Short African Dresses

Short African dresses are dresses that are commonly worn by women in Africa and are usually knee-length or shorter. They come in different styles, colors, and designs, and are often made from colorful African fabrics such as Ankara, Kente, Dashiki, and others.

Some common styles of short African dresses include shift dresses, bodycon dresses, fit-and-flare dresses, A-line dresses, and wrap dresses. They may feature various necklines, including V-neck, round neck, boat neck, and off-the-shoulder.

Short African dresses are often embellished with intricate embroidery, beading, or appliques, and may also feature bold patterns and prints that are unique to African fashion. Dress them up or down, depending on the occasion, and are popular for both casual and formal events.

short african dresses
Loud and Proud

Stylish Short African Dresses

Below you’ll find pictures of a wide array of different short African dresses. Let us know in the comments which is your favourite.

short xhosa traditional dresses
Short Xhosa Dress

Below you can see an example of a short pedi dress in maroon.

maroon pedi dress
Maroon Pedi Dress

The yellow Sepedi short African dress is great for any summer event, be it formal or more casual.

yellow sepedi traditional dresses
Yellow Sepedi Short African Dress

You can’t go wrong a classic shwshwe dress.

blue shweshwe dress
Blue Shweshwe

How fabulous does this young lady look in this little blue shweshwe dress.

shweshwe traditional dresses
Short Blue Shweshwe Dress

Below you’ll find another beautiful Shweshwe dress, this time in a flared style.

blue and white shweshwe dress
Flared Shweshwe Dress

In Tswana culture, short African dresses are rather popular. Below you find a turquoise example.

tswana turquoise summer dress
Tswana Short African Dresses

Below you’ll find an example of a short Ankara dress. This one has been tailored to fit the women perfectly.

two tone short dress
Colourful Ankara Dress

A short with a cornucopia of vibrant colours in Ankara style.

cool short ankara dresses
Bespoke Short Dress

If you have a flair for bold, funky designs, then the dress below will be sure to tickle your fancy.

tiled short dress
Super Funky

This beautiful short midnight blue dress looks great at the more formal occasions.

Midnight blue short african dresses
Midnight Blue

Why not true something a little avant-garde like this long sleeve Ankara dress.

Evening Dress
Long Sleeve Green

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