How to Dress for Tango Shows in Buenos Aires

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Are you wandering what to wear to a tango show in the world capital of tango? There is no shortage of tango shows in Buenos Aires, and they each offer something unique in their shows, from traditional and intimate to extravagant theatrical performances. Most suggest a medium between fancy and casual, but there is enough leeway. Business casual is appropriate for almost all shows, but since each house has its own style, you may want to be prepared before you go. Below are 3 dress code categories for tango shows in Buenos Aires, which include tango houses that correspond with each one.

Black Tie

If you wanted to be treated to an upscale show and are celebrating an anniversary or special occasion where you’d like to sport your black tie attire, book Rojo Tango. Located in perhaps the city’s most upscale hotel, the Hotel Faena, Rojo Tango attracts a crowd that likes to dress to impress. Men wear suits and ties, and women wear their best dresses and heels. To learn more about its ambiance, check out our tango review of Rojo Tango.

Rojo Tango is located in the five-star Hotel Faena and provides an intimate and first-class tango show.

Rojo Tango is located in the five-star Hotel Faena and provides an intimate and first-class tango show. / source

Business Casual

Most of the tango houses you will come across are business casual, meaning that slacks and collared shirts for men are perfect, and you will see women wearing nice blouses and skirts.  One of the most popular tango shows in Buenos Aires, Señor Tango, suggests business casual attire. Other tango shows with this attire are Madero Tango, Esquina Carlos Gardel, and the famous Café Los Angelitos. When in doubt, business casual is your best bet, as most houses consider this an acceptable form of attire.

Cafe Los Angelitos was once known as a place where famous artists gathered, and today it hosts a spectacular tango show.

Cafe Los Angelitos was once known as a place where famous artists gathered, and today it hosts a spectacular tango show. / source

Casual

There are also tango shows in Buenos Aires where the dress is more casual, that is to say, you will see people dressed in jeans. Houses like Complejo Tango, Taconeando, Sabor A Tango, and Voz Tango are appropriate places for casual attire.

Sabor A Tango offers a large and theatrical ambiance, but very casual attire is also welcome. / source

 

You don’t need to book Rojo Tango in order to wear the fancy outfits you packed, as you will see always see couples dressed elegantly, since many are on vacation and want to take advantage of the night out. That being said, even backpackers with only flip flops and jeans are also welcome to experience the shows. If you are unsure of which show will fit your taste, take a look at the many Buenos Aires tango shows, from the grandiose and over-the-top to the quaint and authentic. BsAs4u is offering 25% off all tango shows until the end of June, with an additional 10% off selected shows. Take a look at the myriad of options, and find which show suits you best! Happy and safe travels!

By: Alyse DiNapoli