While designers all over the world draw inspiration from native African wear, Nigerian in particular, our ladies find numerous ways to alter traditional Aso Ebi styles based on the latest trends. Cord lace has been around for a while but unlike Ankara fabric, its roots stretch back to Europe.

Nevertheless, it is probably the most popular elements that help to diversify Aso Ebi. Cord lace is a way to make an outfit more exquisite and sophisticated without much effort. Let’s find out why cord lace is so popular check out some outfits ideas.

Aso ebi styles with cord lace-Fashion

Aso ebi styles with cord lace-Fashion

Why cord lace?

It is out of time – always trendy and always appropriate.

It is universal – cord lace suits for wedding gown styles and office outfits.

It is self-sufficient – you don’t have to pick accessories to complete the look.

It is versatile – cord lace comes in all colors and different sizes.

It is easy to find – just open Jiji.ng and scroll down to find exactly what you need.

Check out Ankara and lace designs on Jiji


The simplest way to match Ankara and cord lace is to choose the fabric of the same color. In this case, there is no need to worry whether the shades are going to look harmonically or guess which parts to cover with lace.

However, you should be careful with choosing a color that suits your body complexion and color type. For instance, if yellow makes you look fuller, all-yellow Aso Ebi with adorned with cord lace will have a double effect. Remember about this when buying the fabric.

Aso ebi styles with cord lace-Fashion

Aso ebi styles with cord lace-Fashion


There are different ways to pair Ankara and lace for Aso Ebi:

to choose background fabric and contrasting lace for the upper layer;

to go with contrasting top and bottom;

to cover only some parts with cord lace;

to choose several shades of lace for different parts;

and probably much more – the list can go on as long as your imagination works.

Here are some examples – from slightly different by shade to completely contrasting laces.

Aso ebi styles with cord lace-Fashion

Aso ebi styles with cord lace-Fashion

Find the elegant Aso Ebi with cord lace Jiji

Black & white

Black and white styles come in different variations: sole-colored, mixed together and matched with other colors. The best thing about black cord lace and white cord lace is that these colors suit perfectly to all shades. And as always, black makes you look slimmer and very elegant, while white is tender and airy.


Nigerian fashionistas don’t always stick to the rules so don’t be too surprised when you see a lady wearing something in-between Aso Ebi and a cocktail gown. These designs are absolutely amazing. By the way, you can find Aso Ebi with an asymmetric cut, too, – just like the one below.


What can be more extraordinary than the designs mentioned below? The strive to be original and look amazing results in creating unforgettable designs – off-shoulder, with tails, plackets, contrasting colors and so on. Actually, it is easier to show than to explain.

If you found an outfit that seems perfect, check out Jiji.ng – you will certainly find something similar among lace styles or Ankara designs. You can also order fabrics and find a professional who will sew an Aso Ebi inspired by one of the designs above.