The kingdoms of southwest Nigeria may be long gone, but Yoruban royalty still reigns in this opulent bridal outfit made from aso oke, a handwoven fabric reserved for special occasions. Here, wearing a gold openwork blouse called a buba; an iborun, or shoulder sash; and a wrap skirt known as an iro, the lady needs few other adornments—only an extravagant head tie (gele) and her own natural glow. Outfit, Nigerian Fabrics and Fashions,

Elements of the look: Set off your regal attire with velvety eyes and inviting lips, courtesy of Softlining Pencil in Jet, $15, and Moonbeam Reflective Lip Gloss in Venus, $17.50, both by Prescriptives,

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