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Glossary of Clothing Terms

© Michelle Chaplow Shopping for Flamenco outfits requires some interesting vocabulary

Ok so you love flamenco, the next step is to shop for your very own outfit. The vocabulary involved can a little daunting so Andalucia.com have come up with a list for our readers of Spanish words, which should help you on your shopping trip.



The dress is often known as a traje de gitana or traje de flamenco. Shawl are chal, manoncillo (small), manton (large) Earrings – pendientes


Dress - traje de gitana; traje de flamenco
Shawl - chal, manocillo (small), manton (large)
Earings - pendientes
Necklace – collar
Comb – peine (pronounced pay-nay, easily confused with pene - pron pe-nay - so be careful!)
Bag - bolsa




Here is some Spanish vocab which should help you on your shopping trip!

Shop – tienda
Department store – almacen
Sale/special offers – rebajas
Skirt – falda
Dress – vestido/traje
Suit – traje                       
Shoes – zapatos
Sandals – chanclas
Boots - botas
Heel – tacon
Shirt – camiseta
Blouse - blusa
Jumper – jersey
Cardigan – rebeca
Jacket - chaqueta
Coat - abrigo
Belt – cinturon
Hat – gorro, pamela (ladies’ hat), sombrero (straw hat)
Tights - medias

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