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BN TREND ALERT: Romance Is In The Air!



by Ijeoma Ndekwu- Bella Naija Style Editor

From all indications, it’s the reign of the fashion romantics. This soft feminine look of spring 2008 which never fails to display the attractiveness, luxury and beauty of the wearer, is being embraced by a lot of ladies at the moment. This time, taken a modest approach as opposed to narcissistic ways of the 1980’s.

We get to see hints with ruffles, frills, flowers and roses on skirts, dresses, blouses, tops and necklines. Unlike in the spring of 2008 where an increase in volume came along with this trend, it’s not necessarily the case here. The focus is mainly on the presence of these romantic features on clothing.

Getting in touch with your feminine and romantic side involves swathing oneself in a mass of chiffon, lace, satin, flowy, luster and sheer fabrics.

The romantic look is girly, fun and the prefect floor length romantic inspired garment can only leave you looking dreamy and ethereal!

These Folake Folarin romantic inspired designs are very wearable and can easily transcend from the catwalks to the red carpet:

Dakou designs are very feminine and her collections feature fabulous romantic inspired gowns:

Visit the Dakou website:

Get awash in this sweet, pretty, and flirtatious aesthetic like these ladies have:

Flower Power: These ladies work this trend with a print. Floral prints can come bold and aggressive, however with the romantic trend these prints are paired with soft and delicte fabrics; which sit and flow perfectly on each feminine curve of these ladies!

Wonu Odunsi & Dammie Amolegbe

Every Bit of Frill: These ladies rock this trend, the most dramatic way! Frills, lace trims, ruffles on necklines, hemines and bustlines! What I absoulutely love is that they all give a strong look without being overly dramatic! This here, is understated drama with a charm!

Tinuke Ayanbadejo

Sheer Luxury: The right amount of sexy is easily achievable in a romantic inspired sheer piece of clothing! While going floral is in many ways very girly, sheer on the other hand indicates sexy, and there comes a time we need to get our sexy on like these gorgeous bellas have!

Bukola Akinlagun

Ijeoma Chiori

Rotimi Leigh

Complete the romantic look with a pair of jeweled sandals to keep the girly theme going; however for an edgy look, I advise you opt for gladiator sandals.

Here is a selection of flat wallet friendly fabulous pairs:

Purchase here for $22.99

Purchase here for £32

Purchase here for £22

Purchase here for £15


  1. Sonia

    November 26, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Love those sandals.Jst dt whn u r height challenged u tend 2 avoid them.Sob they r so fine.

  2. Remi

    November 26, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Love all the tips, and two cents is that gladiator sandals are a fad. Don’t spend money on one if you already dont have them!! Invest in a strappy low heel .They will accentuate a flowing dress well.
    Loving the style section though!! thanks Ijeoma & Bella.

  3. P

    November 26, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    btw, how do get the pictures? seen my sister in one of them and I’m sure her permission was not taken.

  4. bella

    November 26, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    We dont use people’s ‘personal’ photos without permission
    We use photos from public events, most of which are also published in nigerian newspapers & magazines i.e thisday style etc..if you dont want your photos taken run away from d paparazzi at events..

  5. Lamida

    November 26, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Your sister should be happy she was featured on bellanaija, its a compliment that she has great style. Abi if she doesnt want her photo in the press she should stay at home rather than ‘cheesing’ for the paparazzi. shewwww

  6. Say

    November 26, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    hahahhhha…loving the solid ella that bella gave the first comment..bella has a solid point..PLUS….ur sis shud be happy to be on bella

  7. notjustok

    November 26, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    lol @ if you dont want your photos taken run away from d paparazzi at events

  8. [email protected]@[email protected]@

    November 27, 2008 at 8:53 am

    bella love..dont mind her jare she and her are kpomo ladies..keep doin ur good works winks

  9. silver

    November 29, 2008 at 2:34 am

    i love the yellow dress on the runway!!!

  10. Elaine

    January 1, 2009 at 2:28 am

    I love so many pieces you featured. especially the mini floral dakou piece.

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