There are numerous styles for Ankara fabrics already in existence in the African fashion scene for children. This is due to its uniqueness and affordability, one doesn’t have to spend heavily in making an amazing style for their kid/s. Here, we have chosen some of the latest stunning styles to make your kids look gorgeous this year. Some of these styles can go with other accessories like shoes, sandals, jewelry, handbags, etc.
Ankara Styles For the Girl Child
Let’s get to know some of the amazing Ankara styles for children designed for girls in particular.
1. Ankara Skirt With High Flare and Pleatings
This Ankara style is on a special class that looks like formal wear. The skirts can be of varied designs that range from straight to circular, long to short, plain-colored or flower-laced, and many more. This admirable style is designed in such a way that it has a well-flared skirt with large pleatings or folds bound to the waistband. The skirt is then held in place by a waist belt made from the Ankara fabric. The length of the pleated skirt runs from the waist to the knee.
In addition to that, the top could be of any color to match. It could be a round-neck short-sleeve fitted shirt, turtle-neck long-sleeve fitted shirt, long sleeve collar shirt, or any other top that matches in combination.
This style is appropriate as a nice church outfit, it is also a perfect style for a birthday party, end-of-the-year party, and get-together. In addition, the style is perfect for girl children and early teenagers. A nice shoe to match keeps the outfit perfect. Also, earrings and handbags can be used with this apparel.
2. High Flare Full Gown
This is another unique style of the royal class. It depicts the typical African fashion with a full option of imperial touch. This style is a short-sleeve, body-fitted gown from the shoulder to the waist, and firmly joined to a high flare and pleated base that covers the entire lower part of the body. A headband that matches the color of the Ankara fabric is not a bad idea, as it makes for a perfect combination.
The accessories that match the style are handbags and jewelry. The ballooned skirt makes way for free movement and comfortability for the kid. The style is good for little kids who are already walking but it has also gained a large audience among teenagers, it is also one of the most famous Ankara styles for children.
3. Above Knee Sleeveless Gown
This is another Ankara style that brings out the beauty in a girl child. As there are many Akara styles for children, some designs among them are simple and special in their making, and one of them is this adorable style, so simple and classic.
The dress is body-fitting from waist to the shoulder with no sleeves, the top then joins the lower part of the dress, which ends a little above the knees. The adjoining skirt is loose and puffy, which makes movement easy and makes for comfortable wear.
The style is purely made from Ankara fabric and gives the body shape a perfect look to behold. The simple and classic style is suitable for outings such as birthday parties. It can also be rocked at school parties. The dress is good for young girls and can be rocked by young teenagers in their early teens. It also flows with nice shoes to match and light jewelry.
4. Ankara Skirt with Long Sleeve Shirt
Here comes another fabulous style that explains what simplicity and class in their entirety could mean. The design expresses a young girl’s beauty in a kind of formal way. The skirt is made of Ankara fabric, it is free and puffy with slight pleats. The skirt runs in length from the waist to the knee, with side pockets and a high flare. It is then rocked with a long sleeve, collar shirt, with the shirt tucked into the skirt.
The loose end of the skirt enhances comfortability. The style is suitable for girls of different categories, it is a style that can be rocked by young teenagers as well. The style is perfect for church programs, birthday parties, get-together parties, and school parties, it goes well with handbags, shoes, and jewelry. The top that goes with the Ankara skirt could be a jean shirt or a shirt of pure cotton fabric.
5. Cocktail Long Skirt
This Ankara style is yet another gorgeous dress with a difference. It expresses a royal class of fashion that befits a queen. Just like the name suggests, the tip end of the dress is twisted out to form a spiral tail end, just like the tail of a male turkey. It is a long Ankara skirt that covers from the upper part of the body under the armpit down to the toes. A body-fitting outfit, it also goes with headgear that is made with the Ankara fabric.
It is best suited for a girl child who can walk independently, as it is not that free. It is perfect for kids and teenagers and can be worn to special occasions such as cocktail parties, school parties, and birthday parties. It can be rocked with jewelry, handbags, and shoes to match.
