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What Do Belly Dancers Wear
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What Do Belly Dancers Wear

There are many different styles of belly dancing ranging from traditional to American tribal fusion. All of these different styles call for different outfits and costumes when performing. There are many different styles of belly dancing outfits and they all vary in detail, material and cost. If you search online you will find many different pictures of tons of different outfits; some mismatched and some matched to perfection.

Hip Belts: Some belts are over a foot long and others are only a few inches long (waist belts) The shorter the belt, the quicker the belly dancer needs to shake her hips in order to get a great sound from the belt. If the music is drumming or faster beat style, a shorter hip scarf would work best.

Some hip belts are full of coins from top to bottom. Most belts have tiers or rows of coins spaced out to make different chimes for different movements. Some coins weigh more than others which makes the hip scarf weigh more and the dancer needs a lot of hip action to show off the hips.

Along with a hip belt, belly dancers wear skirts or pants. Skirt styles include rotation skirts, full circle skirts and multi-layered skirts A full fringe skirt can be worn as well. Harem pants and yoga pants are also worn. Harem pants are baggy and taper at the ankles. Yoga pants are worn by tribal dancers and many belly dancing students and teachers.

Tops come in all forms and sizes. Some tops are more revealing than others. belly dancers wear bras with sequence and sparkle and their tops usually match their skirt and hip belt.

Jewellery is also an important aspect to belly dancing. Big necklaces and earrings can really complement a dancers outfit. Armbands and headpieces are also worn to show off a dancer when she's performing. The most popular choices of jewellery are silver and gold. Jewellery is picked out to match the belly dancers hip scarf coins.

Tribal dancers wear a variety of different outfits from renaissance style to Goth and even folkloric. There is a lot of creativity and personality in this style of dance and it shows in the style of outfits.

Belly dancers wear all types of different outfits. The main theme is to show off the midsection and to choose an outfit that works with your style of dance and music. Belly dancers try to piece together tops, pants, skirts, hip scarfs and jewellery to tie it all together.


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