Dineo Langa’s outfits at the #SAMA26 And Closer Look

Dineo Langa’s outfits at the #SAMA26 And Closer Look

No pandemic could stop the annual SA Music Awards (Samas), which have gone ahead as was common this year, albeit during a different format.

The awards show usually takes place at Sun City, but lockdown restrictions resulted in it being screened as a five-day series on TV and online. the ultimate instalment airs on Friday night.
Brightening up the affair (besides the live performances) has been the wardrobe of this year’s co-host, Dineo Langa.

Dineo Langa’s outfits at the #SAMA26 And Closer Look

Langa’s fashion is typically on point, but what we particularly love about her Samas outfits is how she’s served looks that remember local designers, from big names like MaXhosa to up-and-comers like Retha N.

Day one among the Samas was themed “For tha Roots” and celebrated those that shine on the normal music scene. It’s fitting that Langa rocked an outfit by Laduma Ngxokolo of MaXhosa, whose signature prints are inspired by traditional Xhosa beadwork patterns.

The cool tone of Langa’s long platinum locks played off beautifully against warm autumnal reminder her wrap dress, which featured playful details like pockets and buttons, giving it the vibe of a double-breasted coat.

As day two was all about the subtle sounds of soul music and R & , Langa dressed up for the occasion in a night gown by House of MBC. What with all those cut-outs and beaded tassels on the dress, we might have kept the styling simpler and left off that statement headpiece.

With genres like kwaito, hip-hop and pop taking centre stage on day three, Langa unleashed her inner Nicki Minaj with a blonde bob and one-sleeved jumpsuit featuring 3D floral embellishments by Ara Emporium.
Dineo Langa’s outfits at the #SAMA26 And Closer Look
Day four shifted gears from recognising standout artists in various musical genres to celebrating those behind the scenes as awards were handed out for production and album engineering.

Langa’s beauty look gave a nod to old-school Hollywood with a hairdo like actress Victoria Lake’s signature style. but , perhaps the sculptural bodice of her Retha N gown was truth inspiration behind those side-swept waves.