6. Ankara Native Top and Wrapper With Headgear
A magnificent native dress that tells the uniqueness of the African fashion sense that has been in existence for ages, the wrapper’s length runs from the waist down past the knees. A top with the wrapper wrapping around it is worn with the outfit, topped with headgear to match.
It can be worn by young girls who can walk independently and teenage girls. The style can be rocked at various occasions such as birthday parties, school parties, church events, wedding events, local parties, and more. Shoes, handbags, necklaces, and bangles make a perfect outfit with the style.
7. Ankara Armless Blouse Style
This style is simple and casual, it is an armless blouse virtually equivalent to a shirt. It has all tip ends taped round with a lace fabric, and it is loose and free in the body. It goes with jeans trousers or trousers made from other fabrics. This is worn by little girls and even teenagers. It is perfect for church gatherings and can be worn to minor events.
8. Simple Ankara Gown with Ballroom Flare
This style also expresses simplicity with a touch of royalty. The upper body is fitted to the waist and made with Ankara while the lower body is made with either sheer net material or organza, loose and expanded. This dress is suitable for young and teenage girls. It is also good for church events, local events, and birthday parties.
9. Sleeveless Uneven Ankara Style with Tail
This is a gown that has full length running to the toe at the posterior end and length up to the knee area at the anterior end. It is a simple and classic design, which is fitted at the top and loose at the lower part of the body, from the waist downwards. It is also sleeveless.
This dress is suitable for little girls and teenagers. It is also free in the body for comfortability and the dress is suitable for church events, birthday events, end-of-the-year events, and so on.
10. Above Knee Long Sleeve Layer Ankara Gown
The gown is a modest style and has class as well. It is a long-sleeve gown with a length that runs to a level above the knee. At the neck region to the upper part of the chest area, it has another overlapping flap. It is body-fitted at the upper body to the waist region and loosens up from the waist to its tip end. It is perfect for all categories of little girls and teenagers. It is good for an informal outing.
11. Ankara Short Sleeve, Long Gown
This long gown covers from top downward. It is a simple and classy dress. The dress has its arms loose and another layer around the neck region to the upper part of the chest area. The layer is finely pleated and the dress is loose from the top downwards. It is suitable for young girls and also proper for occasions such as church events, birthday parties and many more.
12. Puffy Shoulder Ankara Gown
This is a gorgeous and classy dress that makes for good occasion wear. It is made up of several colors, both plain and multi-color. The dress has its upper body fitting with a puffy shoulder that tights at the tip end of the sleeve. The lower part of the dress is loose and expands out, running to the knee level. At the lower end of the dress are three overlapping layers of different colors.
This dress is perfect for different occasions, such as birthday parties, school parties, get-together parties, and many more. It is rocked by girls and teenagers, and the fact that it is free in the body makes it a perfect and admirable style.
13. Simple Sleeveless Gown with Bow-Tie Attachment
Simple as it is, the classy nature of this dress can never be overemphasized. It is a gown with a length that runs to the knee level. The dress is loose from the upper part of the body down to the knee level with flare and large pleatings. This dress comes without sleeves and has a big bow attached to the chest region. This is suitable for little girls and can be worn to local events and gatherings that are informal.
14. Ankara Long Skirt and Top
This is another gorgeous dress that speaks volumes. It is an Ankara skirt that runs from the waist down to the toe. It has a waistband, and the skirt is puffy and well pleated. The top is made of another fabric, a sleeveless, short sleeve, or long sleeve top that is tucked into the Ankara skirt.
The skirt is free and for comfortable movement and it is suitable for a girl child who can walk independently. This is perfect for occasions such as birthday parties, church events, festive parties, end-of-the-year parties, and get-together parties.
15. Ankara Long Top and Trouser
Talking of western-style blended with African fashion sense, this presents it all. It is simple, classy, and relaxed. It is entirely made of Ankara fabric, with a gown that runs to the knee level. The dress is a V-neck and sleeveless style, with an upper-body fitting to the abdominal level. The remaining part of the top downward is well pleated and flared while the trouser is straight and fitted too. The dress is a definition of comfort, as it is free on the body.
This dress is adequate for a girl child from a year-old to a teenage level. It is also perfect for events such as get-together parties, birthday parties, wedding anniversary events, church events, school end-of-the-year party and more. A nice handbag with jewelry and shoe to match is not a bad idea.
