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#AsoEbiBella Special Edition: Knot Wrapper/Lily Wrap Dress + How To Tie!




Happy Wednesday! We love all things weddings here at BellaNaija Weddings, including spotting all the latest trends just for you!

After we posted #AsoEbiBella last week – Volume 7 – we got many requests in the comments on the knot wrapper/Lily wrap dress and how to tie it. Shout to commenters Aibee, Eniola, misseeninaction, Aderonke, we heard you!

So today we have a special edition of Aso Ebi inspiration – on the Knot Wrapper/Lily Wrap Dress, and how to tie.

Can’t wait to see you rocking this trend in all fabrics and colours. And to all the pioneers, sorry we exposed the secret. Lol

Be Inspired!


The Knot Wrapper/Lily Wrap Dress made its debut here on BellaNaija Style – with Tiffany Amber’s 2011 collection – Fearless Luxury.


The wrapper has made a major comeback in Naija weddings (and other events) this year, with both people tying their george wrappers, velvet, ankara etc in the style, and designers making them as well.

Here’s A How To

What You Need: Wrapper of any fabric. Length of fabric depends on your size and how long you want the wrapper to be.

Step 1: Hold ends of wrapper in each hand.

Step 2: Move the ends to opposing sides.

Step 3: Do a double twist from one end to the other.


Step 4: Tie at the back.

Step 5: Tuck in any loose ends.

Pose. Lol. You’re ready to go!




Our #AsoEbiBella This Week!

20130910-225037.jpg~ @perfectcoordinators @chioma_okpalugo20130910-225008.jpg~ @miss_agbon20130910-224954.jpg~ @mosunmolafajinmi

20130910-225002.jpg~ @denakilingerie in @theobsidianway, makeup by @houseoftara_intl

20130910-225028.jpg~ @kemiawoyemi

20130910-225015.jpg ~ Bassey

In case you missed it! From #AsoEbiBella Volume 7






Early Rockers In Tiffany Amber:Elohor_Aisien_Tiffany_Amber_Lily_Wrap

Tiffany Amber Pick Your Fave

Recent Red Carpet Look:


Sources: Nolly Mum | BellaNaija

We’ll be back with our regularly scheduled aso ebi inspiration next week! Hash tag your pics #AsoEbiBella on Instagram to share or e-mail us with #AsoEbiBella in the subject line: weddings “at”

Thank you!

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  1. Ivy

    September 11, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Very helpful! Thanks bella

  2. simplestylefasehion

    September 11, 2013 at 11:16 am


  3. ejogene

    September 11, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Wow!! am so loving this. Nigerian women so beautiful and stylish.

  4. Apt

    September 11, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Pls give us a video tutorial, thanks

  5. Bleed blue

    September 11, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Thank you oh BN, this thing has been giving me sleepless nights and heart palpitations…

    • madam

      September 12, 2013 at 1:25 am

      you are the ultimate joker

  6. Fravian

    September 11, 2013 at 11:21 am

    A♏ gonna rock ma next aso-ebi wif d knot wrapper style

  7. ejogene

    September 11, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Thanks Bella team for this. Am so trying it.

  8. Lecker

    September 11, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Wow! thank u ever so much Bella, I had been trying to figure this out for a long while now. We’re so pioneering and blessed as a people, we no de carry last

  9. cleo briggs

    September 11, 2013 at 11:34 am

    FINALLY!!!!!!! i have been seraching for this everywhere oooooooo!!!! I LOVE YOU BELLA NAIJA!!!!!

  10. Hurperyermie

    September 11, 2013 at 11:36 am

    tanks bella as soon as i get home am gonna try this

  11. Agidi_jollof

    September 11, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Wow wow wow. This is really lovely. I have a wedding coming up in November, Maybe I’ll use the asoebi wrapper for something like this. I just don’t know if I’ll still want to be wearing oyster the trend passes. 🙂

    • Agidi_jollof

      September 11, 2013 at 11:43 am

      *It When the trend passes

  12. judy

    September 11, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Bella please can you do a video tutorial, I still couldn’t do it. Will be grateful for a video. Thanks

  13. Make-up artist

    September 11, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    I have bn looking forward to doing this perfectly, cos each time i try it nvr comes out well, thanks Bella for this tip!

