In Zulu culture, women also wear different clothes at different stages of their lives. just one girl wears short hair and only a brief beaded reed skirt, while engaged women cover their breasts and grow hair.
A wife covers her whole body to point that she is spoken. She wears a thick skirt of cowhide that has been softened with fat and charcoal. Traditionally, women covered their breasts with clothing, but today they wear vests or bras with beaded necklaces.
The most emblematic ornaments are the circular hats called izicolo, worn by married women. These hats were traditionally made from grass and cotton and measured up to at least one meter long to guard the wearer from the sun.