Written by Temilade Adeyinka
For most, shopping proves to be a pretty strenuous activity that has become less about the joyful experience of new clothes and more about the dissatisfaction of not quite finding what we want. This is pretty prevalent in the Nigerian fashion industry, as most brands solely rely on Instagram to showcase their clothing lines and collections.
Shifting through Instagram handles can be nothing short of confusing, time consuming and frustrating, due to the multitudinous designers available. The problem isn’t so much that there aren’t clothes to buy, but rather the lack of visibility and where exactly to shop these items.
It’s no news that the convenience of online shopping hasn’t quite hit the Nigerian market, but it is still possible to find clothes that are tailored to our fashion needs. To make things easier, we’ve compiled a list of possible events/occasions and matched them up with the designers that cater to these fashion needs the best!
Solve your shopping problems in these easy steps:
We all know wedding guest shopping can be tedious with so many do’s and don’ts. Finding the right items that are both flattering and appropriate is a task in itself. Luckily, the Nigerian fashion scene is well equipped in this sector as weddings are a regular occurrence. From detailed beading, to luxurious fabrics, designers on this list cater to the very drama that wedding fashion demands.
- Lanre Da Silva
Lanre Da Silva’s opulent and detailed dresses are sure to be a stand out hit amongst wedding guests. Her clothes are both flattering and eye catching, with their rich fabrics and intricate brocading. Picking items from this designer is sure to give you the “wow” factor that you’re looking for.
- Tiffany Amber
If figure-hugging clothes aren’t your thing, you might want to opt for Tiffany Amber’s intricate draping on her dresses that fall gracefully on every curve. This designer is sure to give you your money’s worth in bold colors and luxurious fabrics.
- Toju Foyeh
Toju Foyeh’s clothing is every girl’s dream. This designer focuses on both the whimsical and fantasy of fashion that make us drool. If you’re looking for that “wow” factor, Toju Foyeh is your woman. Each item is specially tailored to your body shape so that it fits like a glove that will leave you twirling all night
Everyone knows the Nigerian nightlife is brimming with dinner, drinks and clubbing options, each calling for a specific outfit look. A night out on the town doesn’t need to be complicated, but requires key bold pieces that are sure to set you apart and put you in the mood. Designers on this list are:
- Wana Sambo
This designer focuses on strong structures and tailoring that will have you feeling like Wonder Woman. Her separates can be dressed up or down, depending on the activity planned for the night. The Wana Sambo woman can therefore be described as someone who knows her body and is proud to flaunt what she has, which is the perfect accessory for your night out.
Caters to the young and sexy at heart. This designer prides itself in modern silhouettes fused seamlessly with traditional accents. Focusing on clean lines, Fashpa focuses on fit and fabrics that solidify their place in style heaven. From jumpsuits, to mini dresses, to Co-Ord sets, FashPa allows you to step out oozing with style and confidence.
Is for the woman who knows what she wants and how she wants it. This designer focuses on intricate detailing that make it known that these pieces could only be from her. If you’re looking for that one of a kind item and aren’t afraid to experiment with bold print and fringing, then this is your stop
Contrary to popular belief, you can be stylish and go to work (shocking we know).Shopping for office wear can be a bit tricky if you’re not trying to go down the monotonous route. These 3 designers on the list are well suited for every girl boss out there.
Their popular style me for work series on Instagram gives a quick glimpse into the enviously stylish pieces that can be worn to work. What makes these items even more fabulous is that they give different looks depending on how they are styled. This is a sure added bonus as it not only saves you money but affords you the luxury of looking enviously good at work.
- Grey Clothing
This designer hits the nail on the head with every item in her collection. Her work clothes are both stylish and affordable. Grey Clothing have items with bold prints that are both daring and office appropriate. They offer a new spin on workwear taking it from drab to fab
- FlorenceH Boutique
Every girl boss needs girl boss shoes to match and what other place to go to other than FlorenceH boutique. We are not exaggerating when we say that this store has every possible shoe known to man available- it is literally shoe heaven. No outfit is complete without shoes and this store will leave you readily equipped to storm through your meetings and take charge.
Whether you’re a bikini lover or full swimsuit kinda person, beach fashion can be intimidating when trying to pick the most flattering pieces. However, once gotten right, you have the pleasure of feeling cute and relaxing with a nice cocktail by the water.
- Andrea Iyamah
Andrea Iyamah’s swimsuits are must haves in every girls wardrobe. Not only are they extremely flattering, their eccentric prints are the much needed complement to your glowing skin in the sun.
- DAP MOD
We all know the importance of protecting your eyes from the sun, so it should come as no surprise that a sunglasses brand appeared on the list. Dap Mod sunglasses are sleek and modern. They give the added touch of cool and glamour, while simultaneously shading out the sun!