Category: Middle Eastern Dance Shop

satin skirt belly dance

Skirts – Satin

Satin skirts are not in fashion, but personally I still like their sheen, which catches the light as you move. A simple satin skirt is a good base for a...

belly dancing costume shorts

Pants – Costume Shorts

Sheer harem pants, chiffon skirts and thigh-high slits present a problem – modesty!   The current trend for professional costumes in Egypt is to provide matching shorts – they may even...

belly dance balancing sword


Important notice for our British and Japanese readers:  current customs regulations mean it is very difficult to import a sword into the UK or Japan.  Some of our suppliers do...

chiffon belly dance veil

Veils – Chiffon

Polyester chiffon is the most popular material for belly dance veils because it’s easy-care – you can stuff it in your dance bag after class and it won’t mind! This...

belly dance silk veil

Veils – Silk

Silk belly dance veils can be expensive – but one way to defray the cost is to buy a tie-dyed or multi-color veil.    That way, you can use the same...

melaya leff belly dance


Melaya Leff (or Luff) is a light-hearted dance from Alexandria.   Although it looks like  (and is!) fun, it’s actually quite challenging because the melaya is so much bigger and heavier...

belly dance coin belt

Coin Belts

Coin belts are more popular in Tribal belly dance, but they can be a useful accessory for any belly dancer.  This one (photo right) from is simple but elegant,...

vlvet hip scarf

Hip Scarves – Velvet

Personally, I much prefer a velvet hip scarf to a chiffon one. If you’re used to wearing a hip scarf, I’m sure you’re familiar with their tendency to slip down!...

Hip Scarves – Chiffon

Hip Scarves – Chiffon

Except in some Gypsy, Tribal or Tribal fusion costumes, hip scarves are more usually worn as classwear, not in performance. They may all look the same but there are definite variations...

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