African fabrics with wax prints (such as those offered by Vlisco and Mitex Holland) are undeniably beautiful and vivid. As a result, garments made from these fabrics are perfect for special occasions. Of course, these fabrics can be used to make day-to-day outfits, too. However, if you decide to reserve your African wax print garment for a special occasion, you won’t regret it. But which occasions are these gorgeous garments best suited to? When is the best time to don an outfit made from Vlisco, Mitex Holland or Swiss Voile fabrics and dazzle your friends and acquaintances with it?

1. Weddings

If you’re going to be a guest at a friend or family member’s wedding, it’s important for your outfit to reflect the joyousness and optimism of the special day. Many African wax prints feature gorgeously energetic designs which convey a sense of happiness and vibrancy. This makes them ideal for weddings. Of course, wedding ceremonies can also be quite formal. The complexity of the patterns on African wax prints, combined with the high quality of the materials used by our brands, means that African fabrics are perfectly at home at formal events. They can appear dignified and stylish without losing their sense of ‘joie de vivre’.

2. Birthday parties

Birthdays are upbeat, emotionally intimate occasions. They offer a chance to celebrate someone you hold dear. When we celebrate someone’s birthday, we’re celebrating the fact that they came into the world and into our lives. If you’ve been invited to a birthday party, you’ll probably want to wear an outfit that reaffirms your bond of friendship with the person celebrating their birthday. African wax prints are ideal because their beautiful patterns speak of openness and friendliness. Wax prints in warm, inviting colours are especially well-suited to birthday parties.

3. Galas and official functions

If you’re going to a gala or an official function organised by your business or a major organisation, you’ll want to make a splash. Vivid, visually-arresting wax prints are the perfect way to do it. They can grab attention and help you make a lasting impression.

Wherever you choose to wear an African wax print garment, we can provide you with the fabrics you need to make one. Check out our range as soon as possible.