Shweshwe traditional dresses are the most popular African traditional attire designs from South Africa. The current trends for 2022 have been influenced in the previous year and the designs carry over lace, tulle and embelishments that spruce up the dress designs to maintain a hint of the cultural relevance whilst keeping up with modern trends.
Shweshwe is a South African fabric with a bold and bright design, which has been featured in fashion runways for the past couple of seasons. It's an impressive textile made from cotton, with inbuilt patterns that have a geometric quality about them.
The popular traditional clothing prints were originally worn by women in the KwaZulu-Natal and Free State provinces of South Africa. It is a brightly colored, printed fabric that can be used to make dresses or skirts. The vibrant colors were inspired by European prints and created with natural dyes made from nuts, bark, leaves and flowers.
Shweshwe is a very comfortable fabric that can be worn both in summer and winter and these dresses are not just for special occasions but also for casual wear. These clothes are designed with different styles and patterns and they are worn by both young and old people. Shweshwe dresses have been around for a very long time. In fact, some people believe that the shweshwe fabric was invented during the 18th century by Afrikaner women who were married to Dutch officers. It is believed that they created this dress out of the cloth they were given by their husbands.