Traditional flamenco dresses at a house in Malaga, Andalusia, Spain 30 Jul 2019
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Flamenco dresses with their classic brightly coloured fabrics, ruffled ankle-length skirts and layered sleeves, hang from a balcony. These figure-hugging dresses were first introduced to Andalusia by Spanish gypsies and were quickly adopted by all social classes. Today, they are commonly known as the dresses worn by those dancing to flamenco: the fiery form of Spanish music, song and dance that combines a variety of influences, but is always fuelled by strong emotions.
Updated 30 July, 2019