A tribute to Winnie Madikizeka-Mandela’s style

There's no denying that Mam' Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was a style maven in her day. We round up some of our favourite looks over the decades

Head gear

The queen of turbans, Mam’ Winnie slayed the head wrap game for many decades. She always looked immaculate in public, regularly teaming up a vast range of head wraps with her traditional regalia.

 

Jewellery

No outfit she wore was ever dull, thanks to her masterful ability to accessorise.

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Wedding gown

One of the most beautiful dresses she ever wore – a minimalistic yet elegant flared lace dress.

Xhosa

Proud of her heritage, she often woreXhosa attire. Many have found inspiration for their traditional wedding outfits from what she wore, putting a modern twist on the traditional.

Statement prints and colours

A true child of the African soil, Mam’ Winnie often donned traditional outfits from different African countries.

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She was never one to shy away from experimenting with prints, colours and shapes.

Courage

Even after so much torture and harassment, no-one could deprive her of the strength and courage to move forward. Whatever she wore, she did so with pride.

A luta continua, Mama!