Ankara ideas for TUMA 2017 red carpet


The inaugural ceremony of The Uganda Music Awards (TUMA) is on this evening and you are probably wondering what you can rock at the red carpet. Well, considering the fact that it’s an evening dedicated to celebrating the richness of Uganda music what better look to rock than the African print or Kitenge in diverse styles?

A pair of high waist wide bottomed pants paired with a simple off shoulder top. Alternatively, a symmetrical off shoulder top together with high waist pants would surely do you some justice. A simple yet elegant look.

For a bold and daring look, give the pantsuit a try. Be mindful of the Ankara print you choose so as to avoid being a laughing stock.

The jumpsuit, depending on your body shape is a great option. The mono-strap, cold sleeves and strapless jumpsuit are unique designs to go with. However, they could prove to be tricky when it comes to accessorizing.

The long round skirt wouldn’t be a bad idea either. For this look, you could wear a top that is of the same print as the skirt or you could wear a plain color top that complements the bottom.

For the simpleton type of girl, a shift dress with the right pair of heels and hairdo can work in your favor. Alternatively, opt for a beautiful Ankara print overall with a plain color crop top preferably white, black or cream.

If all options are not working out for you, settle for the basic all time favorite; the gown. A slim fit strapless gown with a trail together with the right accessories will leave heads turning. Better yet, you can stick to the basic gown design if you are not a fun of stepping out of your comfort zone.

Generally, you ought to be mindful of the Ankara print you choose and the color should complement your skin tone. When it comes to the design, pay attention to your body size and shape. The hair, jewelry, makeup and clutch are key as well so do not pay a deaf ear to them.

Go put your best foot forward. See on the red carpet!

Meet Samson Baranga aka BigSam. He is a passionate photographer, writer, blogger, biker and his passion for fashion knows no boundaries. He is also a fashion columnist in The Observer newspaper.