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The robe is and will continue to be a manifestation of majesty and feminine beauty. Not all flamenco schools have implemented the use of the tail gown and contrary to what is wanted, this could be a tradition that not everyone seems feasible. However, the impact and impact that the gown has on flamenco has to do with what it symbolizes for this type of dance.

Bailaora flamenca con bata de cola

Flamenco female dancer with tail gown

Mainly, it is an exclusive costume for feminine use that uses kinesthesia and latent beauty in body shapes to qualify beyond zapateo and the use of striking elements. With the gown of tail, it emphasizes an intelligent use of the femininity and the elegance of harmonious and neat way.

Vestuario flamenco con bata de cola

Tail gown

Born as the predecessor of the flamenco tail gown in the middle of the 18th century, the tail gown consists of a suit that drags its backside from the back, using cloth folds that provide the necessary flight when the dance is being performed, which is adjusted to the body by means of cords or ribbons. Initially, the gown of tail was made in a wrought silk fabric adorned with flowers and ornaments pastel color. The neckline used to be rounded and a classic three-quarter sleeve was worn on the arms.

Under the tail gown, a brial could be perceived to enhance the flight and on each side two small openings could be seen to hide some type of skirt, similarly adjusted thanks to cords or ribbons. Already by the 19th century, the tailcoat was even shorter than the current tailcoat. It is said that the tail gown emerges as an adaptation of princess dresses, this time represented a strong woman, with character and free.

Bailaora flamenca con el vestido de bata cola

Flamenco female dancer with tail gown

Today, the gowns are not necessarily white or pastel colors, we can also find them in colors that represent much more strength and impact as are the red and black colors. However, you can also find really striking gowns like blue or purple.

The handling of the gown requires proper preparation and is not something that should be taken lightly. There are many professional dancers who have been wrapped in a gown, leaving an incredible record and impossible to match. Among them we can name Carmen Amaya, Rosa Durán, Cristina Hoyos, Carmen Mora and of course, the endearing Matilde Coral.

Thus, the use of the tail gown is considered a Flemish tradition that enhances the beauty and majesty of women where dance and music are combined to present a striking show that few can match.