Nigerian Fashion Taking the World by Storm

Have you noticed the incredible fashion coming from Nigeria lately? We sure have, and many celebrities have noticed too, with people like Beyoncé, Fergie and Rhianna recently seen out-and-about in Nigerian-inspired trendy looks.

Nigerian Fashion DesignsNigerian fashion has always been popular, but in recent years, it’s shifted slightly and begun to emulate modern trends that are happening in other parts of the high-fashion world. This new interest in contemporary design has been coupled with Nigeria’s natural inclination towards cultural influence and local design. The result is a really interesting and unique blend of the traditional and the modern, says Fashion PoliceNg. The mix between the classic and the contemporary is giving the country’s fashion a more accessible vibe and allowing more and more people to incorporate Nigerian pieces into their everyday wardrobe.

Another contributing factor to the popularity of Nigeria’s fashion trends can be found on the pages of social media. Popular Nigerian designers have used platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to connect with fashion lovers all across the world. They use their pages to share ideas and inspiration and to show off their work. The successful use of these social media platforms has led to a serious boost in business and popularity for many Nigerian designers. Plus, with famous celebrities wearing these chic styles, these inspired designs are only growing more and more popular.

Here at Fabrictopia, a wholesale and retail outlet, we offer tons of fabrics that are in line with the unique trends coming from Nigeria. You’ll find bright, bold colors alongside tribal-inspired prints and many other unique patterns and designs in our store. Stop by today to check out what we have to offer, and get started bringing a hint of that awesome Nigerian fashion sense into your wardrobe!

You can find inspiration for your own pieces on the pages of social media sites or, check out some recently snapped photos of celebs wearing Nigerian designers and emulating that fabulous contemporary mixed with traditional style!

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Get the Right Fabric for Your Quinceanera Dress

The quinceanera is one of the most important celebrations in a young lady's life. Other than her wedding day, this event will be the one day that most signifies a coming of age and maturity more than any other. Fifteen is a memorable age as young women begin to truly embrace their own personal style and develop their lifelong interests and goals.

Quinceanera DressWhat dress to wear to one's quinceanera is a question every celebrant will be pondering for months before the occasion, and each year brings on new fashion trends from which to choose. Should you go traditional and wear an elegantly understated gown, or seek out a dress and fabric that mimics the red carpet styles of the young starlets.

Since the right fabric can make just about any dress style stand out in the crowd, selecting the perfect fabric can be a daunting experience. With such a wide selection of upscale colors and textures to choose from at Fabritopia, though, you are sure to find the fabric that is just right for you.

One of the quinceanera fabric trends for 2016 is taffeta, taffeta and more taffeta. Gowns that are fitted on top and flowing with taffeta from the waist down will make any young lady feel like the star of the ball. Whether you choose white or one of the popular shades from the array of cotton candy pinks, orange sorbet, greens and aqua, taffeta will be beautifully adorned by many quinceanera ladies this year.

If quiet elegance is more your style, organza fabric in smooth cream, ivory or metallic tones are also popular on the quinceanera scene this year. Organza gowns and cocktail dresses in gold and silver tones can make this coming-of-age celebration feel like a royal occasion. Metallic organza dresses, embellished with rhinestones and sequins, are bound to be the talk of the party this year.

For all the fashion trend setters out there who like to create their own trends, color is paramount. The pinks are bright; the whites, ivories and gold tones are dreamy; and the reds are like candy apples. No matter what style of dress or fabric you choose, don't be afraid to be seen as the shining star of your quinceanera party this year and choose the color and fabric that best fits you, who you are and your own individual sense of style.

At Fabrictopia, we have hundreds of different designs, colors and styles of fabric to suit any fashion sense. Stop in and see us on Harwin Drive in Houston today, or call us at 713-977-0747 to learn more.

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Cool Styles for Warm Winters

Even though most of the country is bundling up when they head out the door, here in Houston we still enjoy mild temperatures even while the central and northern states freeze. While it may be too cool for shorts or skirts, there’s plenty of choice in what you wear during the coolers months. Take a look at some of the best styles options for mild winters below!

Brick - L'Amour SatinProtect Yourself from the Sun

Just because it’s not as warm as the peak of summer doesn’t make the sun any less dangerous. You can still be sunburned during the winter months, which means that you still need to keep your skin protected. Long-sleeve shirts or long dresses or skirts made of a light, breathable material can protect you from UV rays. Satin makes a great shirt material, and we have dozens of colors and patterns for you to make a truly unique option. Thinking of something smaller? Don’t forget scarves – a great casual accessory, even if it’s not blustery outside.

Keep It Loose

Don’t let tight clothes keep you from being comfortable. Loose-fitting clothes will keep you looking good and keep you cool during warmer days. Using wholesale fabric selections from Fabrictopia, you can choose from a wide variety of patterns and colors to perfect your look. Whether you’re making a casual blouse or a stunning skirt or dress, we have hundreds of fabrics for sale with a range of patterns and color options.

The Lighter, The Better

While it may seem counter intuitive, a lighter material is often preferred during the cooler months. Though these materials offer less insulation, you’ll generally be wearing more – long sleeves instead of short- or no-sleeve shirts, for example. With a lighter fabric, your clothing breathes better when there are warmer days or can be easily layered with a light coat or undershirt if the thermometer reads cooler. Light fabrics are a happy medium, and a versatile satin is an excellent choice for casual wear.

Fabrictopia offers a huge selection of fashion fabrics for sale at discounted prices to help you create your own unique fashions. If you would like more information on the products we offer, stop by our store on Harwin Drive in Houston or call us today at 713-977-0747!

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Did you know that there is an easy way to clean your sewing machine right at home?

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