Everyday clothing for women included dresses made from wool, cotton, and leather. Loose, light skirts were worn in the summers made from cotton; a scarf or hat was used for protection from the sun. Men wore pants and shirts much like the rest of Western Europe. Like in most countries, clothing for children was no different from that of adults. In this Buzzle article, we'll first take a look at some of the most famous clothing styles in Spain, and then understand common elements used in traditional Spanish clothing.
Flamenco is a form of Spanish folk dance with accompanying Flamenco music. The traditional clothing styles Flamenco dancers adopted, are still intact today. The women wore full-length dresses with many frills and ruffles. These flamboyant dresses were called traje de flamenca. Supporting these dresses were high heels, a large shawl called manton (though not always worn), or a smaller shawl called mantoncillo, hairstyles that were synonymous with the traditional bun, hair combs, and a rose behind the ear. The dresses usually were of a dark color; red and black were most common. The polka-dotted pattern was again the most common, and was called traje de lunares.