Gugu Gumede may play Uzalo’s drab and preachy Mamlambo, but there is absolutely nothing drab about the fabulous actress’s style

Playing a woman almost twice her age may keep Gugu looking tame on screen, but in real life, her fashion game is fierce! From head to toe, Gugu Gumede’s fashion sense deserves an ardent slow clap. Here are five looks by Gugu we just can’t get over.

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Hi-low dress and platform sneakers

This outfit is a multi-threat fashion hit, ticking the boxes on so many trendy levels.

We love Akara fabric, especially when it’s sewn into fashionable modern designs like Gugu’s pretty and pink high-low dress. Pairing the dress with sneakers is great, but pairing it with platform sneakers is absolutely brilliant.

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Little black smock

The smock dress is possibly the dress of the season for a number of reasons. It’s flattering on absolutely every body type and it’s a great way to keep cool in the hot summer.

Gugu’s black smock dress is super versatile. Pairing it with a traditional beaded necklace turns a simple black dress into the perfect outfit for just about any occasion, including a wedding.

Plus-size and sexy with a thigh-high slit

The times when plus-sized women wrapped up and hid their bodies have long ended, but our celebration of every single body type and shape is far from over.

Can you think of anything sexier than Gugu’s glamorous evening dress? It has all the elegance of old-school Hollywood and all the regal appeal of an original South African design.

Flower power

Gugu has definitely brought life to this vintage chic material. There’s some pin-up inspiration in the shape of the gown and the girlish touches are not lost on us.

The gorgeous dress aside, Gugu’s support of local fashion designers is something to admire.

Yellow and oh, so mellow

Yellow is such a happy colour, and seeing Gugu in this yellow dress makes us happy.

The loose-fitting dress is both modest and whimsical and we cannot imagine an event where wearing it would be a mistake.