Gomesi, the MP way

Saturday May 28 2016

Left to right: Sylvia Nayebare (Gomba Woman),

Left to right: Sylvia Nayebare (Gomba Woman), Mariam Naigaga (Namutumba Woman), Speaker Rebecca Kadaga (Kamuli Woman), Judith Nabakooba (Mityana Woman), Nabilah Naggayi Sempala (Kampala Woman). Photos by Alex Esagala & Rachel Mabala 

By Esther Oluka

2016 Gomesi guide. Busuuti ruled the women’s fashion when the 10th Parliament was sworn in. The female MPs went shopping for the latest gomesi trends. Take a look, writes Esther Oluka.

Traditional wear was the preferred code of dressing for most Women Members of Parliament throughout the three-day swearing-in ceremony. The gomesi seems to have been the most worn.
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Carol Nabulime, a designer in traditional wear at Pro-Dona Events at Namaganda Plaza in downtown Kampala gives us an insight into the latest in gomesi trends as showcased by the legislators.
To make the most of your gomesi experience, Nabulime tips;
• Have an experienced tailor make your gomesi to the right measurements.
• Opt for the new age easy to wear dress gomesi so you can enjoy the experience.

Gomesi tips
What to avoid
•Wearing the same colour of sash as the gomesi as the sash fails to stand out.
•Wearing ill-fitting gomesi, too big or short.
•Dressing in the wrong colours, for instance, a dark skinned person putting a bright colour such as orange instead of a more neutral colour like coffee brown. Find out which colours work for your skin complexion.
• Improper wearing which makes them a nuisance the whole day.

Shopping guide

• Hiring will cost you between Shs10,000 to Shs200,000, depending on fabric.
• Material will go for between Shs200,000 and Shs1m, depending on fabric.

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