BN Pick Your Fave: Tiwa Savage & Solange Knowles in Olcay Gulsen

So excited! BN Pick Your Fave is here again. If you visit BellaNaija, you’ll know we love our Nigerian star Tiwa Savage while American DJ/Musician Solange Knowles has caught our attention with her love for African fashion labels.

Today, the ladies “face off” for BN Pick Your Fave supremacy! Tiwa and Solange both rocked this peach silk double knit jersey dress with two daring slits by Olcay Gulsen. Tiwa wore it first and Solange followed suit a few months later.

In September 2012, the BNStyle Cam spotted Tiwa Savage at Lagos luxury fashion retailer Temple Muse’s launch of the Matthew Williamson label and later that day at designer Funke Adepoju’s wedding. Tiwa looked fabulous in this light peach “double slit” sheath dress by Olcay Gulsen. Tiwa styled her hair in a casual updo and completed her look with a bracelet, clutch, nude Louboutin pumps and gemstone drop earrings.

Just a few hours ago, Solange Knowles attended the Ermenegildo Zegna ‘Essenze’ Collection launch in New York City. Solange’s voluminous hair was her main accessory while her gold bracelets, white & gold clutch and B Brian Atwood Labrea Sandals completed her look.

Olcay Gulsen Double-Slit Dress

Both ladies looked fab! Still, you’ve got to Pick Your Fave!

This dress retails for $450 but is presently on sale for $225 so buy yours to get the Tiwa/Solange Look. Click HERE.

54 Comments on BN Pick Your Fave: Tiwa Savage & Solange Knowles in Olcay Gulsen
  • maxy December 5, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Tiwa wore it better

  • lisa December 5, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    most definitely solange rocked it better

  • NINA December 5, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    definetly solange

  • Fagbola kemi December 5, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Itz tiwa baby

  • Jo December 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Solange of course! Tiwa looks good but Solange’s interpretation is better.

  • kema December 5, 2012 at 6:07 pm


  • Moi December 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Def Tiwa wore better! Good thing she followed the models style too. too much going on with Solange’s (I love you girl! #teambeyforever) ensemble jare…

    • goldfinch December 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm

      team bey forever?
      How did Beyonce come into this now?

  • libra December 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Solange rocked it better.

  • timma December 5, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Tiwa rocked it better for me!Solange’s hair knocked her out

  • averagenigeriangirl December 5, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Solange most def! the hair and the shoes nailed it.

  • Cynthia Ese December 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    i beg, Solange rocked it better.

  • Baba Olowo December 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Tiwa lomo anyday……………….

  • X factor December 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm


  • Nana December 5, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    It’s solange y’all. Those shoes compliment perfectly

  • MamaDMama December 5, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Tiwa o le Baje lai lai 🙂

  • MISSKHADIVA December 5, 2012 at 6:55 pm


  • Inky December 5, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Neither! One did too little, one did too much .

  • chancey December 5, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    it’s Solange the hair, the shoes, and the bag are perfect for that dress!!!

  • Anonymous December 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Shine your eyes pple, na Tiwa rock am pass.

  • Layo December 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Maybe its the picture but my darling Solange looks like an oompa loompa, so Tiwa for this one.

  • Shola December 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Tiwa rocked it first ah major moves she is now becoming our own naija fashion icon. I think both ladies look hot I love both their looks.

  • owolabz December 5, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Solange rocked it better but tiwa aint bad 😉

  • mm December 5, 2012 at 8:48 pm


  • YEMI December 5, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I like Tiwa savage but Solange rocked it better, Tiwa’s KNESS ARE TOO BLACK!!!!!!!!

  • sugarie December 5, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    wait first izit only me that notice tiwa’s shoes evrytime? it alwaiys look like she isnt comfortable on them “no offence gaskiya”

    • Jiddah December 6, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      You are not the only one. As in I just dont understand how her shoes are or is it her feet?

  • faith December 5, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Don’t even like d dress

  • MyView December 6, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Tiwa looks better. Awful dress.

  • NNENNE December 6, 2012 at 3:09 am


  • feisty chic December 6, 2012 at 8:23 am

    @sugarie I noticed it too. Her stance is like the shoes are killing her calves. To me Solange gave it a definite oomph

  • heeba December 6, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Solange!!!! Hands Down KILLER CURVES and the Shoes made it Dressy for the event

  • mama December 6, 2012 at 9:01 am

    solange knowles!

  • Amazeballs! December 6, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Def Solange!

  • ShanteeOne December 6, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Solange did it rightER 🙂

  • birdieblue22 December 6, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Don’t like the dress when I first so it on Tiwa months ago still don’t like it on Solange but her hair and the sandals make it more bearable I guess.

  • divea December 6, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Solange knowles rocked it better

  • JADE December 6, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Solange, Tiwa is standing awkwardly and the dress is a bit loose on her but solange nailed it from top to bottom

  • geenarhally December 6, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    tiwa nailed it.too much goin on wiv solange

  • Ms Pedro December 6, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    The dress is ugly but Tiwa wore it way better..

    Better hair and shoe..

    The dress fitting is not the best but she still wore it better

  • Bcrown December 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Solange of course, are u blind!!

  • Gold December 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Solange looks more like a Star in the dress. It’s definitely the hair & shoes. Must I add that her complexion is uniform everywhere unlike Tiwa’s which is kind of funny looking on the legs. But she still looks good sha.

    • ola December 6, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      There’s really no difference they both have dark knees; something a good percentage of the human race have in common.

  • T.S. December 6, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Don’t like the dress but if I had to chose – Solange Knowles!

  • Missy December 6, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Tiwa I love u I am ur biggest fan but solange nailed it she looks sexy as hell

  • BukiOni December 7, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Considering the dress is quite hard to pull off – the fabric is unforgiving and the double slits can make thighs look wider and shorter – both ladies look great. Tiwa looks chic, her legs still look long, lean and lovely and her shoes are mean. Solange’s hair is fab, she also nailed it with the accessories and it fits like a glove.

  • RIP Enebeli December 7, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Prefer it on the model,it make them look stunt

  • Noni West December 8, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Solange wore it best(fits like a glove), Tiwa wore it better, the model wore it good.

  • Gabrielle December 8, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I don’t like the dress neither one of them.

  • folu December 11, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    solange wore it better.. obviously

  • Funmi December 12, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Solange wore it better

  • Joyce December 21, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Tiwa has my vote

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