Can you tell I'm ready to fly my way into 2018 with this angel sleeve ankara dress from Fhibbs Signature. How are you all doing?

I don't know about you but when I think ankara, two things come to mind. And that is, beautiful African prints from the motherland and unfaithful tailors, sadly. I'm pretty sure we've all had our fair share of experiences at the hands of unfaithful Nigerian tailors. Today, however, is not going to be one of those days where I rant about them or even share such tales.
And this is because I've found a way out. I'm rocking a beautiful ankara dress which I got without going through the usual hassle. Honestly, this is one of the best Ankara pieces I've rocked right from the finishing to the fit. There were no stray threads, everything was nicely weaved and sewn it. I love the added layer which made the fit perfect, a little too perfect though since I have gained weight. The fabric is excellent quality too but I'll definitely let you know if it fades, I highly doubt that it would though. The dress is beautiful in its simplicity and I couldn't be happier. It's mom approved too which is always a plus for me.

The fact that it looks this good and was just so easy is the best part of everything. 
The best way to rock beautiful ankara pieces without going through the usual process is to opt for ready to wear pieces and Fhibbs Singature has got you in this. This dress is proudly made in Nigeria from Lagos state and it cost 12,000 excluding shipping, which I feel is reasonable especially since it includes the cost of the fabric. I'm wearing a size 10 as well.  
Photography by Blessing Audu

They also offer bespoke tailoring, fabrics for sale and you can customize designs to available fabrics too. You can send them a DM on Instagram if you'd like to order. This I believe will give you a chance to check out some of their cool designs too. The best part is they ship worldwide so all my international readers you can get in on this too. Oh and Tell her I sent you.

Dress: Fhibbs Signature || Shoes: Zalora Thailand

This post is sponsored by Fhibbs Signature, however, all opinions are mine.

Any Nigerian horror stories you'd like to share? Where would you rock this dress to? How would you style it differently?

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  1. Not sure why I can't log in to comment but I am in love with the dress!
    Oh, Sarah... you are stunning xx

  2. @lifestyleoforeoluwa, wonder what's wrong, I do hope it's not a general thing. Thanks girl.

  3. Wow Sarah, this dress is so beautiful. The colour of the fabric, the cut and the finishing, everything's amazing. And you look so good, you're glowing.

    Speaking of Nigerian tailors, one time my mum's tailor at the time didn't make our clothes on time and the event was the following day.It was already evening so we had to stay in her shop with her as she finished the clothes. Her shop is in the market and we ended up getting locked in as it was late/ After everything, when we were able to get out, somebody parked in front of our car and so we were stuck for a while. Looking back now it's funny but it really wasn't funny that day lol. xx

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  4. This brand finished work on this dress! It's so pretty. Love how it looks on you. Lovely post! More sponsored posts by God's grace!

  5. The bit about Nigerian Tailors has me rolling on the floor. This dress is so neatly tailored. Like wow. I've not had many tailor horror stories TBH,i am very faithful to my tailors, I had one for almost five years, then one for two years. Since relocating to Port Harcourt I've really cut down on Ankara pieces because I cannot come and cry but I found this guy last year and he is goooood.
    Absolutely love this post, dunno what it is about the simple structure that has rereading and smiling.

  6. This dress is so cute on you. Reminds me of festivals... so colorful! What I’ve gone through in the hands of tailors is enough to write a novel. We move regardless

  7. Such a fabulous dress and great combination with these shoes! You look beautiful!:)


  8. Wow! Amazing photos, love your dress :)
    Have a good day!

  9. I'm a big fan of ankara on pretty much everything and this is one of the most beautiful - well made, well cut, great fabric and it seems like the finishing is great too - outfits in ankara I've seen made in Nigeria/ by a Nigerian.. I have a few Nigerian tailors but mostly get outfits done in Cote d'Ivoire or by Ovorians because I truly believe they're the best in the game on the continent (they're just incredibly creative and professional!) ||

  10. I love, love, love this dress! The color and the pattern is so vibrant and cheerful! Definitely checking out the brand!

  11. Pretty and neatly sewn.
    I love how modest and chic it looks on you.

  12. The dress is so pretty and you look gorgeous! Love your choice of shoes as well. Perfect match!


  13. Such a lovely dress, it is like the shoes were made for it!

  14. I love this outfit so much love

  15. Wow..This is an absolutely stunning dress..I love it!

  16. This Ankara dress is everything perfect and I love how you rock it with such happiness especially in the last picture.