In Nigerian culture, families and friends often wear similar fabric at cultural celebrations to show unity and support. At traditional weddings, women choose to wear aso-ebi can be thought of as the equivalent of a huge group of bridesmaids and they of course have their gele’s to match. Not only them; wedding guest also wear gele’s too.
Aso-ebi used to be a way to bring colour into the wedding, I remember traditional weddings being very colourful; from the traditional attires to the beads, even the make-up. With time, things have however taken a different turn, I think it started off with the make-up. Do you remember the time when double coloured eye-shadow applications were the in-thing? That changed, and it became one colour for the eyeshadow.
Aso ebi and makeup are not the only one transiting, gele styles are also not left out. Over the years, we’ve seen gele change from one style to another. From the ceiling high to the small and portable styles to the multi-pleated and many more. Wedding guests have been the fashion icons in the gele styles transition. They have been able to give so many styles, we just can’t get enough of.
So how best have you been styling your wedding guest gele? Or perhaps you’ve gotten an upcoming wedding and you are wondering how to style your gele? Well, you are in luck as we’ve sourced through Instagram to bring your wedding guest gele trends we’ve seen lately…
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