Many times, we may want to wrap our head with scarves but do not want to look like granny or sister Mary. We just want to stay in the middle and look trendy and nice especially when it comes to traditional African attire. Topping off an African ensemble with an eye-catching head wrapping is essential, particularly for a special ceremonial event like a wedding, child dedication or festival.
It’s not quite clear where the custom originated, but a head wrap is a cultural must-have accessory across Africa, particularly in Nigeria where it is called a gele. With a resurgence in African pride in recent years, this head wrap has become stylish among African communities across the world.
The great thing about this traditional outfit essential is that they make every woman look like the queen that they truly are and like royalty if worn well. It doesn’t matter whether you wearing it around your ponytail or simply covering your head. Geles are really an epitome of femininity. The sheer sophistication of this Nigerian head tie will force you to stand out, and folks are going to choose a second look at you.
We can’t get enough of the gele styles trending on social media which is why we’ve got some stunning and beautiful gele styles from Instagram for inspiration. Scroll down to see…
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