There is No typical dress better known or appreciated than the flamenco dress
The Flamenco dress has become a symbol for culture and fashion. The whole world Associates it with Andalusia and has its explanation
A very interesting origin
To find the origin of flamenco costumes we must go back to the peasants and gypsies who hundreds of years ago worked the land in Andalusia.
These women wore very singular clothes. Mainly colorful gowns with flounces and embroideries. They made their own dresses in order to wear something comfortable and cheerful to face the daily task.
The Andalusian women of the time stood out. In spite of all the difficulties they faced for belonging to a racial and gender minority, they maintained the oriental charm and their own elegance.
The Flamenca costume: It starts at the fair and reaches everywhere.It was in 1929 when the flamenco costume was established as the official dress for the April fair in Seville. At the same time, it acquires an enormous importance that is reflected all over the world and makes it a symbol of Spanish culture.
From this point on, the evolution of the flamenco costume begins, an evolution that has not stopped yet.
When did the men start wearing flamenco?The gypsies, especially the bailaores (flamenco dancers) and cantaores (flamenco singers), have always been known for having a unique and elegant taste for dressing. With a strong personality, they have been improvising their costumes. Mixing the classic of a perfectly ironed white shirt with printed scarves, hats, jackets and sashes.
It could be said that the men began to dress officially as flamencos by inertia.It doesn’t mean that it hasn’t evolved, but if we compare it with the flamenca costume, there aren’t too many similarities in the histories of these two costumes. Without a doubt, the woman’s costume wins the race.