“Your Sparkly Wardrobe”: Mix, Match & Extend Your Belly Dance Costumes!

July 29, 2016 1 Comment

This is Week 3 of “Your Sparkly Wardrobe”, a bellydance costume project collaboration between Mahin’s Bellydance Quickies and Sparkly Belly

In Week 1 of the “Your Sparkly Wardrobe” project, you learned how to do a complete inventory and assessment of your bellydance costume pieces. Now that you truly know what you have, let’s learn how to make the most of it! In this video, Rukshana (aka The Costume Fairy) and I will show you how we created a wide variety of looks by staring with two bra and belt sets. Unless you’ve got an unlimited costume budget (we didn’t think so!) , this is essential for both the solo dancer and troupes.

Scroll down to see photos of each of the ensembles we put together – from totally tribal to completely cabaret!

 

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"Mix, Match & Extend Your Belly Dance Costume Wardrobe"

“Mix, Match & Extend Your Belly Dance Costume Wardrobe”

Costume Ensembles with a Traditional Coin Bra & Belt

The beauty of a traditional coin set is that it can become the base piece of a tribal costume one day and a vintage cabaret set the next. Bedlah like these are an excellent investment and real workhorses in your wardrobe!

Tribal Style

Coin bra & belt, 25-yard cotton skirt

Coin bra & belt, 25-yard cotton skirt

Tribal with Extra Coverage

Coin bra & belt, 25-yard cotton skirt, flare-sleeve choli.

Coin bra & belt, 25-yard cotton skirt, flare-sleeve choli.

Floorwork-Friendly Fusion Style

Coin bra & belt, flare-bottom pants

Coin bra & belt, flare-bottom pants

Vintage Coins Meet Modern Skirt

Coin bra & belt, straight skirt with leg slit

Coin bra & belt, straight skirt with leg slit

Vintage Coins Meet Modern Print Skirt

Coin bra & belt, metallic print straight skirt

Coin bra & belt, metallic print straight skirt

Vintage Cabaret with Extra Coverage

Coin bra & belt, harem pants, chiffon overskirt and flare-sleeve choli.

Coin bra & belt, harem pants, chiffon overskirt and flare-sleeve choli.

Glamorous Vintage Cabaret

Coin bra & belt with black harem pants, chiffon overskirt and matching "winglets"

Coin bra & belt with black harem pants, chiffon overskirt and matching “winglets”

Richly Layered Vintage Style

Coin bra & belt, harem pants, colored underskirt, embellished overskirt & choli

Coin bra & belt, harem pants, colored underskirt, embellished overskirt & choli

Costume Ensembles with a Modern Multicolor Bra & Belt

If you love bright colors, a multicolor bedlah opens up a world of possibilities! By having a rainbow of skirts in a variety of silhouettes and fabrics, plus some pants, you will get your money’s worth out of a well-made set.

Floorwork-Friendly Fusion

Multicolor bra & belt with flare-bottom pants

Multicolor bra & belt with flare-bottom pants

Sophisticated Modern

multi straight black x

Multicolor bra & belt with straight skirt

Elegant Modern

multi straight purple x

Multicolor bra & belt with velvet straight skirt

Colorful Options

multi blue x

multi red x

multi turq x

 

Doubling Up on Colors

multi 2 layer x

In Week 4 of “Your Sparkly Wardrobe” explore how to create a professional look that expresses your unique style and flatters your body by adding accessories to your ensemble! Coming next week on Sparkly Belly…

Mahin (115 Posts)

Professional instructor and performer of Middle Eastern belly dance, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and author or the “Daily Bellydance Quickies”. Belly Dance Artrepreneur, Workshop instructor, performer, event producer, and bellydance writer.

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