Long floral chiffon ‘iro’ and ‘buba’ with red strappy heels & chandelier earrings: Traditional ‘Oleku’ wrap style

‘Iro’ and ‘buba’ also known as ‘oleku’ has been the go to fashion style for formal and special events such as weddings or birthdays. This traditional fashion wear has now made it mark in the fashion world as it has also been spotted on celebrities like Kelly Rowland and Angela Simmon. 

Sarah looks fabulous in this long floral chiffon ‘iro’ and ‘buba’ which she paired with red barely there strappy heels, and chandelier earrings for a polished look. 

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‘Iro’ and ‘buba’ suit most body shapes, types, sizes, young and old women. ‘Iro’ which means a wrapper skirt can be long or a short skirt style while the ‘buba’ which means the top/blouse can be longsleeved, v-neck, scallop neck, round neck or off the shoulder top style. When it comes to this traditional wear style you can mix and match prints, fabrics and colours for an edge look. Click here, here and here to see different ways you could style a short, long and midi length ‘iro’ and ‘buba’ oleku style.

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Kelly Rowland wore her leopard print ‘oleku’ twist dress with a pair of nude heels. Angela Simmon wore a yellow and blue ‘iro’ and ‘buba’ twist style with a pair of nude stilettos, earrings and sunglasses. 

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 Floral iro and buba from Sarah Ari

Do let us know if you will be wearing an ‘iro’ and ‘buba’ fashion style this season.

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