16. Open-Neck, Sleeveless Ankara Gown
This is one of the most favorable styles made for little girls. It is a gown with a length up to the knee level and the neck is open. The dress is also sleeveless with a flap of silk fabric attached to its left shoulder.
It is body-fitted to the abdominal level, then has its lower part from the abdominal to the knee level loose and expanded, creating a comfortable feel. This lower part is also well-pleated. The style is ideal for girls of varied categories. It is also good for events such as local gatherings and informal events such as religious gatherings, with a nice pair of shoes to complement.
17. Ankara V-Neck, Underlapped-Flap Gown
This is an armless gown with an open V-neck. The upper body is fitted up to the abdominal level and the lower part is expanded out and pleated with an underlapped flap that protrudes from under the outer layer. The Ankara top goes with any leggings of elastic fabric which match the color of the Ankara fabric. The dress is great for young girls and teenagers. It is also great for informal events and outings.
18. Closed-Neck, Sleeveless Ankara Gown with Overlaps
Here comes another definition of simplicity. This dress comes in Ankara and silk fabrics. It is an overlap of three colors. Your combination of colors will depend on the colors of the Ankara fabric.
The dress is a sleeveless and close-necked apparel, with the upper body made of plain silk fabric that runs to the abdominal level, it is then joined to a layer of loose Ankara fabric. Another layer of the fabric underlaps and protrudes downward to a little below the knee level, and a final layer of silk underlaps downward, which is of another color. The style is perfect for all categories of girls, and suitable for events such as school parties, church programs, and local gatherings.
19. Ankara Skirt with Lace Top
The Ankara skirt and lace top attire is a great combination that spurs the interest of seekers of Ankara styles for children anytime. It is no doubt a simple but classy design that perfectly fits all categories of female children from an early age to their teens.
It is made of an Ankara skirt with a waistband. The length of the skirt runs from the waist level down to the knee level, and it expands out from the waist, forming a sort of conical shape. It also has an underlapped linen net fabric that matches the color of the blouse. The blouse is a sleeveless, open round-neck, which is tucked into the Ankara Skirt. This dress is good for all categories of girls and can be worn to birthday parties, church services, get-together parties, and local events.
20. Sleeveless V-neck Ankara Style
Simple and definitive describes this admirable style, made solely from one Ankara fabric. The apparel is a sleeveless and open neck style, with a fitted body at the upper part and expands out at the lower part of the body. It is also well pleated.
The style is free on the body and enhances comfortability. It is suitable for girls of all categories and teenagers. It is also great for occasions such as get-together parties, local events, and more.
Formal Ankara Styles For Boys
Over the years, some of the Ankara styles for children have been designed particularly for boys, and these designs are so outstanding that we cannot help but talk about them. Below are some of these unique designs
21. Ankara Waistcoat
This is one of the most unique Ankara styles for children that makes formal wear for baby boys between one to five years. The waistcoat is short and made with Ankara fabric, coupled with a knee trouser made from Ankara as well. It is perfect for occasions such as birthday parties, religious events, get-together parties, public functions, and many more social events. This is great for comfort and flows with a good pair of shoes.
22. Ankara Full Blazer
This blazer is hot and classy, it is made entirely from Ankara material. The long trouser is straight and plain. The Ankara full blazer is a choice among older and young boys. It is also perfect for social events like religious programs, end-of-the-year parties, wedding events, and others.
23. Short Sleeve Ankara Top Design
This is another interesting style that comes with its befitting nature. The top is styled out from Ankara fabric. It has a length that runs halfway to the knee level from the shoulder. The top is a short sleeve and the sleeves are of plain color and different fabric, while the trouser is a long one and same plain color like the sleeves.
It is also good to note that this dress can be rocked by baby boys and teenagers, it is also free on the body and comfortable. The style is the perfect apparel for various outings and events such as religious gatherings, birthday parties, and other social events.
24. Ankara Blazer with Plain Collar
Call this a formal dress, you are not far from the truth as this is designed for official engagements. The blazer is made with an Ankara fabric, with its collar made from a plain cotton fabric. The long trousers are also made from plain cotton. It is rocked by boys, teenagers, and even men. It is suitable for any official outing and social engagement such as get-together parties, cocktail parties, weddings, church events, and more.
