Modern African Print Dress - Sleeveless Turtleneck Maxi Dress - JESSA

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Stunning sleeveless high neck African print maxi dress. Women Ankara maxi dress is a fit and flare featuring Invisible side zip closure that can be unzipped to reveal a side slit. 

Shop Matching Women's Collection HERE.

Shop Matching Men's Collection HERE.


  • Turtleneck African print maxi length dress 
  • Cut from 100% African wax print cotton which has no stretch
  • Sleeveless design, length is 60" approx.
  • Waistband 2.5 inch
  • Handmade, unlined with side pockets
  • Invisible side zip closure that can be unzipped to reveal a side slit 
  • Handmade in the UK
  • Model are 5’8” tall and wears a SMALL and a LARGE.


  • Hand wash separately using a mild detergent.
  • Press on the reverse side with a cool iron.
  • Do not machine wash.
  • Do not bleach. 

Please refer to this size guide when purchasing our men's shirts & jackets.

Please refer to this size guide when purchasing our men's blazers


Please refer to this size guide when purchasing our women's clothing.


 Please refer to this size guide when purchasing our women's shoes.


If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may send the items back to our warehouse in its original, unused condition and with its original tags & packaging intact within 14 days of the delivery date alongside a completed returns slip for a refund, exchange or store credit. If you would like a product return sheet, please contact us by email at and we will be happy to assist you.




  • Items must be unworn, unwashed, have original tags attached and free of stains, makeup, deodorant, or wear.
  • We reserve the right to withhold a refund/exchange if goods are not returned in their original condition and/or if our goods have been damaged after point of sale through misuse or carelessness.
  • All discounted products are final sale & can only be returned for an exchange or gift receipt. Items purchased in a SALE can only be returned for an exchange or gift receipt.
  • For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns or exchanges on masks, filters, bodysuits, swimwear, undergarments, earrings or pierced jewellery.




  • We do not provide pre-paid return labels, the cost of sending the original item/returning an item to L'AVIYE is the customer's responsibility. We will compensate by covering the cost of sending the exchange item to you. We therefore ask that you provide a confirmation of proof of posting when sending your unwanted item back to us.
  • L'AVIYE is not liable for any return packages that may become lost or stolen in-transit. The item is your responsibility until it reaches us. Therefore, for your own protection we recommend that you send the parcel by special delivery or using a delivery service that insures you for the value of the goods.




  • As soon as we receive your parcel, will review the returned package within 5 working days to ensure that it is in a good condition with original tags & packaging attached.
  • We will also proceed to exchange or refund depending on your instruction in the completed returns slip.
  • If you've requested for and are eligible for a refund for an item purchased at full price, your payment will be returned to the original card on which the purchase was made (excluding the original shipping charges). Refunds may take up to 10 business days, depending on how much time your bank needs. Timing can vary greatly from bank to bank, and, unfortunately, we have no way to influence this.
  • If you've requested for an exchange for an item purchased at full price or in the SALE, your requested item will be shipped to you and you will be sent a new tracking number via email/and or text within 5 working days of our receipt of the unwanted item(s).
  • If you've requested for a gift receipt for an item purchased at full price or in the SALE, a gift card for the amount of goods returned by you will be available immediately after processing the return (excluding the original shipping charges). This process takes 5 business days, and the gift card will be sent to you in the form of a code to your email address. If you don’t receive this via email after the stipulated time, please contact us at and we will be happy to help. Gift cards can only be used in our online store and not at in-store events e.g. pop-ups etc.




Please note that due to the printed & patterned nature of African fabrics, fabric placements may vary from the pictured item. While we strive to make each item exactly as seen in photos, we have no control over this. 

  • African fabrics aren't manufactured by L'AVIYE. We only retail items made from them and as a result, L'AVIYE is not responsible for the occasional minor imperfections in the fabric (e.g. ink stains, holes, rips etc.) that may be caused by the manufacturer.
  • Damaged, defective, or incorrectly sent items must be reported within 2 business days of delivery. Please email us at: for assistance before returning.




This can happen if:

  • an address is invalid or missing information
  • the carrier is unable to deliver your package 
  • the order is refused by the customer at the time of delivery.

Returned to sender or refused packages will be restocked and you will be issued store credit in the form of an E-Gift Card minus the initial shipping charge. We are unable to replace or reship in these instances as all returned shipments are processed by our Returns Department. Instead, please use the E-Gift Card to place a new order using the correct address. Keep in mind that we do not guarantee your items will be in-stock at the time of your reorder.




