Tukula Ruffle Dress


*This item is a pre-order. Anticipated ship date is late May 2022.

About the Print:

Our Tukula print is a playful interpretation of kuba cloth - a textile traditionally handwoven by the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kuba cloth is woven using the strands from raffia palm leaves that are then dyed using natural dyes. This fabric originated in the 17th century and is characterized by bold patterns that suggest movement. Of the 17 ways that a design can be repetitively varied on a surface, the Kuba people have exploited twelve in their cloths! Amazing. Historically, the Kuba people have used these cloths as wrappers, skirts, sleeping mats and even currency. We've named this print "Tukula,” the Bakuba word for the red pigment obtained from the heartwood of indigenous trees and traditionally applied to art and cloth created by the Kuba people.

About the Style:

Say hello to your new favorite baby dress! Adorable ruffles, snaps on the back for ease getting over baby’s head and a built in diaper cover with snap closure. The dress has it all! Made with our lightweight organic cotton this dress has a breezy and comfortable feel, perfect for summer exploration.

  • Super soft and lightweight 100% organic cotton
  • Snaps on back for easy dressing and undressing
  • Snaps on bottom so changing is a breeze
  • Printed label on inside back to keep baby comfortable
  • Machine washable for easy care

Colors may vary slightly from how they appear on a computer/smartphone screen.

Due to the nature of fabrics and print processes, this print may or may not be the exact same shade, hue, or tone of a previous release of this same print.


Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Lori Santiago
Ruffle dress

Beautiful quality and print

Krysta Isaacson
Soooo soft!!

Prints are so cute and incredibly soft!! Great quality!

Beautiful dress

I purchased this dress for my daughter. I love the color and quality. The dress is vibrant and I cannot wait to have my daughter wear it. I also purchased the matching headscarf. All very beautiful. Additionally, I will be ordering from Ade + Ayo again as they're customer service is out of this world. My package was delivered promptly and packaged beautiful! Thank you!

Befitting Our Tiny Diva

Our little diva is quite particular about what she wears. I swear she will literally reject some clothing with an imperious, "No!" LOL Thus, when we showed her the Ade + Ayo new patterns, she literally squealed and grabbed this dress! Luckily, we'd bought both new patterns, so she is content. I also like that there is a matching pattern in clothing for boys since we have boy/girl twins. The fabric and the depth of the color/pattern is what impressed me the most. First, the fabric is super super soft and a perfect weight. Not too heavy and not too thin. It also washes well and doesn't wrinkle like another well known bamboo clothing line. The colors are super saturated and very vibrant, but they do not fade with washing. In short, we order from a variety of children's lines that we really love (e.g., Primary, Janie & Jack and Posh Peanut)....Ade + Ayo is EQUALLY as good as these brands and I won't mention that the items are a fraction of the cost!


I am OBSESSED. My daughter looks so beautiful in this ruffle dress. And she loves to look at the patterns. It is super soft and comfy! I LOVE this business ❤️ Love getting my daughter things from here! If I can I would send pics so you guys can see :’)