Native Ankara Styles For Baby Boys
Rocking our native styles is one of those things that give us pride as Africans. Our baby boys should not be left out in rocking these styles. Here are some of the styles we’ve chosen for them.
25. Sleeveless Native Style
The top is loose and free, it is armless, and with a length that runs from the shoulder to a point halfway to the knee. The trousers are long and straight. It is a style that is commonly rocked by young boys and men and is perfect for social functions such as weddings, birthday parties, religious programs, and other social events.
26. Ankara Long Sleeve Native Style
This style is a free top with a closed neck. It is popular among men and young boys as well, it also looks good on baby boys. The top has long sleeves, and the length runs from the shoulder to the knee level. It is suitable for occasions such as weddings, religious events, get-together parties, and many more social events.
Ankara Jumpsuit For Baby Girls
For lovers of jumpsuits who are skeptical about how befitting it would be if tried with Ankara, here are some of the Ankara jumpsuit styles to try.
27. Sleeveless Ankara Jumpsuit
This is the way to go if you are a lover of jumpsuits and would like to try it out on a native fabric. This style is admirably gorgeous and entirely made from an Ankara fabric. The upper part is fitted to the body and is armless, with the neck closed up. It has a zip at the back, and it is puffy at the abdominal level down to the tip end of the quartered trousers which has an elastic band that tights with the leg. Finally, it is combined with a small headgear that is prepared in style with the Ankara fabric. This dress is suitable for girls and teenagers, it is also good for events such as get-together parties, birthday parties and many more.
28. V-neck Ankara Jumpsuit
The jumpsuit is purely made from Ankara and it has an open V-neck top. It has two side pockets, the upper body is well-fitted, while the lower body is puffy, with an elastic band at the tip ends of the puffy trouser. It is suitable for young girls and teenagers. It is also great for local events, social gatherings, and others.
29. Short Trousers Ankara Jumpsuit
This Ankara jumpsuit is great for baby girls, young girls, and even teenagers. It is well-fitted with short trousers. The apparel is suitable for general outings and local gatherings.
30. Body-fitted Jumpsuit with High Flare
This is another stunning dress with an appealing outlook. The dress has short sleeves and the trouser covers to the ankle. From the knee downward, it has a high flare and pleating. This attire is comfortable to wear, and it goes perfectly with earrings. It also matches with a decent palm sandal or slip-on. The jumpsuit can make a perfect day for ordinary and church services.
Mummy and Me Ankara Combo
Here are some stunning Ankara styles for the mother and daughter to rock together.
31. Off Shoulder Ankara Gown
This is one of the Ankara styles for children that has a Ghanian theme to it. The style is made purely from Ankara cloth, and it has its length running down, terminating at the knee level. It is flared all the way down and has off-shoulder sleeves. The two-arm wings have short and loose flared flaps.
A style combo perfect for mother and daughter, it is also suitable for some general outings, social events, and public gatherings.
32. Ankara Skirt and Blouse
The style is simple and unique, a type that can be rocked by mother and daughter for events such as religious gatherings, end-of-the-year parties, birthday events, and many more. The skirt is made of Ankara stuff, which is well-fitted and runs from the waist to a little below the knee level. It is straight from the top but has another joining towards the tip end which is loose and extends outwards. The top could be any shirt, long sleeve with color to match, and tucked into the skirt.
33. Long Ankara Skirt and Short-sleeve Blouse
The skirt is made completely from Ankara fabric, it is a full skirt that has its length running from the waist to the ankle, and it is finely pleated. The top could be of other materials, plain and short sleeves, it is also tucked into the skirt.
This style is very comfortable to rock anytime, as it is loose. You wouldn’t want to miss rocking this style in events like birthday parties, religious gatherings, end-of-the-year parties, other school parties, and many more.
34. Ankara Blouse and Trousers
Blazing in this together with your daughter in an event will never be a bad idea, as it comes with uniqueness and class. The blouse and trousers are made from Ankara fabric with the sleeves made with plain material. The length of the blouse runs down and terminates at the hip level. It is body fitting from the upper body to the abdominal level, then adjoined to another layer that is loose and extended outward.
