As a culture with a foundation built on storytelling, there’s a certain allure in the Ankara print and tales found in each motif. It’s always so fascinating to think of the fabric’s evolution over decades into the wardrobe staple it is now. Wearing the latest Ankara styles is not only an arbiter of cool, but it’s the perfect foil for our beautifully humid climate–which is usually a hassle for kids. For the coming year, here are some of the best forward thinking children’s clothes that’ll have them slay in comfort.
Our Favorite Latest Ankara Styles
For our girls who are much more in tune with nature, nothing screams “down to earth” more than this leafy green floral Ankara lace insert dress. Its roomy A-line look allows movement and functionality. Armed with quirky, fun details like a finely placed lace appliqué, it makes it an easy wardrobe option for pretty much everything from picnics to more serious events. The upscale accent in this pretty princess piece? A super cute velvet belt, perfect for your budding fashionista!
Looking for an age appropriate mini-me piece to compliment your brunch outfit just got easier. The Ankara off shoulder blouse with a puff sleeve is an on-trend yet classic piece. Perfect for girls of varying ages but especially the older ones in need of more grown-up options. It’s a great middle ground for the kids just starting to make their own style choices. The peplum silhouette also provides versatility in it’s wearability, letting you breathe easy and dressing them up seamlessly.
When picking out your favourites in our line up of the latest Ankara styles for kids, this mixed Ankara print dress should be high up there. It’s a combination of nostalgic prints a lot of mums, both seasoned and new can identify with. The classic jumping horse print forms the bodice with sporty straps. The rest of the baby doll pattern is a cute mix of the global favourite “Macaroni” print in a rich red hue layered over a building block print. The best part is knowing the stories behind these prints, where each motif signifies strength and wisdom.
Babies will always tumble and get back up again and they need to be kitted accordingly. In search of a piece that prioritises your child’s active life? The green Ankara romper is the perfect pick for baby girls to run around and play in. Fuss free in it’s design, it’s foundation is the minimal “record” print. To help with optimal movement, the romper is designed with billowing pants to provide comfort and added a stretchy bodice to grow with the baby.
Boys of all ages always want to feel cooler than pack, so look no further than the breezy look of the Nehru collar Ankara shirt. Why this style? For starters, it’s a smart casual look for boys that maintains the fun, but keeps the grown up look they all love. The red leaf print is versatile enough for a wide range of events. Thanks to the way the collar stands up straight from the shirt, it’s perfect for a family picnic and functional enough for more serious occasions.
For your budding fashionista, infuse a little bit of sass into her looks with our Ankara peplum dress. Peplum is one of those patterns girls of all ages can get behind, it’s also the perfect piece for mommy and me posts! The classic silhouette gets a super cool rework with a turquoise Ankara print with orange touches. Functional velvet straps provide multiple options for bow straps, depending on her mood, hairstyle or day of the week. Just have fun with it!
The beauty of the classic fit and flare dress is in it’s versatile nature. With Ankara thrown into the mix, the options with this silhouette are limitless. For more formal events and celebratory occasions, opt for our Ankara Diamante Fit and Flare dress with full embellished tulle sleeves. For relaxed weekends or holidays on the beach, the Mixed Ankara Fit and Flare is the perfect go-to. Pair the look with sandals or sneakers for optimum comfort.
Get fun alternatives to the standard waistcoat shades in the neutral palette by injecting print into the formal wardrobe. A little confused on how to pair? We’ve got you. Brighten up a full black suit by swapping out a solid coloured waistcoat for this turquoise Ankara print one. Streamline the look by either having a white or black shirt and have your dapper young man be the toast of the party.
A chic wardrobe staple for girls of all ages can be found in this Ankara puff sleeve blouse. One of the latest trends is the two toned sleeve, and this Ankara style one ups that. By mixing the wax print with denim details ruched at the end, it’s an artsy look with incredible wearability. Dress this blouse up with a full flare skirt and ballerina flats for formal occasions. Strike the right balance of comfort and style by dressing down with jeans and sneakers.
The key to rocking the 2021 latest Ankara styles is in picking designs that are individualistic in their feel. You want the time enduring fabric to feel fresh and not be blamed for being uncool. Our carefully curated selection of prints gives children the room to truly express themselves at any occasion.