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Fashion: Look chic with khangas

Lesos or khangas are a given in any woman’s wardrobe. Made of cotton and available in an array of colours and patterns, they have multiple uses.

They can be used as a sling to carry a baby, or a wrap around the waist while doing house chores.

Lesos are also a standard bride price. Families of the bride will always ask for a certain number of lesos in the negotiations, and some are spread on the floor for the bride to walk on as she leaves her parents’ home.

With their imprinted witty sayings, they are available in pairs, or singles and depending on preference, can be stitched on opposite ends.

Appealing look

Lesos are not only functional, but steadily going up in the fashion stakes.

The right cut leso-dress can take you from day to evening effortlessly, and makes for a comfortable, unique, and appealing look for a garden wedding, or dress down Friday.

Ranging from Sh250 to Sh500 for a single leso, and Sh300 to Sh1,200 for a pair, they can be stitched into a maxi or mini sundress, skirt, hat, blouse, pants, coat, bag, shoes, or whatever your fashionable heart desires.

Pop in to the shops and take off with a pair or two.