The trouser is a three-quarter length, straight and fitted, the outfit isn’t complete without a headscarf which is also made from the fabric. It is suitable for wedding parties, end-of-the-year parties, cocktail parties, and other social events.
35. Knee Gown with High Flare Short Sleeves
Another mother and daughter combination you can’t. It is simple and classic. The dress is loose from up to down and the length of the gown terminates at the knee level. It has short sleeves that are well-flared. The dress is best worn with nice shoes to match and catchy earrings. It is suitable for occasions such as end-of-the-year parties, wedding anniversaries, birthday parties, and get-together parties.
Daddy and Me Ankara Combo
36. Long Sleeve Top and Trouser
The simplicity of this style says it all. Both the top and trousers are made from Ankara stuff. The top is body-fitting and the trouser is straight. This is perfect for the father and son combination. The dress can be a perfect selection for important social events such as weddings, religious programs, birthday parties, school parties, and many more.
37. Ankara Trouser with Shirt
The style is a great one to try out, as it makes a perfect combination for father and son. The Ankara trousers are straight and fitted, and the shirt is tucked into the trousers. This can be a perfect choice for special events and public functions like get together, cocktail parties, church events, end-of-the-year parties, and others.
38. Long Sleeve Top with Embroidery
This style has its uniqueness and it’s a considerable combination to try out for father and son. With a long-sleeve top, which is fitted and embroidered with fine color combinations of silk threads in the chest, coupled with a straight trouser, this could be the outstanding apparel you’ve been looking for. It makes for the perfect wear for social events such as weddings, birthday parties, get-together parties, and more, little wonder it is one of the best Ankara styles for children that never goes out of fashion.
Children Ankara Native Styles
These are some of the native styles for both boys and girls.
39. Dansiki Regalia
This is a full Dansiki regalia. It is a perfect dress for social events like birthday ceremonies, wedding ceremonies, get-together parties, church events, and other public functions. The top is loose and free, with straight, long trousers.
40. Sleeveless, Long and Pleated Gown with Head Tie
As one of the best Ankara styles for children, the simplicity of this dress stands it out. It is purely made of Ankara fabric with a high flare at the lower part that comes with pleatings. It goes well with nice shoes to match and a neck chain with small earrings won’t be a bad idea. It can be worn for events like birthday parties, religious programs, and get-together parties.
Summary List of Ankara Styles For Children This Year
- Ankara Skirt with high Flare and Pleatings
- High Flare Full Gown
- Above Knee Sleeveless Gown
- Ankara Skirt with Long Sleeve Shirt
- Cocktail Long Skirt
- Ankara Native Top and Wrapper With Headgear
- Ankara Armless Blouse Style
- Simple Ankara Gown with Waist Now
- Sleeveless Uneven Ankara Style
- Above Knee Long Sleeve Layer Ankara Gown
- Ankara Short Sleeve, Long Gown
- Puffy Shoulder Ankara Gown
- Simple Sleeveless Gown with Bow-Tie attachment
- Ankara Long Skirt and Top
- Ankara Gown and Trouser
- Open-Neck, Sleeveless Ankara Gown
- Ankara V-Neck, Underlapped-Flap Gown
- Closed-Neck, Sleeveless Ankara Gown with Overlaps.
- Ankara Skirt with Lace Top
- Sleeveless, V-neck Ankara Style
- Ankara Waistcoat
- Ankara Full Blazer
- Short Sleeve Ankara Top design
- Ankara Blazer with plain collar.
- Sleeveless Native Style
- Ankara Long Sleeve Native Style
- Sleeveless Ankara Jumpsuit
- V-neck Ankara Jumpsuit
- Short Trousers Ankara Jumpsuit
- Body fitted Jumpsuit with High Flare
- Off Shoulder Ankara Gown
- Ankara Skirt and Blouse
- Long Ankara Skirt and Short-Sleeve Blouse
- Ankara Blouse and Trousers
- Knee Gown with High Flare Short Sleeves
- Long Sleeve Top and Trouser
- Ankara Trouser with Shirt
- Long Sleeve Top with Embroidery
- Dansiki Regalia
- Sleeveless, long and Pleated Gown with Head Tie