Dressing for a night of salsa fever

Let’s face it, we girls love dancing, and once we discover the rhythms and get the hip-swaying perfected, we are salsa-hooked! While a big part of salsa dancing is the dancing and the music, another major part of it is the sexiness, the hotness, the fashion! Truth be told, when we are doing our thang on the dance floor, we want to be the sexiest mamas out there, but there are a few things that need to be avoided.

A big no-no for salsa beginners is not to overdo it and stick out like a sore thumb. The over-zealous newbies who show up with a flower behind one ear, or with something WAY too sexy, kinda ruins the illusion. You want to look sexy, but you don’t want to look like you are trying to be sexy, the aim is to look like you accidentally just happened to look this hot!

Another type of salsa beginner is the shy gal, she often turns up on the other extreme of things, with jeans and baggy clothes hanging off of her. Please, no matter how bad a dancer you think you are, never do this! Salsa is about sexiness (have I already said that?) so the way you dress will make you feel hot, and believe it or not it will make you dance better. When you wear a dress, the movement of your flowing skirt tails actually helps to get you more into the groove, and it even makes you look like a better dancer!

With dresses don’t be afraid to show a little skin and show off your gorgeous shoulders, but also think of comfort –meaning, have a good and supportive bra, and don’t wear something too short if you fear you will be pulling it down all night or flashing on-lookers. Don’t be afraid of bright colors either, this is your chance to step out of your 9-5 black and grey wardrobe and into another world.

All that being said, keep it seductive, wear what you would wear for an important date, and even more importantly have shoes that will make you feel stable, as you will be doing a lot of vueltas. Most salsa dancers will get suede bottom shoes, but if these shoes are not for your taste that’s fine, just make sure the pair you have is sexy and stable. A great pair of dance shoes will make all the world of difference!


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