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How to Style African Print Dresses for Spring 2023: Tips from Elisamama

Spring is in the air, and it's time to refresh your wardrobe with some stunning African print dresses from Elisamama. From bold prints to vibrant colors, these dresses are the perfect way to welcome the new season in style. But how do you style them for maximum impact? Whether you're headed to a casual picnic or a fancy event, there's a way to make your Elisamama dress stand out from the crowd. In this blog post, we'll share some tips on how to style these beautiful dresses for spring 2023, so you can look and feel your best all season long.

Tips from Elisamama on how to style african print dresses

Keep it simple

Elisamama African Print Dress

African print dresses are bold and eye-catching on their own, so when it comes to styling, less is often more. Opt for simple accessories like a pair of hoop earrings or a delicate necklace, and let the dress take center stage. If you do want to add some extra flair, try a statement bag or a pair of sunglasses.

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featured dress: Lore Dress

Play with prints

Elisamama African Print Dress

One of the best things about African print dresses is the wide variety of prints available. From geometric patterns to floral designs, there's something for everyone. Don't be afraid to mix and match prints, either. A striped bag or a polka dot scarf can add some playful contrast to a bold print dress.

featured dress: Lola Midi Dress in "Retro"

Experiment with color

Elisamama African Print Dress

Spring is all about bright colors, and African print dresses are the perfect canvas for playing with color. Don't be afraid to mix and match different hues, or try pairing a bright dress with a neutral shoe or bag. If you're feeling bold, go for a monochromatic look by matching your dress to your accessories.

featured dress: Smocked Dress in "Hibiscus"

Try different silhouettes

Elisamama African Print Dress

African print dresses come in a wide range of silhouettes, from flowy maxi dresses to tailored sheath dresses. Don't be afraid to try something new and experiment with different shapes and styles. A fitted sheath dress can be perfect for a formal event, while a loose maxi dress is great for a casual day out. Or one of our favorite silhouettes that's simply perfect for spring, a fit and flair tea length dress! 

featured dress: Fifi Dress in "Spring Bloom"

Layer up

Elisamama African Print Dress

Spring weather can be unpredictable, so it's always a good idea to have some layers on hand. A denim jacket or a lightweight cardigan can add some extra warmth to a sleeveless dress, while a scarf or shawl can add some extra style. Experiment with different layering options to find the perfect combination for your look. Or, allow the layers to be your added flair of African prints by trying something like our Jacket Dress!

featured dress: Jacket Dress in "Patchwork"

Mix and match with different shoes

Elisamama African Print Dress

Shoes can make or break an outfit, and African print dresses are no exception. Depending on the occasion, try pairing your dress with different types of shoes. For a casual look, try sandals or sneakers, while for a more formal event, opt for heels or flats. Don't be afraid to mix and match different colors and styles, either.

featured dress: Tola Dress

Consider the occasion

Elisamama African Print jumpsuit

As you prepare to rock your African print dress this spring 2023, don't forget to keep the occasion in mind. While a breezy sundress or jumpsuit may be perfect for a laid-back brunch, it may not be the right fit for a formal wedding. Let the event dictate your fashion choices and opt for a dress that matches the level of formality required. Also, consider the weather and location of the event when choosing your dress and accessories. Whether you're headed to a beach party or a fancy gala, the right outfit will help you look and feel your best

featured jumpsuit: Siri Aztec Print Jumpsuit

In conclusion, African print dresses are the perfect way to add some color and personality to your spring wardrobe. By keeping it simple, playing with prints and color, experimenting with different silhouettes, layering up, mixing and matching with different shoes, and considering the occasion, you can create a look that's both stylish and unique. Whether you're heading to a formal event or a casual day out, African print dresses are sure to make a statement.