Traditional flamenco dresses at a house in Malaga, Andalusia, Spain 22 Jul 2017

Posted on 22 Jul 2017
Traditional flamenco dresses at a house in Malaga, Andalusia, Spain. Photo: jorisvo/Shutterstock
Traditional flamenco dresses at a house in Malaga, Andalusia, Spain.
Traditional flamenco dresses at a house in Malaga, Andalusia, Spain. Photo: jorisvo/Shutterstock

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Flamenco dresses hang from a balcony, with their classic brightly coloured fabrics, ruffled ankle-length skirt and layered sleeves. The figure-hugging dress was introduced to Andalusia by the Spanish gypsies, and quickly became adopted by all social classes. It became the official outfit for the annual Seville Fair. It is more commonly known as the dress worn for the fiery, foot-tapping, handclapping flamenco: a form of music, song and dance combining a variety of influences but always fuelled by strong emotion. Explore the area and absorb the rhythm on Insight Guides' Andalusian Road Trip. 

This article was originally published on 18 November, 2015

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