Simple Gele styles – Basically, the word “gele” is a Yoruba word and it is a special kind of scarf or head tie worn by Nigerian women. It can be tied into different forms. Gele is made from different materials. Been a traditional outfit, it can be worn to special functions like naming ceremonies, traditional and white weddings, thanksgivingS, church activities, festivals, and never to office. Here, we have collection of simple Gele styles for ladies.
Simple gele styles for ladies
Gele is normally worn alongside with lace or Ankara material. You can tie gele while wearing skirt and blouse, dress, jumpsuit, wrapper or any other styles of clothe fit for cultural activities
Beautiful flowery umbrella gele, this is so beautiful and unique. Efforts are put in place to achieve this. Are you asking how to put stones in gele? The stones on some gele didn’t come with the material in most cases, after tying it, a special kind of gum that won’t stain the gele is used to put desired beads in the gele. And then it gives it a unique look, just like we have in the picture above.
A typical Yoruba woman, after tying gele, the will use extra material of the same gele to hang on their shoulder, at times they tie it on their waists, these also compliments their dressing. In the past, women used this type of dressing as a show of affluence.
Beautiful pleated gele, it comes with several steps as we can see in this picture, it requires a whole lot of efforts to put this together. You might be wondering how the pleats are able to stay without falling off, wonder no more, it is done with the help of pins.
Perfect rose gele, this gele as you can see have a rose flower 🌹 like in the front and hence the name rose gele. To form the flower requires hard work. The flowers are not drawn with hands, this style combines the pleated and rose gele styles. But then the outcome is beautiful, isn’t it?
Amazing beautiful gele style.
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This is one of simple gele styles for any function, it it so beautiful and classy
Gele is not complete if one doesn’t pair it with beads as necklace, ear rings and even bangle. Though it can be worn with other types of necklace but beads gives it that traditional look. This is how a typical Nigerian woman comes out to a great function.
This is unique, it takes creativity to arrive at this. It is so beautiful.
At times, two colors of material can be combined to tie gele, just like the one we have in the picture above. It will still give you good gele style.
Rocking this gele style to function will mean shutting down the occasion. If this isn’t beautiful I don’t know what it is then. Gele styles gives that African queen look to black women.
This rainbow 🌈 inspired gele is everything. This is so beautiful.
This is a simple gele style yet full of details.
Rose gele, the roses here are two as you can see. This is beautiful and the rose(s) can be in either side of the head tie.
Just zoom this picture to get the details of this gele, this is classy and trendy gele style.
The Queen look is obtainable with gele as part of your outfit.
Bow tie inspired gele, this is beautiful as we can see. The beauty of gele is rocking it with matching outfits and accessories.
How do you tie gele, you don’t need to tie it anyhow for occasions, if you don’t know how to tie it, some people acquired gele tying as a skill, you can actually approach them to give you simp Gele styles.
You get the statement? Black is beautiful, you can rock this elegant and stylish gele to occasion.
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Zoom this picture and get all the statement embedded in these beautiful gele styles. The above and below pictures speaks volume of how creative an African woman can be. Fashion to an African Woman is not the regular outfit for occasions. Africans dedicate different types of fabrics and styles to different occasions and I am sure they don’t disappoint. We rock!!
You get the point?
Purple symbolizes royalty, Nigerian women doest waste time to show what the stand for. They will boldly represent what they stand for and let you know what the believe in. These purple gele styles are everything and anything royalty means.
Beautiful and yet simple gele styles
Are you wishing you have this on your head right now? Sure every lover of fashion will wish for this gele style.
Don’t forget auto gele exist, what is auto gele?
Just like the name suggests, auto gele is automatic gele style. It is wear and keep gele. It is tied special, pins, thread and needle are using in making it. It is done in such a way that you can wear and remove it without scattering it. This is to enable you wear it for another event, without having issue with tying again.
A banger!! I fell in love with gele at this stage!
This gele styles above and 👇 are breathtaking sights to behold. For the love of fashion and styles, these ones are not regular.
You can wear best and simple gele style that is simple at the same time.
What better way to attend occasion than like this? Gele styles are obviously made for dynamic and elegant ladies.
A touch of class and beauty to brighten you day. You will honestly style different with this look.
Flowery gele style. A close look it seems like cap, but hey it is scarf.
Your makeup also helps to complete the details of dressing.
Smile into a new day rocking your gele.
A happy bride.
Simple gele styles suits every occasion. As you want it, you can have it simple and yet classy just like the lady above. How look is everything and more to grace any occasion. It is not only lace you can equally rock gele styles with Damask Brocade materials
Ankara material can also be used in tying auto gele styles, just like the one we have above.
Gele style giving you that African look.
Check out the above and below pictures, what do you say when you see beautiful gele styles?
An African bride!
Your wedding will surely be memorable with this look. This is a unique look and unique fashion is a fashion that stands test of time. This is so beautiful. Gele did justice also to the look.
Simplicity means elegance.
what are the types of gele.
Here, we have the answer;
Different types of gele exist based on the material of the gele. The material at times determine the style to be tied.
1. Ankara gele: Ankara gele is gotten from Ankara fabrics and it is one of the simplest gele to tie.
2. Infinity pleats gele: This type of gele requires several prints when one is tying it. It has this step by step look.
3. Rose gele: Ability of gele to form rose like flower at the end is what makes it a rose gele.
4. Avant gele
5. Flowery umbrella gele: This type of gele is always so large. At times in function it blocks those at the back from seeing people in front.
6. Aso Oke: Aso Oke is a textured, woven and glossy material, it can be hand or machine woven. Silk, cotton,etc are some of the thread used in weaving aso Oke. The word “Aso Oke” means top notch.
Again, some people ask what does gele symbolizes.
Head tie worn by Nigerian women known as gele symbolizes social status, it is culture and also can be seen as way of life.
Also, Africans regards covering of hair as sign of respect and humility.
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