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30+ modern Tsonga traditional dresses for weddings in 2022

Having an appropriate outfit is a step closer to creating a memorable wedding day. In recent years, brides in South Africa have increasingly embraced traditional attires rather than having the usual white wedding. This article highlights modern Tsonga traditional dresses that couples are wearing on their big day in 2022.

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Tsonga traditional wear. Photo: @vohni_designer, @tsongabrides, @traditionalafricanweddings on Instagram (modified by author)
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Most African conventional attires are known for their bold and bright colours with unique beadwork and matching headwear. In modern society, designers mix traditional fabric with contemporary styles to create unique fashion.

What are Tsonga traditional clothes?

The attire is made from three major prints, including the Xitsonga xibelani, Miceka, and Motjeka. The entire outfit is made up of the doek, a neckpiece called vuhlalu, a stomach belt known as nkhamu, a shirt called yele, and ti queeni.

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Tsonga traditional attire for men consists of a brightly coloured robe or animal skin, a headdress with ostrich feathers and a sash around the waist. Women wear wraparound woven skirts with beaded accessories. Modern designs often come in bright shades of green, pink, blue, purple, and yellow.

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Tsonga traditional attire for couples

Conventional wear is a growing trend for weddings organized in 2022. Below are the top Tsonga traditional attires for ladies and grooms. The pictures are sourced from recent social media posts of fashion designers and brides.

Strapless green mermaid gown with purple flower detail

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A green strapless gown with pink flowers. Photo: @tsonga_women_winning on Instagram (modified by author)
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  • September 3, 2022