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.


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MISS BELLY DANCE Chiffon Wavy Design Training Hip Scarf Ravising Red NEW
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MISS BELLY DANCE Chiffon Wavy Design Training Hip Scarf Black Gold NEW
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Womens Belly Dance Leaves Chiffon Hip Scarf With Coins
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Women Belly Dance Belt Hip Scarf Waist Double Coin Chiffon Dancewear One Size
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TIE DYE PINK CHIFFON HIP SCARF SILVER COINS BELLY DANCE BEACH WEAR HEAD SCARF
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TIE DYE ORANGE CHIFFON HIP SCARF SILVER COINS BELLY DANCE BEACH WEAR HEAD SCARF
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Belly Dance Belt Womens Training Chiffon Coin Hip Scarf Ballroom
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New Chiffon Dangling Gold Coins Belly Dance Hip Scarf Belt Waistband US Stock
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Chiffon Dangling Belly Dance Hip Scarf Black with Gold Coins
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Fashion Blue Chiffon Belly Dance Hip Scarf 3 Rows Silver Coin Belt Chain USA
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NEW Hip Scarf for dance Chiffon Hip Belt Belly Dance Costumes Practice Dancewear
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Belly Dance Costumes Suit Chiffon Short Sleeve Tops Bloomers Pants Hip Scarf
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Chiffon Belly Dance Belt with Gold Coins Hip Scarf Red ASURON
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128 Silver Coins Hip Belt Chain Chiffon Hip Scarf Belly Dance Costumes Dancewear
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The Fancy Woman Ldies Girls Chiffon 3 Row Belly Dance Hip Scarf Coin Belt Skirts
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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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Chiffon Belly Dance Belt with Gold Coins Hip Scarf Pink ASURON
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Chiffon Belly Dance Belt Tassel Triangle Dancing Hip Scarf Green Free Shipping
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Chiffon Belly Dance Belt with Gold Coins Hip Scarf Black ASURON
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Coin New Wrap 3 Ladies Coins Row Chiffon Gold Hip Dance Scarf Belt Belly
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Women Chiffon Dangling Belly Dance Hip Scarf Wrap Belt for Belly Dancing
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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
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Belly Dance Frauen Schwarz Rock Chiffon Stoff + Silber Coin Hip Scarf
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Women Ladies Chiffon Belly India Dance Hip Scarf 3 Rows Coin Jingle Belt Dress
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GENUINE new chiffon belly dance hip scarf gold corns and black silk
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Chiffon 3 Row Belly Dance Hip Scarf Coin Belt with 128 coins Dark blue One siz
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Chiffon 3 Row Belly Dance Hip Scarf Coin Belt with 128 coins Lake 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
$13.80
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The Turkish Emporium Chiffon 3 Row Belly Dance Hip Scarf Coin Belt with 128
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Turkish Emporium Floral Pattern Three Row Chiffon Belly Dance Coin Hip Scarf Bel
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REINDEAR Vogue Style Chiffon Dangling Gold Coins Belly Dance Hip Scarf US Seller
$8.06
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REINDEAR Vogue Style Chiffon Dangling Gold Coins Belly Dance Hip Scarf US Seller
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Chiffon Paillette Belly Dance Hip Scarf Multi One Size
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The Turkish Emporium Chiffon 3 Row Belly Dance Hip Scarf Coin Belt with 128
$18.98
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The Turkish Emporium Chiffon 3 Row Belly Dance Hip Scarf Coin Belt with 128
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Chiffon 3 Row Belly Dance Hip Scarf Coin Belt with 128 coins Red One size
$11.00
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Chiffon Paillette Belly Dance Hip Scarf
$23.48
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Turkish Emporium Chiffon Paillette Belly Dance Hip Scarf
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Chiffon Paillette Belly Dance Hip Scarf
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Turkish Emporium Chiffon Paillette Belly Dance Hip Scarf
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The Turkish Emporium Chiffon 3 Row Belly Dance Hip Scarf Coin Belt with 128 c
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128 Gold Coins Hip Belt Chain Chiffon Hip Scarf Belly Dance Costumes Dancewear
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128 Silver Coins Hip Belt Chain Chiffon Hip Scarf Belly Dance Costumes Dancewear
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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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