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BN Style Exclusive: All You Need to Know about Yvonne Okoro’s Stunning 2013 AMAA Look – The Dress, Make-Up & Accessories



Yvonne Okoro - 2013 AMAAs - May 2013 - BellaNaija

All eyes were on Bayelsa last month for the 2013 edition of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). Some of the biggest names in the African movie industry were present in their stylish outfits to see who will take home the top honours.

BellaNaija Style watchers had a field day with some of the risque and elegant looks from the red carpet. One of the best dressed celebrities of the night Yvonne Okoro, whose movie Contract was nominated in 6 categories, dazzled in a white long sleeve backless dress by Mark + James by Badgley Mischka.

Yvonne who walked the red carpet with her sister Roseline Okoro, told BellaNaija Style about her look. Check it out.

The Dress

Yvonne Okoro in Mark + James by Badgley Mischka - 2013 AMAA - May 2013 - BellaNaija

The colour white is often associated with brides around the world on their wedding days but from 2012, it became the must have colour. With Gwyneth Paltrow dazzling in a cape Tom Ford dress at the 2012 Academy Awards and Julianne Hough in a embellished Monique Lhuillier at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards, the Ghanaian actress wasn’t far behind.

Yvonne’s Mark + James by Badgley Mischka outfit seemed like the perfect choice. She exclusively told BellaNaija Style that “I chose it is because I love white and it had an ethereal feeling too.”

The stretch jersey gown accented with beading that wraps from the back to the front, also features long dolman sleeves and an extended back hem. It retails for $405 on Neiman Marcus – Click here to Shop

Mark + James by Badgle Mischka - May 2013 - BellaNaija

Hair & Make-Up

Yvonne Okoro in Mark + James by Badgley Mischka - 2013 AMAAs - May 2013 - BellaNaija

For her 2013 AMAA beauty look, Yvonne  teamed up with Annie Idibia’s make-up artiste Achiom Oyinka for her smouldering smoky eyes, highlighted eye brows and red lips.

Speaking on her hair, she tells us “I am a big fan of curly hair but never tried an all-back. So my hairstylist decided because it (Her dress) has a high neck, it would be better to show the earrings and the neckline of the dress.”

A red carpet look is not complete without accessorizing. Yvonne Okoro styled the long sleeve floor length dress with a pair of diamond encrusted Tracy Lynn hoop earrings, a purple cocktail ring and an embellished purple Karen Millen clutch.

She says of her accessories “I decided to add a pop of colour”.

Get the look for Less
You too can get Yvonne’s look for less. Although the floor length look will be perfect for a glam event, choosing a knee length version will be more appropriate for the lady-on-the-go.

Check out this TS Clothing white long sleeve backless bodycon dress which will be a good choice for a party or a day-out with friends. It retails for $49 on Light In the Box

TS Clothing - May 2013 - BellaNaija

Add a touch of glitz like Yvonne with this purple sapphire ring for $25.07 on Overstock, sterling silver-and-diamond hoop earrings for $39.95 on Amazon and Nina Medford purple sequined clutch for $54.95 on Shoe Buy

Accessories - May 2013 - BellaNaija

Photo Credit: Yvonne Okoro PR | Ifeanyi “Ifan” Michael


  1. tokestocs

    May 2, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Really? A whole feature abut Yvonnes look…wow

    • Aduke

      May 2, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      And why not?! Anything wrong with that?

  2. The Fairy GodSister

    May 2, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Must be a slow news day.

    I however like the bit about giving alternatives to her dress. The ‘dress for less’ justifies the feature in my opinion. Besides, I really like Yvonne!

    • sexy mama

      May 3, 2013 at 10:30 am

      haters go take a plunge…..u like her and in the same breath u insinuate its not news abi? get rid of the green eyed monster and live girl……

    • Aduke

      May 3, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Abi o?! Like does that even make sense?! Some people are just confused n miserable!

  3. Aduke

    May 2, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Beautiful Yvonne!! Luv her n that dress is GORG!!

  4. Esta

    May 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    I love the lady in purple’s look more

    • darl

      May 8, 2013 at 11:26 am


  5. loveth .O

    May 2, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    loving her

  6. Sarah Adebayo

    May 2, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    She is just stunning! I like her.

  7. Chi

    May 2, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Good looks run in her family. They both look stunning

  8. Charlie

    May 2, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Lovely…btw who is dammy?? nd wot are you talking about? -__-

  9. konnie

    May 2, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Nice . Only one caution…if you don’t have the body…….., hit the gym first

  10. Leah

    May 2, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    I think both Okoro sisters look lovely.

  11. Prettyme

    May 3, 2013 at 9:46 am

    With her padded hip

  12. comment awaiting moderation!

    May 3, 2013 at 10:28 am

    The sis look breathtaking! There is something extra ordinary about slim fit…the model look flawless

  13. Sbaby

    May 3, 2013 at 12:45 pm


  14. hollabeesie

    May 4, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Lovely outfit yvonne,u look stunning bt hw is it dat annie macaulay idibia’s make-up artist wuz able to pull dis one off bt wiv annie,she makes her look lyk so awful.nawa oooo,maybe its mrs idibia dt alwyz insist on how she wants to look.

  15. Mabel

    May 5, 2013 at 7:53 am

    I honestly think Yvonne Okoro is the most beautiful African actress right now. I am not 100% sure the base makeup; foundation, powder were the right ones for her, it seems to give off a wee bit of ashyness , but could be my eyes or the computer. Anyways, gorgeous mami and she is wearing the hell out of that dress, she does for it everything the model couldn’t. Her sister’s dress is gorge, so eye-catching and elegant.

  16. Sunshine

    May 5, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Yvonne always looks nice, she’s a very pretty woman. I like her dress but I like her sister’s dress even more. Both women look great but in my opinion Yvonne is prettier facially.

  17. Ella

    May 6, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Pleeeease! Yvonne has looked better esp with makeup. What happened this time? “sad face”

  18. ebenezer codjoe

    November 8, 2016 at 5:05 pm


  19. ebenezer codjoe

    December 1, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    lovely pics

  20. AMP

    July 30, 2018 at 11:39 am

    TS Clothing white long sleeve backless bodycon dress, I love this dress.

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