For a while, it was all about the familiar gele style – you know the standard micro-pleated ones that came on the scene a few years ago. Somehow, we had a fondness for the new kid on the block, allowing it to take centre stage because truly there weren’t many other style options we could rely upon.
Then came the boom! Out of nowhere sprang a new generation of super creative gele artistes and with that the birth of an array of new gele styles. The timing couldn’t be more perfect, as the diverse pleated gele tying techniques truly belong in this period of fast fashion.
Now, we are at the stage of an overflow, with so many new gele styles to choose from. This level of diversity has not been seen before and you know what, we aren’t mad at it. With an extra twist and turn on your gele, you’re guaranteed to stand out at every event you attend.
To keep you up to date with the advancement in the gele realm, we’ve curated the most impressive gele styles we’ve encountered in recent times. From an auto-gele/pleated construction to a Fulani headwrap-inspired style, these looks are structured in artsy beauty and we couldn’t be more enamoured.
Here’s a look at the latest gele styles…
Photo Credit: IG | As Captioned – 2019 Gele Styles
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