Monochrome Again! Black and White Ankara Print

Vlisco black and white ankara print, Toronto Style blogger, African Fashion

During the last few years blogging, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with some amazing people.  When the wonderful people at Vlisco, one of the world’s largest suppliers for wax prints contacted me with a challenge of styling their monochrome fabric, I was thrilled and jumped at the opportunity. The challenge was welcomed because of my love for wearing black and white. As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m still a color and print person but the classic and polished look of pairing black and white together makes me reach for it often. When most people think African wax fabric or Ankara fabric they often think of vibrant, and bold patterns so this fabric is a bit of a deviation from the norm. Here is how I styled a black and white monochrome patterned fabric and made it work for me.

Vlisco black and white ankara print, Toronto Style blogger, African Fashion

I was tasked with making a 50s inspired piece. You can read the full Vlisco interview here.  With pictures and fabric in hand, I set out to find a good seamstress  here in Toronto. Using a friend’s recommendation, I met Rosemond.  She took my vision and brought it to life within a very short period of time. 

Vlisco black and white ankara print, Toronto Style blogger, African Fashion

Vlisco black and white ankara print, Toronto Style blogger, African Fashion

My inspiration for the outfit was the pencil skirt dress inspired from the 50s. I loved how the pencil skirt dress had a higher waist line, was fitted to the body, had a high neck line, and was generally longer than most modern dresses.  In the end I was very happy with how the dress came out. It also was an amazing experience being involved in the design concept and getting something custom made for me. The dress fits perfectly and I adore the print and fabric quality.

Vlisco black and white ankara print, Toronto Style blogger, African Fashion

I paired the dress with a simple black clutch and a simple black minimal heel with a touch of gold. The dress is perfect for the wedding season and that’s exactly what I’m planning to wear it to.

Vlisco black and white ankara print, Toronto Style blogger, African Fashion

To get additional information about Vlisco and to read my interview with them please click here

If you’re in the Toronto area and are looking for a seamstress, please reach out to me and I can get you in touch with Rosemond.

I hope you enjoyed the post

Until Next time
Sincerely Miss J

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Outfit Information:  Dress (fabric): c/o Vlisco (here)// Clutch: Laura // Heels: Zara (old)

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19 Comments

  1. ifiok akpan April 16, 2016 / 6:50 am

    you look adorable, love the style you created with this print.i have had loads o custom made items done. check out my blog adventuremeetsdesigner.blogspot.co.uk

    • SincerelyMissJ May 4, 2016 / 6:06 pm

      I will be sure to check those out too

  2. Lyosha Varezhkina April 16, 2016 / 3:48 pm

    great dress! very pretty pattern!LyoshaInside and Outside BlogP.S. would you like to follow each other?

    • SincerelyMissJ May 4, 2016 / 6:07 pm

      Thanks Lyosha. Checking out your work

  3. Irreplaceable_fashion April 16, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Beautiful dress and heels:) Amazing girl:)I follow you too #229:)kisses:*

    • SincerelyMissJ May 4, 2016 / 6:07 pm

      🙂

  4. Madeline Asala April 16, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous! I am in love with this lookwww.souljournersstory.com

    • SincerelyMissJ May 4, 2016 / 6:07 pm

      Thanks Madeline

  5. La Mode Exposé April 18, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    Very simple and chic!

    • SincerelyMissJ May 4, 2016 / 6:07 pm

      🙂

  6. Enara Girl April 19, 2016 / 6:18 am

    You look stunning dear! I don't know how to sew. xoxo

    • SincerelyMissJ May 4, 2016 / 6:07 pm

      Not great at sewing either but it helps to know someone who does

  7. Shasha Rshan April 19, 2016 / 1:59 pm

    Wow you are so talented.That dress looks amazing, I love the shoulders especially, well done!www.rshanphonsi.com

    • SincerelyMissJ May 4, 2016 / 6:08 pm

      Thank you Shasha. It was a fun project to work on for sure

    • SincerelyMissJ May 4, 2016 / 5:36 pm

      Thank you Sasha

  8. Dressed2dNines Blog April 19, 2016 / 11:51 pm

    Girl that Ankara dress came out perfect. I love it and I want one! Total slayage!www.dressed2dnines.com

  9. SincerelyMissJ May 4, 2016 / 5:36 pm

    This is the season for African prints 🙂

  10. Mohammad Salauddin December 12, 2017 / 11:50 am

    Looking cute on this african print dress.Looking for quality african fabrics, Please visit our websites fabricsusainc

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