an intricate part of evolving African fashion, and you can see the sultry sexiness and stylish elegance in this beautiful multicolored ankara dress.

Can you see the body-fitting detailing of this off-shoulder dress around the bust, puff sleeve, and fantastic floor-length flare? Now that’s hot.

This off-shoulder, flare African-style dress screams comfort and super femininity as it accentuates and appreciates the beauty of a woman’s body.

7. Long African Dress by Kwame Tailor

Sorting from the famous traditional African print material, ankara, I bring to you this drop-it-low, color-popping, off-shoulder African ankara thigh-high slit maxi dress.

This dress is designed for any occasion. It can be worn with heels and jewelry around the neckline to look very dinner-worthy, 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 this take-me-to-mama beautifully crafted ankara multistep maxi gown.

I must say, I love the various combinations and blends of different African-style prints, and the fact that they are sleeveless makes them super fun to wear and colorful.

9. African Party Dress By Clothingplace2

What an exquisite design!!! This dress is glamorous and a must-have. African style has not looked more flawless and sultry than this. This multicolor, off-shoulder, African party dress is super elegant and very sexy.

A dress to bring out those beautiful curves and make you the talk of the town. You will get head-turning when you step out in this African-inspired dress style.

10. Cecilia Ankara Sleeveless Dress by MADKollection

A gorgeous and super stylish African print maxi dress. An ankara dress to have fun in whatever event or occasion you attend.

I am a significant fan of the color African print and stylish collar. A dress that you can accessorize with a matching bag or waist belt.

11. Halter Neck Maxi Dress by rachbeau_47

This elegant and beautiful African dress will make your fashion game up a notch. A trendy outfit to truly stand out of the crowd with this multicolored tribal print, halter neckline, hidden side pockets, and long maxi flare gown for the bold and fun fashion lover.

This dress is easy to wear, super comfy, and fits flair for your summer and spring look. It is suitable for weddings, get-togethers, and even vacations, and your style remains elegant and sweet in these African-style dresses.

12.  Ronke African Pattern Maxi Dress by D’Iyanu

Another halter neck dress because why not? Making African print dresses fun is one thing I appreciate in fashion, and this neutral-colored kente maxi dress will set you apart with its round and rectangular swirl patterns.

It is quite conservative but still glamorous, and you will surely get that summer-spring fun vibe with this dress.

13. Smokey Bodycon Ankara Dress by Kayammah

This style is an irresistible, beautiful African print bodycon dress I am encountering. Kayammah serves us with sizzling realness and elegance in this fantastic African-inspired dress.

This African print yellow and orange bodycon short dress is a definite keeper.

A summer and spring season dress for date nights, graduation, and even a red carpet appearance when accessorized properly.

I am in awe of the one-shoulder strap design. I bet you are, as well. Click that checkout button if I were you.

14. Belle Rainbow Infinity Dress by Karentino Boutique

This girl’s next-door colorful infinity ankara print sleeveless dress is super chic and fun. It’s perfect for summer outings and special occasions.

This ankle-length African print dress fits effortlessly; you can rock it in heels or sandals and still look fabulous.

Make your outing super fun and glowy with this fabulous long African-style dress.

15. Bella Off-Shoulder Maxi Dress by Posh Glamz

I am definitely in love with the off-shoulder, floor-length, elegant African-style dress. It is a contemporary African dress for your casual and corporate parties, and it can easily be rocked with stylish heels and accessorized to taste.

This gorgeous maxi Ankara dress is vibrant and ultra-chic, enhancing modern fashion gaming. But hey, if you’re more of a pants girl, I got you! Check out these must-have African print pants to spice up your wardrobe.

16. African Print Skirt Top Set by Shenbolen

Simple can still be stylish and effortless, and this African print ankara dress speaks of fashion and straightforwardness.

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 looks chic and can be worn all year long.

17. Ankara Wrap Dress by Barooliv Designs

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 eye-catching three-fourth sleeves summer dress to get you prepared for that summertime fun you want.

This African print is stunning and vibrant and a great everyday dress for every casual function.

18. Multi-Way Pleated Dress by Vimoisa

This powerful exotic ankara dress by Vimoisa is for the bold, daring, sexy, fashion-forward, confident woman.

I always anticipate African print designs from amazing designers like them, who take a fashion-forward and luxury approach to African print fashion.

Take your fashion love to another 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.

19. Ankara Short Dress by Hst Clothing

Suppose you’re considering making your date night or girl’s night out memorable while looking fabulous and chic. In that case, I introduce you to this irresistible yellow and green combo African print mini dress.

This loose-fitting yet super chic dress will make you glow. I love the droplet-like patterns. You can rock this African dress in heels or sneakers, just as you want.

