Aseobi is a type of clothing worn as a symbol of family, friendship, and solidarity during ceremonies and festive occasions. It originated in the Yoruba part of Nigeria.
The purpose of wearing Asoebi dresses during social occasions or funerals can be to serve as self-identification with age mates, relatives, or friends.
The low cost of fabrics like Ankara has contributed to the popularity of uniform dressing for social occasions in Nigeria.
From the mid-1960s to the late 1970s, imported lace and georgette were incorporated into Nigerian fabrics, and they became popular items used for Aso Ebi.
The increased demand for handcrafted traditional dresses has resulted in a revival of tailors and fashion designers who specialize in making native attires.
Fashion designers work long and hard hours to meet the increasing demand for uniform clothing and designs. Sometimes they consult fashion magazines to make style decisions.
Aso Ebi’s rise coincided with an intense market for fashion and lifestyle magazines in Lagos especially.
Tailors look at designs for inspiration, and their customers buy the magazines to see if they or their friends are pictured in them.
The most beautiful asoebi colours are: burnt orange, onion, rose pink, emerald green, purple, royal blue, gold, and yellow.
They go with matching jewellery, shoes, Geles, and headbands.
So, in five sections, I’ve compiled 35 stylish asoebi dresses for women in 2022.
- The Net Asoebi Styles
- Layer Sleeved Asoebi Styles
- Ruffles Asoebi Dresses
- Corset Asoebi Styles
- Fringe and Feather Asoebi Styles
Asoebis can either be lace or ankara, but predominantly lace. It is commonly used for weddings, so it must be a hundred per cent exquisite. However, with an excellent designer, you will make a fashion statement with any asoebi fabric.
This is a simple look. Plain, matching fabric is used as a layer for the sleeves. It’s very fashionable and is usually styled with an off-shoulder or a v-neck. A taffeta fabric can be used as a layer too.
When using a different colour, you could also match your shoes and bag with the colour of your layer.