Black Panther is out on 16 February in South Africa!

Now, you know that Black Panther isn’t just a movie: it’s a cultural and fashion event – so you need to make sure your outfit is on point.

The premiere was a splash of traditional African designs, patterns and prints and you can bet cinemas will be packed with fans in their finest African garb.

We’ve picked the best pieces that will have you slaying at your Black Panther screening

The perfect panther fit

Don’t be afraid to go over the top – the bolder the better. Black Panther’s costume designer Ruth E. Carter has not gone for minimalism in creating unforgettable looks for the cast, and neither should you. She was inspired by pan-African traditional garb, infusing pattern and prints used by tribes all over the continent.

Head to toe tribal or animal prints are what you’re going for and don’t be afraid to wear clashing patterns – that’s a look that always stands out.

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Boob Tube Tribal Print Dress R189.99, Jet
Pleated Maxi Skirt R184.99, Jet
Revenge printed burgundy jacket R759, Zando
Glyder tribal leggings R995, Zando
Pengelly asymmetrical print skirt R699, Zando
Pengelly off-the-shoulder print maxi dress R849, Zando

Accessorize like a pro

If you don’t want to splash the cash on a whole outfit, then accessories will help you nail the look. The ladies in Black Panther rock some amazing jewellery so there is no better way to pay homage to them.

Again anything tribal, animal prints or designs inspired by African culture is what you’re looking for.

Pieces that resemble the accessories in the movie (such as the Black Panther necklace) or anything with an actual panther on it works as well.

Pheonix Geo Necklace R 249, Accessorize
Swarovski crystal panther head necklace R369, Fruugo.com
Choker R99, The Fix
Animal print heels R199, The Fix
Maria McCloy African Print Bag R799, Woolworths
Tribal Suede Headband R89.95, Woolworths
Footwork biege tribal platform sandals R349, Spree

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