Tips when buying a latin or ballroom dance dress

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Their are lots of things to look out for when buying your latin or ballroom dress and as it is alot of money to buy one you need to make sure the dress your buying is not going to break any rules.

Same designs

Some people on ebay are selling two of the same design dress..
This is fine if you want matching dresses as you are in an all-girl partnership but if your not or your buying a dress for solo events then you may want to ask the buyer:
- If there is more than one of this dress around.
As you do not want to be wearing the same dress as some-one else you are competiting against.

Made for Latin and ballroom only!

You don't want to buy a dress that is made for ice-skating disco or freestyle.
Its made for those events not ballroom and latin!

 Checklist

If junior - has bra cups fitted
Leotard fitted
The dress must be regulation (applys mainly to juvinieles)
Details have been given of any stones missing or any damage to the dress


You may want to ask for the length of the dress ( mainly for ballroom ).

At some competitions if you are competiting in an event that for example is pre-bronze and begginers you may need to wear a dress with no decoration even if you are pre-bronze and not begginer.
This I know from personal experience, I wore my decorated ballroom gown and was disqualified from that event as the category was pre-bronze and begginers. ( this applys mainly to juniors )

Don't be afraid to ask the seller as many questions as you like. Remember your paying for it!

Their are very strict rules for juvinieles (under 12's):

The dress may only be ONE colour.
It may not be stoned.
It cannot have sequins or metalic thread
Pratically all decoration is not allowed.
No metallic patterns.

You don't want to pay out lots of money and then get disqualified from your event!

Their is another guide on here explaining a few more of the juviniele rules.

I hope this has been helpful!

REMEMBER.....

DON'T BE SCARED TO ASK QUESTIONS!
CHECK IF THE DRESS IS REGULATION!
MAKE SURE IT IS MADE FOR BALLROOM AND LATIN!

If you have any other questions then feel free to message me and I'll try and help you :)

Happy buying.

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