Dress the Part featuring the Afro

I don’t know about you, but nothing makes me feel girlier than when I’m wearing a dress. And if my hair isn’t done, my outfit isn’t complete. Yet I’ve met many women who love their fros but get stuck in the mentality of putting their natural hair away for certain occasions or locations. Who says you can’t rock your fro to work or to a wedding? If you ask me, afros go with all looks no matter the occasion.

Whether you have a kinky TWA, a mid-height fro or a bigger cascading one, dresses go with every afro. Don’t believe me? Have a look at five of my fave dresses and looks from trendy online store Superbalist and how fab the models look rocking all kinds of fros. Call this post a celebration of the dress… and the afro of course.

Bold colours like a fiery orange always pop so beautifully on brown skin and complements the freedom of an afro. Dress a simple, coloured frock up with wedge heels or rock it more casual cool with gorge flat sandals for an every day look.


I LOVE me a print dress! And I can find any occassion where it’s suitable. For office-friendly styles, a gorge print in neutral colours works wonders. This one can be perfectly paired with a fitted blazer and power heels.


Not sure where the day will take you? Rock this cute dress to a music festival or impromptu picnic. Team it up with some flats or my current faves – sneakers and a versatile cross body bag to be ready for anything.


How sexy is a blown out fro? On its own, it’s a winner but add a short dress and a bold red lip and you’ve got one hot combo. Keep accessories like earrings to a minimum and let your fro do the talking.

Then there’s the ultimate dress up occasion – the wedding. You’ve been waiting for all year for this event but a structured updo isn’t really your thing and your twist out turned out awesome. Why not let your fro go and pair it up with a glam, chic dress and killer heels.

What’s your fave afro look?

*This post was sponsored by Superbalist.



  1. March 23, 2016 / 6:06 am

    definitely look number 3. very laid back and simple just the way i like it. I actually mustered the courage to wear my free fro the other day and boy was it exhilarating. And the shrinkage wasn't as bad as i has anticipated

    Mvumikazi ~ Urban Mnguni ~

  2. Anonymous
    March 18, 2016 / 4:25 am

    What a fun post! I was one of those girls who have always thought my natural wouldnt work for a wedding or office, I think you have change my mind 🙂

  3. March 16, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    Love all five of those dresses! You have a wonderful fashion sense! Looks fabulous

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