In Week 1 of the “Your Sparkly Wardrobe” project, you learned how to do a complete inventory and assessment of your bellydance costume pieces. Now that you truly know what you have, let’s learn how to make the most of it! In this video, Rukshana (aka The Costume Fairy) and I will show you how we created a wide variety of looks by staring with two bra and belt sets. Unless you’ve got an unlimited costume budget (we didn’t think so!) , this is essential for both the solo dancer and troupes.
Scroll down to see photos of each of the ensembles we put together – from totally tribal to completely cabaret!
Costume Ensembles with a Traditional Coin Bra & Belt
The beauty of a traditional coin set is that it can become the base piece of a tribal costume one day and a vintage cabaret set the next. Bedlah like these are an excellent investment and real workhorses in your wardrobe!
Coin bra & belt, 25-yard cotton skirt
Tribal with Extra Coverage
Coin bra & belt, 25-yard cotton skirt, flare-sleeve choli.
Floorwork-Friendly Fusion Style
Coin bra & belt, flare-bottom pants
Vintage Coins Meet Modern Skirt
Coin bra & belt, straight skirt with leg slit
Vintage Coins Meet Modern Print Skirt
Coin bra & belt, metallic print straight skirt
Vintage Cabaret with Extra Coverage
Coin bra & belt, harem pants, chiffon overskirt and flare-sleeve choli.
Glamorous Vintage Cabaret
Coin bra & belt with black harem pants, chiffon overskirt and matching “winglets”
Richly Layered Vintage Style
Coin bra & belt, harem pants, colored underskirt, embellished overskirt & choli
Costume Ensembles with a Modern Multicolor Bra & Belt
If you love bright colors, a multicolor bedlah opens up a world of possibilities! By having a rainbow of skirts in a variety of silhouettes and fabrics, plus some pants, you will get your money’s worth out of a well-made set.
Multicolor bra & belt with flare-bottom pants
Multicolor bra & belt with straight skirt
Multicolor bra & belt with velvet straight skirt
Doubling Up on Colors