Aso ebi or Asoebi which is Pronounced “ASHO EYBEE” can be defined as Nigerian/African outfits made from matching fabric to be worn by a group of people to a party or wedding as a uniform.
@dike___varotine in @princess_omosefe Makeup by @valiant_beauty Gele by @ngozi207
It is a uniform dress that is traditionally worn in Nigeria and some West African cultures as an indicator of cooperation and solidarity during ceremonies and festive periods.
The purpose of wearing the dress can be to serve as self-identification with age mates, relatives or friends during social occasions or funerals. The word “aso” in Yoruba means cloth and “ebi” denotes family, so Aso ebi can be described as a family cloth usually worn during funerals or family ceremonies.
Wearing a certain Aso Ebi identifies the group of wearers. For instance, at a wedding, all the bride’s friends might wear blue and gold, the bride’s family might wear white and gold, and the groom’s friends might wear black and pink, and so on.
@hi_creed_llgm in @lookslikeagoodman
Usually at weddings, the various fabrics for the aso ebi are decided by the bride, and are then announced to the selected guests months in advance so they can prepare their outfits.
Checkout some of these amazing asoebi styles below…
Basically the Aso ebi is an optional extension of the bridal party. Your outfit can be sewn in any style you like. In fact the more creative, the better! It just has to incorporate that material.
@odun_baj Makeup and Gele- @bajmajic Outfit- Iya Eko Asoebi- @herthesir_concepts
@yugiscott for #thetunion @__funmigoldbeauty
@aderinsola.b Makeup by @mo_dees #loveofalifetime2019 Gele by @loolah_makeover Outfit by @aladukeh
Lamide in @fablanebyderin
@drezfaculty Fabric by @fabric_souk Makeup by @oliveglamstudio
#AsoEbiBella ready to celebrate the latest groom @hairbysleame and his bride @abbyjolo.