Modern Zulu Traditional Dresses Inspired By The Stars

Need inspiration for a Zulu traditional dress? These celebs have you covered with these modern looks.

Traditional dresses have important cultural significance, and many stars proudly embrace their traditions.

Whether they are walking the red carpet at an international event or celebrating their culture at a family event, they always add a modern twist for an extra wow factor.

Nomzamo Mbatha 

Actress Nomzamo Mbatha called the dress she wore to the 2017 BET Awards in Los Angeles her Zulu love letter. The Rich Factory dress received rave reviews from fashion critics. 

“This dress is a representation of who I am and where I come from ... For that reason, I call it ‘My Zulu Love Letter To The World’,” Nomzamo told ZAlebs about the dress.
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Minnie Dlamini

KwaZulu-Natal beauty Minnie Dlamini looked amazing in a modern traditional dress for her umembeso in 2017. The one-of-a-kind dress was created by designer, Asanda Madyibi. Minnie’s bridesmaids also looked gorgeous in matching traditional attire.
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Linda Mtoba 

Linda Mtoba looked like a Zulu princess during her traditional wedding ceremony. The actress kept her black and white look simple, but elegant.


Nandi Madida

KwaZulu-Natal born singer Nandi Madida embraced her culture in some of her designs for her fashion label, Colour. She wore one of her designs to the 2016 BET Awards. CNN Entertainment and E! News named her the best-dressed star on the red carpet.
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Main image credit: Instagram/@nomzamo_m


Written by:
ZAlebs Team