Monday, January 29

Custom-made purple and gold-embroidered lace Bubu dress

It’s been a while since I shared a style post. I have shared more health content this year, but it's time to get back on the grind.

Saturday was a bit tight with chores at home, but after much was done, I had my meals during the day and couldn’t sleep early at night, even though I was tired. There was a 10-minute repair that needed to be done, and it was scheduled for Sunday morning. The repair was done, and I began to get ready for church service.

I was already dressed up when my partner drew my attention to the time, stating that before we got to the church premises, the service would have gone far. I wasn’t happy, but he suggested that I finish dressing up properly, just like I was going to church, and then we sat down in the living room and joined the online service.
Purple and gold lace bubu styles

I must say that was a powerful and amazing sermon by the man of God. He spoke about taking advantage of opportunities, blessed the week, and said the closing prayers. I felt like I was inside the church because I was so focused. After the sermon had ended, we went outside and took photos of our outfits. It was lovely, and I enjoyed Sunday.

Latest lace bubu styles

This outfit has been in my box for a long time. Each time I wear it, I plan to take photos, but either it’s too cold or something comes up. The last time I visited my country, Nigeria, I made this gown. I got this material from my mom, who retails different types of materials. She recommended a good seamstress.

It is a popular Nigerian style that I have recently seen American celebrities wearing. I saw Kylie Jenner wear this style on Instagram. She looked great, styled by Acnestudios. This style originated from the Yoruba tribe, based on the knowledge I have about it so far. It is a simple style for women, and as a child, my mom made one for me. I remember wearing that dress a lot.
This material is so beautiful, and I look forward to wearing it at night someday. The stones on it added so much glamour. It is a see-through lace, but I wore black underwear beneath to cover up properly. The purple and golden lace are a great combination made with embroidery. This is a high-quality material and can be worn to weddings and events in general.

I accessorized with silver and purple stone earrings I got from Tk Maxx to match the silver stones. I then wore a beautiful gold bracelet my friend got me and added a gold wristwatch to match the gold-embroidered floral designs on the dress. I wanted to add a necklace, but since the neck of the lace is already lined with a golden lace ribbon tie, I didn’t. I opted for these light gold-colored heels from Xinzirain. These classy heels elevate any outfit.

Bubu light purple and gold floral gown

custom-made purple and gold floral embroidered see-through lace dress lined with silver stones.

This style is popularly known as the bubu or boubou. Bubu styles are loose-flowing fitted gowns that hide the curves popularly worn by West African women, especially in Senegal, Ghana, and Nigeria. Bubu gowns can be made from chiffon, silk, Ankara, batik, lace, and other types of fabrics. The most popular styles are the Bubu Ankara styles, the Bubu Lace styles, and the Bubu Adire styles.

The wind played with my hair when I was taking these photos, but it turned out great. This lace is only available on order by sending me an email.

Let me know what you think about my custom-made purple and gold floral embroidered see-through lace dress lined with silver stones.



  1. So much gorgeous detailing in this dress <3

  2. Oh yeah do not want to be late for church. But can we talk about this dress it is slaying!! What a beautiful dress. It looks incredible on you and the pumps here were the perfect choice. So glad you finally to got wear it and get the photos too which turned out great!

    Allie of

    1. Thank you, Allie. Taking the photos also made my day.

  3. Wow this is a stunning dress. I love the details and color!



  4. Anonymous1/30/2024

    That dress is gorgeous. I love the color on you! Such pretty details on it!


    1. The color and design are lovely. Thank you, Carrie.

  5. The detail on this dress is stunning! I saw it on your Insta and fell in love with it. You look amazing in purple!


    1. Oh, Kathrine. Thank you so much. I love the design too. The stones are my favorite details on the dress.

  6. I loved learning about this dress and the style of it, so incredible that you got the material from your mom. It is beautiful, love the print!

    Wishing you a wonderful week my friend! :)

    Make Life Marvelous

    1. I am glad you got to learn about the dress. Thank you for your sweet words.

  7. Anonymous1/30/2024

    Way to go on making this by yourself! The purple is beautiful and it really suits you.


    1. Oh dear, I wish I made it myself, but no my mum recommend a seamstress. Yes, Purple is beautiful.

  8. Anonymous1/30/2024

    This is incredible and the best part is no one has one like it.
    I hope you feel better soon.

    1. It is a beautiful dress. Thank you, Jodie.

  9. Wow, you look really like a queen with this dress!!! Just gorgeous and fierce!
    The ebroideries and details are incredible!

  10. Thank you so much Silvia.

  11. Wow! So beautiful look!!! :)

  12. Such a beautiful dress, I love the intricate detail. You look amazing! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    1. You are right. The details on this dress is beautiful. Thank you, Emma.


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