I love African wax print clothing in spring and summer — the bright colors look amazing on a variety of skin tones, and the weight of the fabric is perfect for warmer months. But, I’ve found that it’s a bit difficult to locate them online, and sometimes prints can be limited. As I get my wardrobe in line for the season, I wanted to share some sites where you can pick up these beautiful pieces.
Nubian Hueman is a DC boutique featuring “ethnic fashion apparel, accessories, and beauty brands, along with art of all mediums.” If you’re local, they also host events on a regular basis featuring trunk shows, art exhibits, book signings, and more. Must-have piece: The Cece Jumpsuit.
Grass-Fields is probably one of my favorite sites to browse. The selection is great and they have different types of clothing, ranging from dresses, midi skirts, trousers, maxi skirts, and more. I also love that they use their Instagram to update followers on restocks and sales. Sizes also range from small to 4x-large. Must-have piece: Emma Skirt.
Tribal Groove on Etsy is where I ended up getting my wax skirt last year — I LOVE it. The quality is wonderful and pieces are either ready to ship or custom ordered (which can take 3–4 weeks for delivery, just FYI). As a plus, many of the skirts have an elastic waistband in the back for comfort. Must-have piece: Ashanti Shirt (the entire outfit is pure slayage).
Jekkah, a London-based streetwear brand, features clothing manufactured in The Gambia by local tailors. For each purchase of £25, Jekkah gives £1 to the Erase Foundation, a charity that builds schools and orphanages for impoverished children in remote locations in The Gambia. Find out more at www.erasefoundation.org.uk. They also ship globally. And this site isn’t only for women, they have men’s clothing too, which is pretty cool. Must-have piece: Kafenda Crop Top.
If you have additional sites to share, I would love to hear about them — it was difficult for me to find four of them! But I’m confident you all will be able to find something you like; the clothes are gorgeous and versatile enough to wear both during the day or for a night out.
What are your favorite sites to buy African wax print clothing?