Dancing Downtown | Plus Size African Print Dress

A woman is never too old when it comes to the dance she knows. African Proverb

If earlier this week you saw a young lady dancing downtown in the rain, that was me! Thanks for all of the waves, horn honks, and smiles that were kindly given while I was being carefree and enjoying my photo shoot in downtown Tupelo. 

I boomeranged a couple of cute dances in my IG stories and was sent plenty of DMs about the Plus Size African Print Dress that I was wearing. I’m here today to spill all the details and give you the information on where to find this amazing dress. 

This dress is the Ntinu dress by Maria Paulina. Maria Paulina is an independent, Atlanta-based plus size brand. Maria Paulina is the destination for exotic and elevated African-print apparel and each piece is tailored specifically for plus size women. You heard that right, Ana, created this brand with plus size women in mind and also to pay tribute to her grandmothers (Maria & Paulina) who exemplified self-love in every aspect of their life. 

Born in the coastal regions of West Central Africa my childhood was imbued in the rich, vibrant colors of the continent as was most notably impressed upon me by my grandmothers, (Avos) Maria & Paulina who exclusively dressed in the most ethereal, exciting, & vibrant African-Print garments. Ana Toomer

When I saw this dress it was love at first sight. The print is gorgeous, the empire waist is flattering and the high low hem adds a splash of dramatic charm and elegance. As a plus size woman of color, I was captivated and inspired by the way Ana used her strong culture to create this modern and traditional dress for all curvy women. 

If you look at the picture you can see the dimensions of this dress. Every detail in this dress has been designed to fit curves in a unique way. The dress is a statement alone. It’s soft, comfortable, and made with the highest quality of African fabric. This dress will never go out of style and will be one that you will hand down for generations.

Style Notes: I am wearing a size 18. This dress has no stretch but is true to size.

Photo Credit: Nicole Fears 

Happy Tuesday!! 





  1. Sheena Alexander

    Oh I love this dress and the photos

    1. Thanks so much..

  2. Joy

    Can I please get that dress!! You look amazing and stunning!! šŸ™ŒšŸ½šŸ™ŒšŸ½ā¤ļø

  3. Joy

    Beautiful dress! Love high-low dresses, they just speak elegance!!!

  4. You look amazing!!!!!!!! I love this dress xoxoxo

  5. Your photographer captured the beauty of this dress so well! The colors are BEAUTIFUL ā¤ļø

  6. Faith Patterson

    This dress! I love the colors and the high low hemline!

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