The knotted wrapper became a massive trend in Nigeria from late 2012 and became huge mostly in 2013, thanks to the Tiffany Amber Lily Wrap Dress from the 2011 Fearless Luxury collection. Which was made from gorgeous silk satin fabric, and ofcourse this trend has spread thorugh out western Africa! What became a unique way to tie the typical wrapper by the fashionable youths in Nigeria has since been introduced to the world outside.
A lot of Americans including American reality TV star Angela Simmons was seen rocking one of the knot wrapper courtesy of Tope FnR, with taking inspiration from the likes of Dakore, Elohor Essien, and Genevieve Nnaji. The trend is so massive that many prominent fashion designers are incorporating the knotted wrapper into their latest outfits, such as Lanvin ad others are adopting traditional African styles, by creating brand new concepts that blend the old with the new, and the knotted wrapper is one such trend that’s perfect to rock, whichever way you want!
There are different ways to tie the knot wrapper, and dfifferent fabrics you can use, with the most popular been the velvet & silk, due to the type of fabric and how easy they are to tie. So, if you’d like to jump on this wagon, better late than never, be sure to note that knotting your wrapper, not tying it, is essential.
How to Get the Perfect Knotted Wrapper
1. The first thing you’ll want to do is ensure you’re using a high quality fabric – one that will hold together well when knotted. Velvet & silks are highly recommended for wrappers, as they’re not only strong and sturdy, but they’re also incredibly soft and pliable which means they knot without bunching the fabric, creating a smooth, flowing finish as seen in the photo below. Put your feet apart, and put the fabric round your waist.
2. Now you’re ready to knot! Hold the ends of the fabric, and simply knot at the front of your waist for the traditional African style. For a different style, twist the two ends, cross them at the front of your waist, and bring them round to your back. Tie the knot just above your bottom and tuck in the loose ends for a style that’s a hot topic amongst the younger generation at the moment.
We must confess this is one of the fastest growing trend since the return of the ‘akpoche’ velvet fabric. Inspired by the Tiffany Amber Lily Wrap Dress from the 2011 Fearless Luxury collection, these twist & knot wrapper is everywhere, from weddings, to parties, church to other special functions. Ladies are rocking it hard and if you like others are wondering how they do it, now is your chance to actually learn how to, from pictorial to video tutorial, you can’t go wrong but get better. Here, we have a video tutorial by Style by Queens. A very easy step by step guide….and voila you’ll be able to rock this style too!
Video By Style by Queens
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