How to Style Your Skinny/Column Body Shape Like Agbani Darego

Agbani Darego came into the spotlight as the Miss world 2001. She’s six feet tall with skinny bones, small bust and long limbs. She’s the perfect example of a column body shape otherwise known to most people as skinny and she knows what suits her silhouette. Her style is simple yet exquisite. Often seen in top Nigerian designer labels promoting the Nigerian fashion industry in her own way, she’s been spotted wearing elegant, classic and chic pieces from Nigerian fashion labels including Meena, Tiffany Amber, Lanre Da Silva, Lisa Folawiyo and more.

Agbani Darego_Ford Models.

The 33 year old former Miss World was born in December 22, 1982 and she’s had the world as her oyster since her beauty queen reigning days. She has graced the cover of prestigious magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Allure, Trace, Stitch, Cosmopolitan, Essence magazine and many more. Agbani Darego has also featured in several beauty and fashion advertisements including Avon, Christian Dior beauty, Sephora, Target, Macy’s to mention a few. She has worked with respected designers like Oscar de la Renta, Marc Bouwer, Tommy Hillfiger, Ralph Lauren, Gianfranco Ferre, and eminent Photographers including Annie Leibovitz, Markus Klinko, and Richard Burbridge.

There’s no doubt that she has style and we can learn a thing or two from her worldly fashion experience. Here are some of the ways to dress like her if you are of a skinny silhouette.

Agbani Darego wore cleverly structured designs to emphasize different parts of her body shape.

Agbani Darego in Meena by Uju OffiahSheath dresses – These emphasized her small bust and her hips area giving her a pear shaped silhouette.

Agbani Darego in Sheath Bodycon dresses

Agbani Darego in Bodycon dresses

Peplum is a classic design for most body shape. This purple dress and the two piece are perfect for her skinny silhouette to disguise slim hips.

Agbani Darego in Peplum style

Prints are always the best to disguise any parts of the body you might want to cover up. It draws attention away from problem areas and creates attention more on the pattern.

Agbani Darego in Prints

Ruched designs are perfect designs for creating and forming a perfect silhouette. Whether to disguise or to emphasize a part of the body shape, try ruched designs as seen below.

Agbani Darego in Ruched design Agbani Darego in ruched designs
Agbani always looks great, pulled together with no hair out of place. Her style speaks simplicity yet chic and classy. Would you wear this first black African Miss World’s style?

Tell us your favourite style for Agbani’s body shape.

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