  • We are unable to make changes to orders that are placed on our system. To ensure that your package is properly delivered, make sure that your address is entered correctly and includes all relevant information. The use of correct abbreviations, street numbers, building or apartment numbers, and route information (if applicable) are critical to ensuring delivery.
  • L'AVIYE does not take responsibility for lost, misplaced, or incorrectly delivered shipments if the address information provided is incorrect at the time of purchase.

Still have questions? Email us at and we will get back to you.



All in stock items are ‘ready to ship' and and are dispatched within 1-2 working days of your order being placed. We understand that getting your item to you as soon as possible is of importance to you; this is why we only offer one shipping option via DHL Express, as stated below:

Country Processing Time  Courier Delivery Timeframe
United Kingdom 1-2 working days DHL 1-2 Working Days
Everywhere Else 1-2 working days DHL 1-4 Working Days




Any item(s) on pre-order are clearly marked as 'pre-order' and require a 2-4 week processing time prior to dispatch. We understand that getting your item to you as soon as possible is of importance to you; this is why we only offer one shipping option via DHL Express, as stated below:

Country Processing Time  Courier Delivery Timeframe
United Kingdom 2-4 weeks DHL 1-2 Working Days
Everywhere Else 2-4 weeks DHL 1-4 Working Days
  • If your order contains a mixture of pre-ordered items and ‘ready to ship’ items, then your order will be shipped when the pre-ordered item(s) become available.
  • Where you'd like to order a mixture of items that are in-stock and on pre-order & you want the in-stock item(s) to ship immediately, place two separate orders – one for the ‘pre-ordered’ item(s) and another for the ‘ready to ship’ items.




    • Once an order is despatched, full tracking details will be made available to you via text and/or email. As we use a tracked and signed service, please ensure a recipient is at the shipping address to sign for and receive your parcel.
    • Customers are responsible for any custom charges applicable for shipments into their home country.
    • Shipping prices are applicable to all orders under £120 GBP / $160 USD approx. This is to supplement the charges incurred from reputable delivery companies and ensure that your product is delivered to you safely and on time.
    • As a special thank you to our customers, free delivery is applicable on all orders above £120 GBP/$160 USD approx.
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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 44 reviews

    I like the dress. For the price I would have expected a better fit around the breasts but I can fill it out with the right dress.
    I do not see why this site does not cater to 10-12 UK but has 8-10 and 12-14 .

    Landie F.
    Will be buying more product from here!!

    This couples outfit was absolutely amazing!! Everyone loved it! We won best dressed!
    We bought this for a Christmas party and was afraid it wouldn't come on time since we're in the middle east. It came fast! Within about 1 week! We ended up getting his blazor tailored for a more tailored and slim look. The fabric is FAR better than expected! It's thick and heavy enough to remind you that it's not cheap material. I usually fit a large in dresses but this dress was a little smaller than expected. It was about 2 inches too small but it still worked out just fine. The dress actually has a zipper for the slit which is REALLY nice because you can make it go as high or low as you want. I love everything about this! We've already began to purchase more. Thank you L'aviye!!!!

    Jamie J.
    Thank you again we will be ordering more!!

    My sister had a prom theme party everybody said we were best dressed 😍

    Monique W.
    The Dress is Phenomenal

    Everybody is asking about the dress and how much luxury it gives to the beauty of everything. You know I have to give them your sight because your design has made me look PHENOMENAL!

    Thank you L'AVIYE!

    Wedding Guest Attire

    Wore this as a guest to a traditional African wedding. My guy wore the matching blazer and we revived many compliments.

    I’m 5’2, and ordered a large then had it taken in. The belt came from JC Penny. (I did not receive a belt with the dress)

    My guy is 6” and ordered a medium.

    shaneik w.
    Serving Anniversary Royalty Vybz

    In loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, I ordered the dress, matching jacket for my husband, and grabbed the face masks as well for our 8th year wedding anniversary. We loved it, getting another set for New Year’s Eve Date Night. We flew to Vegas and had our anniversary dinner at Cut by Wolfgang Puck, and let me tell you, from the time we stepped out that elevator it was continuous compliments. We definitely looked and felt like royalty.

    Beautiful clothing. I look forward to future purchases.

    I just want you to know I love, love, love Jessa dress and mask! I would write love many more times but I’m sure you get my point. 😁

    Tijuana B.
    My trusted brand!

    we received our merchandise today, the quality of it was amazing. Thank you so much. Fast delivery and very professional. I look forward to shopping with this company again.

    Erica J.
    Beautiful dress

    Have had this fabric under my radar for a time. Finally glad to get it. Well made dress. Fits perfectly. Thank you

    Perfect dress for a perfect day!

    I received my dress and it is beautiful❣️

    Just perfect for my engagement photo-shoot.