  14. Love

    September 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Tnxx Bella. Am heading to the market over the weekend. Hv never tied wrapper in my life. After this, I will. Tnxx once again.

  15. beibe

    September 11, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    thanks BN for this, someone requested for it last Wednesday, I also requested for hot styles for expecting mothers last wed too, I will be glad if my request is granted. thanks

    • BellaNaija Weddings

      September 11, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      Hi beibe,

      We can do a general article but it’s hard finding enough preggers ladies to send in their pics to show as examples.
      If you (or anyone reading this) knows any preggers #AsoEbiBella, pretty please e-mail us — weddings “at”

      thank you!

  16. Dona

    September 11, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks Bella! Cant wait to rock mine..

  17. annie

    September 11, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Wow I thot they came ready made oh.I had no idea that they r wrappers

  18. eesha

    September 11, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Thanks Bella, at least now i can tie wrapper the stylish way. Yipee!

  19. Just saying...

    September 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    But can we try this knot with organza lace wrapper or those hard laces?
    I think this will ‘jell’ well with velvet or ankara(that one sef u have to tread softly),
    abi ki leni mo so?

  20. eniola

    September 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    tenkutenkutenku TEAM BN! Thanks for taking our request to heart. We will ask again :p lol. I’ve tried to search you tube for the tutorial on how to tie it. I’m so gonna rock this!

  21. Aibee

    September 11, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Yay! Thank you BN! Got 2 weddings this month and I’m definitely going to try this for one of the weddings. I’ll send you a picture afterwards.
    (I’m shouting it loud and clear, lol!)

  22. Boobicious

    September 11, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Veno oh my Veno,,… fashionista of destiny… phewwww finally i can like to start tying my wrapper. lol

  23. nkechi

    September 11, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    i love u guys at bella. u know how to meet a girl’s needs. *kisses*

  24. Chu-Chu

    September 11, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    yaaaaaaaaaay….finally the tutorial was helpful….wooop wooop wooop *moonwalk*

  25. uche

    September 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Wow!!I ve learnt it*dancing*so fast,thanks to BN,ma nxt ashoebi cloth will be dese wrapper thingy

  26. spicey

    September 11, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    BN, I am so loving the looks here. I’ve never tied wrapper in my and want to try this. Pls any suggestions on which material to go for to achieve these lovely look? Tanx

    • BellaNaija Weddings

      September 11, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Hi spicey,

      Go for “softer”/lighter fabrics. In the tutorial we used george but heavily beaded george can’t be used. Ankara, Velvet, Satin are the best choices to achieve this look.

      Good luck!

  27. Misseeninaction

    September 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    THAAAAANKS BELLAA!!! I’ll be rocking this today, for sure!

  28. Aderonke

    September 11, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Yayyyyyyyy thank you Bella I got the tying of the Knot wrapper!!!!!! *dancing azonto* just did it in the office with my scarf moi and my colleagues loool make our oga no catch o Irene and Chioma! hahahha. God bless you Bella, u rock!

  29. ushees

    September 11, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    @miss agbon luvly!!!

  30. Ib

    September 11, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I guess im the only one that isnt feeling this look.well…(shrugs)

    • iba

      September 12, 2013 at 11:26 pm

      I am with you on this one as well. Some ladies are killing
      it (i noticed the slimmer ladies in particular) While some are
      looking like crazy women who just rushed out of a burning

  31. koks

    September 11, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Thanks. Lovely. Will appreciate a video even better (some of us are visual 🙂 )

  32. Omo

    September 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Yeahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! Finally, a tutorial on how to tie this style of wrapper. So excited… Thanx BN. YOU ROCK!

  33. phummie

    September 11, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I want to find out if this style suits big/fat ladies….. cos u know not all trends suits all body sizes. Thank for your response anyone.

    • new bride

      September 11, 2013 at 7:47 pm

      No it doesn’t especially if your belly area is protuding

  34. timi

    September 11, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    if you are a bigz girl . Run from this !!! It will only make you look like a whale about to burst

  35. Mz Socially Awkward...

    September 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Thanks God say where I dey right now, Ankara material dey enough for my hand….. I must-to follow and tie!!

  36. Oma

    September 11, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    BN how can I love you over and over and over again??!!! With tears in my eyes I say thank you for posting this!!!

  37. #Team BlackMagic#

    September 11, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    [email protected] BN responding to all those gbagum ladies..nice!

