Midget Giraffe: The stylish oxymoron in the African fashion market

Oxymorons are quirky contradictions that just somehow work, and Midget Giraffe is easily becoming the best one yet.
This Nigerian-American clothing line is the stylish juxtaposition of unexpected cuts and punchy prints. Not only do the striking colors catch your eye, but the patterns are tailored to be both feminine and powerful is awe inspiring.
Take for instance its structured circle skirt that not only stands out because of its ankara pattern but because of its creative hemline. Midget Giraffe literally merged two skirts into one in the most off-guard way. The length of the skirt jeers from midi to mini right down the middle, which is a shocking yet chic surprise for any fashionista. You’ve got to be bold and fearless to pull off this creation.
The clothing line also includes voluminous maxi skirts, flowing off-the-shoulder crop tops, palazzo pants and the most fierce baby doll dresses. The best part about each piece is it holds its weight in both structure to style.
Midget Giraffe started in 2014 as a collaboration between its founders Linda Omeni and Corey Harris. The company is based in New Jersey, but pairs Omeni’s Nigerian heritage with Harris’ American aesthetic, creating looks that every chic chick would want to wear.
The price point ranges between $60 to $150, and the site features fashionable styles for men and children also.
Midget Giraffe is available at shopmidgetgiraffe.com, and on the Zuvaa website, which is an online marketplace for African fashion.
The only bittersweet note about Midget Giraffe is most of their fan favorites are out of stock. The best way to stay in the loop for restocks is via the company’s Instagram or newsletter.
Check out the pieces I can’t wait for Midget Giraffe to restock below:

– Flotus in Mai Tai, $125

– Belle in Web, $75


– Nala AsymmetricalSkirt, $125

Zirconia Alleyne

Fashionably known as Chic Chik, Zirconia Alleyne is a lifestyle blogger and professional journalist who is navigating the final years of her twenties by writing it all down, sharing it with the world and looking chic while doing it. A Kentucky girl with Bajan roots, Chic Chik evokes a unique flavor in fashion, food, life and more. To learn more about the author, visit chicchiklifestyle.com or follow @chicchik89 on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.