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 in quality - in general, the cheaper the hip scarf, the more quickly the coins will start to fall off.  Cheaper scarves are often smaller, too, making them more difficult to tie.


BELLY DANCE CHIFFON HIP SCARF SASH LEOPARD PRINT SILVER COIN 1 PC BNIB
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BELLY DANCE BLACK CHIFFON HIP SCARF SASH GOLD COINS BNIB
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128 Silver Coins Hip Belt Chain Chiffon Hip Scarf Belly Dance Costumes Dancewear
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Belly Dance Costumes Suit Chiffon Short Sleeve Tops Bloomers Pants Hip Scarf
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128 Gold Coins Hip Belt Chain Chiffon Hip Scarf Belly Dance Costumes Dancewear
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NEW Hip Scarf for dance Chiffon Hip Belt Belly Dance Costumes Practice Dancewear
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Coin New Wrap 3 Ladies Coins Row Chiffon Gold Hip Dance Scarf Belt Belly
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The Fancy Woman Ldies Girls Chiffon 3 Row Belly Dance Hip Scarf Coin Belt Skirts
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Lady New Fashion Chiffon Belly Dance Waist Chain Hip Scarf with Golden Coins
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128 Gold Coins Hip Belt Chain Chiffon Hip Scarf Belly Dance Costumes Dancewear
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Gold Ladies Wear Row Rows 3 Hip Wrap Fashion Chiffon Dance Belly Scarf Belt
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Chiffon Paillette Belly Dance Hip Scarf One Size Pink Gold
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Chiffon Paillette Belly Dance Hip Scarf One Size Multi colored
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REINDEAR Vogue Style Chiffon Dangling Gold Coins Belly Dance Hip Scarf US Seller
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Astage Chiffon Belly Dance Coins Belt Hip Scarf Yellow One Size New
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Chiffon Paillette Belly Dance Hip Scarf
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Turkish Chiffon Three Row Belly Dance Hip Scarf Belt
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Turkish Chiffon Three Row Belly Dance Hip Scarf Belt Black Gold Coins Beads
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Chiffon 3 Row Belly Dance Hip Scarf Coin Belt with 128 coins Lake Blue One siz
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Chiffon 3 Row Belly Dance Hip Scarf Coin Belt with 128 coins Dark blue One siz
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HOTER Chiffon Dangling Silver Coins Belly Dance Hip Scarf Vogue Style White
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The Turkish Emporium Chiffon 3 Row Belly Dance Hip Scarf Coin Belt with 128
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128 Silver Coins Hip Belt Chain Chiffon Hip Scarf Belly Dance Costumes Dancewear
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Chiffon Paillette Belly Dance Hip Scarf
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Turkish Chiffon Three Row Belly Dance Hip Scarf Belt
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The Turkish Emporium Chiffon 3 Row Belly Dance Hip Scarf Coin Belt with 128
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How to Tie a Belly Dance Hip Scarf

New dancers are often surprised at how easily a chiffon hip scarf slips down as they dance. It's important to tie it securely.  Here are a few techniques:

1. Rabbit Ears

Instead of holding the whole tie in your hand, grab a handful of material from the centre of each tie, so you have a "rabbit ear" in each hand. Tie the rabbit ears together.  You've made a neat tie with the ends of the hip scarf hanging down.

Now here's the snag - this option only works if your hip belt is a good length.  If your hip scarf is short (or you're wide!), your rabbit ears will be more like cats' ears, and too small to tie. If that's the case, you'll need to go for one of the other alternatives - the Ponytail or the Tuck.

2. The Ponytail

For this option, you'll need a ponytail tie with two beads on it.  Wrap your hip scarf around you and cross one end over the other, as if you're about to tie a knot. Now take your ponytail tie and wrap it around the half-knot of the scarf, as often as you need to hold it securely.

Because you don't have to tie a knot, this works with much smaller hip scarves than the rabbit ears.

3. The Tuck

Instead of tying your hip belt, why not just tuck it in?   You should always wear pants or skirt that sit on the hip anyway - if your skirt sits on the waist, it'll affect your focus. So all you have to do is wrap your scarf around you, and tuck it into your waistband.

Hold your scarf so the ties are at one hip. Now tuck the back tie in first, just in front of your hipbone. Pull the scarf tight and tuck the front tie in on top. To be on the safe side, add a few safety pins to keep it in place.   If it's a heavy scarf, pin all the way through to your undies - otherwise you risk a wardrobe malfunction when the weight of the scarf pulls your skirt down!

The Tuck is the best option if you're using the hip scarf as part of a costume, because it looks much neater.  You can make it look more dressy by adding a big blingy brooch on your hip.

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