The photo to the right is a contemporary Turkish style costume popular with professional entertainers.
The difference between a Turkish and an Egyptian style costume is that the Turkish costume is worn as a two-piece fashion exposing more flesh. The Egyptian costume is a full length fitted sheath style of apparel.
Dancers who wear the Turkish costume like the variety and accessories of this costume as it is needed to frame body movements
The hip belt constructed of coins, beads, or tassels help to show off the hip movements from slow to fast.
The bare midriff exposes abdominal movements of belly rolls, flutters, and undulations.
The bra area illustrates rib slides, circles, lifts and tucks.
Turkish style dancing has very active movements and the Egyptian style of costume cannot meet the demands of these movements.
The photo to the left is an economical version of the Turkish costume. This is favored by students, hobbyists, and professionals.
Other benefits of this costume:
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