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Nigerian clothing represents the country culture and tradition. Nigerian people have different clothing for different places and events. As for Nigerian clothing style changes from moving down the tribes from the north to the south and down to the eastern part occupied by the Igbos. In the north of the country, Nigerian people prefer to wear dresses only to work, but in the south western attire is more in demand. There people prefer to wear dresses, suits, skirts, jeans and blouses, baseball caps and other western popular clothes.

Traditional Nigerian clothing is bright, unique and interesting. The ethnic diversity of Nigeria is also reflected its clothing culture. Nigerian people are very pride of wearing their traditional attire. Clothing is a significant part of every ceremonies and traditional events. The important materials for Nigerian clothing include lace, jacquard, adire, ankara and different Nigeria or round world fabrics.

Mainly Nigerian clothes are made from a professional tie and dye. It is a method where some part of a large piece of cloth, mostly white, is tightly tied with a rope at the helm or center and different parts of the body and soaked in a dye of any color. The essence of the tying is to prevent the dye from penetrating the defined area there by creating a vigorous beautiful color pattern.

Nigerian Clothing for women

Nigerian dresses for women include buba, kaba, iro, gele and iborun or ipele.

Buba is a loose blouse that reaches down a little below the waist.

Kaba is basically a single-piece dress, which can have different styles.

Iro is the bottom part of clothing, which is a rectangular piece of cloth that is wrapped around the waist

Gele is a headgear. It is a rectangular piece of cloth that be tied in different ways to give different looks.

Iborun or ipele is a scarf that is either tied around the neck or just can be put diagonally across the body.

Nigerian clothing for men

Nigerian dresses for men include buba, fila, sokoto, abeti-aja and agbada.

Buba is a loose shirt that goes down till halfway down the thighs covering the upper part of the male trouser or skirt.

Fila is a traditional cap.

Sokoto is the pant or trouser, which covers the lower part of the body.

Abeti-aja is another type of cap, which has longer sides.

Agbada is a festive clothing comprising buba and sokoto.

Nigerian people love traditional clothing. A woman in the north would prefer a buba over a suit and men would prefer see woman Sokoto, Buba, Fila, Abeti-aja and Agbada, but not wearing western fashion dresses.

The Nigerian clothing is an integral part of the people of Nigerian. Even though many young representative of the Nigerian culture now prefer comfortable western clothes, leaving out the Nigerian traditional clothes. But the Nigerian attire is still the best for every traditional event.