20. Kente Top and Skirt by Karentino Boutique

This Kente top and skirt set is fabulous and elegant. It is fitted in the right place, the plunging neckline is sexy, the puff sleeves are fresh, and the dress length is perfect.

Keep you fashionable and still daring in this colorful, beautiful African print matching set.

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

21. Gina African Print Dress by Maeotti

You can’t help but fall in love with this colorful, breathtaking, high-collar, vibrant African knee-length dress with short sleeves.

I feel like I am at an art gala, and I am captivated by the intricate work of art on this short midi dress in African style.

With heels to match or sneakers for more comfort, this beautiful African print wrap midi dress is fun and still super hot for date nights, graduations, girls’ hangouts, and bachelorette parties.

22. Long Party Dress by Binta Real Wax

I am bringing you a fabulous African dress look. This African print long skirt and shorts set with a belt is a fantastic style to rock at special events and occasions.

This African-inspired print dress is fierce, bold, and daring to wear and is made to shine the spotlight on you. 

23. Slip Dress by Maricel Marcantoni Art

Indeed, this is an effortless yet classy and sexy African-style summer dress with a plunging bold neckline for that fantastic time you want with your fashion.

It’s a dress for the girl next door, for the beach and summer vacations. Look fabulous and sweet in this slip dress by Maricel Marcantoni Art.

The dress is super fun to rock and still sexy for informal outings. This gorgeous African print summer dress is easy to style and taste, bringing out the femme fatale sultry woman in you.

Pair it with a light kimono jacket and an African-print head wrap, and you’re all set! On that note, check out these African-print jackets and head wraps I prepared for you.

24. Ankara Lace Mix Dress by Jurafrique

What a beautiful African dress! The blend of ankara print with white lace style makes this dress super classy and fabulous. Has any dress looked this good in lace?

Get that beautiful, sexy, and reserved look with this lace African dress.

I can picture entering a corporate or casual event and getting all the attention. Jurafrique is different, feeding the African print fashion with very applaudable styles, including rock.

25. Puff Sleeve Pleated Dashiki Dress by Afrilisco

This is a gorgeous, off-shoulder Ankara midi dress with puffy sleeves. I love the bold-fitted, high-slit, pleated knee-length dress and its suitability for all body sizes. No matter the occasion, you will look divine and very sassy in this dress. 

26. Luxury Ankara Dress by Korrah Africa

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.

Luxury Ankara Dress

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

27. African Print Fit & Flare Dress by Dressafrika Store

This African style has always been a fave in modern-day fashion for millennials, and this gorgeous fit and flare dress is a dress for all seasons.

You can style this African print dress with denim or rock it with heels or sneakers. You can’t go out of style with this off-shoulder, midi African print dress.

28. Long Maxi Dress By Fareel Clothing

Check out this chic blue and white African print ball dress and take in its aura of elegance. It is an easy-to-pull African dress and a must-have in the fashion collection of the modern-day fashion-forward woman. 

29. African Prom Dress By Grass-Fields

A super sexy and elegant African print form-fitting pencil, off-shoulder is an outfit this season. Fit for all formal events; this looks good even when you are not trying hard in this comfortable, amazing ankara dress piece.

Imagine wearing this dress as a birthday or wedding guest; it is a stunner. You’ll turn heads without overshadowing the celebrants.

One thing that catches your attention about this dress is the off-shoulder neckline and wave patterns. These make this already form-fitting, simple African print dress more alluring and buoyant.

This is one African fashion dress you can play around with when it comes to styling.

30. Cold Shoulder Ankara Dress by Slay Africa

This is 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 a shirt collar for that corporate casual and elegant look.

It is an effortless dress with little or no accessories to wear and still look fabulous.

31. African Mermaid Dress by Twiga African Apparel

This eloquent, gorgeous, tube African mermaid dress with a bottom-long cape highlights this collection of irresistible African-style dresses.

Stun in all your glory with this traditional African-inspired kente dress. This dress is fit for a true queen and is remarkably irresistible, especially for an African wedding attire.

A dress to make mouths drop and keep the gaze of eyes all on you. African print wedding gowns couldn’t be more royal and glamorous than this.

What better way to wrap up this fantastic collection of irresistible African dress styles 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 wax print designs.

#africanfashion Totally crushing on this African print sheath dress that is perfect for special events like weddings, birthday parties and more. African fashion lover, Louisa, shares this stunning ankara dress and where to find a similar style. #africanfashionoutfits 

This journey has been a breathtaking experience. I am super pumped and ready to make heads turn, and mouths drop while feeling super sexy, young, and beautiful in my selection of irresistible traditional African clothing styles for women.

So girls, don’t be left out of this. Let’s make this year one to remember.

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