Africa is known for its passionate and rich culture and that is greatly showcased by African wedding dresses. Unlike monotone single color dresses popular in western cultures, African dresses are distinguished by their multicolored and bright fabric. Usually made out of soft and smooth fabric like taffetas, silk brocades, satins or the traditional shwe shwe, African dresses are often embellished by traditional beads, diamonds, and crystals. Glamorous and often matching the dress headpieces are also usually worn by African brides.
These dresses are usually homemade following traditions hundreds of years old, but there are also small brands specializing in ethnic African garments although they are a rare commodity in USA. If you are willing to travel, then Shifting Sands is the lead designer, the prices for traditional dresses start as low as $615 and they also offer probably the widest range of dress designs. All of them could be seen on their website. If traveling is not an option then TeKay Designs is a fashion label located in the US and is known for their handcrafted multicultural garments, including traditional African dresses. The costs start at $599 and up and all models could also be easily seen on their website.