Who doesn’t love Iro and Buba? When it comes to beautiful native outfits in Africa, this outfit stands out. Most of our parents used this outfit for their special events.
There was an era when it was used by our mothers and aunties. Time has changed that narration. We have created Iro and Buba for every fashionista to rock.
Imagine rocking it with lace or Ankara. You can change the way we wear Iro and Buba, by mixing them with other fabrics. Does it appear better? Check out these designs and be the judge.
Iro and Buba is a traditional attire that is worn by women and ladies of the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria. However, in our society today, this attire has become a trend as it has expanded into other ethnic groups in Nigeria.
In the past, its traditional form was very prevalent but presently, it now takes on styles that are more fashionable to look better and beautiful. It is vibrant and fun to wear. The Iro and Buba can be worn for several occasions such as traditional marriage, Owambe, Asoebi, and other ceremonies or festivities.
In Yoruba, Iro means Wrapper while Buba means blouse. The wrapper and blouse come in one piece where the wrapper is tied around the waist or knotted in the front. To sew the Iro and Buba, many materials can be used.
Some of them include Lace, Ankara, Aso oke, Silk, cotton, and George. The Buba may be sewn as either short sleeve, long sleeve, puff sleeve (known as “Oleku” in Yoruba), or even as a peplum or straight blouse. Multilayers with feathers or ruffled designs can be added to make the wrapper more stylish.
Here are the latest and stunning collections of Iro and blouse styles that you can choose from.
I.) Iro and Buba blouse styles with Ankara
Using Ankara to sew Iro and Buba blouse is very fashionable and trendy. Once you have selected a design or style, you may choose from several Ankara fabrics like plain Ankara, plain and pattern Ankara, and flowered Ankara.
II.) Iro and Buba blouse styles with Lace
You can choose from several types of lace to sew your desired style of Iro and Buba. Some lace types include Cord lace, George lace, French lace, and Swiss Lace. Make sure you choose a comfortable lace material with a colour that will suit your style.
Every year we see these outfits in different designs. If you want something exceptional for your outings, you can go for the Iro and Buba with either Ankara or lace. If you have no idea how to sew them, the images we used in this article can help you make a difference. Find your design and rock it to your events.