Creole Brides 101: Redefining Sierra Leonean Bridal Fashion
As inter-tribal marriages continue to rise, brides-to-be, please be advised to get your Creole print etiquette right. It is uniquely special, and if you accessorise with reconditioned carpet slippers you are a Queen!
“'Print, no less, is the way to go for your traditional wedding outfit.Pay close attention to how the tartan print on the bride's 'henkicha' headscarf complements that of her dress..”
In Sierra Leone we don't have traditional wedding we have engagement / gage (for the Creoles, Oku & Aku tribes )... we have 'contri marrade' or ' put kola' (for the upline folks). :)
Creole Bridal Outfit
“Be original, show off your style, and tell your story.”
As seen on this gorgeous Sierra Leonean couple, 'print'..no less, is the way to go for your traditional wedding outfit.Pay close attention to how the tartan print on the bride's 'henkicha' headscarf complements that of her dress.
Pay close attention to how Sierra Leonean beauty Zainab Sheriff plays around with her floral pink print dress and purple tartan print "henkicha'( head scraf)
In #SierraLeone we don't have gele we have 'henkicha' otherwise known as 'ade tie' and we will be exploring the various ways it's worn .This print outfit is typically worn by Creole couples.
Fun fact : 'Sierra Leonean #Creoles are descendants of freed #AfricanAmerican , #WestIndian and liberated African slaves who settled in the western area between 1787 and 1885.'
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