‘Slit and Kaba’ is the national costume for Women in Ghana. The ‘Slit’ is a long fitted skirt which hugs the curves of women beautifully. The ‘Slit’ is held up to the waist of the woman with an inserted string, which is then tied and secured. In modern times the string has been replaced with a zip, which gives the wearer a seamless fit.
The Kaba is a fitted top that sits beautifully on the Slit, yet again accentuating the curves of the woman.
The style of the Slit and Kaba can vary, from a simple look for an everyday wear or an elaborate look for special occasions.
Traditionally Kente is used to sew intricate and elaborate Slit and Kaba styles for Weddings, Traditional marriages, Christening etc
It’s a colourful and cheerful affair when you attend an event and every lady is in ‘Slit and Kaba’, either made from African print or Kente.
I’ll talk about the beautiful Ghanaian Kente in a future post, but for now it’s all things ‘Slit and Kaba’.
The ‘Kaba’ (top), works perfectly when paired with Jeans or a pencil skirt for a smart casual look. I tend to wear my ‘Kaba’ (top) most Fridays with Jeans and love the compliments I receive from my colleagues at work.
My choice of clothes for filming season 2 of my Cookery show ‘Ndudu by Fafa’ on ABNTV, Sky 235, were Slits and Kabas. This was deliberate as I missed wearing them and secondly wanted the world to know about Ghanaian clothes and fashion.
Thanks Sadia Sanusi for designing such beautiful clothes, within a short period of time and your incredible customer service.
What do you think about a ‘Kaba & Jeans’ Friday? Take a picture of your outfit, name the designer and the best looking designs will be featured on my blog and social media platforms.
All photos are by the owner of this blog.