Five Ways to Get African Royalty Into Your Wardrobe: Black Panther Style

Tyra Banks wearing black head wrap head dress.

Whether it’s opening night or a relaxed matinee, dressing Black Panther-chic to go see the Black Panther movie is a fashion DO. The film’s blend of traditional African prints, western attire, and futuristic fashions is thoroughly modern and inspiring. So get your World of Wakanda look on and head to the theater. Think solider-inspired black patent, or go regal in a vibrant dress. Tribal vibes, a la embroidery, feel fresh (Coming to America and the cinematic nation of Zamunda gave great looks, too), and when in doubt, layer lux gold jewelry or put on a headdress. Queens, the multiplex awaits.

Vibrant Dress
Go bright or go home, and don’t be afraid to mix it up. There’s nothing better than a bright dress with even brighter accessories. Date night, done.

Bright purple and yellow evening wear

Nasty Gal A Royal Flush Satin Slip Dress ($8)
House of CB Emee Acid Yellow Satin Fringe Dress ($269)

Black Patent
Futuristic soldier girl realness. Add a chunky knit on top for shine-meets-texture. For streamlining, a long-sleeved charcoal bodysuit will serve you well and sets you up for cocktails with your gals post-screening.

Black patent glossy apparel

H&M Flounced Black Patent Skirt ($13)
House of CB Fiaralla Black Patent Vegan Leather Bustier Dress ($69)
Rag and Bone Racer Skirt ($417)

Gold Jewelry
Do a version of a breastplate for lux, warrior babe for that matinee with your BFF. Under a blazer, or over a t-shirt, you’re in fighting shape.

Gold breast plate jewlery

Topshop Antique Look Collar Necklace ($36)
Bebe Draped Shot Bead Necklace ($44)
Rosantica Aquilone Gold-Plated Necklace ($845)

Head Pieces
Yes, a golden headpiece is a perfect topper to help you stand out. Or, do as Tyra Banks and add a black head wrap to your ensemble, and get ready to reign when your clique hits the show.

Tyra Banks in black wrap head dress.

Rosegal Chic Bohemia Style Faux Pearl Link Chain Headband For Women ($5)
Hello Beauty Stretch Head Wrap ($6)
Jennifer Behr Gold-Plated Headband ($525)

Evocative of tribal vibes, embroidery elevates every dress. Pair that dresses with lucite shoes for an old world-new world twist.

embroidered dresses

Zara Embroidered Tunic ($70)
Asos Premium Geo-Tribal Mini Embroidered Skater Shirt Dress ($119)
Dodo Bar Or Tasseled Striped Cotton-Gauze Dress ($490)