My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding on TLC has me seeing stretch fabric in a whole new light. Spandex fabric is a staple for gymnastics, dance and costume wear. But according to the Gypsies on the TLC show, it is also used to attract a husband.
In Gypsy culture, girls are forbidden to flirt with boys or have any physical contact with them before marriage. So, the way to get a guy’s attention is through fancy dress. Each party or special occasion is a competition for the girls to look the best, sparkle the most, and wear the sexiest outfit.
As seen above, 14-year-old Priscilla’s dance outfit for her Halloween party gives even our Sparkly Jewels fabric some competition. Every square inch of this skin-tight spandex get up is loaded with more crystals than a “gorger,” or non-gypsy, girl will wear in her entire life. If you want to experience the sparkle of Priscilla’s outfit, try our Shattered Glass fabric we call Kaleidoscope (below).