Iro and Buba
Unlike most trends, Iro and Buba is never out of fashion. It is an evergreen fashion piece. Although Iro and Buba has its roots in western Nigeria, it’s demand for it now cuts across all tribes and ages and countries in the world, as we have seen different celebrities from all over the world trying to rock this beautiful outfit.
This outfit, Iro and Buba, is traditionally worn by the Yoruba women of Nigeria in the far olden days. The original version consists of five pieces which include the iro, buba, ipele, gele, and iborun. The Iro is a large wrapper tied around the waist. The Buba is a loose-fitted blouse. The Gele is a headwrap for which Nigerian women are famously known for. The ipele is a shorter fabric tied around the waist top of the Iro and the Iborun is a scarf which most times are put over the shoulders. The important pieces, however, are the iro and buba, as others might not be worn, but you still look ready-to-go.
Before, iro and buba was always made with only aso oke, but in recent times, rather than using the usual Aso Oke fabric, cotton, chiffon, or lace fabric and other materials available can be used for this purposeful piece.
This Indigenous traditional attire has become a must-wear for every occasion like; church, weddings, casual outings, and almost anywhere. Traditionally, the iro is wrapped around the waist and the top of one end bunched up and tucked under folds of the wrapper on one side of the waist. Sometimes, both ends are tied at the back or the side of the wearer.
To rock this:
Do not attempt to rock this with flats, sneakers, ankle boots, knee length boots or even covered flat. Sandals, slides or heels are the best options for this.
Do not attempt to wear jackets over them. It is an indigenous attire and additional clothes over them aren’t allowed.
If they are blings or shining materials, gems or stones on them, reduce the accessories you will be pairing with them. Too much blings makes your outfit too busy.
Mercy Eke popularly known as the queen of highlight has been serving us hot in the ongoing reality show, Big Brother Naija. Mercy Eke, a young girl of 27, who happened to be the emerging winner of this reality show has been showing us that she is not only a winner of the show, but also a winner in dressing cute as all her outfits, dresses and attire looked so good and perfect on her. Mercy Eke is the CEO of MnM Luxury and Lambo homes. She has also bagged different ambassadorial deals with big brands all over the world. Brands like Classic make up, Royal electronics and Royal hair among others. With all her eye popping outfits, she is indeed the queen of highlights.
Here is a partial see through green dress in the form of a gown. Notice how the make up is in check!
Check out this amazing blue dress. This dress was said to have been styled and designed by the same stylist that styled her for the AMVCA award , which later made her get the award of the best dressed female for that show.
You cannot but fall in love with these outfits! They scream elegance and class.
(To be continued tommorow)