I’m pretty sure these are turkish dancers both pictures - aren’t they lovely?I would say this might be late 70’s, 80’s.
Fifi Abdo! I apologize, but I don’t know the name of the film, or the year.
However, her costume!
Check out how there actually isn’t an underskirt - the pink is the lining of the panels. Also, the hearts (white spots on the belt/bra) have fringe on them! It’s so cute! She’s also wearing a fleshtone bodystocking, and the silver anklets with bells on them that we’ve seen on other Egyptian dancers.
And interesting to mention: She doesn’t turn around - this sort of costume, being so leggy and without the typical bedlah belt, wouldn’t hold the skirt down, hence a spin would be very…..naughty. >.>
A dance bit by Zizi Mostafa.
I want to be on a stage overlooking water ><
But seriously! The costumes! Look at that green costume! I love the string of large pailletes that give the skirt a little glam without interfering with the weight, and the fringealicious bedlah. It isn’t fringe-everywhere, but it’s just so shiny, even if it’s a simple fringe bedlah. (As if fringe could be simple)
And then it switches to assuit. Suffice to say, every bellydancer needs this outfit. The cut flatters anybody, with any body. Though I do love leggy costumes like this.
Also note the ankle bracelets - I talked to my instructor about this, and apparently it’s from an Indian influence that entered the scene in the 60’s - something the USA saw really come into its own in the 70’s.
But just look at the dancing, so effortless, so pristine, so….
The beautiful Diane Webber!
Now, while the cut of Ms. Webber’s bra may not be completely to taste (or may even raise some eyebrows), it exemplifies one of the most important things a dancer needs to be aware of with her costumes: fit.
According to the posts on the facebook group “1970’s Belly Dance!,” there was no tape or tricks employed in Webber’s costumes. They were made and adjusted to fit her breasts perfectly, hence, no ‘slips’ of any sort. I’ve made this point about some strapless costumes in the past: when you fit your costume, and when your costume fits you, magic happens!
I’m pretty sure this is an album cover, given the arrangement, but look at those costumes!
My favorite’s the red one - I believe the sheer….gauze? is either their veils tucked into their belts, or underskirts tucked into the belt.
So which costume is your favorite? The red, or the blue?