All Dressed Up & Somewhere to Go

Wardrobe Tips for Dancing

While Latin dances are inherently sexy, you can still look hot without straying too far outside your comfort zone.  Remember that unlike other dress-up places like the office, you’re going to be moving.
If you’re going to dance on a regular basis or are taking lessons, dance shoes are a worthwhile investment, especially considering the expense of a turned ankle or a wrecked knee.  Dance shoes are designed for comfort and easy movement. If the idea of dancing on spiky heels makes you anxious, look for shoes with a Cuban heel.
Dresses vs Pants
Either is fine—pants or leggings paired with a sparkly top can be as sexy as a slinky dress.  If the club is new to you, check the dress code before you slip into your favorite jeans.  Whatever you decide, your clothes should allow you to move easily.  As Joan Rivers once said, “Just because it zips doesn’t mean it fits.”
I favor sparkly bracelets that are either elastic or chain link so they lay flat on my wrist, they catch the light when I style without smacking my partner. Crystal or rhinestone earrings are also a must for me.  While many of the mall shops have plenty of bling, also look for vintage pieces at estate sales or even hidden in your own dresser drawer.  My vintage pearl drops—paired with a gold leaf bracelet from my mom—are a classy combination.  

Whatever you choose for your ensemble-- remember that you’re never fully dressed without a smile!


  1. I enjoyed your post. Yes, I'm one of those sit-on-the-sidelines people who are afraid to move it, move it, in public. I'll be reconsidering that position, now! Best wishes with your books!

    1. Ashantay,
      Dancing is such a blast, I hope you can get out there soon. The basic steps for Bachata & Merengue are easy to learn. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Entertaining and informative post!


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