The coldest months are not the best time of the year to enjoy flamenco events, such as pilgrimage or ferias, and weather is not the only reason: a flamenco dress does not look if it is worn under a coat! However, once the good weather arrives, it is the moment in which Andalusia is filled with music, palms, flamenco dresses, lanterns and, in short, all the colors of Flamenco folk festivals.
One of the most important are Flamenco pilgrimages, those pilgrimages that can last several days on the road, for example: Romería de El Rocío, which is the most famous one. As for the ferias, pilgrimages are not only a celebration, they are also a perfect time for Andalusian women to show their style with a Flamenco dress for pilgrimage that highlights their figure.
In fact, the importance of flamenco fashion for pilgrims is such that, just as SIMOF shows the best and most current of Flamenco fashion for fairs, Doñana D’Flamenca is the catwalk in which designers show the seasonal trends in dresses for flamenco pilgrimages.
Tips for choosing a dress for a flamenco pilgrimage
Elegance and that unique style of Flemish fashion are the goals that woman looks for when choosing her Andalusian dress to wear to the pilgrimage. However, a pilgrimage involves walking along paths and fields and several days of pilgrimage. So, it is important point to comfort too!
Light flamenco dresses for pilgrims
Weight is a factor that must be taken into account: when the flamenco dress weighs too much, the road becomes difficult, moreover, if the weather is hot, as it will provide an excess of heat that will make almost impossible to follow the pilgrimage. Therefore, it is better to avoid excessive ruffles and to opt for costumes that include only a large ruffle on the sleeves or on the skirt.
An infallible option to dress in a flamenco pilgrimage is the classic canastero, it is a flamenco dress in its own rights; in addition, it is light and fresh, which is why it is a perfect solution to take to a pilgrimage.
Laces are the ultimate trend in flamenco fashion; but talking about pilgrimages, they are not the best idea to wear a flamenco dress with laces: on the one hand, they add weight to the dress and, on the other, they can get caught on the road, ruining the costume. Instead, printing tissues, offer endless possibilities to have a dress that stands out.
A dress with a pattern of small polka dots, which return strongly to Flamenco fashion or a blossom pattern are still a simple but effective option for pilgrimages. Although it is not necessary to give up the originality: several colors or even several prints can be combined to create very colorful flamenco dresses.
To value just the option of a flamenco dress is to limit the options to look wonderful in a pilgrimage. Every year, more and more women are choosing the two-piece costumes, which allow for a more complete outfit from a few key pieces.
For example, a “canastero” skirt can be completed with a polka dot body or with a colorful body, thus obtaining two different outfits for two days from a single skirt. A blouse with ruffles is a key piece too, its low weight and colorful make them the great allies to dress with style during a pilgrimage.
Do not forget that, in a pilgrimage it is advisable to have more than one outfit, since there are many things that can happen along the way, therefore, the two pieces costumes are very practical.
Accessories for flamenco pilgrimages
If weight and comfort are important when choosing the dress, you should not lose sight of when choosing flamenco accessories, which must comply with the same principles. Some flowers in the hair or a hat are the perfect accessory.
As for footwear, comfort is essential again, although it is not necessary to give up a certain style. Esparto shoes are the most popular among flamenco women, as they are comfortable and, at the same time, help create a slender figure.
Flamenco fashion for pilgrimages follows its own rules and it is important to know them, for that reasons, a Flamenco fashion professional is the best to get good advises about fabrics and style: after all, the most important thing is to get the perfect outfit with which to stand out in the pilgrimage and enjoy the days on the road to the fullest.