Shifting Sands African Couture

Wedding Dresses


Wedding Dresses Traditional

Whether you are looking for a Ndebele, Tswana, Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho, Pedi or any African inspired or cultural gown, or traditional attire company Shifting Sands will accommodate your style and will bring your dream traditional wedding dress to life. A top designer of traditional wedding dresses South Africa.

Having enjoyed 25 years of fabulous success in a highly competitive industry that is packed with talent, Shifting Sands has become a sought-after label worldwide. Leading this dynamic team is the couturier, Sanette van Schalkwyk. She conjures up magnificent, original and elegant wedding and evening gowns for special occasions. Shifting Sands unique African range will simply take your breath away.

Her unique ability to combine rich, elaborate textures and exquisite fabrics with unusual items from various cultures around the world, sets her apart from the rest in the Wedding Dress Industry. Perfect fit and elegant styling have become synonymous with the Shifting Sands Couture label. Whether you prefer traditional attire or something uniquely different, Sanette will accommodate your style.

Traditional Dresses

Not only will Shifting Sands create a dream gown for the bride, but its primary designer, Sanette, will bring the same dedication and attention to detail to the entire bridal party including the groom, bride’s maids, flower girls, mother of the bride and any other individual forming part of the bridal retinue.

Shifting Sands design each dress individually to incorporate the culture and requirements of each bride. Rental options are available on some of their designs. Beautiful fabrics like silk brocades, satins, shweshwe and taffetas are used to create these African glamorous garments. African beads, crystals, diamantes and glass beads are used to embellish each garment to perfection. They can also custom make any design to accommodate the bride’s individual requirements.

Shifting Sands have been leaders in designing traditional African wedding dresses for the last 14 years.

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