Interestingly, lace is one of those fabrics that don’t look like it’s going to get old anytime soon. It is therefore, not surprising that it’s never absent in every Nigerian woman’s wardrobe. French lace styles are mostly used for wedding gowns and lingerie; however, Aso Ebi lovers have found a rather creative way to transform this sensuous fabric into fashionable clothes.
Aso Ebi can be said to be one of our favourite things about Nigerian weddings. It’s so exclusive to the Nigerian culture that it is one of the most prominent ways to recognise a Nigerian wedding anywhere in the world. French lace can be sewn only or combined with other materials and embroidery: whichever way you decide to sew it, you’re sure to achieve a stunning and chic look. You bet!
Why Nigerian women choose laces
Being one of the most famous fashion fabrics in Nigeria, French lace lovers enjoy numerous perks; the most popular is that there are no other fabrics that would look as sensual, trendy, and feminine as lace material. Nigerian women prefer lace fabrics for their native styles because of its durability, and its ability to retain its original colour and texture for a long time. Compared to many other fabrics, lace always holds its shape and colour very well.
French lace blouse and wrapper styles
French lace blouse and wrapper styles are just fantastic and gorgeous! In fact, they are loved by many Nigerian ladies because of their attractiveness and variety. It’s suitable for all occasions and seasons. What’s more, you can glam up your attire with charming accessories to achieve a sparkling look.
Nigerian French lace styles
French lace Aso Ebi styles can perfectly meet various tastes and fit different body sizes. Whether you are slim or plus size, short or tall, you will definitely find a type that will suit you.
You just need to choose the style that will highlight the best features of your body and cover your flaws. You can opt for the popular blouse and wrapper (Iro and Buba), six pieces dress, blouse and six pieces skirt, floor-length straight dress, long dress with a small train etc. As for the sleeves, you have an array of styles to choose from. Your gown may have long lace sleeves, three-quarter length sleeves, short sleeves or no sleeves at all. If you’ve got a perfect shoulder line you want to flaunt, you can even sew off-shoulder lace gown or the one shoulder kind.
Also, French lace has its own specific look. For example, it can be in the form of embroidered net with many stones included in it. Some could be a bit tough while the others could be made from tender satin. In any case, French lace would always have a brilliant look from the distance.
If you aren’t someone to shy away from attention, then, Aso Ebi French lace style is the perfect style. Remember that there are lots of variants and models to choose from. Keep in mind that lace is not one of the easiest materials to sew. Therefore, the beauty of your outfit depends on your financial capability and the skills of the person sewing.
How to care for your lace fabric
Due to the open weave, lace fabric is delicate and should be treated with care. Most items made from lace should be hand washed using cool water and a mild detergent. Avoid vigorous scrubbing to avoid compromising the fibres. Rinse well and do not wring to remove water, gently squeeze.
Hand washing is the most gentle and recommended method for cleaning; however, if you choose to use a washing machine, place the lace item in a mesh lingerie bag and use the gentle cycle.
Whether hand or machine washing, button all buttons and close zippers completely to avoid snags that can tear the lace netting. Air drying lace is recommended to avoid snagging in the dryer. Hang lightweight items on padded hangers and dry heavy items flat to avoid stretching and even tears from the weight of wet fabric.
Delicate pieces may need to be reshaped during drying. If you do tumble dry, choose low heat and dry only with other clothes that have no buttons or zippers.
If ironing is needed, place a thick white towel over the ironing board and use a press cloth between the iron and the lace.
This will prevent crushing the details of the lace and prevent snags by the iron tip that can rip or tear.
Pictures of Latest Nigerian French Lace Styles