Flamenco Dress & accesories
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Welcome to the best site to buy your Flamenco costume to enjoy any party or Feria.
The Flamenco dress “traje de flamenca” in spanish, is a typical spanish dress from Andalucía, region situated in the south.
In our shop we offer you a selection of cheap flamenco dresses, short flamenco dresses and sevillanas dresses, to wear during the flamenco fashion season or private parties. Besides flamenco and gypsy dresses, you can also find flamenco accessories and skirts, to show off an original look.
Also flamenco dresses for girls, seasonal and on offer. Soon we will offer new designs for any kind of private event, flamenco event and fairs. In FlamencoDress.one you will always find flamenco dresses that stand out for their design and unbeatable price.
Flamenco dress for girls
With these funny dresses, girls will enjoy any party and will have fun learning Flamenco dancing!
Are you tired of the classic gypsy dress? Maybe you haven’t tried on a flamenco outfit, try your favorite flamenco skirt. We have made a very special selection with you in mind. We have flamenco skirts for all tastes. Short or long skirts. It will depend on the time you wear it and the flamenco event you go to. Choose the one you like best and spend a luxury fair.
Flamenco practice skirt
The skirt is the essence of this discipline, since it is what identifies this art completely. The one used for rehearsals is the classic, wide skirt with ruffles on the bottom. For the theatre or stage there are multiple variables of designs and colours.
Depending on your level, we offer you several recommendations to choose your flamenco skirt. You will feel like a real Sevillian thanks to these skirts.
Flamenco skirt for girls
If you are going to start, you can wear a simple black skirt with ruffles. We offer you skirts for your rehearsals, to learn how to work with the skirt and learn how to dance with it. To go out on stage there are many shapes and colors.
Here you can buy the best flamenco dance shoes for adults & kids.
Flamenco shoes are probably the most important part for the dancer. Good dancing shoes are characterized by their materials and the sound they make.
On the market there are many materials for flamenco shoes. For a top quality shoe we recommend that the shoe is a product of Spain and that it is made of natural leather.
In the case of flamenco shoes the possibilities of material are varied but the choice of one is made by the type of feet and the amount of time estimated for their use.
Choose your style and color and don´t stop dancing!
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There are different types of castanets for flamenco dance. On our website you will find different levels, both for professionals and for those who are just starting out with this musical instrument…
Each castanet model can have a different size to fit the palm of each person, so that they can play the instrument more easily. Enjoy your flamenco clappers!
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The small shawls are a fundamental complement to your flamenco dress. In this section you will find the flamenco manton that suits you best.
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Flamenco flowers & earrings
Choose your favourite color and you´ll be ready to go to the Fair!
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Flamenco practice dance floor
Increase your flamenco skill training in one of these Flamenco practice pads.
With these portable “Tablaos”, enjoy your very own flamenco dance floor and don´t stop dancing in any place!
These dance Flamenco pads have been developed in order to facilitate the practice of foot percussion of different dance styles such as Flamenco, Claque, etc.
Dances that use the feet as a percussion instrument. With this platforms we will be able to practice Flamenco dance or claque in a less harmful way for the joints and with the option of doing it with minimum levels of vibrations and sound, to be able to use it in places where there is not an adequate soundproofing for this activity.
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But... What is Flamenco?
Flamenco was born in South Spain (Andalucía). It´s an art form that comes in two forms: Music and Dance. In music, Singing and Guitar play a fundamental role, although there are other instruments (such as percussion) and accompaniments (such as clapping) that are generally present and play a very important role.
The Dance is very expressive and each part of the body has to move in a coordinated way. The feet, the legs, the hips, the waist, the arms, the hands, the fingers, the shoulders, the head…
To learn flamenco, as in other artistic manifestations, two ingredients are necessary: Soul and technique. And this is not an easy goal when we consider that flamenco is very rich and complicated. There are more than 50 “Palos” of flamenco. Each “Palo” has its own rhythm, its own harmony and, in case it is a danceable palo, each one will be performed with a different dance.
To simplify, we could group the Palos in two groups or styles:
1) Flamenco Jondo (=hondo), a serious style that expresses deep and often tragic feelings. Here, themes such as love, disappointment or sorrow are treated, and danced with a very deep and intimate expression. This is why it is the most difficult to understand for those who are not initiated in flamenco, and is most often performed in expert circles or in theatres or concert halls. Examples of “Jondo” are: Farruca, Martinete, Minera, Petenera, Soleá and Tiento.
2) Flamenco Festero is a more joyful art. As the word itself says, it is performed at parties and celebrations in Andalusia. The themes treated are joyful, whether they are about love and feelings, or evoking places, fiestas and flamenco stages, or even sometimes comedy. Examples of Flamenco Festero are: Sevillanas, Rumba, Tanguillos, Bulerias and Alegrias.
Naturally there are many palos and many interpretations that are not easily catalogued. In any case, what is common to all flamenco is that it is feeling. And to express that feeling, flamenco uses very strong forms, which generally do not leave anyone cold; one can love or hate flamenco.
The History of the Flamenco dress
Have you ever asked yourself, why do Flemish women dress like that? The flamenco dress is characteristic of flamenco dancers and is also used in popular festivities and fairs related to Andalusia. But where do they come from? Why are they so conspicuous and carry so many flounces?
To your astonishment, the origins of these stunning outfits go back to the Minoan civilization, where we find terracotta and ivory statuettes of girls dressed in long pharaoh skirts and tight bodices.
But it was not until the 19th century that this typical fashion took off thanks to gypsy women and Andalusian peasants. They would go to the cattle fairs dressed in percale robes adorned with modestly woven ruffles that gave them a wavy flight as they walked. They used colourful and cheerful fabrics that enhanced their bodies.
Later, the wealthier classes copied the attire and took it to a more elaborate extreme.
This fashion was consecrated as a cultural tradition at the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition, where dressing in flamenco became the indispensable element for attending the Fair, without distinction between classes or ages. It was the first ‘Feria de Abril‘ held in Seville, which marked the before and after of a tradition that has reached an emblematic meaning of the Spanish world.
The official costume of this event was characterized by the shape of the “guitar body“, as it was tight to the body and opened at the hips like a flower where the flounces begin, which enhance the curves of women.
Different necklines are used: pointed, round or square -depending on the time-, while the hair is gathered in a chignon to expose the neck. Over the years, the details have varied and the accessories are chosen according to taste, but Manila shawls, flowers in the hair, bobbin lace, ribbons and embroidered strips still prevail.