There is nothing that is more beautiful and diverse than the African culture. The fact that there are thousands of tribes across the 52 nations and that each of them has a unique DNA that they refer to as their culture makes Africa one of the most amazing places to explore. South Africa, like the other African countries, has its own diverse culture. Bapedi people are one of the many sub-tribes in the country and are famous for embracing their beautiful Sepedi traditional attire. They have their origins in Limpopo province and their language, which is among the 11 official languages in the country.
Pedi women love showcasing their Pedi culture in many ways, and one of the most popular is their attire. They make these attires from nothing, and they are proud of them because they feel that the attires are part of their identity. Most women believe that Sepedi attire should not only be worn to celebrate heritage day but as a part of daily life. One of the amazing things that you will notice about Sepedi traditional dresses is the bright colors, which, the wearers believe signify their happiness. The outfit looks best when you have hele, the inner fabric tied around the waist, and the Metsheka which is the top. The piece of head jewelry that completes the entire outfit is known as the Moruka.
These images showcase the beauty of these outfits:
1. Colorful blue and yellow
This couple has combined two different shades of blue, yellow and red to make an amazing blend.
2. A rainbow of colors
This rainbow of sweet complementary colors is amazing.
3. Pink and white
This couple is giving us a goal with their color-coordinated pink and white Sepedi outfit.
4. Blue Yellow and a dash of pink
This lady also looks very nice with her blue, yellow and a bit of pink in her Sepedi attire.
5. Yellow and Blue
The sunset yellow and blue in this bridesmaids attire speaks something about the depth and stability of their joy.
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6. Deep Blue
The deep blue in this beautiful lady's Sepedi attire goes to show that Sepedi fashion can also look amazing.
7. Dashing blue
These ladies look dashing in their custom-made blue outfits, which combines Sepedi with contemporary styles.
8. Orange and blue
This bride and groom are serving all the looks in their orange, blue and white infused attire.
This bride thought she could take the outfit a notch higher by accessorizing the yellow, white and blue attire with multicolored headgear. We love the outcome, and her partner looks dashing too.
10. Perfect mix
The amazing thing about how these bridesmaids are rocking the outfits is the matching necklaces and the equally dashing headpieces. Everything comes together.
11. It is all about the shades
Here, the bridesmaids combined a darker shade of pink with a lighter one. Then, they accessorized with white sneakers, and the result is dashing.
12. Yellow and red
The beauty of Sepedi attire is in their ability to combine bold colors and make a dashing statement. This lady combines yellow and red colors with a black turban to make a strong statement.
13. Sky blue, and pink
There is another amazing thing about Sepedi attire, which is their bias towards soft colors such as sky blue, baby pink and soft tones of yellow. This combines pink, baby blue and soft yellow for that desired effect.
14. The pink bridal procession
This bridal procession combines pink, white and purple to make a spectacular sight of South African traditional dresses to behold in the sunshine.
15. Mellow yellow
These beautiful bridesmaids are wearing mellow yellow attires with blue details as a compliment. To top it all off, their attires have long sleeves to bring about their beauty.
These beautiful girls chose to go with a pink and white attire with a little bit of blue and yellow detailing on the hem and the waistline.
17. The superstar
Another amazing thing about Sepedi attire is how easy it is to customize into something stunning for a performer, like what they have done for this lady. It is simple, yet a complete statement in itself.
18. The color burst
Name a color, and you will find it in these traditional outfits pictures. The amazing thing is that despite the mix, the photo still looks lovely.
These lovely Sepedi women have preserved the very essence of her attire. Everything about it looks fabulous.
20. The blue bride
The mix of blue and strips of pink, orange and yellow on this lady's attire speaks class, sophistication, and yet, tradition.
This lady's yellow outfit with the colorful detailing on the hem makes her Sepedi attire stand out.
While Sepedi traditional outfits are very traditional, they do not shy away from borrowing out of trendy and fashionable trends. The peplum skirts here are a perfect blend of the old and the new.
23. Bold and beautiful
This bride and groom aren’t shying away from combining colors that are both strong and complimentary, and the outcome is amazing.
24. Pink and yellow
This perfect combination of pink and yellow makes these bride and bridesmaids stand out from the rest of the crowd.
25. Tulle meets Sepedi
The beautiful thing about this attire is the way they have used tulle for the skirt and traditional material for the top to make the ideal blend of the old and new.
26. Dashing in yellow
This lady looks dashing in yellow. The pink detail completes the beautiful color scheme.
27. Classic white
White is always a symbol of class and elegance. However, it is how she accents it with a pink sash that makes it all perfect.
28. The rainbow bridesmaids
These bridesmaids look amazing in their colorful outfits.
29. Yellow meets pink
Less is indeed more. The combination of yellow and pink in this picture proves that this is perfect.
This outfit sets itself apart from the others because the design is plain and the frills add the pop and color. The design on the shoulder also spices up the look of the entire outfit.
I like how plain and classic this outfit is. The design captures everything traditional about Sepedi attires.
32. White, blue and a little pink
This one captured our attention because, in addition to the traditional design, her attire is laced with blue buttons that flow on the behind of her attire and make the perfect finish.
This bride and her bridesmaids look amazing in their Sepedi traditional dresses and flowers. The bride has given a little modern twist to hers, and the flowers add the sparkle.
The couple looks fantastic, but it is the peplum design in her dress that caught our attention- absolutely dashing.
35. Traditional spoon?
The dress is dashing; the way the colorful attire accentuates the pink fabric is amazing. The accessories are also on point. The traditional spoon she is holding adds pure glam to the picture.
The color mix in the bridal party is breathtaking.
As mentioned, Sepedi outfits have come a long way from what they used to be. However, this couple has captured the original essence, and it is amazing.
The rich pink color of the fabric and the pleats are the unique selling point for this outfit. It is an absolute winner.
39. The neck piece
One of the most amazing things about Sepedi attire is how easy it is to accessorize. This bride has a beautiful traditional neck piece which takes the beauty of the entire piece to the next level.
This lady looks lovely without trying too hard. We love the contrast brought about by the white fabric extension to the whole outfit.
41. Follow my guide
The bride looks dashing, and since the sun is almost out, the groom has taken it upon himself to guide her to safety.
42. Yellow, white, pink and blue blend
Beautiful couple, beautiful smiles and the yellow and white is amazing.
The pink attire with its colorful detailing on its hem is amazing, the heels are on point, and her attitude is absolutely fabulous.
44. Smile for the camera
The couple looks dashing in white. The dash of color is amazing.
These wonderful women look dashing in their outfits, and the joy in their smiles makes everything much better.
Pedi traditional attires come in many colors and designs. You can accessorize them whichever way you fancy, and their versatility is unparalleled. If you are looking for the perfect African attire for your wedding, this is an absolute must-have.