It’s about that time of the year when you wake up at 4am in the morning and the bright ray of sunshine is streaming through your curtains and literarily blinding you, and that time when the sun sets at 11 pm. It’s always a beautiful sight to behold, the bright orange and burnt orange colours that adorns the beautiful summer skies at sunset. My

Believe me, I live for the summer days, but the challenge is one get to have shorter nights and longer days so it just feels like one never gets enough sleep at night times in the summer.

Well, so it’s that time when the pretty dresses get to come out too. because they are so comfortable,loose and really easy to throw on on busy days which really is what summer is all about.

Dresses are really a perfect summer essential, can easily be dressed up or dressed down depending on the occasion.

Today, I am wearing this super fabulous Ankara maxi dress made in Nigeria . I am someone who patronises, promotes and supports local and small businesses just because everything big once started out small. Don’t get me wrong, I love big brands, but there has to be room for the little ones to grow too and besides, it’s a good way to build the economy.


I made a sketch of the style myself, sent the picture back and had it made in Nigeria and I absolutely love it. It is simple but dressy all the same.


The fullness to the skirt area, allows for great movement, the bodice section, the low cut neckline is lovely and very flattering. I had to use a belt to accentuate and bring attention to my waist area. Added a few jewelleries to give a boho or Africanised look, added a head wrap in the form of a turban to further dress up this maxi dress and finished off with a pair of tribal looking sandals and this vintage Jane Eyre Wooden handled clutch to complete the look.

I am proud of my Made in Nigerian products, I certainly will keep supporting and promoting as many small businesses as I can because there is no greatness without a small beginning.

Keep shining, no matter your situation, never loose hope. Because, Jesus won the battle for you.
Thanks for stopping by. Xxx Juliana

14 thoughts on “Ankara Maxi Dress”

    1. Hi Chioma, thank you so much for your beautiful comment. I love maxi dresses too but I love that this one is longer and sweeping the floor a bit which is what I have thoroughly missed in other maxi dresses that I have purchased.

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