While the countries I lived in have a more conservative Islamic/Middle Eastern style of clothing like the Sudanese tobe, today I'll focus on other regions of Africa, especially the western and southern regions, that feature bright traditional prints in bold silhouettes.
I've been intrigued at the similarity between these African silhouettes and those found in the West in the 1930s. I don't know that I'd say Western 1930s styles have directly influenced African styles; I think they just happen to have some similarities. This works out beautifully for someone that loves an intercultural-vintage fusion outfit like I do!
Of course, there is a lot more diversity in African styles than what I will highlight here, but check out some of the ways modern African clothing is like 1930s clothing:
FashionGhana V-neck Dress (for sale!)
Odetta Peplum Skirt (for sale!)