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How to Dress for Tango Dance Nights

Katharina Joite

Argentine tango is an expressive dance, and while you can express yourself easily through the movement, you can also say even more about how you feel with what you wear. You can always dress casually when you dance tango, as many people do. However, it's fun to express your style aesthetically while you going dancing. Tango dancing is a chance to maximize your femininity and your artistic nature. While there are a wide range of options regarding what you could wear, there are a few rules you will want to follow as you dress for tango dance.

Rule 1: Ask Yourself How You Feel

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The first thing you want to do when looking at tango dresses or skirts or other items is to ask yourself how you feel in that piece of clothing. Are you smiling? Does the dress make you want to twirl or tap your feet? If the piece of clothing gives you joy, it might be a keeper. If you feel self-conscious in it, take it back off and keep looking. You need something that will meet and even elevate your mood. Take in the subtle reactions you have as you are looking through the options to help you decide what will work for you. You can buy any style or type of tango dress or skirt you want, as long as you feel good about it when you wear it.

Rule 2: Pay Attention to Shoes

Sure, you want to have shoes that look good on your feet when you dance, but you also have to pay attention to how they feel and operate. You don't want to have to deal with blisters the next day. You have to have shoes that will stay on your feet when you dance, so something with adjustable straps might be best. You also need to have something that will grip the floor so you don't go sliding around. You can get your tango clothes first and then look for shoes to match. Alternatively, get something in the shoe area that will fit in with many looks such as silver, golden or black shoes and then buy a variety of tango dresses to go along with your shoes.

Rule 3: Think About Movement

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When you are buying clothes specifically for tango dancing, you need to think about freedom of movement. Don't get anything that's too tight at the thigh or knees and will prevent you from moving. Consider something with a slit up the leg. Don't bother with a strapless dress because you may restrict your movements in order to prevent slippage. Look at classic styles and decide what you like the best as it moves across the floor.

Coleccion Berlin has a variety of options when it comes to all things tango. Take a look at the dresses and skirts and get an idea of what type you would like for your next round of dancing. There are no right or wrong answers when it comes to tango clothing, but you do need to find something that you're comfortable in so you can express yourself freely on the dance floor.