  38. Akpeno

    September 11, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Ah! Bella! Thank you for the exposé this one is in my next look! 😉

  39. Zika

    September 11, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Yayyyyy!!!Finallyyyyy!!! Thanks Bella,my sis and i have been looking for a tutorial on how to tie these style.Am so happy you’ve solved it for us. *mwaaah*

  40. Olamide

    September 11, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    very very nice. I will definitely try this.

  41. banimo

    September 11, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Can this suede knot thing go out of fashion already!

  42. Spicey

    September 12, 2013 at 4:52 am

    Thanks a lot BN. I’m definitely goin to try this

  43. Jemima

    September 12, 2013 at 4:59 am

    Whoop! Whoop! Definately gonna rocking this at a wedding this Saturday. Can’t wait.
    Thanks 🙂

  44. jummy

    September 12, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Thanks aso ebi bella saw this trend and i absolutely fell in love.between please do a post for plus size women…..some of us have extra,extra hips and our tummy aint exactly flat after3……i tried the knot wrapper but not sure i can rock it.*sad face*. Love you guys well done.

  45. jummy

    September 12, 2013 at 8:13 am

    @zika i know you:-) so true we were so happy to see this post.

    • Zika

      September 12, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      You do?Is this Abim? 🙂

  46. Susan

    September 12, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Nice….am going to try it.

  47. lafacebeauty

    September 12, 2013 at 10:50 am

    dis is helpful.. thanks bella

  48. Sisi

    September 12, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    God bless you guys as if you were reading my mind x

  49. juliet

    September 12, 2013 at 3:14 pm


  50. Juliet

    September 12, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    thank you for this, I have been wondering

  51. Chika**

    September 12, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Bellanaija, where could I buy these lovely necklaces they are wearing?

  52. 'Mina

    September 12, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Wow! I had no idea it was this ‘easy’ .Thanks Bellanaija, I am def gonna be rocking this look this weekend

  53. itsjustme

    September 13, 2013 at 2:36 am

    nigerian women!!!! love love love ahn ahn everyone looks gorg

  54. Mide

    September 13, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I learnt it at a go! Thank you BN!

  55. Tosin

    September 13, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    It’s nice. It’s cool. Now I know wherever I go why people would be carrying big knots in their crotch looking ridic 🙂
    Would somebody explain the instinct to do what other people are doing, wear what everyone else is wearing?
    Would somebody explain the instinct to not? To just make your own shit up?

  56. yommylaw

    September 14, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Love all ur AsoEbi post they’ve been very inspiring nd tried the wrap was amazed I got it on first attempt. LoveBN

  57. onabee

    September 15, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    So loving ow 2 tie the wraPper,wondering if preggy women can tie it also and not luk funny.

  58. Gabby

    September 19, 2013 at 7:53 am

    BN rocks yey

  59. Princess E Mimi

    September 25, 2013 at 2:02 am

    The girl with the split tied it the best but I’ll still to the traditional way of tying it.

  60. Jennifer

    October 9, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    O.M.G. Thanks bella

  61. bee_be01

    October 17, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Nice one Bella but as we all know fashion is ever recycled.
    Efik/Ibibio men have tied their wrapper knot fashion for years.
    Thank you for showing us women could do it better though.

  62. great tutorial. I knew this is how you tie it all along. I just thought there was another version of it. i’ve tied my wrapper like that a few times in the past.

  63. enitan

    November 26, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Thanks ve been looking for hw to do this for a while now.

  64. D!D!

    December 2, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Lifesaver for people like me who will never know how to tie iro the traditional way! Thanks Bellanaija.

  65. Hilda d Diva

    December 11, 2013 at 6:16 am

    I luv this Bella…God bless u real big
    Am on it now wit my yellow satin

  66. Osayababy

    December 16, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Thank you!!!!!! I have been looking high and low for this!

  67. nana

    December 29, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Finally!!!! Dalu bella nne

  68. Simi

    January 29, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Hello Bella, I’ve got 2 questions for you. Is this trend still in? Can you do a feature on older full- featured women who want to dress in a classy way and don’t want to look like they’re competing with the younger girls? I’m 47 years old. Thanks

  69. Dorcas

    April 10, 2014 at 5:31 am

    hi i would like to find out how many yards of wrapper will be appropriate as i used 2 yards and it looked funny

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