Kaba is the Ghanaian term used for the top half of the common traditional attire the Kaba and Slit; which comprises of the long wrap skirt called the slit (sleet) and the matching blouse the Kaba. An African equivalent of the Western tailored Top and Skirt.
This customary African fashion dress is a very symbolic outfit in the Ghanaian society as it strongly associated with the ladies especially the older folks. African prints (ntoma) are used for kaba and slit dresses.
The most beautiful yet very expensive garments used for this fashion styles are the Kente and lace (lace kaba).
This beautiful African fashion design is worn for any occasion; church, funeral, work, and engagements. Let’s explore the latest Kaba and slit styles suitable for various ceremonies in Ghana.
Kaba styles for engagement
It’s not surprising that African prints are now dominant in wedding ceremonies. Ghanaians and Nigerians are showcasing the continent’s rich culture with the African print during marriage engagements.
These styles for engagement are a perfect choice for you.
Kente Kaba styles
Kente is a brightly colored cloth consisting of separate strips sewn together, made in Ghana. Ghanaian Kente cloth is known across the world for its lively colors and quality fabric.
Kente is good for a nice Kaba and slit style for outings especially wedding ceremonies. Here in Ghana, Kente Kaba and slit dominates the important events.
Here are pictures of Kente Kaba styles.
Lace kaba styles
Lace Fabric is fine, delicate and woven from a variety of fibers. Lace refers to an open fabric that is created by looping, twisting or knitting threads in a specific pattern.
Generally used in the decoration and trimming of garments, lace fabrics are also available in the yard with two finished edges. Traditionally made by hand, lace fabrics can now be machine produced.
There are also many different types of laces available including, guipure, needle, bobbin, raschel, cutwork, crocheted, knitting, and tatting. Lace styles are prominent in the Fashion industry in Ghana, Nigeria, and Africa as a whole.
African Fashion designers add lace fabric to Kaba styles normally around the chest, neck and arm regions of the dress to add more beauty to it.
Check out these Kaba and slit styles made with lace fabric.
Kaba and slit styles for church
The church is not left out when it comes to this style. Many Christian women in Ghana wear decent Kaba and slit to church, especially on Sundays.
This style is one of the decent styles you can find in the African fashion industry. Because it is designed to cover the whole body. These styles below are enough evidence.
Kaba styles for funeral
Across Africa, funerals and events remembering the dead have become larger and even more numerous over the years. And there’s no doubt that fashion also plays a major role in these events.
Kaba styles are most dominant African fashion styles at any funeral in Ghana. Take a walk to any funeral near you this weekend and you’ll see for yourself.
The women mostly wear the black or red dress with different styles.
Even though the young ones are now opting for other styles over slit and kaba on funerals, it is still going to be around for a very long time.
Here are pictures of Kaba styles for funeral occasions in Ghana.
You can also check out this YouTube video on Kaba and slit styles.