Where to Buy Tango Style Dresses
By Nicole M Iizuka
, last updated July 31, 2011
If after watching one too many episodes of Dancing with the Stars you find yourself wistfully imagining being dragged across the dance floor by a sexy Latin partner, and that Groupon Deal for 50% off Argentinean Tango seems tantalizing, then here is a little guide to shopping for and finding the perfect Tango Style Dress to show off your curves and entice your partner to shout ole!
Flare and Style
The traditionally classic Tango colors are red and black. It’s hard to go wrong with that winning combination, the black to flatter any body type and the red to show a little flare. Silver and gold are also popular colors incorporated into tango dresses, adding a little flash & pizzazz to any costume. Modern dresses integrate all sorts of colors, from bright Latin shades to contemporary Kate Spade mixtures like chocolate brown & light blue.
One thing to consider when picking out your dress is that they’re cut to show off your legs. Whether it is diagonally or floor-length with long splits, they’re designed to fall dramatically for those iconic tango poses. If you’re a little shy about exposing so much skin, consider starting with a more traditional dance dress or circle skirt which will fall in the same fashion. Gathered or pleated skirts are also something to watch out for, they create more flow around the legs but will tend to fly up as you’re spinning quickly. You can always add a pair of leggings or tights to your outfit as well.
You’re ideally looking for a combination of comfort, functionality and style. First and foremost your dress should be comfortable and have a lot of room for movement, you are dancing after all. You should also feel comfortable and confident in your selection as the Tango is a very aggressive and dominant dance which requires an attitude that compliments the moves. And finally, of course you want to look gorgeous, who doesn’t?
In the event that your local dance store doesn’t have a hearty supply of Latin inspired dance-wear, there are several online boutiques which offer a wide selection of styles and colors. Latin Dance Fashions (www.latindancefashions.com) is a great website to kick off your search. You can get a good idea of the options that are available to you, and if you’re going for an original look, they will custom make dresses to order. They also have a nice selection of dance shoes which are just as important as finding the right dress.
is the Tango dress option for the eco conscious. They provide a line of dresses and designs which are created from sustainable sources. Their designs are simple yet elegant and they’re still a growing company so it’s always nice to help out up-start companies. Tango Babe
offers cheaper selections with dresses that match all sorts of budgets. And last but not least, Soft Chocolates
designed by Betsy Henderson has an assortment of dresses that match the ideal combination of comfort, functionality and style.