A wonderful accessory and essential if you want to change the look of your costume. Samba sleeves are called in Brazil "Polianas" (leg warmers) or "Manguinhas de samba" (samba sleeves). Leg sleeves can also be called "Perneiras". When a sleeve is closed on the chest or on the neck, it can be called "bolero" or "casaquinho" (little jacket).
Most samba dancers will have a collection of these pieces to accentuate or add on to their existing costume.
It's a beautiful way to gracefully show your arm routine and leg routine as the sleeves are added by crystals and embellished carefully, adding each stone by hand. Some more elaborate costume are done with a transparent mesh-like fabric with tiny little added crystals. This is a typical Brazilian accessory that has been lasting and around for many years. Some have cut-outs and embellishments around their designs, others extend towards the fingers, like a glove. It varies!
This is a nice set to accentuate your costume and we can make in any color:
- Lycra is used in this set, but we can use a shinnier Lycra called Cirret.
- Some customers even prefer lace Lycra over Lycra, there are many ways we can make your sleeve.
- Some arm sleeve does not have "finger" placement, please note.
- Need a longer leg sleeve, mid thigh that hooks to your bikini? We can make it!
- Acrylic stones and rhinestones are used to decorate the sleeves.
If you need stones to match your costume, please let us know by sending us a separate email. Using prime materials like Swarovski crystals will make your set more expensive.
After your order is complete we will ask for example of measurements like the ones listed below. Typically the below measurements are for the"bolero" style.
1) Tip of the shoulder to wrist length measurements
2) Across upper back.
3) Wrist circumference.
4) Arm circumference
For the arm sleeves typically we need the below measurements:
This designer works for many samba schools in Rio and São Paulo and professional samba dancers in the entire Brazil. Perfect for a diva, queen and passistas to use as an accent to their existing costumes.
**It takes from 2-3 weeks to make this set plus shipping time to your country, please plan according to your schedule! If we can make it in a less amount of time, we will email you right away after the costume is ordered. We understand you need this right away and we will work with our designer to deliver your costumes on time! We do accept rush orders, please email us so we can quote the designers and their team!
We will ship each costume from its country of origin. Please email us with you shipping address. We will send you a final payment after the costume is ready with the correct shipping price. Each receiving country might have import restrictions, pelase email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each costume is hand made exclusively to your size, quantities and style. We would prefer, on a general rule to give you the exact shipping rate AFTER the product is completed. Like this we can weight & measure the product or costume. Some costumes require a bigger shipping box. Some parts of your costume has odd size boxes (like a back wing for example, or a headdress), so we need to address that need at the shipping office. Therefore, the shipping price is given when the costume is 100% complete. We may ask you to send a separate shipping payment (we will invoice you) and NOT CHARGE upfront for shipping on your 1st costume payment. This will give you the client, the exact shipping price and not an "estimated" shipping price. In general terms we use Brazilian Post Office that can easily track the shipments on their website. If the customer prefers, we can use FedEx. Which ever way you choose to ship your product we prefer to talk to you via email and find the best solution, a less costly shipping method before we ship the product. It seems only fair on our point of view!