Gone are the days when getting older meant opting for a ‘safe’, plain wardrobe; instead, why not embrace bold colourful prints?

Despite the proven fact that Black women can wear any bright hue and look fabulous while doing it, as we get older, many of us shy away from bold colourful prints. Wearing bold prints can seem daunting – make us feel uncomfortable even, but the truth is that we can absolutely wear any colour in the rainbow! It’s all about how you style and pair the pieces, so the outfit is altogether cohesive and eye-catching.

Fashion has moved on from the days when it was only generally acceptable to wear ‘safe’ neutral colours. Some of our favourite Instagram fashionistas are leading the way when it comes to showing us how we can embrace bold, bright and ‘in your face’ statement prints.


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The Lady Vhodka @theladyvhodka is known for being an undisputed queen when it comes to mixing and clashing bold prints and looking sensational every time. The Kemist Store @thekemiststore does monochrome so well, but we love this example of a bold print in an Ankara fabric, likewise the bold print worn by @DimmahUmeh.

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Fashion, dressing up and styling reflects a person’s individuality and being able to show the world who you are through your clothes is something to be celebrated.

Check out our roundup of bold prints fashion and how to style it.

The Dress

Go big or go home we say! Although, try to keep accessories to a minimum and let the dress do all the talking.


Soraya Mini

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$259 | Hanifa | Shop here


Zuhri Maxi Dress

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£135 | Rendoll Lagos | Shop here


Angel Sleeve Printed Midi Dress

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£50 | Very | Shop here



The Top

Pair your bold prints with jeans for a casual daytime look or boss it up by wearing a tailored blazer on top. Keep the colour of the suit to a neutral tone so as not to take attention away from the top.


Second Skin Moon Top

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£208 | Marine Serre | Shop here


Corinne Print Linen Tie Waist Shirt

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£118 | Reiss | Shop here



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The Outerwear

You simply cannot go wrong with a bold print on a statement coat. As outwear, you can choose to let your coat do all the talking while you keep the rest of your outfit simple.


Manuela floral-print coat

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£688 | Mara Hoffman | Shop here


Albaray Organic Cotton Patchwork Reversible Jacket

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£129 | Marks & Spencer | Shop here


Embroidered Coat

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£349 | ZARA | Shop here


The Handbag

Accessories are another way to dip your toe in the bold print game without fully committing to a whole fit.


Cross Carry Crossbody in Toucan

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£120 | Orla Kiely | Shop here


Skinnydip Multicoloured Faux Croc Swirl Shoulder Bag

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£28 | New Look | Shop here


Printed cotton-canvas tote

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£594 | PACO RABANNE | Shop here


Last but not least… confidence! Wear your bold statement print with plenty of confidence and sass, because you rock!

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