When you’re looking to wear an African dashiki shirt for the first time, make sure that you know the difference between a casual dashiki and its formal alternative. The casual dashiki is worn like a shirt and you can wear any type or style of pant you want with it. With the formal dashiki however, there are matching trousers that make up a dashiki suit, to be worn at formal functions and events.
Here’s a couple of nice ones, although I’m not sure the blue works with the rest of the colors for the one on the right:
African dashiki shirts:
African dashiki shirts pictured:
Left: African Inspired Fashions Traditional Thailand Style Dashiki – Available in Several Color Combinations
Right: African Inspired Fashions King-Sized Traditional Print Unisex Dashiki Top – 5 Sizes up to a 74 Inch Chest – Available in Several Colors
Dashikis are adorned with beautiful, intricate patterns that come in many combinations of colors. The patterns differ from shirt to shirt, but they tend to be geometrical shapes and symbols.This combination of vibrant colors and intricate patterns is what makes these shirts unlike any other. There is often an ornate v-shape decoration bellow the head hole as well.
Love these two, especially the purple one:
African dashiki shirts: African Inspired Fashions Traditional Thailand Style Dashiki – Available in Several Color Combinations, pictured above in white with pink, and purple.
The sleeves are short and the neck opening is wide, making these shirts ideal for summer. These types of shirts are meant to be fairly loose-fitting, and so they should feel very comfortable. Cotton is the fabric usually used. They often have pockets, but not always. Of course, this is not the type of shirt you tuck in. You want to show off the shirt in all its beauty, from top to bottom. Another thing that makes these shirts different is that they are equally suitable for both men and women. Like any other garment, they vary in price depending on quality. It’s not because a shirt is labelled as an African dashiki that it is actually made in Africa. Many are made in India, as are many other garments. If you want an authentic dashiki, you should check the label to make sure it is made in Africa. Finally, make sure to read the washing instructions tag that should come sewn-into the shirt, and follow them, so that your dashiki lasts and keeps its beautiful vibrant colors a long time.