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10 Latest Ankara Short Gown Styles and Dresses For Ladies

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Ready for these sassy short Ankara styles to blow your mind?

Ankara is one of the most widely accepted Nigerian prints. It comes in various patterns and designs. The beauty of Ankara fabric lies in its versatility.

It's time to get chic in ankara gowns.

Ankara dresses can be styled into many different classy designs depending on individuals' fashion preferences. But wait ...

There is this Ankara style that will readily blow you out of the water:

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Ankara short gown styles.

Below are different types of short Ankara styles to inspire your creativity.

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Ankara bodycon dress

Whoever says Ankara can't be the best hugger? If you ever need to go on the search binge for the most slaying queen? But, don't worry, I've got a tip to make your expedition quick...

"Just be on the look-out for a stunning lady in a body fitted Ankara bodycon."

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This particular Ankara Bodycon is short and dazzling. It comes with a high neckline and neatly cut short sleeves that extend to the elbow.

The fitted particularly, waistline draws attention to the wearers' hour-glass curves.

Ankara Empire dress

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Ankara Empire Dress is another modest form of Ankara design to spice up your dress sense.

This design is perfectly suitable for different informal occasions.

You can enhance the appearance and make yourself feel like that stunning queen with different accessories – yes, even floral.

Ankara Pencil dress

Ankara pencil dresses are also ideal for different outings. What more? They also blend well with other fashion accessories.

If you need to wow your date at a dinner party, I can bet my precious cup of tea that you won't ever go wrong with this style.

This is called pouf

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This Ankara pouf style is only next to the princess style when it comes to drawing attention to your slim waist while helping to mask certain features in the lower part of the body.

But, here is the sweetest part of the cake: The pouf dress is nice enough for a wide range of body types. Yes! you can go gorgeous in pouf irrespective of your size.

Still on Ankara Princess styles

Now, whoever said the Ankara can't make a princess out of a slay beauty?

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I can guess! He spends most of his days taking siestas on Mars! Yes, I know, sexy peeps hardly exists on in galaxies – probably aliens.

Trust me! This Ankara Princess style with flared skirt is always gorgeous enough to rock with "her slaying.... majesty".

Short Ankara Halter Gowns

Okay, you won't rock this while making your presentation before your company's top executives.

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Besides that, you are good to go! Ankara Halter dress is the best way to confidently express your fashion sense and tell your critics:

"Hey yo...! the only guy that gives a hoot is over there, chilling with a cup of coffee and peanuts."

Ankara halter dress is short but glamorous.

Classy And Stylish but Informal

Again, this design too, may not be the best fit for your next business or corporate meeting.

But, chill...., the world certainly doesn't revolve around the four walls of your CEO. What more?

Its classy enough to slay everyone at your CEO's next birthday or bestie's wedding party.

Love this Ankara Shealt dress?

If your definition of Ankara means "sexy", then don't try this, obviously this design is not!

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But, don't get me wrong, it is very formal and elegant. In fact, this modest style can get lots of eyeballs rolling over your dress sense in any formal meeting.

Being Casual doesn't hurt

This casual Ankara style is the definition of being carefree – yes, in a fashion sense of that word.

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But, that doesn't take anything from it.

It has a nice slash neckline and sleeves that extend to the elbows.

10. Ankara shift dress

The helm seems as distant to the knee as the the sun to the Jupiter, but you don't need to worry, if you occasionally spare a couple of seconds. Here's the trick:

Grab a glass of wine with one hand and gently pull the helm with the other. Yes! that is perfectly good enough to keep off those wandering eyes.

11. Short Ankara dresses for wedding

If you want to look gorgeous at any wedding function, one thing you want to consider is the style of dress to wear.
Okay... we agree! Long dresses are mostly worn to wedding events. Why not? It's because you don't have to try hard to slay in a long dress.

But, can you wear a short ankara dress for wedding? Oh wheeew!
Why not? Most importantly if such a dress is...

  • the right size
  • the right style for your body shape
  • paired with the right accessories
  • and nicely designed

Okay, some of these latest short gown styles can convince a "Thomas" that short dresses are okay for wedding events. Now, to justify that claim, lets see a couple of short ankara dresses that you can effortlessly rock to your next wedding outing:

The gorgeous Nollywood actress Yvonee Nelson in a ankara short style can turn heads at any wedding event.

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What of the Gorgeous actress Mercy Aigbe. Now, don't tell me this is not nice enough for a short ankara wedding dress. She loves it one shoulder, but you can still pull it off for any wedding event

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Don't lie... will you bar Tonto from attending your wedding while rocking this? Oh no.. not when she is this stunning.

short ankara dresses for wedding

12. Unique Ankara Styles

Being unique is what everyone craves for, because your uniqueness is what differenciate you from the other folks.

It is even equally important when it comes to your personal style and sense of fashion. Being unique in the fashion sense of the world means cutting out a space for yourself and expressing your personality through your sense of style and fashion.

Okay your uniqueness is what differenciates you from the next person. But, one way to bring that uniqueness to effect is through your dress sense.

And these collections of ankara styles rocks for that. You can call it stunning and unique ankara styles.

The Nigerian music diva Chidinma comes to mind when we talk of creating your own sense of fashion and blazing the trails. She does even more with her ankara fashion sense. Yea, this unique ankara style is one of the latest ankara styles in town.

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Ankara short gowns are classic. What more? You can rock any style just like these models steaming really hot in various styles of short Ankara gowns.

Till next time, please do have really nice times jumping in Ankara jumpsuits!

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