Below are a few suggestions as to where to purchase unique Tango clothing. Find even more suggestions on SF Loves Tango Pinterest Page.
Tango Clothing Vendors
One of San Francisco’s favorite Tango DJ, promoter, and dancer, Rina Gendelman, is now designing beautiful, custom made Tango clothes. Rina’s designs are inspired by more than 15 years of dancing tango and creating elegant and feminine dresses, skirts and tops. She loves working with finest selections of silks such as antique satin, charmuese, chiffon, crepe georgette, and crepe de chine. Rina can also design a custom made Tango dress or outfit for you and also does tailoring and alterations. These fun, playful, sexy outfits are available for purchase on her Atelier Vertex Etsy store.
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Hannah Louise makes beautiful handmade tango clothing. She is based out of Portland, Oregon. Everything in the shop is one-of-a-kind* and ready to ship.“Poema means silk, feathers, fossils, gilded edges, tea-stained chiffon, layered sediment, oil on water, oriental rugs, smeared rainbows. I choose fabrics that evoke the freakish beauty of the natural world, combining them with old-world glamour and touches of modern sleekness. The poema silhouette is sensual, comfortable, and celebratory of the female form in motion.”
Although these are not specifically Tango clothes, Rana Satori Designs are made for dancers. These are one-of-a-kind dresses, skirts, tops and pants that are fun and colorful and designed for movement. Rana is a life-long dancer and is based in Santa Cruz. You can buy her clothing via her Etsy Shop.Change your clothes, change your life. Rana Satori design knows that you can affect the entire room with one great outfit!
Linda Ayre, based in San Francisco, designs beautiful Tango dresses made to flow with the body. These dresses are great for performances or a special night out. Plus the models are some of our local SF tangueras.
Dancewear for social dancing and superior performance wear.
Individually cut to your body measurements.
Fabrics and design that enhance your performance.
• high end dancewear – Custom cut to your size
• fabulous fabrics with high quality construction.
• hand finished with great attention to detail
Soft Chocolates by Betsy Henderson designs lovely, comfortable pieces made for dancing. These Tango clothes are designed to melt around you, feel sensuous, and are characterized by styles that allow the dancer to be you.
Betsy made all her own clothes by the fifth grade, was a high school art teacher, a clothing design professor at major universities, and has experience in clothing design, fit and production in corporate environments, nationally and internationally. Her specialty has been custom designed clothing for special events and unique figure types, achieving a perfect fit for each client. She combines her love of dance, and since 2003, the Argentine tango with flowing fabrics as inspiration for her current Soft Chocolates® collection.
On the Tangoleva website you can find a variety of lovely Tango outfits, from dresses and tops to skirts and pants, all made with the Tanguera in mind. Tangoleva has two lines of dancewear. One is Tangoleva Retail consisting of reasonably priced dresses, skirts, tops, pants, cover-ups and accessories, all made in the USA. The fabrics are mostly stretch fabrics, comfortable, allowing freedom of movement, easy care and wrinkle free. The other is Tangoleva Private Label designed and made locally in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
TangoBabe, made in Los Angeles is inspired by the style of L.A.’s tango dancers, and is committed to quality, sensuality, affordability, and danceable.
The designer combines her passion for tango and many years of successful fashion designing to every detail, with the instinct of the dancer apparent in each style.
TangoBabe offers a variety of Tango clothes for women. Soft pants, skirts , tops and dresses.
El Enganche is based out of Buenos Aires but you can order their beautiful and stylish dresses, pants, skirts, tops on-line via PayPal and have them shipped directly to you for a reasonable price. You can also stop by their shop in Palermo next time you are there.
“El Enganche was inspired by the tango scene which was changing, becoming younger and more hip, but the clothing didn’t seem to fit this new environment. Celi felt the challenge to make something well designed and new, but completely comfortable and usable at the same time, and thus began El Enganche. We also use the best quality fabrics to be found, and pride ourselves on our small home grown production. It is important that all women of all ages and sizes can wear our clothing and feel comfortable and sexy at the same time, that is our main objective as designers today. ”
If you are like me, you may end up with too many skirts and not enough matching tops. I recently discovered PattyBoutik on Amazon.com. They offer a variety of tops that are great for dancing. The material is soft, flows nicely and quite a few have fun back embellishments. They are very good quality for the price.
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