Who gave us fashion goals all through 2018? We’ve got a list and no, we are not buttering up at all. These women deserve to earn a spot because they put in the work. When it came down to delivering styles that were outrageously elegant these African stars were on top of the fashion chain.
They didn’t just dress for the red carpet alone, even their casual style choices were a constant rotation of class, sophistication and sass! You can say: yass! Want to know who made the list? Continue to see our top 15 picks!
Here are the best dressed African stars of 2018…
15. Vimbai Mutinhiri
There were no holdbacks for the Lagos-based Zimbabwean TV host. We’ve always known Vimbai to be one who loves the art of dressing up and this year she took it to a whole new level as she focused more on fluid dresses and patterns while pulling off boundary-pushing outfits.
14. Bettinah Tianah
Ugandan TV girl shocked the social media streets with her style delivery in 2018. Clean cuts, sexy aesthetics and bodycon dresses were never lacking in her wardrobe. Her looks were memorable and classy – whether she was on or off the red carpet. There is no doubt that Bettinah will continue in her style take-over in 2019 as she did this year.
13. Amanda Du-Pont
There’s something about this South African actress that brings a smile to your face each time you see her. This same reaction is what you get when you think about her style. Amanda shows up in looks that are minimal, seemingly effortless, yet simply beautiful.
12. Juliet Ibrahim
Nigerian-based Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim consistently served us head to toe slay goals in 2018. From coloured hairs to perfectly glammed up beauty looks to dressing for her gorgeous figure, Juliet was not afraid to take risks and we couldn’t help but fall in love with her eclectic style.
11. Joselyn Dumas
Extremely curvy girls rarely find the confidence to dress up their figures. They are sometimes unsure how to adorn their beautiful figures but not this Ghanaian actress and host. Joselyn Dumas has always been sophisticated and gracious and this year she delivered jaw-dropping form-fitting outfits that left many in a daze.
10. Nomzamo Mbatha
When she’s not out and about doing one of her peace talks, South African actress and activist Nomzamo is on the red carpet redefining what it means to be fashionable. She has literally mastered the art of red carpet styling but that doesn’t mean her casual style is lacking either. She can hold her own and that’s one thing we are sure of.
9. Rita Dominic
When it comes to making sartorial choices, Nigerian actress Rita Dominic goes by her mood. Whether she styled herself or otherwise, this fashionista killed it all year with looks that were simply next level. Rita can go from an avant-garde look to a trendy look and pretty much murder every look with ease.
8. Ini Dima-Okojie
This year, Nigerian actress Ini Dima -Okojie proved that she was made for the life of glamour. She served elegant, classy, dramatic and colourful looks that many times went viral on the Gram.
7. Ayanda Thabethe
South Africa has got a lot of fashionable ladies but Ayanda delivered and stood out. Forget all the hot bikini looks of S.A. style stars that shone this year, Ayanda shone even brighter. Style lovers are always impressed whenever Ayanda delivers her latest style offering.
6. Stephanie Coker-Aderinokun
If there’s one person that is a step away from being a style icon on this list then Nigerian TV girl Stephanie Coker is definitely that person. It is hard to predict what this Lagos cool chick will try on next. Her style is connected to her love for dishing out fresh ideas and concepts, so we get a lot of Aha moments from Stephanie in 2018.
5. Toke Makinwa
When this Nigerian serial entrepreneur steps out, she does so confidently and in something super stylish. Toke Makinwa is dedicated to the authenticity of fashion. Whether she’s wearing local or international designers, there isn’t much of a difference as the style star presents her ensemble in ways that make us mutter #stylegoals every time.
4. Zynnell Lydia Zuh
You could say this Ghanaian actress and filmmaker is literally trying to redefine fashion here in Africa. From January right up till now (December), Zynnell Lydia Zuh hasn’t slowed down. With every upload or red carpet moment, she keeps getting better and better, delivering sophistication and class as we’ve never seen before.
3. Kefilwe Mabote
We all know what it means to have a timeless sense of style right? Well, if you don’t then a look at South African image consultant Kefilwe will provide you with the answer. Kefilwe has been in the game for years, so making the right fashion choices is probably no big deal for her.
2. Og Okonkwo
The key to a memorable look is a fantastic piece from Og Okonkwo, creative director of Nigerian womenswear brand Style Temple. Every look she stepped out in this year left us in awe. Her style is as authentic and as fresh as you can get and now we know why celebrities love her and her brand.
1. Bonang Matheba
Who lands at the top of our list other than the boundary-pushing, larger than life South African business and media mogul Bonang Matheba. The queen of “give the people what they want” expresses herself with words as much as with fashion. This year alone she shocked us with internet-breaking, show-stopping ensembles that have left us wondering “how does she do it?” It’s no mistake that the queen lands on top of our list. She truly is a whole “MOOD” and then some!
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