Adire fabric with its more possibilities.

Adire fabric with its more possibilities.

How’s it been with you? I hope I’m not too late to catch up in your new year resolutions.
I didn’t make any resolutions per se, but for one I know I have a goal to bring back ancient trends like the Adire and make you covet it again 😀

The history of production is dated to as far back as 1930s. After which it fell out of popular interest, only to be re embraced widely in 1960s. It is traced to reflect it’s cultural origin from Egbaland.
The first Adire was produced with Teru and Elu, local dye typically in Indigo color using the resist-dying technique.
In the 21st century, however, it generally known that Adire fabric has come to take a front row seat in the world of fashion.

Now, guess what’s most intriguing. Adire fabric is now eased into different fabric types including Cotton, Guinea, silk, organza and even chiffon in as much colour range as you can imagine. This has enabled it with endless possibilities of use and styling.

Adire silk dress
Adire silk dress

What’s not to love about this Adire print on silk and the sheer beauty and drape it comes with, as against the non fluidity of the traditional Adire fabric. It’s beautifully tailored into a kaftan by @keemakuts and accentuated with a twist.
The drapery of Adire silk

Also, a distinctive look is that of the kimono. Lol. Not far fetched at all, but who would have thought?

Adire Voile outfit
Puff sleeves for that power effect!

Here’s a chiffon variety beautifully designed by Bosh into a Caribbean dress.


Tell me which look is your favourite and what fabric type and design will you rather have your Adire. I’d be right in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by Styled by Keema today. I hope you had a great read. If you were wondering what caused my long break, you should catch the gist on here

Altogether, I find so much strength in sharing these knowledge with you guys that I can say now that I’m here to stay. Do not forget to subscribe and spread the word.



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This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. I love the kaftan, it’s simple and elegant and the 2 piece is beautiful and classy….thanks for sharing 💗

    1. It’s my pleasure, sis. Thank you for reading. I hope you subscribed too

  2. They are all beautiful fabrics and styles.

    1. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you subscribed too

  3. This is the first time am seeing Adire on different styles. I thought it is mainly to make agbada and caftans. But this is really beautiful and I love it 100%

    1. I’m glad you love it. Thank you for reading. Don’t forget to subscribe to stay tuned for more.

  4. Wow…nice,love them all

    1. Thank you, Munirat. Do not forget to subscribe to stay tuned for more.

  5. I like the Kimono… it has igberaga

    1. Also known as fifty fifty shoulder pads. Lol. Thank you for reading.

  6. Apart from the need to uphold traditional values and clothing, the style inspiration that comes with combining multiple colours is endless.

    This is just what I need for my planned wardrobe revamp.

    1. That’s the energy. I have an idea or two you could use for your wardrobe upgrade!

      1. This is absolutely an awesome piece, the fact that this is the first time I’m seeing adire on other clothing materials other than guinea and cotton made it even more awesome and enlightening. Thanks Keema.

        1. It’s my pleasure. Thank you so much for reading too, I hope you already subscribed.

  7. Keema ,thanks for bringing this up, Gone are those days when I used to think the only styles you can make your adire is to add embroidery.
    Thanks for showing us this. I think I would go for the Carribbean 👍

    1. I’m glad you picked a thing, sis. Adire is really here to compete with regular fabrics. Don’t forget to subscribe too ❤️❤️

  8. I LOVE the 2 piece

    1. Thank you sis. Don’t forget to subscribe too!

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