The Bubu, also spelt as ‘Boubou’ has Senegalese origins. It is a traditional style that consists of a wrapper, long overflowing gown and a complimentary scarf. In recent times though, the Bubu style has been modified by some creative designers as fashion evolves. Undoubtedly, one thing is certain; the Bubu style is free, comfortable, chic and sexy at the same time.
Gorgeous African chiffon dresses made from finest materials is the true taste of African fashion and culture. The creation of designs in the popular Boubou and kaftan style is an African couture that has evolved over the years.
Bubu’s are without a doubt one of the easiest fashion pieces to wear. Boubou outfits look elegant, sophisticated and at the same time provides maximum comfort in everyday life and at important events.
The older generation used a different fabric to create their own style such as guinea brocade and Ankara; while the younger generation has modified this style using different types of fabrics such as chiffon, Senegalese fabrics and Indian fabrics to create unique designs with embroidery that are mouthwatering.
They are usually made from the soft textured quality fabric and very comfortable to wear and at the same time trendy. They are designed in a traditional manner that often includes a top, inner slip and a head wrap in Chiffon or the fabric of the dress.
It is the perfect outfit you can rock at home if you want to feel casual and free. It will also give you a clean look and the best way to avoid looking unkempt while sitting at home all day.
As a modern woman, don’t allow your husband to feel you are looking rough and unattractive even when you are at home. A comfy boubou will make you look attractive at home as well as keep you comfortable.
One good thing about the Bubu style is that it helps to completely hide a bulging figure from the shoulders to the toes. So it is suitable for women of different sizes and figures. Creative designers have come up with a lot of options for this blowy outfit.
Bubu styles designed with these fabrics without slips are usually worn with pants underneath to bring out the style.
Depending on the kind of fabric used, especially those designed with sheer fabrics and lace come with plain accompanying undergarment to help it swing smoothly, give shape to the body and cover your body as well.
Also, Bubu designed with Ankara and other thick fabrics do not require slip due to the thickness of the material.
Bubu styles are usually a statement fashion piece. It is great for church, as well as different parties like birthday and other important events. This loose-fitting yet elegant, piece looks sexy and flatters any frame both slim and fat.
To add zest to your overall ensemble, glam up outfits with lovely accessories like a pair of heel sandals or slippers, jewelry, bracelets, and bag depending on the look you want to achieve while also considering the event. A matching scarf or turban is a great headgear to go along with Bubu especially when rocking it to church or to cover a bad hair day.
If you love the Bubu outfit but uncertain whether it will suit your frame and give you a flattering look or not, then, you can get some style inspiration from these ladies and up your style game this year.
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