Traditionally worn by West African men, the dashiki varied from simple draped shirts to elaborate tailored suits. Dashiki dresses gained popularity world-wide due to their vibrant color and comfortable style. The silk caftan style dresses create a soft, flowing look. These dresses are popular maternity wear, due to the loose-fitting bust and waist area, and are ideal to wear to church, weddings, or just lounging around. The African dashiki was introduced to the western world by Oba after returning from West Africa to his home in Michigan, where he began manufacturing the attire. A vast inventory of Dashiki dresses on eBay feature intricately detailed batik patterns around the neck and down the fronts and sides of the garment. A hidden drawstring belt makes the dress more form-fitting when tied. Vintage dashikis feature elegant embroidery around the neck and sleeve cuffs. Gauze dashikis shot through with metallic thread, offer stylish attire for garden weddings, beach weddings, or other events. Short dresses are often worn as loose-fitting blouses paired with leggings.Shop the large inventory of women's clothing including dresses for women!